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 McConaughey73518
3Nicholas Hamilton471037
Josh Pais471037
Joaquin Phoenix471037
4Jessica Chastain462026
5Ryan Reynolds451035
6John Leguizamo443014
7Zac Efron403010
Brad Pitt402020
8Dave Chappelle341024
Bradley Cooper341024
Ryan Gosling342014
9James McAvoy31116
Demian Bichir312011
Bryce Dallas Howard312011
10Saoirse Ronan30115
LilRel Howery301020
11Christian Bale29209
Charlize Theron29209
12Bill Camp28208
Jerome Flynn281018
Said Taghmaoui281018
13Gabriel Akuwudike271017
Gil Birmingham27207
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