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
1Shea Whigham291019
2Sarah Silverman26111
3John Goodman251015
Anthony Hopkins251015
4Johnny Depp211011
Josh Gad211011
5Ben Mendelsohn16106
Gary Oldman16106
6Anamaria Marinca15105
Chris Obi15105
Donnie Yen15105
7Eddie J. Fernandez14104
Rob Lowe14104
8Adam Driver13103
Johnny Galecki13103
Charles Halford13103
9Robin Bartlett12102
Daniel Brühl12102
James Badge Dale12102
Simon Paisley Day12102
Jimmy Gonzales12102
Woody Harrelson12102
Johan Heldenbergh12102
Taylor Kitsch12102
Rex Walls12102
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