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
21Nat Sanders75110
22Andrew Groves66110
23John Axelrad64210
Lee Haugen64110
24Steve Mirkovich63220
25Tom Cross61420
26Billy Rich58110
Neil Smith58110
27Michael Louis Hill56110
Lee Smith56220
Mark Day56310
28David Coulson53210
29Mark Helfrich44110
Steve Edwards44110
30Paul Millspaugh41210
31David Rennie37320
32Melissa Kent36110
33Bruce Green33110
Robert Malina33110
34Matt Villa32210
Richard Pearson32210
Joel Viertel32110
35Hughes Winborne28210
Blu Murray28310
36Mick Audsley26210
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