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
22Jeremiah O\'Driscoll93110
23Pietro Scalia86211
24Martin Walsh84310
25Jonathan Chibnall83110
26Audrey Simonaud60220
27Jim May57210
28Dorian Harris50110
29Carlo Rizzo49110
Christopher Rouse49111
30Sean Albertson46110
Paul Harb46110
Michael Louis Hill46110
John Ottman46210
31Richard Francis-Bruce44110
32Randy Bricker39110
Paul Millspaugh39110
33Lee Smith37310
34Melissa Kent36110
35Chris Lebenzon34210
Dean Zimmerman34310
36Mellissa Bretherton31110
Bruce Green31110
Robert Malina31110
Brent White31110
37Vance Null26310
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