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 Houy2903254
2Douglas Crise1453232
3Joel Cox1437342
4Harry Yoon1106232
5Kevin Pavlovic1058110
6Rick Grayson979122
7Patrick J. Don Vito920111
8William Goldenberg890222
9Joel Negron768311
10Valerio Bonelli643220
11John Ottman569220
12Dylan Tichenor550243
13Michael Kahn504430
14Jeremiah O'Driscoll489441
15Jason Ballantine424211
16Ethan Coen414111
Joel Coen414111
17John Refoua398430
18Jake Roberts351342
19Claire Simpson324330
20Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir323221
21Mick Audsley312321
22David Rosenbloom291220
23Sarah Broshar287330
24Anne McCabe275111
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