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12 Celebrities Who Love To Geek Out

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Comic-Con may have come and gone, but we can still feel the alt aftermath of action, suspense, danger and comic book characters costumes. The annual fan convention has given us plenty of firsts—we've witnessed a super man change into a super woman, and a certain blue-haired idol finally get the props she deserved.

Vixens must remain true to themselves no matter what, correct? So, if you love to dress-up as Wonder Women, you be the best superhero you can be. It’s everyone’s privilege, rather, right to geek out whenever they please. Every one does it once and a while; even some of our favorite celebrities geek out in a major way. Flip through our list of celebrities who love to geek out, and see for your self. To the bat mobile!

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Funnyman Dave Chappelle absolutely loves World of Warcraft. When he admitted it at a stand-up gig in San Francisco, cheers and applause broke out and Chappelle thanked his “geek brothers and sisters.”  He has even said that the name of one of the characters in WoW was based on one of his sketches.

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Rashida Jones, daughter of legendary musician Quincy Jones, isn’t just a celebrity, she’s a geek of the highest level. She created a comic book called Frenemy of the State and appeared in episodes of Adult Swim's Robot Chicken.


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Rosario Dawson speaks Spanish, English, and—wait for it—Klingon. She knows phrases in the Star Trek language and even shared 10 essential Klingon phrases on Late Night With Conan O'Brien. In 2006, she released her own comic, Occult Crimes Taskforce, which starred her in the lead role.

Samuel Jackson on The Tonight Show


Samuel L. Jackson is known as a collector of vintage comics. His enthusiasm for superheros even reflects in his role choices—he loves sci-fi movies for the sheer fun of it.

Janina Gavankar


Janina Gavankar is a true gamer. The True Blood actress has freaked out over the sight of a Portal 2 advertisement and has cited that playing Dr. Mario is the best way to unwind.

Vin Diesel


Vin Diesel has been playing Dungeons and Dragons for over 20 years. No lie, somewhere on his body is a tattoo of his player character's name. He has his own gaming development house, Tigon Studios, just because he was tired of people making crappy games based on movies.



Ice-T is the proud owner of first version of Mortal Kombat and NBA Jam. He and Snoop Lion play online together and like so many other stars Ice-T says he is a huge Call of Duty fan.

Olivia Munn


Olivia Munn is tech savvy, loves cosplay, and isn’t afraid to call herself a geek. The title of her book is Suck It, Wonder Woman: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek.

Mila Kunis


Mila Kunis is an avid World of Warcraft player. She battles close friends, but is also a member of a guild with people she doesn't know. The actress said she used to talk to her fellow guild members, who believed her strange hours were due to traveling for an architecture job, until one of them recognized her voice.

Stephen Colbert


Stephen Colbert is Obsessed with J.R.R. Tolkien and everything Lord of the Rings. Watch this epic battle with James Franco.

Donald Glover


Writer, actor, and comedian Donald Glover had some interesting, but geeky thoughts on possibly playing Spider-Man in a movie.

President Obama Speaks At National Italian American Foundation Gala


The leader of the free world, Barack Obama, once collected Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics. Democrat, Republican or Independent, geeking out, is geeking out.




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