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
1Michelle Tesoro162110
2Adam Wolfe149110
3Harry Yoon147110
4Bob Ducsay140210
5Melanie Oliver112210
6Andrew Buckland93110
Michael McCusker93110
Dirk Westervelt93110
7Andrew Groves66110
8Melissa Kent62110
9Steve Mirkovich58110
10Justin Krohn54110
David Trachtenberg54110
11Michael Taylor49111
Matt Friedman49111
12James Herbert44110
13Nat Fuller42110
Kevin Tent42110
14Nick Houy41110
15Justin Krish38110
16Anthony Boys28110
17Harri Ylönen20110
18William Harrison16110
19Dan O'Brien10110
Stephen E. Rivkin10110
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