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
52Edward Bursch8110
Ralph Foster8110
Gregory Plotkin8110
53Eddie Hamilton7210
Jim Helton7110
Ron Patane7110
Craig Hayes7110
Alex Blatt7110
Kathryn Himoff7110
Claudia Castello7110
Michael P. Shawver7210
Ken Blackwell7110
54Greg Hayden5110
Sophie Corra5110
David Bilow5110
Saira Haider5110
Paul Harb5210
Dana E. Glauberman5110
55Mark Everson4310
56Joan Sobel3110
Eric Kissack3110
Brad Wilhite3310
Dan Lebental3310
Colby Parker, Jr.3210
57Robert Duffy2210
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