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
1Valerio Bonelli643220
2John Ottman480220
3Joel Coen414111
Ethan Coen414111
4Patrick J. Don Vito402110
5John Refoua391320
6Michael Kahn276320
Sarah Broshar276220
7Pamela Martin199221
8Keith Fraase150110
9Martin Walsh134320
10Sean Albertson133110
11Calvin Wimmer110110
Mark Sanger110110
Debra Neil-Fisher110110
Adam Gerstel110110
Roger Barton110210
12Nat Sanders75110
13Chris Lebenzon66210
14Lee Haugen64110
John Axelrad64110
15Tom Cross60320
16Neil Smith58110
Billy Rich58110
17Michael Louis Hill56110
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