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 Vito659111
2Valerio Bonelli560110
3John Ottman472110
4Michael Kahn276220
Sarah Broshar276220
5Pamela Martin199221
6Keith Fraase150110
7Sean Albertson133110
8Calvin Wimmer110110
Mark Sanger110110
John Refoua110210
Debra Neil-Fisher110110
Adam Gerstel110110
Roger Barton110210
9Dean Zimmerman81210
Erik Jessen81110
10Nat Sanders75110
11Jeremiah O'Driscoll74220
12Lee Haugen64110
John Axelrad64110
13Neil Smith58110
Billy Rich58110
14Tom Cross55210
15David Coulson53110
16Martin Walsh50210
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