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
1John Leguizamo836023
2Bradley Cooper642044
3Rosamund Pike592124
4Matthew McConaughey52317
5Jon Bernthal452025
6Zack Efron422022
Ryan Gosling423012
Boyd Holbrook422022
7David Harbour371112
8Demian Bichir352015
Scott Eastwood352015
Brad Pitt352015
9Paul Anderson321022
Tom Hardy321022
10Evan Jones312011
Lola Kirke311021
11Meryl Streep30115
LilRel Howery301020
Kaitlin Olsen301020
12Robert DeNiro29114
R. Marcos Taylor291019
13Simon Pegg28113
Amy Adams281018
Christian Bale281018
Jennifer Lawrence281018
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Film data driven by Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down!, a project of Breathe California