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 Goodman843054
2Hugh Jackman502030
3Ian McKellen411031
4Ron Perlman371027
5Kirk Acevedo361026
6Bill Murray352015
7Alessandro Cremona341024
8George Clooney332013
9Nelsan Ellis29114
Hugh Grant29209
Shea Whigham291019
10Ian Blackman28113
Ben Hardy281018
Allen Leech281018
Rami Malek281018
11Sarah Silverman26111
Anona Tolar261016
12Anthony Hopkins251015
13Jai Courtney241014
Garrett Hedlund241014
John Magaro241014
C.J. Valleroy241014
14Ben Kingsley23203
Sam Neill231013
15Jackson Beals211011
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