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. Then check out the best actors of 2019.

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317 90
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
294 83
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
270 86
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
251 85
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
245 92
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
251 97
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
239 110
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
227 122
Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 46

Rampage

Skyscraper

9
183 91
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
185 102
Tom Hardy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 38

Venom

11
166 98
Rami Malek is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 37

Bohemian Rhapsody

12
163 102
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
134 105
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
106 85
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
120 116
Tom Cruise is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 53

Mission: Impossible – Fallout

16
118 116
Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 35

Solo: A Star Wars Story

17
16 6
Tom Holland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
vanicelam1619 added age 22

18
82 103
Matthew McConaughey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 49

White Boy Rick

Serenity

The Beach Bum

19
78 101
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
9 2
Timothée Chalamet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
mathieu-l- added age 24

Call me by your name

beautiful boy

21
96 128
John Cena is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 41

Blockers

Bumblebee

22
10 7
Chris Evans is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
vanicelam1619 added age 37

23
62 101
Joaquin Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 23 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

24
54 104
John Boyega is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 26

Pacific Rim: Uprising

25
43 89
Tye Sheridan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
age 22

Ready Player One