Behind the glow of the silver screen, it is hard to imagine the celebrities, with their luxurious lifestyle, would have something in common with us mortals. However, they do – some of them are very normal in real life and enjoy things normal people would like… such as video games.

In this article, we would list out six celebrities that no one would have thought to actually be big gamers.

1 – Brie Larson

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Brie Larson at Captain Marvel premiere

The up and coming Captain Marvel actress has been a hardcore Nintendo fan since her early years, and the latest game she played is Breath of the Wild. In a previous interview, Larson shared that her 15th birthday was a giant Nintendo themed party, in which everyone dresses as their favorite Nintendo character and whack each other with balloon hammers. While she favored Mario titles such as Paper Mario in the past, these days, Zelda is all she ever talks about.

Larson also did some foray into the world of PC gaming as well, with some of her previous tweets praising a PC game called Abzu.

2 – Vin Diesel

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Vin Diesel is pretty much the opposite of what people would picture an average gamer. The Fast & Furious and Guardian of the Galaxy actor is actually an avid gamer. Diesel’s gaming hobby started over 20 years ago when the guy and his friends started playing D&D tabletop games. The guy is a diehard fan of Dungeon & Dragons – he even has a tattoo of his roleplaying character, Melkor, on his body.

His passion for D&D is actually what sparked the premise for his 2015 film, The Last Witch Hunter. The plot of that movie is actually a collaboration between Diesel and his long time friend Cory Goodman, another D&D addict.

3 – Robin Williams

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The late Robin Williams was known for his role as the Genie in Aladdin and the Robot in Bicentennial Man

The late Genie Robin Williams, always known for his upbeat comedy style and various iconic roles over the year, is surprisingly a big gamer. Despite being part of the previous generation of actors, the guy is actually a dedicated gamer, with Legend of Zelda being his all-time favorite. He loves the game so much – even his daughter was named Zelda.

Beyond all the Nintendo classics, Williams also plays WoW, Half-Life, Call of Duty… the usual popular games of the last generations.

4 – Henry Cavill

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Henry Cavill, before his role as Superman in the DC Cinematic Universe, was an avid World of Warcraft gamer. The guy has been an addict since his early years – so much he almost missed the call from Snyder for his Superman role due to a dungeon raid in WoW.

Cavill is actually a step better than all other people in this list, however, as the guy actually managed to make a character in his favorite video game successful on the TV screen. His role as Geralt of Rivia in the Netflix Witcher series was a big success – a second season was immediately commissioned, even before the first one finished airing.

5 – Megan Fox

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The Transformer bombshell, actress Megan Fox, has actually been a gamer her entire life. A fan of the Super Nintendo in the early days, she has practiced most of her gaming skills on the Aladdin game. In the modern era of gaming, however, she’s actually a big fan of Mortal Kombat – with her favorite title being Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe.

Fox was also a big fan of the Wii console as well. According to what she said in a previous interview, the actual physical actions while playing the Wii helps her train her own body while gaming at the same time.

6 – Daniel Craig


When it comes to the stone-faced 007, no one would have thought Daniel Craig’s favorite hobby would be video games. In a previous interview, Craig described that he just loves the type of games that are as unrealistic as possible. The guy would happily play Halo just because the main gameplay is to shoot aliens while discarding GTA because he doesn’t want to steal cars.

Craig also plays other games too, especially those with huge storylines. He does not have much time for gaming however, as his acting career has been flourishing to this day.

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