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.

Pick a time period: YTD | 1-year | 3-year | 5-year | 10-year | Since 2002
editors | The more smoking, the higher the score
1Kevin Pavlovic1058110
2Stephen Mirrione804332
3Douglas Crise794331
4Joel Negron768311
5Gary Roach707321
Joel Cox707321
6William Goldenberg696430
7Jay Cassidy594320
8Alan Baumgarten591320
9Rick Grayson535111
10John Refoua524541
11Matt Villa478210
Jonathan Redmond478110
Jason Ballantine478210
12Thelma Schoonmaker385110
13Jeff Groth376551
14Jeremiah O'Driscoll372331
15Brent White370430
16Crispin Struthers350210
17Peter S. Elliot347420
18Jeffrey Ford338410
19Joel Coen332110
Ethan Coen332110
20Jay Deuby323110
21David Rosenbloom309430
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Film data driven by Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down!, a project of Breathe California