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 Crise1454232
3Joel Cox1437342
4Fred Raskin1216421
5Harry Yoon1110232
6Kevin Pavlovic1058110
7Rick Grayson979122
8Patrick J. Don Vito921111
9William Goldenberg890222
10Joel Negron768311
11Valerio Bonelli643220
12John Ottman569220
13Dylan Tichenor550243
14Michael Kahn504430
15Jeremiah O'Driscoll489441
16Ethan Coen414111
Joel Coen414111
17John Refoua398430
18Chris Dickens362211
19Jake Roberts351342
20Jason Ballantine340210
21Claire Simpson324330
22Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir323221
23Mick Audsley312321
24Evan Schiff310330
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