Will Smith Retakes No. 1 on Top Actors Social Media Ranking, Deepika Padukone Re-enters

6:45 AM 11/24/2018

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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Will Smith launches back to No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors chart, moving 9-1 to take the top spot from Millie Bobby Brown on the Nov. 28-dated list.

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 Nov. 20.

Smith leads Priyanka Chopra and Kevin Hart on the latest chart, while Gabrielle Union and Deepika Padukone round out the top five.

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

  • 10. Jada Pinkett Smith

    Last week: 11

  • 9. Alyssa Milano

    Last week: 7

  • 8. Mark Hamill

    Last week: 18

  • 7. George Takei

    Last week: 5

  • 6. Millie Bobby Brown

    Last week: 1

  • 5. Deepika Padukone

    Last week: -

    Padukone earned increases in all social media metrics, led by 917,000 Facebook post likes and 668,000 Twitter likes. Padukone posted multiple photos from her wedding to Ranveer Singh on Nov. 14 in Italy.

  • 4. Gabrielle Union

    Last week: 4

    “This baby smell, though? Heaven,” wrote Union in a Nov. 14 Instagram post showing the actor with her newborn daughter, who was born Nov. 7, her first with basketball player Dwyane Wade.

  • 3. Kevin Hart

    Last week: 2

  • 2. Priyanka Chopra

    Last week: 3

  • 1. Will Smith

    Last week: 9

    Smith lands back at No. 1, his 13th week atop the chart, after garnering the top post by an actor on Instagram in the tracking week: a photo of a Bel Air car he found in Cuba, referencing his role on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. The Nov. 20 post gathered 2.7 million favorites.