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
48Claudia Castello7110
Alex Blatt7110
Ken Blackwell7110
49Steve Mirkovich5210
Greg Hayden5110
Sophie Corra5110
David Bilow5110
50Paul Harb4210
Saira Haider4110
Dana E. Glauberman4110
Mark Everson4310
51Brad Wilhite3310
Joan Sobel3110
Colby Parker, Jr.3210
Dan Lebental3310
Eric Kissack3110
52Billy Weber2110
Joe Hutshing2310
Stefan Grube2110
Robert Duffy2210
53Paul Rubell1410
Nancy Richardson1310
Kiran Pallegadda1110
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