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
21Tim Squyres107220
22John Ottman102220
Michael Louis Hill102220
23Chris Lebenzon101420
24Jeremiah O'Driscoll98220
25Dino Jonsäter97110
26Pietro Scalia86211
27Lee Haugen64110
John Axelrad64210
28Jabez Olssen62210
29Audrey Simonaud60220
30Neil Smith58110
Billy Rich58210
31Jim May57410
32Lee Smith56320
Mark Day56210
33David Coulson53210
34Dorian Harris50110
35Carlo Rizzo49110
36Paul Harb46210
37Mark Helfrich44210
Steve Edwards44110
38Paul Millspaugh41110
39Randy Bricker39110
40Vance Null38420
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