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 Goodman1074067
2John Leguizamo836023
Ian McKellen832063
3Matthew McConaughey64419
Bradley Cooper642044
4Rosamund Pike592124
5Hugh Jackman502030
6Terrence Howard473017
7Jon Bernthal452025
Joel Edgerton452025
8Jean Dujardin442024
Luke Grimes442024
9Richard Armitage421032
Zack Efron422022
Ryan Gosling423012
Boyd Holbrook422022
10Anthony Hopkins412021
11Isla Fisher402020
12Oprah Winfrey391114
13David Harbour371112
Harrison Ford372017
Ron Perlman371027
14Kirk Acevedo361026
15Demian Bichir352015
Scott Eastwood352015
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Film data driven by Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down!, a project of Breathe California