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
16Aidan Turner481038
17Brian J. White462111
George Clooney463016
18Cleta Elaine Ellington452025
19Richard Armitage421032
Hugh Grant423012
Ben Kingsley423012
20Anthony Hopkins412021
Tyler Perry412021
Ron Yuan412021
21Isla Fisher402020
Eva Green402020
22Oprah Winfrey391114
23Ben Affleck381113
Bronagh Gallagher381028
Eddie Marsan381028
James A. Stephens381028
Stanley Tucci382018
24Garrett Hedlund372017
Ron Perlman371027
25Kirk Acevedo361026
Vladimir Mashkov361026
26Jean Dujardin352015
Bill Murray352015
27Brad Pitt34119
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