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
58Saira Haider5110
59Mark Everson4410
60Joan Sobel3110
Brad Wilhite3310
Eric Kissack3110
Dan Lebental3410
Colby Parker, Jr.3210
61Robert Duffy2210
Billy Weber2110
Joe Hutshing2310
Stefan Grube2110
62Kiran Pallegadda1110
Paul Rubell1410
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