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 Ottman102220
Michael Louis Hill102220
21Chris Lebenzon101420
22Jeremiah O'Driscoll98220
23Dino Jonsäter97110
24Pietro Scalia86311
25Nat Sanders75110
26Lee Haugen64110
John Axelrad64210
27Jabez Olssen62210
28Audrey Simonaud60220
29Neil Smith58110
Billy Rich58210
30Jim May57410
31Lee Smith56320
Mark Day56210
32David Coulson53210
33Dorian Harris50110
34Carlo Rizzo49110
35Paul Harb46210
36Mark Helfrich44210
Steve Edwards44110
37Paul Millspaugh41110
38Randy Bricker39110
39Vance Null38420
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