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.

Pick a time period: YTD | 1-year | 3-year | 5-year | 10-year | Since 2002
editors | The more smoking, the higher the score
1Fred Raskin1259111
2Peck Prior956133
3Jeff Groth660110
4Jason Ballantine447122
5Chris Dickens362211
6Douglas Crise316110
7Evan Schiff234330
8Jane Rizzo215110
9Lee Smith207110
10Joel Cox206330
11Barry Alexander Brown194110
12Laura Jennings172110
13Dirk Westervelt170220
14Lisa Lassek152220
15Brian Scott Olds149110
16Kayla Emter144111
17Joe Klotz141110
18Chris Patterson134110
19Conrad Buff IV125110
20Tatiana S. Riegel122110
21Harry B. Miller III112110
22Gardner Gould110220
23Hank Corwin104110
Nick Houy104110
24Louise Ford101110
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