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 Houy2985364
2Douglas Crise1454232
3Joel Cox1439452
4Fred Raskin1246311
5Harry Yoon1110232
6Kevin Pavlovic1058210
7Rick Grayson979122
8Jeff Groth964331
9Peck Prior956333
10Patrick J. Don Vito921111
11William Goldenberg890122
12Joel Negron768311
13Valerio Bonelli643220
14Jason Ballantine609221
15John Ottman569220
16Dylan Tichenor550243
17Ethan Coen414111
Joel Coen414111
18John Refoua391320
19Jeremiah O'Driscoll373331
20Chris Dickens362211
21Dirk Westervelt341440
22Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir323221
23Mick Audsley312221
24Evan Schiff311330
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