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
45Alan Baumgarten17210
46Billy Fox16220
William Harrison16110
47Lisa Zeno Churgin15210
Juliette Welfling15110
Peter Devaney Flanagan15110
48Vince Filippone14110
Jim Page14110
Nicholas D. Johnson14110
Will Merrick14110
Steven Soderbergh14110
49Harry Jierjian13110
Alan Edward Bell13110
Dan Zimmerman13210
50Keith Brachmann12210
Vance Null12210
51Scott Powell11110
Peter McNulty11110
52Dan O'Brien10110
Thomas M. Vogt10110
Ian Silverstein10110
Stephen E. Rivkin10110
53Luke Franco Ciarrocchi8110
Edward Bursch8110
Ralph Foster8110
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