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
1Josh Pais471037
Joaquin Phoenix471037
2Jessica Chastain331023
Sophia Lillis331023
3Dennis Quaid302010
4Daniel Craig281018
Jamie Lee Curtis281018
Jerome Flynn281018
Katherine Langford281018
Michael Shannon281018
Said Taghmaoui281018
5Leonardo DiCaprio261016
Emile Hirsch261016
Damian Lewis261016
Al Pacino261016
Brad Pitt261016
Kurt Russel261016
6Corrado Invernizzi231013
7Tracy Letts221012
8Jennifer Lopez211011
Matthew McConaughey21201
Keke Palmer211011
Constance Wu211011
9Tate Donovan201010
Stephen Graham201010
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