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The Most Influential Actors Of 2019

Updated October 3, 2019 9.7k votes 674 voters 10.7k views58 items

List RulesVote up the actors who had the biggest impact in 2019.

In 2019, some of the most influential people were those who work in Hollywood. With more films becoming more overtly political and more famous actors realizing they can use their power to inspire others and change things for the better, there are plenty of influential actors and actresses that truly made the public think this year. From breakout stars to veterans of the field, you'll find all the greatest actors of 2019 below!

The push for diversity in film and television, and for supporting women's rights in Hollywood, continues. We're more connected to celebrities than ever and many of them use their powers for good, inspiring and influencing us to do and be better.

Which actors and actresses do you find the most inspiring? Vote up the most influential stars of 2019 below and feel free to add anyone you think is missing!

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    Robert Downey Jr.

    The Avengers, Iron Man
    Robert John Downey Jr. (born April 4, 1965) is an American actor, producer and singer. His...  more
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    252
    133

    Tom Holland

    The Impossible, Locke
    Thomas Stanley Holland (born June 1, 1996) is an English actor and dancer. A graduate of the...  more
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    204
    101

    Scarlett Johansson

    Lost in Translation, The Avengers
    Scarlett Ingrid Johansson (; born November 22, 1984) is an American actress and singer. She is...  more
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    261
    145

    Chris Evans

    Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers
    Christopher Robert Evans (born June 13, 1981) is an American actor. Evans is known for his...  more
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    187
    102

    Chris Hemsworth

    Thor, The Avengers
    Christopher Hemsworth (born 11 August 1983) is an Australian actor. He rose to prominence...  more
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    164
    92

    Dwayne Johnson

    San Andreas, Fast & Furious 6
    Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), also known by his ring name The Rock, is an...  more
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    147
    87

    Samuel L. Jackson

    Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained
    Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American actor and film producer. A...  more
  • 8
    138
    80

    Benedict Cumberbatch

    The Imitation Game, Star Trek Into Darkness
    Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch (born 19 July 1976) is an English actor who has...  more
  • 9
    136
    81

    Margot Robbie

    Neighbours, About Time
    Margot Elise Robbie (born 2 July 1990) is an Australian actress and film producer. She has...  more
  • 10
    152
    95

    Ryan Reynolds

    Deadpool, Green Lantern
    Ryan Rodney Reynolds (born October 23, 1976) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, film...  more
  • 11
    178
    121

    Anne Hathaway

    Les Misérables, Rachel Getting Married
    Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (born November 12, 1982) is an American actress. One of the...  more
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    192
    143

    Emma Watson

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
    Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson (born 15 April 1990) is an English actress, model and activist....  more
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    122
    85

    Gal Gadot

    Fast & Furious 6, Fast Five
    Gal Gadot Varsano (born 30 April 1985) is an Israeli actress and model. At age 18, she was...  more
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    98
    64

    Brad Pitt

    Inglourious Basterds, Fight Club
    William Bradley Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and film producer. He has...  more
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    123
    90

    Tom Hiddleston

    Thor, The Avengers
    Thomas William Hiddleston (born 9 February 1981) is an English actor, film producer, and...  more
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    122
    90

    Chris Pratt

    Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World
    Christopher Michael Pratt (born June 21, 1979) is an American actor. He rose to prominence for...  more
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    110
    80

    Jennifer Lawrence

    The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
    Jennifer Shrader Lawrence (born August 15, 1990) is an American actress. Her films have...  more
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    85
    60

    John Krasinski

    The Office, Away We Go
    John Burke Krasinski (; born October 20, 1979) is an American actor, director, producer and...  more
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    86
    64

    James McAvoy

    X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past
    James McAvoy (; born 21 April 1979) is a Scottish actor. He made his acting debut as a teen in...  more
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    111
    91

    Bradley Cooper

    Silver Linings Playbook, The Hangover
    Bradley Charles Cooper (born January 5, 1975) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been...  more
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    75
    54

    Charlize Theron

    Mad Max: Fury Road, Prometheus
    Charlize Theron ( shar-LEEZ THERR-ən; Afrikaans: [ʃarˈlis trɔn]; born 7 August 1975) is a...  more
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    91
    72

    Anna Kendrick

    Up in the Air, Pitch Perfect
    Anna Cooke Kendrick (born August 9, 1985) is an American actress and singer. She began her...  more
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    98
    83

    Sebastian Stan

    Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    Sebastian Stan (born August 13, 1982) is a Romanian-American actor. On television, he has...  more
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    101
    89

    Meryl Streep

    The Devil Wears Prada, Doubt
    Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an American actress. Often described as the...  more
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    85
    72

    Chadwick Boseman

    42, The Express
    Chadwick Aaron Boseman (November 29, 1976 – August 28, 2020) was an American actor known for...  more