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
2Ryan Reynolds451035
3Matthew McConaughey35305
4Dave Chappelle341024
Bradley Cooper341024
5Jessica Chastain331023
Sophia Lillis331023
6Christian Bale29209
7Jerome Flynn281018
Said Taghmaoui281018
8Gabriel Akuwudike271017
9Leonardo DiCaprio261016
Emile Hirsch261016
Damian Lewis261016
Al Pacino261016
Brad Pitt261016
Kurt Russel261016
10Olivia Cooke2511450
11Andy Garcia211011
Jennifer Lopez211011
Keke Palmer211011
Ignacio Serricchio211011
Constance Wu211011
12Tate Donovan201010
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