Mandatory Best of 2019: Ranking the 10 Greatest Actors of the Year

It takes a thousand little things to go right to make even a decent movie, but no piece of the puzzle is as important (or relatable) as the actor. A great performance can elevate a mediocre film to cult status, connecting deep inside the part of our brain that is purely human, forever emblazoning a character in our minds as a part of us. Actors (as opposed to straight-up movie stars) often have a thankless job. They put themselves up there on the big screen for all to see and more often than not, get picked apart. But every once in a while, a performance is so spot-on and so compelling that we as an audience have no choice but to celebrate their work as an achievement. Here are the 10 greatest actors of 2019.

Photo: Sony Pictures

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