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
1William Goldenberg696430
2Valerio Bonelli643220
3Michael Kahn503430
4Joel Coen414111
Ethan Coen414111
5John Refoua391320
6Roger Barton353430
7Stephen Mirrione323111
8Sarah Broshar276220
9Paul Rubell234520
10Peter Teschner231210
Sarah Flack231110
11Rob Sullivan210110
12Pamela Martin199321
13Sean Albertson179220
14Glenn Garland161110
15Michael McCusker155211
16Jake Roberts150110
Keith Fraase150110
17Martin Walsh134520
18Calvin Wimmer110110
Mark Sanger110110
Debra Neil-Fisher110110
Adam Gerstel110110
19Tim Squyres107220
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