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.

Pick a time period: YTD | 1-year | 3-year | 5-year | 10-year | Since 2002
editors | The more smoking, the higher the score
1Calvin Wimmer109110
Mark Sanger109110
John Refoua109110
Debra Neil-Fisher109110
Adam Gerstel109110
Roger Barton109110
2Neil Smith60110
Billy Rich60110
3Lee Haugen56110
John Axelrad56110
4David Coulson53110
5Martin Walsh48110
6Richard Pearson32110
7John Daigle22110
8Steven Rosenblum20110
9Jim Page14110
Vince Filippone14110
10Vance Null12110
11Peter McNulty11110
12Luke Franco Ciarrocchi8110
Ken Blackwell8110
13Jeremiah O'Driscoll5110
Steve Mirkovich5110
14Kiran Pallegadda1110
Billy Fox1110
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Film data driven by Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down!, a project of Breathe California