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

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June 6, 2018 3.3k votes 365 voters 4.5k views 27 items

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. 

list ordered by

1
151 38
Chris Hemsworth is listed (or ranked) 1 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

2
159 44
Chris Pratt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 38

Avengers: Infinity War

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

The Kid

3
139 36
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
153 45
Josh Brolin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 50

Avengers: Infinity War

Deadpool 2

The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter

Sicario: Day of the Soldado

5
134 39
Chadwick Boseman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 36

Black Panther

Avengers: Infinity War

6
126 40
Ryan Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 41

Deadpool 2

The Little Stranger

7
120 50
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
93 45
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
105 64
Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 45

Rampage

Skyscraper

10
75 49
Dave Bautista is listed (or ranked) 10 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

11
75 52
Tom Hardy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 40

Venom

12
72 49
Bradley Cooper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 43

Avengers: Infinity War

A Star Is Born

13
60 41
Paul Bettany is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 46

Avengers: Infinity War

Solo: A Star Wars Story

14
72 64
Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 32

Solo: A Star Wars Story

15
57 55
Rami Malek is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 36

Bohemian Rhapsody

16
52 62
John Cena is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 40

Blockers

Bumblebee

17
42 53
Matthew McConaughey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 48

White Boy Rick

Serenity

The Beach Bum

18
51 67
Tom Cruise is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 55

Mission: Impossible – Fallout

19
37 54
Woody Harrelson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
starwarssuperfan added age 56

Solo: A Star Wars Story

20
33 54
Joaquin Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 43

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

Mary Magdalene

The Sisters Brothers

21
26 51
Tye Sheridan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 21

Ready Player One

22
28 58
Alden Ehrenreich is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 28

Solo: A Star Wars Story

23
29 60
John Boyega is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 26

Pacific Rim: Uprising

24
18 55
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
4 24
Tom Ellis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
DeirdreShaw added age 39

26
13 52
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
12 54
Ben Mendelsohn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 48

Ready Player One

Untogether

Robin Hood

The Land of Steady Habits