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
23Laura Jennings172110
24David Rosenbloom168220
25Travis Sittard160110
26Jeff McEvoy157110
Luis Carballar157110
27Todd E. Miller152321
Lisa Lassek152220
28Brian Scott Olds149110
29Jonathan Amos148221
30Kayla Emter144111
31Joe Klotz141110
32Evan Henke140440
33Chris Patterson134110
34Gardner Gould132330
35Alan Baumgarten131110
Elliot Graham131110
Josh Schaeffer131110
36Jay Cassidy129330
37Jake Roberts126232
38Louise Ford123320
39Tatiana S. Riegel122110
40Thelma Schoonmaker112110
Harry B. Miller III112110
41Hank Corwin104110
Michael J. Duthie104320
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