Whether they’re today’s super-stars with clout or character players with decades of experience, actors are not improvising the film you’re watching. They follow the script and the director’s intent. For almost any other actor, even a few days’ work on a big budget film is a career highlight. They smoke only if they’re told to smoke. Actors in these rankings worked on at least two top-grossing films since 2002.

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actors | The more smoking, the higher the score
in films
1Sophia Lillis471037
2James McAvoy31116
3Saoirse Ronan30115
LilRel Howery301020
4Matthew McConaughey2611806
5Luke Grimes231013
6Eiza González221012
Sidney Sewell221012
Kevin Spacey221012
7Channing Tatum211011
8Ryan Gosling201010
Vadim Kroll201010
John Leguizamo201010
Midori Nakamura201010
Stephen Triffitt201010
9Demian Bichir18108
Salma Hayek18108
Samuel L. Jackson18108
Benjamin Rigby18108
10Nigel Bennett17107
Sally Hawkins17107
Brandon McKnight17107
Octavia Spencer17107
Michael Stuhlbarg17107
11Caleb Landry Jones16106
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