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
2Matt Villa478210
Jonathan Redmond478110
Jason Ballantine478210
3Joel Coen414111
Ethan Coen414111
4John Refoua392320
5Roger Barton353530
6Peter S. Elliot347420
7Jeffrey Ford338410
8Stephen Mirrione323111
9Joe Klotz286211
10Peter McNulty283330
11Michael Kahn269320
12Kevin Stitt267210
13Paul Rubell234520
14Peter Teschner231210
Sarah Flack231110
15Rob Sullivan210110
16Glenn Garland161110
17Michael McCusker158221
18Jake Roberts150110
19Nat Sanders140110
20Martin Walsh135420
21Julie Monroe127110
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