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
1Nick Houy2903254
2Douglas Crise1454232
3Joel Cox1437342
4Fred Raskin1349421
5Harry Yoon1110232
6Kevin Pavlovic1058210
7Rick Grayson979122
8Patrick J. Don Vito921111
9William Goldenberg890222
10Joel Negron768311
11Jeff Groth749551
12Valerio Bonelli643220
13Jason Ballantine604321
14John Ottman569220
15Dylan Tichenor550243
16Michael Kahn504430
17Jeremiah O'Driscoll489441
18Ethan Coen414111
Joel Coen414111
19John Refoua398430
20Chris Dickens362211
21Jake Roberts351342
22Claire Simpson324330
23Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir323221
24Mick Audsley312321
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