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 Farrelly604111
2Bryan Singer450110
3Steven Spielberg276220
4John Curran150110
5Jeff Wadlow133110
6Chris Weitz70110
7Damien Chazelle55110
8Peter Spierig32110
Michael Spierig32110
9Clint Eastwood28110
10Baltasar Kormákur20110
11Will Gluck18110
12Ruben Fleischer17110
13Gary Ross15110
David Lowery15110
14Aneesh Chaganty14110
15Greg Berlanti13110
16Wes Anderson8110
17George Tillman, Jr.7110
Michael Sucsy7110
18Steven Caple, Jr.4110
19Bethany Ashton Wolf0111
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