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Celebrities Who Are Secret Geeks

This is a list of celebrities who are secret geeks. It has never been cooler to be a geek, and some of Hollywood's most famous are amongst the nerd herd. Some celebrities geek out for science fiction and comic books, while others are brilliant scholars with PhDs. Some famous people have made a career out of being a geek, and some keep their secret inner-nerd from the world.

Who is the most famous person who is a secret geek? Angelina Jolie tops our list. Jolie has been eye-candy for geeks all over the world in her role as video game vixen Lara Croft, but she is a geek in her own right. The Mr. and Mrs. Smith actress collects first edition books and antique daggers. She has discussed her nerdiness, stating, "I’m kind of a closet geek, so I talk about a lot of different things." Other famous actresses that are secret geeks include Meghan Fox, Mila Kunis, and Natalie Portman.

Some famous men are also secretly nerdy. Titanic star Leonardo DiCaprio collects action figures. Apparently, he has an impressive collection of figures from He-Man and Star Wars. Pop star Justin Bieber is an expert at solving the iconic 80s toy, the Rubix cube. There are several YouTube clips of the pop star solving a Rubix cube in under 120 seconds.

Check out the celebrity nerds below, and find out the secret hobbies that make them nerds in real life.

  • Geeks out on: First edition books and antique daggers 

    "I’m kind of a closet geek, so I talk about a lot of different things," she said.

  • Geeks out on: Star Wars, comic books

    Megan Fox revealed that she is a Star Wars geek in 2013, when she tweeted a photo of a life-size R2D2 cut-out.  The Transformers star is also a fan of video games and comic books.  At Comic Con 2009, Fox told MTV news about some of her favorite comics, "I want to go look at some Witchblade comics. And J. Scott Campbell, I'm a fan of him. I want to see if they have some Gen-13 around."

    Megan Denise Fox (born May 16, 1986) is an American actress and model. She began her acting career in 2001, with several minor television and film roles, and played a regular role on the Hope & Faith ...more
  • Geeks out on: Science

    Natalie Portman was a science geek in high school.  The Thor actress competed in the semifinals of the Intel Science Talent Search was she was a teen.

  • Geeks out on: the radio 

    In this world of MP3s and iTunes, Beyoncé still loves to geek out with an old-fashioned radio.  Apparently, she loves the radio so much that she wrote the song "Radio" about it in 2008.

    Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (born September 4, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé performed in various singing and dancing competitions ...more
  • Geeks out on: DIY

    Taylor Swift's secret hobby is making homemade snow globes.  In 2011, Swift shared a photo of her wintery creations on Instagram with the caption, "Homemade snow globes with friends. The whole fleet!"

    Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter. She is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which have received widespread media coverage. Born and raised ...more
  • Geeks out on: Star Trek

    Mila Kunis is a secret Trekky.  The Black Swan actress has visited the Star Trek Experience in Las Vegas and has the autograph of Leonard Nimoy.  She is also a big fan of "World of Warcraft."

    Milena Markovna "Mila" Kunis (; Ukrainian: Мілена Марківна Куніс; born August 14, 1983) is an American actress. In 1991, at the age of seven, she moved from Soviet Ukraine to the United States with ...more
  • Geeks out on: Rubix cubes

    Justin Bieber is a expert at solving the iconic 80s toy the Rubix cube.  There are several YouTube clips of the pop star solving a Rubix cube in under 120 seconds.

  • Geeks out on: Comic books

    Underworld actress Kate Beckinsale is a huge comic book fan.  She doesn't call herself a collector thought, that title is reserved for her ex-husband. Her daughter is also a big fan of comics, so the family can geek out together.

  • Geeks out on: Fencing

    Tom Cruise is in love with the sport fencing. Cruise loves the sport so much that he introduced his friends Will Smith and David Beckham to it.

  • Geeks out on: Legos

    Reportedly, Brad Pitt is a big Lego geek. A source told Brick Bender that The Fight Club" actor, "makes no secret of the fact he’s fascinated by Lego and loves to design his own buildings with the kids."

  • Geeks out on: Mini-golf

    Zooey Deschanel has perfected the art of awkward, but did you know this geeky girl loves to mini-golf? She talked about her love of the sport when she visited Craig Ferguson's talk show.

  • Geeks out on: Fencing

    Thanks to Tom Cruise, Will Smith has come to love the under-appreciated sport of fencing. Smith states, "Tom has a room for training. We don't get enough time to hang out, just us three guys, so this is his way of getting together and bonding."

  • Geeks out on: Action figures

    Titanic star Leonardo DiCaprio collects action figures. Apparently, he has an impressive collection of figures from He-Man and Star Wars.

  • Geeks out on: Typewriters 

    Tom Hanks collects old-fashioned, manual typewriters. Hanks loves writing letters on his typewriters and has stated, “I’d better start hoarding stationery and pray the post office survives.” He loves them so much, in fact, that he published a book of short stories that he wrote on his typewriter in 2017, called, Uncommon Type.

  • Geeks out on: Wine

    Soccer great David Beckham geeks out for wine tastings. He also enjoys to participate in the sport of fencing with his nerdy friends Will Smith and Tom Cruise.

  • Geeks out on: Dolls

    Courtney Love geeks out for dolls. The Hole frontwoman collects Mattel's Liddle Kiddles.

  • Geeks out on: Science

    Cindy Crawford is known worldwide as a beautiful supermodel, but at her high school she was known as valedictorian. She went on to study chemical engineering before dropping out of college to become a supermodel.

  • Geeks out on: Elvis

    Nicolas Cage geeks out to Elvis and has a shrine to the King in his home. Cage also reportedly collects odd items like dinosaur skulls, an octopus and shrunken head. He also has a huge comic book collection.

  • Geeks out on: Anime, comic books, video games

    Robin Williams was a geek tri-fecta. The late Good Will Hunting actor was a huge fan of anime, comic books, and video games. Williams even named his daughter Zelda.

  • Geeks out on: Chess

    David Bowie loved to play the game of chess. Through the years, Bowie was photographed in music studios and on film sets playing the game.

  • Geeks out on: Climbing trees

    Simon Cowell likes to spend his free time climbing trees. The X Factor creator told GQ Magazine, “I climb trees daily. It’s like a ritual."

  • Geeks out on: Scrabble

    Dance-pop superstar Kylie Minogue geeks out to Scrabble. She loves the game so much that she referenced it in her song, "Your Disco Needs You."

  • Geeks out on: Video games

    Christina Applegate is addicted to video games. She especially loves "Guitar Hero."

  • Geeks out on: Video games

    Rashida Jones is a huge fan of the video game "Call of Duty." She also loves comics and developed her own called, Frenemy of the State.

  • Geeks out on: Home improvement shows

    Daniel Craig geeks out for the BBC series Homes Under The Hammer. He reportedly couldn't get enough of the renovation show when he was on the set of Skyfall.