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
15Hugh Grant423012
Ben Kingsley423012
16Anthony Hopkins412021
17Isla Fisher402020
Eva Green402020
18Oprah Winfrey391114
19Garrett Hedlund372017
Ron Perlman371027
20Kirk Acevedo361026
Vladimir Mashkov361026
21Jean Dujardin352015
Bill Murray352015
22Brad Pitt34119
Paul Anderson341024
Alessandro Cremona341024
Paul Dano342014
Robert Downey, Jr.341024
Stephen Fry341024
Jude Law341024
23Thomas K. Belgrey331023
George Clooney332013
Joseph Gordon-Levitt331023
Gulliver McGrath331023
David Oyelowo332013
James Spader331023
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