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
1William Goldenberg696430
2Jason Ballantine478210
Jonathan Redmond478110
Matt Villa478110
3Peter S. Elliot347420
4Jeffrey Ford338310
5Ethan Coen332110
Joel Coen332110
6Stephen Mirrione323111
7Joe Klotz286211
8Peter McNulty272220
9Michael Kahn269220
10Kevin Stitt267210
11Roger Barton243420
12Paul Rubell234420
13Sarah Flack231110
Peter Teschner231110
14Rob Sullivan210110
15Glenn Garland161110
16Michael McCusker158221
17Jake Roberts150110
18Julie Monroe127110
19Jabez Olssen120220
20Tim Squyres107220
21Dino Jonsäter97110
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Film data driven by Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down!, a project of Breathe California