Whether they’re today’s super-stars with clout or character players with decades of experience, actors are not improvising the film you’re watching. They follow the script and the director’s intent. For almost any other actor, even a few days’ work on a big budget film is a career highlight. They smoke only if they’re told to smoke. Actors in these rankings 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
actors | The more smoking, the higher the score
in films
1Ian McKellen832063
2John Goodman602040
3Hugh Jackman502030
4Richard Armitage421032
5Oprah Winfrey391114
6Harrison Ford372017
7Kirk Acevedo361026
8Bill Murray352015
9Alessandro Cremona341024
10George Clooney332013
11Nelsan Ellis29114
12Amitabh Bachchan281018
Elizabeth Debicki281018
Leonardo DiCaprio281018
Joel Edgerton281018
Isla Fisher281018
Carey Mulligan281018
13Meagan Good261016
Anona Tolar261016
Vince Vaughn261016
14Aml Ameen241014
Jai Courtney241014
Nelson Elllis241014
Garrett Hedlund241014
Terrence Howard241014
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Film data driven by Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down!, a project of Breathe California