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.

Pick a time period: YTD | 1-year | 3-year | 5-year | 10-year | Since 2002
editors | The more smoking, the higher the score
42Alan Edward Bell13110
43Vance Null12110
44Peter McNulty11110
45Dan O'Brien10110
Thomas M. Vogt10110
Larry Sexton10220
Stephen E. Rivkin10110
Ian Silverstein10110
46Luke Franco Ciarrocchi8110
Ralph Foster8110
Edward Bursch8110
Gregory Plotkin8110
Affonso Gonçalves8110
47Alex Blatt7110
Craig Hayes7110
Kathryn Himoff7110
Ken Blackwell7110
48Nancy Richardson6210
Jim May6210
49David Bilow5110
Robert Komatsu5110
Paul Harb5210
Dana E. Glauberman5110
Saira Haider5110
50Anne McCabe3110
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