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
21Carsten Kurpanek24111
Todd E. Miller24111
22Soledad Salfate22110
23Ronald Bronstein20110
Benny Safdie20110
24Christopher Tellefsen15110
Virginia Katz15110
25Sarah Broshar11110
Jinmo Yang11110
26Nicholas Monsour9110
Mike Flanagan9110
Nicolaj Monberg9110
27James Thomas6110
28Martin Bernfeld5110
Tim Murrell5110
29Tom Elkins4220
Allison Jones4110
30Emma E. Hickox3110
31Brian Ufberg2110
32Joel Cox1110
Julia Wong1110
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