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
1Sophia Lillis802060
2Matthew McConaughey61416
3Nicholas Hamilton471037
Josh Pais471037
Joaquin Phoenix471037
4Jessica Chastain462026
5Ryan Reynolds451035
6Dave Chappelle341024
Bradley Cooper341024
7James McAvoy31116
Demian Bichir312011
Bryce Dallas Howard312011
8Saoirse Ronan30115
LilRel Howery301020
9Christian Bale29209
Charlize Theron29209
10Bill Camp28208
Jerome Flynn281018
Said Taghmaoui281018
11Gabriel Akuwudike271017
Jeremy Strong27207
12Leonardo DiCaprio261016
Emile Hirsch261016
Damian Lewis261016
Al Pacino261016
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