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
1Patrick J. Don Vito921111
2Valerio Bonelli560110
3John Ottman513110
4Michael Kahn277220
Sarah Broshar277220
5Pamela Martin199221
6Michelle Tesoro162110
7Keith Fraase150110
8Harry Yoon147110
9Sean Albertson133110
10John Refoua110210
Roger Barton110210
Mark Sanger110210
Adam Gerstel110110
Calvin Wimmer110110
Debra Neil-Fisher110210
11Erik Jessen83110
Dean Zimmerman83210
12Jeremiah O'Driscoll75220
Nat Sanders75110
13Andrew Groves66110
14John Axelrad64110
Lee Haugen64110
15Steve Mirkovich63220
16Melissa Kent59110
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