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.

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actors | The more smoking, the higher the score
in films
14Minka Kelly241014
Lenny Kravitz241014
John Magaro241014
C.J. Valleroy241014
Clarence Williams241014
15Barkhad Abdi231013
Barkhad Abdirahman231013
Faysal Ahmed231013
16Matthew Beard211011
Jeff Daniels211011
Morgan Freeman211011
Matthew Goode211011
Allen Leech211011
Scoot McNairy211011
Tuppence Middleton211011
Liam Neeson211011
James Northcote211011
Caryle Seim211011
Sam Spruell211011
Mark Strong211011
Ernest Wells211011
17Bob Balaban201010
Cate Blanchett201010
Hugh Bonneville201010
Michael Dalton201010
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