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
1Nick Houy2903254
2Douglas Crise1453232
3Joel Cox1437342
4Kevin Pavlovic1058110
5Rick Grayson979122
6William Goldenberg890122
Harry Yoon890122
7Joel Negron768111
8Dylan Tichenor550243
9Jason Ballantine424111
10Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir323221
11Claire Simpson300220
12David Rosenbloom291220
13Mick Audsley280111
Jeremiah O'Driscoll280111
14Anne McCabe275111
15Michael Tronick258220
16Billy Fox256110
17Jeff Groth205441
18Frédéric Thoraval199330
19Julian Clarke194220
Barry Alexander Brown194110
20Joe Walker184330
21Mark Goldblatt179210
22Conrad Buff IV178220
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