Jim Carrey Vaults Into Top Actors Social Media Ranking’s Top Five Following Colin Kaepernick Post

6:45 AM 9/15/2018

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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Carrey with his daughter, Jane (from his first marriage), and his second wife, Lauren Holly, in 1995.

Will Smith remains the No. 1 actor on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors chart, ruling the Sept. 19-dated list over Kevin Hart and Priyanka Chopra after gathering the top-performing post by an actor in the tracking week.

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 Sept. 11.

Posts by Smith and Chopra occupy each of the top five slots among most-favorited posts by an actor in the tracking week (the former with two and the latter with three).

Meanwhile, Jim Carrey bounces back into the top five for the first time since April, and Taraji P. Henson reaches the top 10 of the ranking for the first time.

See the top 10 below (and for the full 25-position list, pick up the THR issue dated Sept. 19), and for more charts on The Hollywood Reporter, check out the Top Comedians and Top TV Personalities charts.

  • 10. Tommy Chong

    Last week: 9

  • 9. Jada Pinkett Smith

    Last week: 10

  • 8. Debby Ryan

    Last week: 14

  • 7. Noah Centineo

    Last week: 3

  • 6. Taraji P. Henson

    Last week: -

    Henson’s first week in the chart’s top 10 (she previously peaked at No. 24) comes in conjunction with her 48th birthday on Sept. 11. In an Instagram post to celebrate, the Empire actor announced a campaign for donations to her charity, the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation.

  • 5. Jim Carrey

    Last week: -

    “Thank you @Nike for just doing it,” Carrey tweeted Sept. 5 accompanying a photo he drew showing Colin Kaepernick alongside Olympic athletes Jesse Owens, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, following much-discussed Nike’s latest ad featuring the football player. Carrey leaps back into the top five thanks to 132,000 mentions on Twitter surrounding the post, up 465 percent.

  • 4. George Takei

    Last week: 5

  • 3. Priyanka Chopra

    Last week: 22

    Chopra vaults to No. 3 thanks to three of the top five most-engaged-with Instagram posts by an actor in the tracking week, led by a selfie with fiancé Nick Jonas, plus Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner, at the U.S. Open on Sept. 4. The post earned 2.4 million favorites.

  • 2. Kevin Hart

    Last week: 2

  • 1. Will Smith

    Last week: 1