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
1Kevin Pavlovic1058110
2Joel Negron768311
3Joel Cox721331
4Patrick J. Don Vito659111
5Valerio Bonelli643220
6Nick Houy551221
7John Ottman528220
8Michael Kahn503430
9Jeremiah O'Driscoll489441
10Joel Coen414111
Ethan Coen414111
11Rick Grayson408111
Douglas Crise408111
12John Refoua398430
13Harry Yoon371111
William Goldenberg371211
14Jason Ballantine340210
15Claire Simpson324330
16Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir322221
17Mick Audsley312321
18David Rosenbloom291220
19Sarah Broshar276220
20Anne McCabe275111
21Billy Fox272330
22Michael Tronick270430
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