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
1Josh Pais471037
Joaquin Phoenix471037
2Matthew McConaughey35305
3Jessica Chastain331023
Sophia Lillis331023
4Jerome Flynn281018
Said Taghmaoui281018
5Gabriel Akuwudike271017
6Leonardo DiCaprio261016
Emile Hirsch261016
Damian Lewis261016
Al Pacino261016
Brad Pitt261016
Kurt Russel261016
7Jennifer Lopez211011
Keke Palmer211011
Constance Wu211011
8Tate Donovan201010
Stephen Graham201010
Bryce Dallas Howard201010
Steven Mackintosh201010
Richard Madden201010
Rachel Muldoon201010
Charlie Rowe201010
9Robert Catrini19109
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