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 Mirrione2381764
2Jeff Gourson1478761
3Dody Dorn1434553
4Richard Francis-Bruce1302642
5Michael Kahn123015110
6Paul Hirsch948841
7William Goldenberg9461060
8Patrick J. Don Vito931321
9Jabez Olssen818540
10Ethan Coen776331
11Joel Coen767221
12John Ottman745540
13Valerio Bonelli654440
14Virginia Katz629852
15Martin Walsh615830
16Mick Audsley563432
17James Herbert545640
18John Refoua539430
19Michael McCusker532741
20Jamie Selkirk511110
21Matt Villa510320
22Camille Delamarre497330
23Pietro Scalia494522
24Jason Ballantine478310
Jonathan Redmond478110
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