Some celebs, like Drake, make no secret of their gamer hearts, and take an active part in the gaming community.
There are many ways that video games and movies are linked, from games adapted into movies to stars who obsess over the latest releases as much as any other avid gamer.
Some celebs, like Drake, make no secret of their gamer hearts, and take an active part in the gaming community. Others are a little more secretive about their love of gaming.
These stars are well known for their roles in sci-fi and fantasy movies – including the MCU and other blockbuster movies – less known for their love of games.
10 Vin Diesel Loves DnD, MMOS, RTSs and First-Person Shooters
Vin Diesel has never been shy about his love of gaming, including DnD and video games like Call of Duty. He has also been lucky enough to indulge his love of gaming in at least a few of his major movie roles. Vins got Riddick, Groot, and other uber-cool sci-fi roles under his belt. The 2015 movie didn’t do so well at the box office, but his role of Kaulder in The Last Witch Hunter was named after his Dungeons & Dragons witch hunting character.
9 Rosario Dawson Has Repped Women Gamers For Years
Rosario Dawson made headlines recently when she appeared as Ahsoka Tano in The Mandalorian, with the announcement that she’d star in her own TV series as well. Dawson made a memorable mark as Claire Temple in the various Netflix Marvel TV series, and she’s been the voice of Wonder Woman in animated Justice League, WW, and Superman titles for years. She’s also been a gaming fan since childhood, and helped to promote women in gaming, including the development of female leads in games like Call of Duty.
8 Samuel L. Jackson Surprises No One With His Love Of ‘GTA’
Word is that Samuel L. Jackson wants his role as Mace Windu back in future Star Wars projects. He’s also carved out the quintessential portrayal of Nick Fury in the MCU movies, a role he’ll continue in an upcoming TV series. Given the kind of character he portrays so well, it’s not at all surprising that he’s a big fan of Grand Theft Auto – he voiced Officer Tenpenny in GTA: San Andreas. Jackson is also said to be a fan of Fallout and Call of Duty.
7 Cara Delevingne Loves ‘Call Of Duty’
Model and actress Cara Delevingne is probably best known for her eye-catching turn as Enchantress in Suicide Squad back in 2016. She’s also appeared in commercials for Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III. But, it turns out she was a fan of the game long before she made it to high profile celebrity status.
A rep for Activision told the media that she’d been attending their events for years. Cara’s appearance in the ad with Michael B. Jordan and Marshawn Lynch was a great moment for women in gaming.
6 Daisy Ridley Is Addicted To ‘Werewolf’
Daisy Ridley was memorable as Rey in the Star Wars sequels and video games, despite the controversy the movies and the role itself came to represent for some fans. During a red carpet appearance, she confessed to an interviewer that she was a big fan of the Werewolf card game. Werewolf is a social deduction card game, also called Mafia, and Ridley said she loved it even though she was terrible at it. The game sets up two groups in conflict with each other, and players’ roles are known only to them.
5 Jack Black Loves Gaming So Much He Created His Own YouTube Channel For It
Jack Black has taken many memorable roles in films, including several fantasy flicks for the kid-friendly set like Jumanji, Goosebumps, and The House with a Clock in Its Walls. To indulge his love of gaming, he created the JablinskiGames channel on YouTube. With 4.87 million followers, he plays video games, along with showcasing some of his songs. Black voiced the role of Eddie Riggs in the Brutal Legend game, and is known to play on the Xbox, as well as his fondness for old arcade games like Minecraft.
4 Olivia Munn Has Loved Video Games Since Childhood
Olivia Munn’s turn as Psylocke in the X-Men was short – it lasted for only X-Men: Apocalypse – but memorable for many fans who’d like to see her back in the team. She also had a starring role in the Predator reboot, and appeared as Chess Roberts in Iron Man 2, to flesh out her fantasy CV.
She’s been a gaming fan since she was a kid playing obscure games on her family’s PC. These days, she’s into Assassin’s Creed and first-person shooters, along with mobile phone games.
3 Henry Cavill Is A Super Gamer Nerd
For many modern fans, no one fills out Superman’s iconic suit better than Henry Cavill. He’s also the perfect Geralt of Rivia – and that’s no accident. Cavill is a super gaming fan who felt a real sense of responsibility for fleshing out the roles as best as he possibly could. As if that wasn’t enough, he’s a World of Warcraft fan, (among many other games), and supposedly, he was even playing WoW when he found out he’d been cast as the Man of Steel.
2 Megan Fox Plays ‘Halo: Reach’ Online
Megan Fox turned heads in the Transformers franchise before getting bumped by conflicts with director Michael Bay. She bounced back in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and she’ll also star in the upcoming Aurora as an astronaut, among other sci-fi and fantasy oriented roles. It turns out that she is a huge gamer in her spare time, and loves the classic Mortal Kombat as well as the Halo franchise. For many fans, she’s a gamer girl fantasy come true.
1 Brie Larson Is A ‘Zelda’ Fan
When The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild came out in 2017, Brie Larson Tweeted “I love you @NintendoAmerica”. Long before she appeared in Kong: Skull Island or took on the role of Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, Brie had been working her way up the Hollywood ladder since the age of 9. She’s also been a gaming fan for about as long, and she told the media she had a Nintendo party for her 15th birthday. She’s known as a fan of Paper Mario on Gamecube, and loves the Zelda games.
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