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
2John Ottman513110
3Sarah Broshar277220
Michael Kahn277220
4Bob Ducsay207311
5Michelle Tesoro162110
6Keith Fraase150110
7Adam Wolfe149110
8Harry Yoon147110
9Sean Albertson133210
10Melanie Oliver112210
11Andrew Buckland96110
Michael McCusker96110
Dirk Westervelt96110
12Erik Jessen83110
Dean Zimmerman83210
13Pamela Martin70110
14Jeremiah O'Driscoll69110
15Andrew Groves66110
16Melissa Kent62110
17Steve Mirkovich58110
18Tom Cross55110
19Justin Krohn54110
David Trachtenberg54110
20Matt Friedman49111
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