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
9John Ottman704540
10Patrick J. Don Vito669321
11Valerio Bonelli654440
12Virginia Katz629852
13Martin Walsh615830
14Richard Francis-Bruce582631
15John Refoua539430
16Jamie Selkirk511110
17Matt Villa510320
18James Herbert501530
19Camille Delamarre497330
20Pietro Scalia494522
21Jonathan Redmond478110
Jason Ballantine478310
22Hughes Winborne450630
23Chris Lebenzon4441390
24Roger Barton4411160
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