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
59Joan Sobel3110
Eric Kissack3110
Brad Wilhite3310
Dan Lebental3410
Colby Parker, Jr.3210
60Robert Duffy2210
Billy Weber2110
Joe Hutshing2310
Stefan Grube2110
61Kiran Pallegadda1110
Paul Rubell1410
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