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
1Patrick J. Don Vito661111
2Valerio Bonelli643220
3John Ottman531220
4Michael Kahn504430
5Joel Coen414111
Ethan Coen414111
6John Refoua391320
7Sarah Broshar277220
8Pamela Martin199221
9Jeremiah O'Driscoll167330
10Keith Fraase150110
Jake Roberts150110
11Martin Walsh134420
12Sean Albertson133110
13Michelle Tesoro128110
14Roger Barton121320
15Dean Zimmerman117320
16Calvin Wimmer110110
Adam Gerstel110110
Debra Neil-Fisher110210
Mark Sanger110110
17Chris Lebenzon101320
18Dino Jonsäter97110
19Erik Jessen83110
20Nat Sanders75110
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