Jean-Claude Van Damme Debuts on Top Actors Social Media Ranking, George Takei Leads

6:45 AM 8/25/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

The chart ranks the most popular actors based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

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George Takei spends a third straight week atop The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors chart, ruling the Aug. 29-dated ranking ahead of Priyanka Chopra.

The Top Actors chart is a ranking of the most popular actors on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, with global data provided by social media analytics company MVPindex. The chart's methodology blends social engagement on the platforms along with weekly additions of followers/subscribers. The latest tracking week ended Aug. 21.

Beyond Takei and Chopra, Jean-Claude Van Damme debuts at No. 3, with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Will Smith rounding out the top five.

Meanwhile, Robert Downey Jr. and Jim Carrey join Van Damme as actors moving into Top Actors’ top 10, ranking at Nos. 6 and 8, respectively.

See the top 10 below, and for more charts on The Hollywood Reporter, check out the Top Comedians and Top TV Personalities charts.

  • 10. Ricky Gervais

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    Last week: 5

  • 9. Ryan Reynolds

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    Last week: 4

  • 8. Jim Carrey

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    Last week: -

  • 7. Zendaya

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    Last week: 10

    “Y’all have too much damn time on your hands,” Zendaya tweeted with a crying-face emoji after sharing a fan’s entrant into the Zoom Challenge that featured a clip of the actress and Hugh Jackman from The Greatest Showman. The challenge is soundtracked to Offset and Lil Baby’s “Mickey,” featuring Lil Yachty. The post was one of many that helped Zendaya to an 81 percent bump in Twitter likes and a 116 percent boost in retweets.

  • 6. Robert Downey Jr.

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    Last week: -

  • 5. Will Smith

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    Last week: 2

  • 4. Lin-Manuel Miranda

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    Last week: 3

  • 3. Jean-Claude Van Damme

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    Last week: -

    Van Damme’s multiple Facebook Live videos from the Aug. 20 Paris premiere of The Bouncer, in which Van Damme stars, helps him to debut on Top Actors at No. 3 with 338,000 Facebook post likes and 101,000 comments.

  • 2. Priyanka Chopra

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    Last week: 18

    A pair of photos on Instagram of Chopra with beau Nick Jonas were the top two posts by an actor on the service in the Aug. 15-21 tracking week, gleaning 162,000 comments and 8.7 million likes between the two of them. Jonas and Chopra were celebrating their engagement while in Mumbai. The same posts were also the most-engaged-with by an actor on Facebook.

  • 1. George Takei

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    Last week: 1