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 Houy2995364
2Douglas Crise1454232
3Joel Cox1439452
4Fred Raskin1259311
5Harry Yoon1110232
6Kevin Pavlovic1058210
7Rick Grayson979122
8Jeff Groth977331
9Jason Ballantine956232
Peck Prior956333
10Patrick J. Don Vito921111
11William Goldenberg890122
12Joel Negron768311
13Valerio Bonelli643220
14John Ottman569220
15Dylan Tichenor550243
16Ethan Coen414111
Joel Coen414111
17John Refoua391320
18Jeremiah O'Driscoll373331
19Chris Dickens362211
20Dirk Westervelt344440
21Evan Schiff332440
22Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir323221
23Mick Audsley312221
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