The Best of 2018 Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018  

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List Rules Vote up the actors based only on their 2018 film performances.

2018 has proved to be the best year for a range of actors, both old and new. Whether that's due to landing multiple roles or starring in the year's biggest blockbusters, some actors are completely nailing it in 2018 and truly making a name for themselves. As a result, they're at the top of their game. How do these actors compare to the 2018's biggest actresses

While we've all had that feeling and even once said, "This will be my year", it doesn't always end up that way. However, some actors really made that happen in 2018. So, who are the top actors of 2018? Starring in lead roles for Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2, Josh Brolin is definitely killing it in 2018. Other popular actors right now in Hollywood include Michael B. Jordan, Dave Bautista, Benedict Cumberbatch, Donald Glover, Chris Pratt, and Alden Ehrenreich.

Check out the list of most popular actors in 2018 below and vote up those who you think are having their best year. Of course, you can vote actors down if you think they could have stepped it up a notch. 

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181 51
Chris Pratt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 38

Avengers: Infinity War

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

The Kid

2
174 48
Chris Hemsworth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 34

Avengers: Infinity War

Bad Times at the El Royale

12 Strong

3
162 44
Benedict Cumberbatch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 39

Avengers: Infinity War

Mowgli

The Grinch

4
169 52
Josh Brolin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 47

Avengers: Infinity War

Deadpool 2

The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter

Sicario: Day of the Soldado

5
146 44
Ryan Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 41

Deadpool 2

The Little Stranger

6
148 47
Chadwick Boseman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 33

Black Panther

Avengers: Infinity War

7
143 56
Michael B. Jordan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 31

Black Panther

Fahrenheit 451

Creed II

8
104 54
Paul Rudd is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 46

Ant-Man and the Wasp

The Catcher Was a Spy

Ideal Home

Mute

9
122 74
Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 43

Rampage

Skyscraper

10
90 58
Tom Hardy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 38

Venom

11
85 57
Dave Bautista is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 49

Avengers: Infinity War

Hotel Artemis

Escape Plan 2: Hades

Final Score

12
84 56
Bradley Cooper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 40

Avengers: Infinity War

A Star Is Born

13
67 47
Paul Bettany is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 44

Avengers: Infinity War

Solo: A Star Wars Story

14
74 60
Rami Malek is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 34

Bohemian Rhapsody

15
80 72
Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 32

Solo: A Star Wars Story

16
58 70
John Cena is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 38

Blockers

Bumblebee

17
60 76
Tom Cruise is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 53

Mission: Impossible – Fallout

18
48 62
Matthew McConaughey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 46

White Boy Rick

Serenity

The Beach Bum

19
44 60
Woody Harrelson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
starwarssuperfan added age 54

Solo: A Star Wars Story

20
35 64
Joaquin Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 41

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

Mary Magdalene

The Sisters Brothers

21
28 59
Tye Sheridan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 19

Ready Player One

22
32 69
John Boyega is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 23

Pacific Rim: Uprising

23
30 67
Alden Ehrenreich is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 26

Solo: A Star Wars Story

24
20 64
Lakeith Stanfield is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 24

Sorry to Bother You

Come Sunday

The Girl in the Spider's Web

25
6 32
Tom Ellis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
DeirdreShaw added age 37

26
15 59
Brian Tyree Henry is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018

Hotel Artemis

White Boy Rick

Widows

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

If Beale Street Could Talk

27
15 62
Ben Mendelsohn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 46

Ready Player One

Untogether

Robin Hood

The Land of Steady Habits