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.

Pick a time period: YTD | 1-year | 3-year | 5-year | 10-year | Since 2002
editors | The more smoking, the higher the score
22Calvin Wimmer109110
Mark Sanger109210
Debra Neil-Fisher109110
Adam Gerstel109110
23Tim Squyres107220
24John Ottman102320
Michael Louis Hill102220
25Chris Lebenzon101320
26Jeremiah O'Driscoll98220
27Dino Jonsäter97110
28Pietro Scalia86211
Valerio Bonelli86220
29Jonathan Chibnall83210
30Neil Smith60110
Audrey Simonaud60220
Billy Rich60210
31Jim May57310
32Lee Haugen56110
Mark Day56210
John Axelrad56210
33David Coulson53210
34Dorian Harris50110
35Christopher Rouse49211
Carlo Rizzo49110
David Rennie49330
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Film data driven by Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down!, a project of Breathe California