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
1Patrick J. Don Vito921111
2Valerio Bonelli643220
3John Ottman569220
4Joel Coen414111
Ethan Coen414111
5John Refoua391320
6Michael Kahn277320
Sarah Broshar277220
7Bob Ducsay207511
8Pamela Martin199221
9Michelle Tesoro162110
10Keith Fraase150110
11Adam Wolfe149210
12Harry Yoon147110
13Martin Walsh134320
14Sean Albertson133210
15Melanie Oliver126320
16Calvin Wimmer110110
Roger Barton110310
Adam Gerstel110210
Debra Neil-Fisher110310
Mark Sanger110210
17Andrew Buckland96110
Michael McCusker96210
Dirk Westervelt96110
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