19 Celebrities Who Are Secretly Gamers


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Not everyone who’s played a video game identifies as “a gamer,” but these celebrities definitely do! If you’re a certified gamer yourself, here are some celebrities who probably want to game with you.

1. Brie Larson

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Brie has been very open about her love of video games over the past few years, and even has her own YouTube channel on which she plays/streams games. One particular video to highlight is Brie teaching Tessa Thompson how to play Fortnite. Because of her love of video games, Brie’s even been featured in commercials for Nintendo, showcasing her skills with Animal Crossing and Ring Fit Adventure .

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2. Matthew Perry

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Matthew Perry’s love of gaming runs so deep, he once told Ellen DeGeneres he began to develop carpal tunnel syndrome after playing too much of Fallout 3 . His love of Fallout even led Perry to take a role in Fallout: New Vegas as Benny.

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3. Rosario Dawson

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In addition to starring in the animated Ratchet & Clank movie, Rosario Dawson has also stepped up in the past to advocate for female gamers, even going so far as to help spearhead the inclusion of a female character option in Call of Duty: Black Ops III.

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4. Will Arnett

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Star of BoJack Horseman and Arrested Development , Will Arnett is an avid player of the Call of Duty franchise. In fact, his love of the games even led to him to develop a partnership with Infinity Ward , and provide voiceover work in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in 2009. Arnett has also said that he plays Call of Duty online with celebrity friends like Jason Sudeikis.

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5. Samuel L. Jackson

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Jackson is no stranger to the world of video games, and even lent his voice to the role of Officer Tenpenny in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas . He is also reportedly a fan of the Assasin’s Creed and Call of Duty franchises.

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6. Henry Cavill

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Although this revelation may not be too surprising, as Cavill is also the star of The Witcher TV adaptation on Netflix, playing Geralt of Rivia, it’s worth noting that Cavill himself is a huge video game nerd ! Cavill has even built his own gaming PC! That shows true dedication to the life of a gamer.

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7. Daniel Craig

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Like many of the celebs on this list, Daniel Craig is also reportedly a huge fan of the Grand Theft Auto series, particularly Vice City . He’s also a big fan of games that have deep, complex lore and storylines, and has referenced Halo as being one of his favorite video games.

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8. Mila Kunis

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Way back in 2008, during a conversation with Jimmy Kimmel , Mila Kunis openly admitted to being addicted to video games, mainly World of Warcraft . However, it seems like she’s managed to kick the habit of playing for hours on end, saying she realized she needed to quit the game after noting that her agent would log on to message her .

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9. Serena Williams

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The world-famous tennis star Serena Williams has gone on record to proclaim herself a true gaming fan The world-famous tennis star Serena Williams has gone on record as true gaming fan — specifically she’s a fan of the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) from way back in the ’80s. In an interview with Essence , Williams told the publication that she was a fan of Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! and Duck Hunt. She’s even a true believer in an ancient technique used for getting old game cartridges to work again (blowing air on them and the system over and over again). Can confirm this 100% does work!

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10. Megan Fox

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Actor Megan Fox has proclaimed her love of the Mortal Kombat games several times over the past few years. Not only that, but she’s apparently really, really good at them!

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11. Zac Efron

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Efron’s love of video games runs deep. Reportedly, back when Efron was dating High School Musical co-star Vanessa Hudgens, he got in trouble with her over his absolutely hopeless video game addiction . In recent years, Efron has even played games like Mario Kart 8 with Conan O’Brien and Seth Rogen.

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12. Naomi Osaka

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The second tennis star on this list, Osaka has said repeatedly that gaming has always been a huge aspect of her life. Osaka mainly loves to use gaming as a way of dealing with the stress of competition and the demands of traveling all over the world, and she even helped design a custom skin for Fortnite back in March 2022.

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13. Jamie Lee Curtis

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After first being introduced to the world of gaming by her son, who showed her how to play Street Fighter, the Halloween and Knives Out actor has reportedly become obsessed with multiplayer games like League of Legends . In the past, she’s even helped raise money for the site Twin Galaxies , which works to help legitimize esports.

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14. Michael Fassbender

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Fassbender has said in the past that, while he isn’t a hardcore gamer, he would often be caught staying up until all hours of the morning playing racing games . However, after starring in the Assassin’s Creed film adaptation, the actor got more into games and the Assassin’s Creed franchise as a whole, even playing the games himself to get more insight into the character and the world of Templars and Assassins.

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15. Jack Black

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The School of Rock star has been a longtime fan of video games since he was a kid , and shares his love for gaming to over four million subscribers on his YouTube channel: JablinskiGames.

Sure, maybe, most of the time he doesn’t actually play any games, but it’s still technically a gaming channel!

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16. Drake

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Drake is a huge Fortnite fan, and even broke records with his collaborative stream with the popular Twitch gamer Ninja. Their stream, in which the duo played Fortnite, Read more – BUZZFEED

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