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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287 82
Chris Pratt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 39

Avengers: Infinity War

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

The Kid

2
266 73
Chris Hemsworth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 35

Avengers: Infinity War

Bad Times at the El Royale

12 Strong

3
245 76
Benedict Cumberbatch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 42

Avengers: Infinity War

Mowgli

The Grinch

4
232 76
Ryan Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 42

Deadpool 2

The Little Stranger

5
224 82
Chadwick Boseman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 37

Black Panther

Avengers: Infinity War

6
226 86
Michael B. Jordan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 32

Black Panther

Fahrenheit 451

Creed II

7
225 98
Josh Brolin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 51

Avengers: Infinity War

Deadpool 2

The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter

Sicario: Day of the Soldado

8
208 113
Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 46

Rampage

Skyscraper

9
164 82
Paul Rudd is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 49

Ant-Man and the Wasp

The Catcher Was a Spy

Ideal Home

Mute

10
165 89
Tom Hardy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 41

Venom

11
149 87
Rami Malek is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 37

Bohemian Rhapsody

12
149 90
Bradley Cooper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 44

Avengers: Infinity War

A Star Is Born

13
121 97
Dave Bautista is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 50

Avengers: Infinity War

Hotel Artemis

Escape Plan 2: Hades

Final Score

14
96 76
Paul Bettany is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 47

Avengers: Infinity War

Solo: A Star Wars Story

15
110 104
Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 35

Solo: A Star Wars Story

16
107 106
Tom Cruise is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 56

Mission: Impossible – Fallout

17
74 89
Matthew McConaughey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 49

White Boy Rick

Serenity

The Beach Bum

18
89 112
John Cena is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 41

Blockers

Bumblebee

19
69 89
Woody Harrelson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
starwarssuperfan added age 57

Solo: A Star Wars Story

20
56 95
Joaquin Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 44

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

Mary Magdalene

The Sisters Brothers

21
49 98
John Boyega is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 26

Pacific Rim: Uprising

22
38 83
Tye Sheridan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 22

Ready Player One

23
41 91
Alden Ehrenreich is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 29

Solo: A Star Wars Story

24
19 55
Tom Ellis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
DeirdreShaw added age 40

25
24 87
Ben Mendelsohn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 49

Ready Player One

Untogether

Robin Hood

The Land of Steady Habits