Google’s Top Trending Actor of the Year Is Not Who We Were Expecting

Surprised is an understatement

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Google just released a list of the most-searched celebrities of 2023 (and if we’re being honest, the results really surprised us). 

In honor of the New Year, the search engine has dropped a list of the top trending celebrities of 2023. Much to our surprise, Jeremy Renner topped the list, followed by Jamie Foxx (They Cloned Tyrone), Danny Masterson (That ’70s Show), Matt Rife (Matt Rife: Natural Selection) and Pedro Pascal (The Last of Us).

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Renner’s popularity was mainly due to his snow plow accident that occurred in January 2023. The actor was airlifted to a hospital after the machine ran over his leg and shattered over 30—yes, 30—bones. Now that he’s recovered, Renner announced that he's launching a musical diary, titled Wait, on the one-year anniversary of his accident, January 1, 2024. 

“New musical diary—story of life, death, recovery, all things learned along the way,” he wrote on Instagram. “I can’t wait to share more with you.”

Aside from his accident, Renner is widely known for starring in Mayor of Kingstown, Hawkeye, Arctic Dogs, Avengers: Endgame, Captain America: Civil War and The Hurt Locker.

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Google also released a list of the top five trending shows from 2023, with options from Netflix, Max and more. The Last of Us claimed the number one spot as the most-searched series, followed by Ginny & Georgia, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, Daisy Jones & The Six and Wednesday.

We can’t wait to see what 2024 holds for Renner—musical diary included. 

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...