2019 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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Chris Evans is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Margot Robbie is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Tom Hardy is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Elisabeth Moss is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Influential Actors Of 2019
Mad Men, Girl, Interrupted Girl
Elisabeth Singleton Moss is an American actor, known for her roles as Peggy Olson, secretary-turned-copywriter on the AMC series, Mad Men, which earned her five Emmy Awards nominations and one ...more

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Gal Gadot is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Tom Hiddleston is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Tom Holland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Influential Actors Of 2019
The Impossible, Locke, How I Live Now
Thomas Stanley "Tom" Holland is an English actor and dancer, best known for playing the title role in Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London, as well as for ...more

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Chris Hemsworth is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Bradley Cooper is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 16 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

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Ryan Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 17 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) 18 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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Jessica Chastain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Influential Actors Of 2019
The Martian, Zero Dark Thirty, The Help
Jessica Michelle Chastain is an American actress. Chastain began her Hollywood career in guest-roles on several television shows, before making her feature film debut in Jolene. In 2011, she ...more

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James McAvoy is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Benedict Cumberbatch is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Rami Malek is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Influential Actors Of 2019
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Night at the Museum
Rami Said Malek (born May 12, 1981) is an American actor best known for his lead role as Elliot Alderson in the USA Network television series Mr. Robot. His performance in the program has earned ...more

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Peter Dinklage is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Influential Actors Of 2019
Game of Thrones, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Station Agent
Peter Hayden Dinklage is an American actor. Since his breakout role in The Station Agent, he starred in many films, such as Elf, Find Me Guilty, Underdog, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince ...more

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Sebastian Stan is listed (or ranked) 25 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