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
1Joel Cox1669442
2Kevin Pavlovic1058110
3Joel Negron768111
4Gary Roach711331
5Douglas Crise512221
6Claire Simpson408330
Rick Grayson408111
7Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir381331
8Harry Yoon371111
William Goldenberg371111
9David Rosenbloom291220
10Jay Cassidy282220
11Jeremiah O'Driscoll280111
Mick Audsley280111
12Anne McCabe277221
13Michael Tronick258220
14Billy Fox256110
15Robert Rodriguez227110
16Jeff Groth205441
17Jason Ballantine195110
18Julian Clarke194220
19Frédéric Thoraval182220
20Mark Goldblatt179210
21Dylan Tichenor176221
22Jan Kovac161220
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