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
2Michael Kahn227110
3Jake Roberts150110
4Dino Jonsäter97110
5Jeremiah O\'Driscoll93110
6Martin Walsh84210
7Paul Millspaugh39110
8Lee Smith37110
9Melissa Kent36110
10Chris Lebenzon34110
Dean Zimmerman34110
11Bruce Green31110
Robert Malina31110
12Claire Simpson24110
John Smith24110
13Audrey Simonaud21110
Nicolas Trembasiewicz21110
14Michael N. Knue18110
15David Trachtenberg17110
16James Herbert15110
17John Duffy13110
Gerald B. Greenberg13110
Thom Noble13110
18Michael Tronick11110
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