28 Dec 2015 11:18 PM +00:00 UTC

7 Celebrities Who Are Shamelessly Geeky

From Dungeons and Dragons to Star Wars and Marvel Comics, there are tons of fandoms that celebrities love to geek over. Not every celebrity opens up about their inner geek, but some are very public about it. We compiled a list of 7 of the biggest celebrity geeks who have unleashed their inner nerd.

  1. Leonardo DiCaprio

    Leonardo still doesn't have a prized Oscar award to display, but he does have a huge personal collection of action figures and toys. Leo is huge Star Wars fan and has been collecting vintage cards and action figures for quite a while. We wouldn't have known much about it, except for the fact that he auctioned off part of his collection in 2006. The proceeds of the auction went toward the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation for charity. One can only wonder what Leonardo has left in his collection.

  2. Robin Williams

    Robin Williams was a huge video game buff. Williams bought a Nintendo Entertainment System shortly after it was released. One of his favorite games on the console was The Legend of Zelda. Robin was addicted to the game, and played it with his wife for hours at a time. They loved it so much, the couple decided to name their kid Zelda. 

    Robin talks about his love for the game in the video below:

  3. Rosario Dawson

    Rosario Dawson is fluent in English, Spanish, and... Klingon! She is a huge Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica fan. Rosario is also a self professed comic book fan and even co created the comic book miniseries Occult Crimes Taskforce.

    You can watch Rosario geeking out on an old episode of Conan O'Brien here:

  4. Vin Diesel

    Vin Diesel may be a huge action star on screen, but off camera he is even a bigger geek. He has been playing Dungeons and Dragons for over twenty years. You might be surprised to know that he even wrote the foreward for 30 Years of Adventure: A Celebration of Dungeons and Dragons. While filming the movie XXX, Vin had a temporary tattoo with the name of his D&D character "Melkor" on his stomach. In 2007 he founded his own gaming company, Tigon Studios, which publishes games primarily focused on the movies he stars in.

    Earlier this year, Vin's D&D love finally made it to the big screen with the movie The Last Witch Hunter. The movie is based on Melkor, his own personal D&D character. You can watch Vin playing Dungeons and Dragons in the below episode of Geek & Sundry:

  5. Nicolas Cage

    After starring in films such as, Ghost RiderThe Sorcerer's ApprenticeKick-Ass, and Season of the Witch, it doesn't come as a big surprise that Nicolas Cage loves comic books and fantasy. Nicholas has a huge comic book collection, worth millions of dollars. In 2000, some of his most valuable comics were stolen from his home. In 2011 Cage's stolen mint condition Action Comics #1, valued at over a million dollars, was discovered in a storage locker and returned to him. The comic featured the first ever appearance of Superman, and was believed to be purchased by Cage in preparation for an unreleased 1990's Superman film he was to star in. In 2005, Cage named his son Kal-El after the Last Son of Krypton.

  6. Stephen Colbert

    Stephen Colbert doesn't shy away from letting his television audience know about his love for Tolkien’s Middle Earth. Even Peter Jackson, director of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, acknowledged that Colbert is the "Biggest Tolkien Geek" he has ever met. Colbert managed to land a role as an extra in The Hobbit. While visiting the set, Jackson even held a brief contest between the on set Tolkien expert and Stephen Colbert, and Stephen won. 

    Colbert showcases some of his Tolkien expertise below:

  7. Mila Kunis

    Mila Kunis is a serial video game nerd. She originally got into World of Warcraft with her boyfriend at the time, Macaulay Culkin. Her original WOW in game name was "CaptainPicard" in homage to the Star Trek: TNG character portrayed by Patrick Stewart. Her addiction to WOW became too strong, and she eventually forced herself to quit it entirely.

    Watch Mila geek out over her love for Star Trek below: