Celebrities aren't anything like us normal citizens, right? They live fabulous lives filled with glamour and lavish decadence, surrounding themselves with only the artifacts of the cultural elite. Oh no wait -- they are huge geeks just like us, who have used their money and fame to really indulge in all the hobbies they love so much.

The upcoming Geek Awards celebrate the biggest geeks in pop culture, but before the awards are handed out, Moviefone would like to acknowledge the hardcore geeks of Hollywood. Read on as we salute their obsessive passionate love of comics, video games and shrunken heads.

Celebrities aren't anything like us normal citizens, right? They live fabulous lives filled with glamour and lavish decadence, surrounding themselves with only the artifacts of the cultural elite. Oh no wait -- they are huge geeks just like us, who have used their money and fame to really indulge in all the hobbies they love so much.

The upcoming Geek Awards celebrate the biggest geeks in pop culture, but before the awards are handed out, Moviefone would like to acknowledge the hardcore geeks of Hollywood. Read on as we salute their obsessive passionate love of comics, video games and shrunken heads.

Nicolas Cage
GEEK CRED: Weird Pets, Elvis, Comic Books
Things Nic Cage has owned: skull of the Tarbosaurus dinosaur, an octopus, two albino king cobras, a bottle of snake venom antidote, a pyramid-shaped tomb in a New Orleans cemetery (allegedly), shrunken heads (supposedly).

In addition to his collection of oddities, Cage is a geek for Elvis Presley. He kept a shrine for the King in his house, modeled his performance in 'Wild at Heart' after him, then upped his devotion by marrying the rocker's daughter.

Cage also had the largest celebrity comic book collection containing over 400 issues -- including the first appearances Superman and Robin -- before selling it at an auction for over a million dollars. In order to escape the Coppola family legacy, he took the last name Cage in tribute to 70s Marvel Comics star, Luke Cage. He named his second son Kal-El in tribute to the Man of Steel.


Rosario Dawson
GEEK CRED: 'Star Trek,' Comic Books
Rosario Dawson speaks Spanish and English -- normal -- however, she also speaks Klingon -- okay, weird! The actress knows phrases in the 'Star Trek' language and even shared 10 essential Klingon phrases on 'Late Night With Conan O'Brien.' She also loves comic books, ranging from popular heroes like Wolverine to the landmark classic 'Watchmen' to underground cult hits like 'Johnny the Homicidal Maniac.' In 2006, she released her own comic, 'Occult Crimes Taskforce' -- which starred her in the lead role. Director Kevin Smith has called her "the hottest geek."


Vin Diesel
GEEK CRED: Dungeons & Dragons, Video Games
Vin Diesel might seem like your average manly action star, so it may come as a surprise to learn that he's a big fan of the role-playing game 'Dungeons & Dragons.' On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Diesel revealed he plays the game. "I played very, very religiously. It was my favorite thing to do growing up," Diesel said. Diesel also wrote the forward to a 30th anniversary book, and in the movie 'XXX,' his character sports a tattoo bearing the name of his D&D character. In addition to his role-playing adventures, Diesel also helped found Tigon Studios, a video game production company; one of their primary goals is to develop video game adaptations of movies that are actually decent. Now, Diesel looks like the jock who'd beat up the D&D geek, so it just goes to show, never judge a book by its fantasy cover.


Megan Fox
GEEK CRED: Video Games, 'Lord of the Rings,' Anime, Comic Books
Fox is a serious video-game player, starting with her childhood Super Nintendo. A long-time fan of the 'Mortal Kombat' series, she's also praised recent games like 'Lego Star Wars' and 'Viva Pinata.' PopEater has reported that she frequents 'Lord of the Rings' message-boards.

She became a huge fan of anime through the 'Adult Swim' lineup on Cartoon Network. Fox originally wanted to be a comic-book artist before becoming an actress. She constantly touts the work of artists J. Scott Campbell and Michael Turner, and even displayed her comic-book art skills on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Her reputation as a Hollywood bombshell has caused her geek credentials to be called into question many times, however.


Seth Meyers & Bill Hader
GEEK CRED: Comic Books
Obviously, it's not a stretch for two 'Saturday Night Live' performers and writers to be "geeks," but Seth Meyers and Bill Hader are the next level. The duo obsess over comic books like two guys half their ages might. Hader and Meyers wrote a comic together called 'Spider-man: The Short Halloween' and attended a holiday party at Marvel Comics together; and Meyers even had comic artist Kevin Maguire draw him as The Blue Beetle when he met him at a bar. The co-workers are tried and true fans, and it's nice to see they've found someone else at 'SNL' to geek out with. Adorable.


Tom Hanks
GEEK CRED: Space, 'Star Trek,' Typewriters
Hanks wanted to become an astronaut, but blames his math skills from halting that career path. He serves on the Board of Directors of the National Space Society. He co-produced and co-wrote 'Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D' for IMAX theaters, and also narrated the first planetarium show at the new Rose Center for Earth and Space in the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

He's been a fan of 'Star Trek' since childhood. He was up for the part of Zefram Cochrane in 'Star Trek: First Contact,' but a scheduling conflict prevented him from taking the role. According to Patrick Stewart, he knows the title of every 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' episode. He also has a collection of over 100 typewriters from around the world. He admits that he spends more on shipping and repairs than the actual purchase of the antique machines.
Did we mention that he's Moviefone's No. 1 Twitter geek?


Mila Kunis
GEEK CRED: 'World of Warcraft'
In a prime example of not looking like the stereotype, hottie Mila Kunis is an avid World of Warcraft player. Kunis logs onto the computer with her close friends to play the RPG game, but is also a member of a guild with people she doesn't know. Kunis 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. Guess you can't keep geekdom that strong undercover forever, Mila!


Ben Stiller
GEEK CRED: 'Star Trek'
A lifelong Trekkie. Went to his first 'Star Trek' convention at the age of 11. Janeane Garofalo claims he can recite every line from the series. Has put numerous references into his movies: a clip of the original series episode 'Arena' is in 'Tropic Thunder,' Jim Carrey's character in 'The Cable Guy' re-creates the famous fight scene from the 'Amok Time' episode (complete with famous battle music), Will Ferrell's character in 'Zoolander' is named after the "Mugato" creatures in the episode 'A Private Little War,' and he cast William Shatner in 'Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.' Also, his production company "Red Hour Films" is named after the infamous hour of random violence and sexual aggression on the planet Beta III from the episode 'The Return of the Archons.' Well all right, then.


Robin Williams
GEEK CRED: Anime, Video Games, Comic Books
Williams is a huge supporter of anime, raving about films like 'Akira,' 'Ghost in the Shell' and the works of Hayao Miyazaki. He's also a fan of the series 'Neon Genesis Evangelion' and was able to incorporate it into scenes for 'One Hour Photo.'

He loves to play online games like 'Warcraft 3,' 'Half-Life' and 'Battlefield 2.' He performed as part of Google's keynote at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show, and later that same year, participated in a live demonstration of the still-in-development 'Spore.' His video-game devotion is so intense that he named his daughter Zelda after the classic character.

He's also a a huge 'Batman' fan, lobbying to play either the Joker or the Riddler in both Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan's versions. His favorite comics at the moment are 'DMZ' and the manga 'Tekkonkinkreet.' And he participated in the 2007 World Dungeons & Dragons Game Day (alongside Vin Diesel).


The Geek Awards take place live on Wednesday, August 18, at 8PM from the Conga Room in Los Angeles, with a live stream of the pre-show at 7PM on PopEater. Featuring a surprise host, celebrity guests, and a special musical performance, the ceremony will celebrate the super-fans of culture. Tune into PopEater, Spinner, StyleList, Urlesque and Asylum for your music, fashion and Internet geekdom.
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