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
1Peter Jackson1572770
2George Clooney1375333
3Rob Marshall1266531
4Steven Spielberg123214120
5Peter Segal989531
6Joel Coen776331
7Ethan Coen767221
8Tate Taylor626221
9Mark Steven Johnson625321
10Taylor Hackford591110
11Joe Wright541540
12Sam Raimi531530
13Baz Luhrmann520220
14Guy Ritchie501430
15Tyler Perry46116112
16Olivier Megaton455440
17Michael Bay424640
18Lee Tamahori383330
Ridley Scott383521
19Bryan Singer368650
20Adam McKay367440
21David Fincher363220
22Morten Tyldum357210
23Bill Condon355530
24Martin Scorsese350220
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