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
20John Axelrad64210
21Tom Cross61420
22Neil Smith58110
Billy Rich58110
23Lee Smith56220
Michael Louis Hill56110
Mark Day56310
24David Coulson53210
25Mark Helfrich44110
Steve Edwards44110
26Paul Millspaugh41210
27David Rennie37320
28Melissa Kent36110
29Robert Malina33110
Bruce Green33110
30Matt Villa32210
Joel Viertel32110
Richard Pearson32210
31Hughes Winborne28210
Blu Murray28210
32Robert Frazen26110
Alexandre de Franceschi26110
Mick Audsley26210
33John Smith24110
Claire Simpson24110
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