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
1Ian McKellen13130101
2Sigourney Weaver12120101
3Robert Downey, Jr.1194079
4Hugh Jackman1134073
5John Goodman1004060
6Johnny Depp844044
7Jared Harris773047
8Leonardo DiCaprio623032
9Ray Winstone583028
10Bradley Cooper572122
11Tom Hanks543024
Liam Neeson543024
12Nelsan Ellis532118
13Alan Rickman521042
14Harrison Ford513021
15Idris Elba503020
16Jed Brophy481038
Martin Freeman481038
Peter Hambleton481038
Ian Holm481038
Bérénice Marlohe481038
Sylvester McCoy481038
Graham McTavish481038
James Nesbitt481038
Dean O'Gorman481038
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