Americans love their movies, and their movie stars even more. Hollywood stars are not just glamorous actors; they are powerful influencers as well, which makes their lives that much more interesting than the average joe. While many have firmly established themselves in the industry with a loyal fan following, others break out of the mold, now and then, threatening the status quo. The race to the title of America’s favorite star is certainly not an easy one, given the endless pool of talent and opportunities in Hollywood.
So who are stars who have made their mark, impressing not just movie-goers but also setting the box office on fire? Piplsay (powered by Market Cube) finds out*:
True to his ‘genie’ form, Will Smith continues to spread his magic in the real world too, as he gets voted America’s favorite actor by a majority of Piplsay respondents. Not just that, the former MIB star continues to dominate Instagram as well, posting hilarious videos to entertain his fans. Still, he can’t rest easy, as actors like Johnny Depp, Keanu Reeves, and Leonardo Di Caprio lend a good competition. What’s interesting is that none of the other superheroes except Robert Downey Jr and Ryan Reynolds make it to the top 5 list, despite their movies ruling at the box office. Does this point towards the never-ending allure of the older generation of actors? One may wonder..
Following a similar trend, senior actresses like Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, etc. continue to remain America’s sweethearts, with fans still in awe of their talent and aura. Angelina Jolie, who long ruled the charts, seems to have lost a bit of her popularity, as she slumps to the bottom of the list. Other popular actors who missed making it to the top include stars like Anne Hathaway, Amy Adams, Brad Pitt, and Bradley Cooper. Interestingly, it’s not just through box office releases that Hollywood stars connect with their fans. Today, many of them continue to pack a punch, acting in Televisions series and movies like Homecoming, Kidding, Birdbox, Murder Mystery, and many others that air on streaming platforms and TV networks.
Amongst the younger crowd, Zac Efron continues to be on top with a comfortable lead. Also swinging his way to the top is Tom Holland, who is grabbing eyeballs with his role as the naive and funny Spiderman. On the other end, Jennifer Lawrence and Scarlett Johansson continue to impress one and all with their fine acting skills and admirable body of work at such a young age. Not only are they among the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood today, but are also among the world’s highest-paid actresses, with Johansson leading the way.
That Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep dominate the old-timers’ list comes as no surprise, considering their long, illustrious careers and continuing popularity. Coming with years of experience behind them, many of these seasoned actors and actresses even have roles written around them, which only goes to show the power they command in the world’s oldest, biggest and richest film industry in the world, that is Hollywood.
*Based on 19,000 online responses