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
47Billy Fox16220
William Harrison16110
48Luke Franco Ciarrocchi15220
Lisa Zeno Churgin15210
Juliette Welfling15110
Peter Devaney Flanagan15110
49Vince Filippone14110
Jim Page14310
Nicholas D. Johnson14110
Will Merrick14110
Steven Soderbergh14110
50Gerald B. Greenberg13110
Thom Noble13110
John Duffy13110
Harry Jierjian13110
Dan Zimmerman13310
Alan Edward Bell13210
51Keith Brachmann12210
Vance Null12310
52Scott Powell11110
Peter McNulty11110
Michael Tronick11210
53Dan O'Brien10110
Roger Nygard10110
Stephen E. Rivkin10210
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