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
3Luke Grimes442024
John Leguizamo443014
4Matthew McConaughey38213
5Ron Perlman371027
6Ryan Gosling342014
7James McAvoy31116
8Saoirse Ronan30115
LilRel Howery301020
Frances McDormand302010
9Zac Efron29209
Shea Whigham291019
10Ian Blackman28113
Bill Camp28208
Adam Driver28208
11Gil Birmingham27207
Jeremy Irons27207
12Katey Sagal2611588
Sarah Silverman26111
Michael Shannon26206
13John Goodman251015
Anthony Hopkins251015
14Jason Mitchell24204
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