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
1Conrad Vernon1058110
Greg Tiernan1058110
2Shane Black908221
3Peter Farrelly743222
4Clint Eastwood742531
5Antoine Fuqua658441
6Joe Wright560210
7Bryan Singer553330
8Steven Spielberg503430
9Benny Boom471111
10Michael Bay448331
11Greta Gerwig421111
12Joel Coen414111
Ethan Coen414111
13Stephen Gaghan408111
14George Clooney402221
15Robert Zemeckis396221
16David Leitch381331
17Kathryn Bigelow371111
18Morten Tyldum357210
19Andy Muschietti340110
20David Ayer298320
21Dan Mazer275111
22F. Gary Gray256210
23Theodore Melfi231210
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