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.

Pick a time period: YTD | 1-year | 3-year | 5-year | 10-year | Since 2002
actors | The more smoking, the higher the score
in films
1Sophia Lillis471037
2Luke Grimes442024
John Leguizamo443014
Ryan Reynolds441034
3Matthew McConaughey38213
4Ron Perlman371027
5Ryan Gosling342014
6James McAvoy31116
7Saoirse Ronan30115
LilRel Howery301020
Frances McDormand302010
8Zac Efron29209
Shea Whigham291019
9Ian Blackman28113
Bill Camp28208
10Gil Birmingham27207
Jeremy Irons27207
11Katey Sagal2611588
Sarah Silverman26111
Michael Shannon26206
12John Goodman251015
Anthony Hopkins251015
13Jason Mitchell24204
14Woody Harrelson23203
15Kate Cook221012
Download Excel | CSV table