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
3Michael Shannon543024
4Nicholas Hamilton471037
Josh Pais471037
Joaquin Phoenix471037
5Jessica Chastain462026
6Ryan Reynolds451035
7Luke Grimes442024
John Leguizamo443014
8Shea Whigham412021
9Zac Efron403010
Woody Harrelson403010
Brad Pitt402020
10Ron Perlman371027
11Anthony Mackie36306
Jonathan Majors36306
Tyler Perry362016
12Viggo Mortensen34119
Dave Chappelle341024
Bradley Cooper341024
Ryan Gosling342014
Ben Hardy341024
Allen Leech341024
Rami Malek341024
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