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
2William Goldenberg1241541
3Kevin Pavlovic1058110
4Joel Negron768411
5Gary Roach711331
6John Refoua640541
7Valerio Bonelli516220
8Douglas Crise512221
9Stephen Mirrione503331
Michael Kahn503430
10Claire Simpson432440
11Joel Coen414111
Ethan Coen414111
12Rick Grayson408111
13Jeremiah O'Driscoll403331
14Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir381331
15Harry Yoon371111
16Roger Barton353430
17Mick Audsley312321
18David Rosenbloom291320
19Jay Cassidy282320
20Anne McCabe277221
21Sarah Broshar276220
22Billy Fox272330
23Michael Tronick270430
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