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
1Michelle Tesoro162110
2Harry Yoon147110
3Melanie Oliver98110
4Andrew Groves66110
5Melissa Kent62110
6Steve Mirkovich58110
7Michael Taylor49111
Matt Friedman49111
8James Herbert44110
9Nat Fuller41110
Kevin Tent41110
10Justin Krish38110
11Anthony Boys28110
12Harri Ylönen20110
13William Harrison16110
14Dan O'Brien10110
Stephen E. Rivkin10110
Ian Silverstein10110
15Larry Sexton7110
16Nancy Richardson6110
17Robert Komatsu5110
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