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
1Michael Kahn276220
Sarah Broshar276220
2Keith Fraase150110
3Sean Albertson133110
4Matt Villa32110
5Blu Murray28110
6John Gilbert20110
7Juliette Welfling14110
8Harry Jierjian13110
9Ralph Foster8110
Edward Bursch8110
10Kathryn Himoff7110
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