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
1Shea Whigham291019
2John Goodman241014
Anthony Hopkins241014
3Anamaria Marinca15105
Chris Obi15105
Donnie Yen15105
4Eddie J. Fernandez14104
Rob Lowe14104
5Johnny Galecki13103
6Daniel Brühl12102
Jimmy Gonzales12102
Johan Heldenbergh12102
7Edie Falco11101
Charlie Hunnam1110963
Franco Nero1110963
Robert Pattinson1110963
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Film data driven by Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down!, a project of Breathe California