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The Most Influential Actors Of 2019  

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List Rules Vote 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. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Influential Actors Of 2019
The Avengers, Iron Man, Iron Man 3
Robert John Downey Jr. is an American actor, producer, and singer, whose career has included critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of legal troubles, and a resurgence ...more
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Chris Evans is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Influential Actors Of 2019
Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Snowpiercer
Christopher Robert "Chris" Evans is an American actor and film director. Evans is best known for his superhero roles as Steve Rogers / Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe ...more
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Tom Holland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Influential Actors Of 2019
The Impossible, Locke, How I Live Now
Thomas Stanley Holland (born June 1, 1996) is an English actor and dancer. A graduate of the BRIT School in London, he is known for playing Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), so ...more
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Chris Hemsworth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Influential Actors Of 2019
Thor, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World
Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor. He is best known for his roles as Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away and as Thor in the Marvel Studios superhero films Thor, The Avengers, ...more
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Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Influential Actors Of 2019
Lost in Translation, The Avengers, The Prestige
Scarlett Johansson is an American actress, model, and singer. She made her film debut in North. In 1996, she was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her ...more
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Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Influential Actors Of 2019
Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor and film producer. He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Jungle Fever, Patriot Games, Amos & Andrew, ...more
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Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Influential Actors Of 2019
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson is an English actress, model, and activist. Watson rose to prominence as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series, appearing in all eight Harry Potter films ...more
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Ryan Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Influential Actors Of 2019
Deadpool, Green Lantern, The Proposal
Ryan Rodney Reynolds is a Canadian actor. Reynolds portrayed Michael Bergen on the ABC sitcom Two Guys and a Girl, Billy Simpson in the YTV Canadian teen soap opera Hillside, as well as Marvel ...more
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Chris Pratt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Influential Actors Of 2019
Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World, Her
Christopher Michael "Chris" Pratt is an American actor. He is known for his television roles, including Bright Abbott in Everwood, and Andy Dwyer in Parks and Recreation. His early ...more
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Benedict Cumberbatch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Influential Actors Of 2019
The Imitation Game, Star Trek Into Darkness, Black Mass
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch is an English actor and film producer who has performed in film, television, theatre and radio. The son of actors Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham, he ...more
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Tom Hiddleston is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Influential Actors Of 2019
Thor, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World
Thomas William "Tom" Hiddleston is an English actor. He is known for playing the character of Loki in the Marvel Studios films Thor, The Avengers, and Thor: The Dark World. He has also ...more
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Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Influential Actors Of 2019
San Andreas, Fast & Furious 6, G.I. Joe: Retaliation
Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American-Canadian actor, producer and professional wrestler. Johnson was a college football player for the University of ...more
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Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Influential Actors Of 2019
Thor, Prometheus, Pacific Rim
Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba is a British actor, producer, singer, rapper, and DJ. Elba is best known for his portrayal of Russell "Stringer" Bell in the HBO series The Wire, ...more
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Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Influential Actors Of 2019
The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Silver Linings Playbook
Jennifer Shrader Lawrence is an American actress. Her first major role was as a lead cast member on the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show. She appeared in the independent dramas The Burning Plain ...more
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Gal Gadot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Influential Actors Of 2019
Fast & Furious 6, Fast Five, Furious 7
Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress and fashion model. She won the Miss Israel title in 2004 and went on to represent Israel at the 2004 Miss Universe beauty pageant. She is the leading fashion ...more
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Sebastian Stan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Influential Actors Of 2019
Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Black Swan
Sebastian Stan is a Romanian-born American actor, best known for his role as James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes / Winter Soldier in Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: ...more
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Anna Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Influential Actors Of 2019
Up in the Air, Pitch Perfect, Into the Woods
Anna Kendrick is an American actress and singer. She rose to international fame after her performance as Natalie Keener in Up in the Air, for which she received Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden ...more
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Bradley Cooper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Influential Actors Of 2019
Silver Linings Playbook, The Hangover, American Hustle
Bradley Charles Cooper is an American actor and producer. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards, three for acting and one for producing. He was named the "Sexiest Man Alive" by ...more
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Margot Robbie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Influential Actors Of 2019
Neighbours, About Time, The Wolf of Wall Street
Margot Elise Robbie is an Australian actress. Robbie started her career by appearing in Australian independent films. She was later cast in the popular soap opera Neighbours, which earned her ...more
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Chadwick Boseman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Influential Actors Of 2019
42, The Express, Persons Unknown
Chadwick Aaron Boseman is an American actor, screenwriter, and playwright. He is best known for portraying Jackie Robinson in 42 and James Brown in Get On Up.
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Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Influential Actors Of 2019
Les Misérables, Rachel Getting Married, The Dark Knight Rises
Anne Jacqueline Hathaway is an American actress, singer, and producer. After several stage roles, Hathaway appeared in the 1999 television series Get Real. She came to prominence after playing ...more
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Tom Hardy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Influential Actors Of 2019
Mad Max: Fury Road, Inception, The Dark Knight Rises
Edward Thomas Hardy, CBE (born 15 September 1977) is an English actor, producer, and former model. Hardy made his film debut in Ridley ScottÂ’s Black Hawk Down (2001), and has since had notable ...more
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James McAvoy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Influential Actors Of 2019
X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Wanted
ames McAvoy is a Scottish actor. He made his acting debut as a teen in 1995's The Near Room and continued to make mostly television appearances until the late 2000s. His notable television work ...more
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Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Influential Actors Of 2019
The Devil Wears Prada, Doubt, Fantastic Mr. Fox
Meryl Streep is an American actress. A three-time Academy Award winner, she is widely regarded as one of the greatest film actors of all time. Streep made her professional stage debut in The ...more
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Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Influential Actors Of 2019
Gravity, The Proposal, Crash
Sandra Annette Bullock is an American actress and film producer. She is one of Hollywood's highest-paid actresses, and is the recipient of one Academy Award from two nominations, and one Golden ...more