Keanu Reeves’ appearance in Cyberpunk 2077 has pushed fans’ hype for the game to the maximum. However, this is just the latest example of the world of video games and Hollywood crossing over. Games developers always want to deliver an immersive, lifelike experience, and on occasions, hiring a renowned actor to play a character truly helps bring him/her to life.

This trend is becoming more and more popular of late, with celebrities lending not only their voices to big-budget games, but their looks as well. Here is a list of 12 famous movie stars (13 including Keanu) who have been digitalized in video games.

Apocalypse: Bruce Willis

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Bruce Willis in Apocalypse

The shooter game Apocalypse, released by Activision for the PlayStation back in 1998, is an early example of a renowned Hollywood actor’s likeness being digitized in a video game. However, while the idea of motion-capturing Willis' performance sounded awesome on paper, the hardware of the PlayStation could not handle such an intensive process. As a result, nowadays Apocalypse is mostly remembered only as the game that gave birth to the Tony Hawk series.

Rise to Honor: Jet Li

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Jet Li as Kit Yun in Rise To Honor

Martial artist/actor Jet Li appeared in this PS2 game as Kit Yun, an undercover cop who’s given a mission of protecting the daughter of a crime boss. The game received a lot of criticism because it was more like an interactive film than an actual fighting game. Still, it is probably a game that many fans of the Chinese actor remember fondly.

Onimusha 3: Demon Siege: Jean Reno

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Jean Reno as Jacques Blanc in Onimusha 3

The 3rd installment in the Onimusha series added a new time travel mechanic that saw main character Hidemitsu Samanosuke Akechi, a samurai of the Sengoku Era, and Jacques Blanc, a police officer of modern days, trading timelines with one another. Blanc’s look was based on that of Jean Reno, a French action movie star.

Stranglehold: Chow Yun-fat

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Chow Yun-fat as Inspector "Tequila" Yuen in Stranglehold

Stranglehold is a pretty unique case of a video game featuring a movie star, as the game actually is a direct sequel to the action movie Hard Boiled by director John Woo. Chow Yun-fat portrayed protagonist Inspector "Tequila" Yuen in both products, and there was also a movie adaptation planned for the game. However, that plan never came to fruition.

Halo: Nathan Fillion

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Nathan Fillion as Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck in Halo

Nathan Fillion made his debut in the Halo franchise in the 2007 title Halo 3 as a voice actor for a character called Gunnery Sergeant Reynolds. However, the actor took another step 2 years later in the spinoff Halo 3: ODST, with both his voice and look being used for a character called Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck. Buck made a comeback 6 years later in Halo 5: Guardians, this time with a massively enhanced visual.

Assassin's Creed: Kristen Bell

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Kristen Bell as Lucy Stillman in Assassin's Creed

Kristen Bell played Lucy Stillman, a character that had a pretty significant role in the first 3 Assassin’s Creed games. Lucy is a member of the Assassin order that helped protagonist Desmond Miles escape from Abstergo Industries, a Templar organization.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed: Sam Witwer

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Sam Witwer as Starkiller in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Most Star Wars fans probably know Sam Witwer as the voice actor of Darth Maul in several Star Wars series and films such as The Clone Wars and Solo: A Star Wars Story, but the actor first appeared in the 2008 game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed as Starkiller, a secret assassin working under Darth Vader.

L.A. Noire: Aaron Staton

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Aaron Staton as Detective Cole Phelps in L.A. Noire

L.A. Noire was truly a technological wonder when it first came out in 2011. The game utilized the "MotionScan" technology to capture the facial movements of actors from multiple angles, allowing players to spot even the subtlest changes in the characters’ emotion and mood during scenes with an interrogation going on. Actor Aaron Staton (known for his role as Ken Cosgrove in the TV series Mad Men) plays the protagonist of the game, Detective Cole Phelps.

Beyond: Two Souls: Ellen Page

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Ellen Page as Aiden in Beyond: Two Souls

The 2013 game Beyond: Two Souls was a cinematic adventure in which Ellen Page played Aiden, a woman who is psychically connected to an ethereal being. In addition to voiceover duties, Page and many co-stars (including renowned American actor Willem Dafoe) also had to perform extensive motion capture work. Many players have noted that Aiden’s character model looks incredibly similar to The Last of Us’ Ellie, another game character whose appearance is reportedly based on the Inception actress. Page herself was also quite bemused by the similarities.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare: Kevin Spacey

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Kevin Spacey as Jonathan Irons in Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare

The Call of Duty series has recruited many popular actors from Hollywood to perform voiceover for various key roles. However, the 2014 installment Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare went the extra mile, using both the voice and the look of Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey for its villain Jonathan Irons.

Until Dawn: Hayden Panettiere, Rami Malek, and others

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Rami Malek as Joshua in Until Dawn

The horror/survival game Until Dawn obviously drew a lot of inspiration from several classic horror movies such as The Evil Dead and Friday the 13th. As such, it’s only fitting that the game would feature a cast full of celebrities. The cast members include several Hollywood stars like Hayden Panettiere, Rami Malek, Peter Stormare, and Brett Dalton.

Death Stranding: Mads Mikkelsen and Norman Reedus

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Norman Reedus as Sam Bridges in Death Stranding

Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon from The Walking Dead) will be portraying protagonist Sam Bridges in Hideo Kojima’s highly-anticipated title Death Stranding. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic US, and Reedus’ character will reportedly play a key role in forging connections between isolated individuals in this barren land. In the many trailers that have been released for this game, we can also spot many other familiar faces such as that of Mads Mikkelsen, Lindsay Wagner, Léa Seydoux, and even directors Nicolas Winding Refn and Guillermo del Toro.

Cyberpunk 2077: Keanu Reeves

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Keanu Reeves as Johnny Silverhands in Cyberpunk 2077

At E3 2019, Keanu Reeves appeared on the stage of Microsoft's conference and announced that he’ll have a role in CD Projekt Red’s upcoming title Cyberpunk 2077, which is probably one of the biggest (and most welcome) surprises of we’ve so far. The actor will be playing Johnny Silverhands, who is basically a cybernetically-enhanced John Wick with a metal arm.