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
20Michael Louis Hill102220
21Chris Lebenzon101420
22Jeremiah O'Driscoll98220
23Dino Jonsäter97110
24Pietro Scalia86211
25Lee Haugen64110
John Axelrad64210
26Jabez Olssen62210
27Audrey Simonaud60220
28Neil Smith58110
Billy Rich58210
29Jim May57310
30Lee Smith56320
Mark Day56210
31David Coulson53210
32Dorian Harris50110
33Carlo Rizzo49110
34Paul Harb46110
Sean Albertson46110
35Paul Millspaugh41110
36Randy Bricker39110
37Vance Null38420
38David Rennie37220
39Melissa Kent36110
40Dean Zimmerman34210
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