Editors

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.

Rank Editor Score Films With smoking With brands
1 Valerio Bonelli 562 2 2 0
2 Chris Gill 300 2 2 0
3 Pamela Martin 279 2 2 3
4 Michael Kahn 277 3 2 0
Sarah Broshar 277 2 2 0
5 Bob Ducsay 207 4 1 1
6 Sean Albertson 133 2 1 0
7 Melanie Oliver 126 3 2 0
8 John Refoua 110 2 1 0
Adam Gerstel 110 2 1 0
Mark Sanger 110 2 1 0
Debra Neil-Fisher 110 3 1 0
Roger Barton 110 3 1 0
9 Michael McCusker 96 2 1 0
10 Dean Zimmerman 83 2 1 0
Nat Sanders 83 2 2 0
11 Stephen O'Connell 78 2 2 0
12 Jeremiah O'Driscoll 75 2 2 0
13 Lee Haugen 64 2 1 0
Steve Mirkovich 64 2 2 0
John Axelrad 64 2 1 0
14 Tom Cross 55 2 1 0
15 Martin Walsh 50 2 1 0
16 Jonathan Amos 47 3 1 0
17 Mark Helfrich 44 2 1 0
James Herbert 44 2 1 0
Steve Edwards 44 2 1 0
18 Mark Day 43 3 1 0
19 Richard Pearson 32 3 1 0
Matt Villa 32 2 1 0
20 Blu Murray 28 2 1 0
21 Affonso Gonçalves 22 2 2 0
22 Lee Smith 19 2 1 0
23 Alan Baumgarten 17 2 1 0
Maryann Brandon 17 3 1 0
24 Billy Fox 16 2 2 0
25 Dan Zimmerman 13 2 1 0
26 Vance Null 12 2 1 0
27 Larry Sexton 10 2 2 0
28 Jim May 6 2 1 0
Nancy Richardson 6 2 1 0
29 Paul Harb 5 2 1 0
30 Victoria Boydell 2 2 1 0
31 Wyatt Smith 0 2 0 0
Brian Berdan 0 2 0 0
Mary Jo Markey 0 2 0 0
Mark Everson 0 3 0 0
Fred Raskin 0 2 0 0
Debbie Berman 0 3 0 0
William Hoy 0 3 0 0
Julie Rogers 0 2 0 0
David Burrows 0 2 0 0
Paul Rubell 0 2 0 0
Matthew Schmidt 0 2 0 0
Zene Baker 0 2 0 0
Bernat Vilaplana 0 2 0 0
Joe Hutshing 0 2 0 0
Craig Alpert 0 2 0 0
Chris Lebenzon 0 2 0 0
John Venzon 0 2 0 0
Leigh Folsom Boyd 0 2 0 0
Brad Wilhite 0 2 0 0
Tia Nolan 0 2 0 0
Craig Wood 0 4 0 0
Sabrina Plisco 0 2 0 0
Martin Brinkler 0 2 0 0
David Moritz 0 2 0 0
Christian Wagner 0 2 0 0
Mark Livolsi 0 2 0 0
Joe Landauer 0 2 0 0
Dan Lebental 0 3 0 0
Jeffrey Ford 0 2 0 0
Myron I. Kerstein 0 2 0 0