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
53Gregory Plotkin8110
Affonso Gonçalves8110
54Jim Helton7110
Ron Patane7110
Craig Hayes7110
Alex Blatt7110
Kathryn Himoff7110
Ken Blackwell7110
55Nancy Richardson6210
Jim May6310
56Greg Hayden5110
Sophie Corra5110
David Bilow5110
Robert Komatsu5110
Saira Haider5110
Paul Harb5210
Dana E. Glauberman5110
57Anne McCabe3110
58Billy Weber2110
Tim Squyres2110
Stefan Grube2210
59Kiran Pallegadda1110
Paul Rubell1310
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