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
1Jabez Olssen818440
2Michael Kahn734860
3William Goldenberg696630
4Stephen Mirrione626422
5Ethan Coen614220
Joel Coen614220
6James Herbert501430
7Camille Delamarre497330
8Jason Ballantine478310
Jonathan Redmond478110
Matt Villa478110
9Peter Teschner399330
10Hughes Winborne377410
11Maysie Hoy3661072
12Peter S. Elliot349630
13Jeffrey Ford339520
14Roger Barton329640
15Julie Monroe323220
16Kevin Stitt313630
17Angus Wall311110
18Claire Simpson295320
19Joe Klotz286211
20Peter McNulty272220
21Paul Rubell234620
22Sarah Flack231110
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