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
1Kevin Pavlovic1058110
2Joel Negron768111
3Joel Cox721331
4Nick Houy551221
5Rick Grayson408111
Douglas Crise408111
6Harry Yoon371111
William Goldenberg371111
7Jason Ballantine340110
8Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir322221
9Claire Simpson300220
10David Rosenbloom291220
11Jeremiah O'Driscoll280111
Mick Audsley280111
12Anne McCabe275111
13Michael Tronick258220
14Billy Fox256110
15Jeff Groth205441
16Frédéric Thoraval199330
17Julian Clarke194220
Barry Alexander Brown194110
18Joe Walker184330
19Mark Goldblatt179210
20Conrad Buff IV178220
21Dylan Tichenor167221
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