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
56Stephen E. Rivkin10210
Ian Silverstein10110
57Mark Eckersley9110
Daniel P. Hanley9210
Mike Hill9110
58Peter Lambert8210
Julien Rey8210
Nancy Richardson8420
Edward Bursch8110
Ralph Foster8110
Gregory Plotkin8110
59Eddie Hamilton7210
Jim Helton7110
Ron Patane7110
Alex Blatt7110
Craig Hayes7110
Kathryn Himoff7110
Claudia Castello7110
Michael P. Shawver7210
Ken Blackwell7110
60Greg Hayden5110
Sophie Corra5110
David Bilow5110
Robert Komatsu5110
Dana E. Glauberman5110
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