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
4Shea Whigham412021
5Matthew McConaughey38213
6Ron Perlman371027
7Anthony Mackie36306
8Ryan Gosling342014
9James McAvoy31116
10Saoirse Ronan30115
Dave Chappelle301020
Bradley Cooper301020
LilRel Howery301020
Frances McDormand302010
11Zac Efron29209
12Ian Blackman28113
Bill Camp28208
Adam Driver28208
13Gil Birmingham27207
Jeremy Irons27207
14Katey Sagal2611588
Sarah Silverman26111
Claire Foy26206
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