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
1Michelle Tesoro162110
2Harry Yoon147110
3Andrew Groves66110
4Melissa Kent59110
5Steve Mirkovich58110
6Anthony Boys25110
7Harri Ylönen20110
8William Harrison16110
9Dan O'Brien10110
Stephen E. Rivkin10110
Ian Silverstein10110
10Larry Sexton7110
11Nancy Richardson6110
12Robert Komatsu4110
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