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
1Michael Kahn951970
2Jabez Olssen818540
3Joel Coen767221
Ethan Coen767221
4William Goldenberg696630
5Valerio Bonelli527440
6Matt Villa510320
7James Herbert501530
8Camille Delamarre497330
9Jonathan Redmond478110
Jason Ballantine478210
10Roger Barton433740
11Hughes Winborne405420
12John Refoua391320
13Maysie Hoy354962
14Peter S. Elliot349630
15Jeffrey Ford339720
16Stephen Mirrione323311
17Kevin Stitt313530
18Claire Simpson295320
19Joe Klotz286211
20Peter McNulty283330
21Sarah Broshar276220
22Peter Teschner254320
23Chris Lebenzon247740
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