Film editors expertly assemble the footage shot over a period of weeks or months — along with computer-generated images — to create the final film. Working with the director to select from different takes of the same scene, an editor may be challenged to keep a cigarette in view longer or avoid showing it altogether. Who decides? Editors in these rankings have worked on at least two top-grossing films since 2002.

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editors | The more smoking, the higher the score
1William Goldenberg696430
2Valerio Bonelli643220
3Michael Kahn503430
4John Ottman427330
5Joel Coen414111
Ethan Coen414111
6John Refoua391320
7Roger Barton353430
8Stephen Mirrione323111
9Sarah Broshar276220
10Paul Rubell234520
11Peter Teschner231210
Sarah Flack231110
12Rob Sullivan210110
13Pamela Martin199321
14Sean Albertson179220
15Glenn Garland161110
16Michael McCusker155211
17Jake Roberts150110
Keith Fraase150110
18Martin Walsh134520
19Calvin Wimmer110110
Mark Sanger110110
Debra Neil-Fisher110110
Adam Gerstel110110
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