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
1Neil Smith60110
Billy Rich60110
2Lee Haugen54110
John Axelrad54110
3David Coulson52110
4Richard Pearson32110
5Steven Rosenblum20110
6John Daigle18110
7Jim Page14110
Vince Filippone14110
8Vance Null11110
9Luke Franco Ciarrocchi8110
Ken Blackwell8110
10Jeremiah O'Driscoll5110
Steve Mirkovich5110
11Kiran Pallegadda1110
Billy Fox1110
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Film data driven by Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down!, a project of Breathe California