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
1Patrick J. Don Vito921111
2Valerio Bonelli643220
3John Ottman569220
4Michael Kahn504430
5Ethan Coen414111
Joel Coen414111
6John Refoua391320
7Sarah Broshar277220
8Pamela Martin199221
9Jeremiah O'Driscoll168330
10Michelle Tesoro162110
11Keith Fraase150110
Jake Roberts150110
12Harry Yoon147110
13Martin Walsh134420
14Sean Albertson133110
15Melanie Oliver125220
16Roger Barton121420
17Dean Zimmerman117320
18Mark Sanger110210
Calvin Wimmer110110
Adam Gerstel110210
Debra Neil-Fisher110210
19Chris Lebenzon101420
20Melissa Kent98220
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