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 Vito659111
2Valerio Bonelli643220
3John Ottman528220
4Michael Kahn503430
5Joel Coen414111
Ethan Coen414111
6John Refoua391320
7Sarah Broshar276220
8Pamela Martin199221
9Jeremiah O'Driscoll167330
10Jake Roberts150110
Keith Fraase150110
11Martin Walsh134420
12Sean Albertson133110
13Roger Barton121320
14Dean Zimmerman116320
15Calvin Wimmer110110
Mark Sanger110110
Debra Neil-Fisher110110
Adam Gerstel110110
16Chris Lebenzon101320
17Dino Jonsäter97110
18Erik Jessen81110
19Nat Sanders75110
20Lee Haugen64110
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