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
1Matthew McConaughey60415
2John Leguizamo564016
3Nicholas Hamilton471037
Sophia Lillis471037
4Bill Camp463016
5Paul Anderson452025
Bradley Cooper452025
Ryan Reynolds451035
6Zac Efron403010
7Channing Tatum382018
8Demian Bichir352015
Samuel L. Jackson352015
9Dave Chappelle341024
Ryan Gosling342014
10Joel Edgerton332013
11Tom Hardy321022
12James McAvoy31116
13Saoirse Ronan30115
Bryce Dallas Howard302010
LilRel Howery301020
14Christian Bale29209
R. Marcos Taylor291019
Charlize Theron29209
15Jerome Flynn281018
Said Taghmaoui281018
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