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
1Fred Raskin1259111
2Peck Prior956133
3Jeff Groth660110
4Jason Ballantine447122
5Chris Dickens362111
6Douglas Crise316110
7Evan Schiff202110
8Laura Jennings172110
9Kayla Emter144111
10Joe Klotz141110
11Chris Patterson134110
Dirk Westervelt134110
12Louise Ford101110
13Pete Beaudreau100110
14Julien Rey86110
15Kelley Dixon75110
16Lucian Johnston65110
17Peter S. Elliot46110
18Evan Henke37110
Melissa Bretherton37110
19Eleanor Infante32110
David Rogers32110
20Terel Gibson30110
Jin Lee30110
Lucy Donaldson30110
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