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
1Stephen Mirrione1805753
2Jeff Gourson1478761
3Michael Kahn122915110
4Paul Hirsch948841
5William Goldenberg9461060
6Jabez Olssen818540
7Ethan Coen776331
8Joel Coen767221
9Virginia Katz629852
10Martin Walsh615830
11Richard Francis-Bruce582631
12John Refoua539430
13Valerio Bonelli527440
14Jamie Selkirk511110
15Matt Villa510320
16James Herbert501530
17Camille Delamarre497330
18Pietro Scalia494522
19Jonathan Redmond478110
Jason Ballantine478310
20Hughes Winborne450630
21Chris Lebenzon4441390
22Roger Barton4411160
23Dody Dorn436531
24Maysie Hoy4251282
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