Film editors expertly assemble the footage shot over a period of weeks or months — along with computer-generated images — to create the final film. Working with the director to select from different takes of the same scene, an editor may be challenged to keep a cigarette in view longer or avoid showing it altogether. Who decides? Editors in these rankings have worked on at least two top-grossing films since 2002.

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editors | The more smoking, the higher the score
1Joel Cox1669442
2William Goldenberg1226541
3Kevin Pavlovic1058110
4Joel Negron768411
5Gary Roach711331
6John Refoua640541
7Valerio Bonelli516220
8Douglas Crise512221
9Stephen Mirrione503331
10Michael Kahn502430
11Claire Simpson432440
12Joel Coen414111
Ethan Coen414111
13Rick Grayson408111
14Jeremiah O'Driscoll403331
15Harry Yoon356111
16Roger Barton353430
17Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir337221
18Mick Audsley312321
19David Rosenbloom291320
20Jay Cassidy282320
21Anne McCabe277221
22Sarah Broshar276220
23Billy Fox272330
24Michael Tronick270430
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