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
32Kevin Tent42110
33Paul Millspaugh41210
34Justin Krish38110
35David Rennie37320
36Bruce Green33110
Robert Malina33110
37Matt Villa32210
Richard Pearson32310
Joel Viertel32110
38Anthony Boys28110
Hughes Winborne28110
Blu Murray28310
39Mick Audsley26110
Alexandre de Franceschi26110
Robert Frazen26110
40John Smith24110
41John Daigle22110
42Harri Ylönen20110
Steven Rosenblum20110
John Gilbert20110
43Lee Smith19210
Larry Sexton19330
44Christian Gazal18110
Jonathan Tappin18110
45Alan Baumgarten17210
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