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
1Valerio Bonelli560110
2Pamela Martin111111
3Calvin Wimmer110110
Mark Sanger110110
John Refoua110210
Debra Neil-Fisher110110
Adam Gerstel110110
Roger Barton110210
4Nat Sanders75110
5Lee Haugen64110
John Axelrad64110
6Neil Smith58110
Billy Rich58110
7David Coulson53110
8Martin Walsh50210
9Mark Helfrich44110
Steve Edwards44110
10Joel Viertel32110
Richard Pearson32210
11Robert Frazen26110
Mick Audsley26110
12John Daigle22110
13Steven Rosenblum20110
14Lee Smith19110
15Billy Fox16220
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