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 Cox1291432
2Kevin Pavlovic1058110
3Stephen Mirrione804332
4Douglas Crise794331
5Joel Negron768311
6Gary Roach707321
7William Goldenberg696430
8John Refoua661651
9Jay Cassidy594320
10Alan Baumgarten591320
11Rick Grayson535111
12Matt Villa478210
Jonathan Redmond478110
Jason Ballantine478210
13Joel Coen414111
Ethan Coen414111
14Jeremiah O'Driscoll403331
15Thelma Schoonmaker385110
16Jeff Groth372551
17Brent White370430
18Roger Barton352530
19Crispin Struthers350210
20Peter S. Elliot347520
21Jeffrey Ford338410
22Jay Deuby323110
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Film data driven by Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down!, a project of Breathe California