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Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018

Updated June 14, 2019 11.3k votes 1.4k voters 26.7k views30 items

List RulesVote 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. Then check out the best actors of 2019.

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    Chris Hemsworth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
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    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    CharactersThe New Vet

    Avengers: Infinity War

    Bad Times at the El Royale

    12 Strong

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    Chris Pratt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
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    BirthplaceVirginia, Minnesota, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    CharactersBright Abbott, Che, Cooper, Andy Dwyer

    Avengers: Infinity War

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    The Kid

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    Ryan Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
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    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    CharactersJay "Boom" DeBoom

    Deadpool 2

    The Little Stranger

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    Benedict Cumberbatch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018

    BirthplaceLondon, England

    NationalityEngland

    CharactersToby Fisher, Jim North, Warren Reid

    Avengers: Infinity War

    Mowgli

    The Grinch

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    Tom Ellis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
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    Tom Ellis

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceBangor, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    CharactersDavid Jones, Thomas Milligan, PC Haines, Harry Taylor, Nick Fisher

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    Michael B. Jordan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
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    BirthplaceSanta Ana, California

    NationalityUnited States of America

    CreditsBlack Panther, Fahrenheit 451, Creed II

    CharactersWallace

    Black Panther

    Fahrenheit 451

    Creed II

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    Chadwick Boseman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
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    Chadwick Boseman

    Age: 37

    BirthplaceAnderson, South Carolina

    NationalityUnited States of America

    CharactersJackie Robinson

    Black Panther

    Avengers: Infinity War

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    Tom Holland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
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    BirthplaceKingston upon Thames, England, London

    NationalityEngland

    CreditsArrietty

    CharactersSho

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    Chris Evans is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
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    BirthplaceSudbury, Massachusetts, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America,Italy

    CharactersGobo Fraggle, Zack, Neil Mavromates, Human Torch, Pilot

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    Paul Rudd is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
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    Paul Rudd

    Age: 51

    BirthplacePassaic, New Jersey, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    CharactersGreg, Alias, Ang Lee, Dave Penders, Antagonistic Passenger

    Ant-Man and the Wasp

    The Catcher Was a Spy

    Ideal Home

    Mute

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    Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
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    BirthplaceHayward, California, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    CharactersThe Champion, Brody, Rocky Johnson, Dwayne Johnson, Cliffjumper

    Rampage

    Skyscraper

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    Josh Brolin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
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    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    CharactersJosh Bryant, Taylor Rolador

    Avengers: Infinity War

    Deadpool 2

    The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter

    Sicario: Day of the Soldado

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    Rami Malek is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
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    Rami Malek

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    CharactersHassan, Timothy Kercher, PFC Merriell 'Snafu' Shelton, Andy, Kenny

    Bohemian Rhapsody

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    Bradley Cooper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
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    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    CharactersJason Whitaker, Gary Wagner

    Avengers: Infinity War

    A Star Is Born

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    Tom Hardy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
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    Tom Hardy

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceHammersmith, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    CharactersPfc. John Janovec

    Venom

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    Dave Bautista is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
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    CharactersAldar, Batista

    Avengers: Infinity War

    Hotel Artemis

    Escape Plan 2: Hades

    Final Score

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

    Age: 58

    BirthplaceUSA, New York, Syracuse

    NationalityUnited States of America

    CharactersLt. Col. Bill Cage, Roy Miller, Billy, Jack O' The Green, Frank T.J. Mackey

    Mission: Impossible – Fallout

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    Paul Bettany is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
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    BirthplaceShepherd's Bush, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    CharactersPrince William of Orange, Ian Greaves

    Avengers: Infinity War

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

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    Timothée Chalamet is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018

    CharactersFinn Walden

    Call me by your name

    beautiful boy

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    Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
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    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    CharactersTroy Barnes

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

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    Alden Ehrenreich is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
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    Alden Ehrenreich

    Age: 30

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    CharactersBennie, Whip Taylor, Flamingo, Ethan Wate

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

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    Matthew McConaughey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
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    BirthplaceUvalde, Texas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    CharactersTexas Scout, Larry Dickens, Rad Thibodeaux

    White Boy Rick

    Serenity

    The Beach Bum

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    John Cena is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
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    John Cena

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceWest Newbury, Massachusetts, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    CharactersBig Tim Kingman

    Blockers

    Bumblebee

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    Woody Harrelson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
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    BirthplaceMidland, Texas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    CharactersRichard, Tommy Dugan, Henry, Nathan, Woody Boyd

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

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    Joaquin Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
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    BirthplaceRío Piedras, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

    NationalityUnited States of America

    CharactersTravis, Boy, Daniel Flowers, Kyle Cleaver, Doug Roberts

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

    Mary Magdalene

    The Sisters Brothers

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