Who smokes brands?

Tobacco brands keep showing up in mainstream Hollywood movies, despite a US legal agreement barring paid product placement by the tobacco companies that benefit from global brand promotion in entertainment media. Once a brand is in a movie, it appears on multiple media platforms for decades. If no actor is listed, the tobacco brand was advertised somewhere else in a scene.

TOBACCO BRANDS |In top-grossing US movies since 2002
YearTitleRatingCompanyBrands displayedUsed by actor
2017All Eyez on MeRLionsgateNewport
2017Baby DriverRSonyNewport
2017Battle of the SexesPG-13FoxVirginia Slims, Virginia Slims, Virginia Slims
2017GoldRWeinsteinWinston, MarlboroMatthew McConaughey
201613 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of BenghaziRViacomGuava Hookah Tobacco
2016AlliedRViacomLucky Strike
2016Bleed for ThisROpen RoadNewport, NewportKatey Sagal
2016Dirty GrandpaRLionsgateMacanudo Maduro DiplomatRobert DeNiro
2016Hail Caesar!PG-13ComcastViceroyIan Blackman
2016Hell or High WaterRCBSZoom, Pyramid
2016Hello My Name Is DorisRLionsgateBlu, Camel
2016The Nice GuysRTime WarnerL&M
2016Triple 9ROpen RoadNewport, Clipper, Blu
2016War Dogs RTime WarnerMarlboro
2015American UltraRLionsgateMarlboro, Blu
2014The Amazing Spider-Man 2PG-13SonyMarlboro
2014Dumb and Dumber ToPG-13ComcastNewport
2014The EqualizerRSonyMarlboroDavid Harbour
2014Get on UpPG-13ComcastKoolNelsan Ellis
2014Jersey BoysRTime WarnerWinston, Kent, L&M
2014The Monuments MenPG-13SonyLucky StrikeExtra
2013August: Osage CountyRWeinsteinWinstonMeryl Streep
2013Captain PhillipsPG-13SonyMarlboro
2013Don JonRRelativityNewport
2013Escape PlanRLionsgateMarlboroExtra
2013Jackass Presents: Bad GrandpaRViacomNewport, American Spirit, Marlboro
2013Lee Daniels' The ButlerPG-13WeinsteinPall MallOprah Winfrey
2013RushRComcastMarlboro, John Player
2013The World's EndRComcastMarlboro, MarlboroSimon Pegg
2012Good DeedsPG-13LionsgateMarlboro
2012LawlessRWeinsteinUnited Cigars, Chesterfield
2012The MasterRWeinsteinKool, KoolPhilip Seymour Hoffman
2012Seeking a Friend for the End of the WorldRComcastDon RamonRob Corddry
2011The Change-UpRComcastCamel
2011DriveRSonyMarlboroBryan Cranston
2011The Girl with the Dragon TattooRSonyMarlboroDaniel Craig
2011The Ides of MarchRSonyCamel, MarlboroPhilip Seymour Hoffman
2011MoneyballPG-13SonyCopenhagenBrad Pitt
2011The Rum DiaryRSonyKoolJohnny Depp
2011Sucker PunchPG-13Time WarnerEl Jefe
2010For Colored GirlsRLionsgateMarlboro
2010Iron Man 2PG-13ViacomCohiba, Montecristo
2010Let Me InRRelativityWinston
2010The Sorcerer's ApprenticePGDisneyNewport
2009All About StevePG-13FoxMarlboroThomas Haden Church
2009AmeliaPGFoxLucky Strike
Film data driven by Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down!, a project of Breathe California