Directors work with actors, cinematographers, editors, and craftspeople to bring the script to the screen. From sets and props to pace and expression, the director determines the detail of every scene. The final edit of the film is rarely up to the director — the studio has final cut. Directors also may lack veto power over product placement. Directors in these rankings worked on at least two top-grossing films since 2002.

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directors | The more smoking, the higher the score
20M. Night Shyamalan8110
Christopher Landon8110
21Stacy Title7110
22Hallie Meyers-Shyer5110
F. Javier Gutiérrez5110
23Tyler Perry3110
24Ricardo de Montreuil1110
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