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
1Ethan Coen332110
Joel Coen332110
2Martin Walsh84110
3Paul Millspaugh39110
4Bruce Green31110
Robert Malina31110
5John Smith24110
6Greg Hayden5110
7Stefan Grube2110
8Paul Rubell1110
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Film data driven by Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down!, a project of Breathe California