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
66Dan Lebental3310
Eric Kissack3110
67Billy Weber2110
Jonathan Olive2110
Joe Hutshing2210
Stefan Grube2110
Andrew Erwin2210
Robert Duffy2210
68Nancy Richardson1410
Kiran Pallegadda1110
Niven Howie1210
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