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 Crise1454232
3Joel Cox1439452
4Fred Raskin1259111
5Kevin Pavlovic1058110
6Rick Grayson979122
7Jeff Groth977331
8Jason Ballantine956232
Peck Prior956233
9William Goldenberg890122
Harry Yoon890122
10Joel Negron768111
11Dylan Tichenor550243
12Chris Dickens362211
13Evan Schiff332440
14Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir323221
15Claire Simpson300220
16Jeremiah O'Driscoll280111
Mick Audsley280111
17Anne McCabe275111
18Dirk Westervelt248330
19Jane Rizzo215110
20Lee Smith207110
21Barry Alexander Brown194110
22Conrad Buff IV178220
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