The Best of 2018

Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018 

Ranker Film
Updated June 14, 2019 9.3k votes 1.3k voters 26.4k views 30 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. 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
Age: 32

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Nationality: Australia

Characters: The 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
Age: 39

Birthplace: Virginia, Minnesota, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Characters: Bright Abbott, Che, Cooper, Andy Dwyer

Avengers: Infinity War

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

The Kid

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

Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

Characters: Toby Fisher, Jim North, Warren Reid

Avengers: Infinity War

Mowgli

The Grinch

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Ryan Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
Age: 39

Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Characters: Jay "Boom" DeBoom

Deadpool 2

The Little Stranger

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

Birthplace: Anderson, South Carolina

Nationality: United States of America

Characters: Jackie Robinson

Black Panther

Avengers: Infinity War

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

Birthplace: Santa Ana, California

Nationality: United States of America

Credits: Black Panther, Fahrenheit 451, Creed II

Characters: Wallace

Black Panther

Fahrenheit 451

Creed II

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Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
Age: 46

Birthplace: Hayward, California, United States of America

Nationality: Canada, United States of America

Characters: The Champion, Brody, Rocky Johnson, Dwayne Johnson, Cliffjumper, + more

Rampage

Skyscraper

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Josh Brolin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
Age: 51

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Characters: Josh Bryant, Taylor Rolador

Avengers: Infinity War

Deadpool 2

The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter

Sicario: Day of the Soldado

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

Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Characters: Greg, Alias, Ang Lee, Dave Penders, Antagonistic Passenger, + more

Ant-Man and the Wasp

The Catcher Was a Spy

Ideal Home

Mute

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Tom Ellis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
DeirdreShaw added Tom Ellis Age: 37

Birthplace: Bangor, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

Characters: David Jones, Thomas Milligan, PC Haines, Harry Taylor, Nick Fisher, + more

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

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Characters: Hassan, Timothy Kercher, PFC Merriell 'Snafu' Shelton, Andy, Kenny, + more

Bohemian Rhapsody

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

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Characters: Jason Whitaker, Gary Wagner

Avengers: Infinity War

A Star Is Born

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Tom Hardy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
Age: 38

Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

Characters: Pfc. John Janovec

Venom

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Tom Holland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
vanicelam1619 added Age: 19

Birthplace: Kingston upon Thames, London, England

Nationality: England

Credits: Arrietty

Characters: Sho

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Chris Evans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
vanicelam1619 added Age: 37

Birthplace: Sudbury, Massachusetts, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Characters: Gobo Fraggle, Zack, Neil Mavromates, Human Torch, Pilot

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Dave Bautista is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
Age: 50

Characters: Aldar, 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
Age: 56

Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Characters: Lt. Col. Bill Cage, Roy Miller, Billy, Jack O' The Green, Frank T.J. Mackey, + more

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
Age: 47

Birthplace: Shepherd's Bush, London, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

Characters: Prince William of Orange, Ian Greaves

Avengers: Infinity War

Solo: A Star Wars Story

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Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
Age: 35

Birthplace: Edwards Air Force Base, California

Nationality: United States of America

Characters: Troy Barnes

Solo: A Star Wars Story

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Matthew McConaughey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
Age: 46

Birthplace: Uvalde, Texas, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Characters: Texas Scout, Larry Dickens, Rad Thibodeaux

White Boy Rick

Serenity

The Beach Bum

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Timothée Chalamet... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
mathieu-l- added Age: 24

Characters: Finn Walden

Call me by your name

beautiful boy

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John Cena is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
Age: 41

Nationality: United States of America

Characters: Big Tim Kingman

Blockers

Bumblebee

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Woody Harrelson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
starwarssuperfan added Age: 57

Birthplace: Midland, Texas, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Characters: Richard, Tommy Dugan, Henry, Nathan, Woody Boyd

Solo: A Star Wars Story

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Joaquin Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
Age: 44

Birthplace: Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Nationality: United States of America

Characters: Travis, Boy, Daniel Flowers, Kyle Cleaver, Doug Roberts, + more

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

Mary Magdalene

The Sisters Brothers

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John Boyega is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2018
Age: 26

Birthplace: Peckham, London, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Characters: Moses, Jamal

Pacific Rim: Uprising

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