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
1Nicholas Hamilton471037
Sophia Lillis471037
2Ryan Reynolds451035
3John Leguizamo443014
4Matthew McConaughey38213
5Ryan Gosling342014
6James McAvoy31116
7Saoirse Ronan30115
Dave Chappelle301020
Bradley Cooper301020
LilRel Howery301020
8Zac Efron29209
9Bill Camp28208
10Gil Birmingham27207
11Katey Sagal2611588
Michael Shannon26206
12Olivia Cooke2511446
13Jason Mitchell24204
14Luke Grimes231013
15Kate Cook221012
Eiza González221012
Simon McBurney221012
Frances O'Connor221012
Sidney Sewell221012
Kevin Spacey221012
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