Entertainment

Celebrities Who Are Secret Geeks  

Celebrity Lists
55.9k views 77 items

List of Celebrities Who Are Secret Geeks ranked by fame and popularity. 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 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.

Do you think these celebrities should be more open about their inner-nerds? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrities Who Are Secret Geeks
age 43
Angelina Jolie collects first edition books and antique daggers. "I’m kind of a closet geek, so I talk about a lot of different things," she said.

More Angelina Jolie

#161 of 276 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the Worldfeaturing Fun Facts You Didn't Know About Angelina Jolielisted on Famous Left Handed People

Megan Fox is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities Who Are Secret Geeks
age 32
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."

More Megan Fox

#453 of 938 The Best Actresses in Film Historyfeaturing The Best Megan Fox Movieslisted on Guests of the Jay Leno Show

Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities Who Are Secret Geeks
age 37
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.

More Natalie Portman

#29 of 78 Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now? #54 of 938 The Best Actresses in Film Historyfeaturing The Best Natalie Portman Movies

Beyoncé Knowles ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities Who Are Secret Geeks
age 37
In this world of MP3s and iTunes, Beyonce 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.

More Beyoncé Knowles

#200 of 276 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World #17 of 455 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Yearsfeaturing The Best Songs on Beyoncé's 'The Lion King: The Gift' Soundtrack

Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Celebrities Who Are Secret Geeks
age 29
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, "Home made snow globes with friends. The whole fleet!"

More Taylor Swift

#96 of 276 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the Worldfeaturing The Best Taylor Swift Songslisted on Musicians You May Not Know Are Republican

Mila Kunis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Celebrities Who Are Secret Geeks
age 35
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."

More Mila Kunis

#33 of 78 Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now? #205 of 938 The Best Actresses in Film Historyfeaturing 16 Times Mila Kunis Was Just As Awesome As You'd Hope

Justin Bieber is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Celebrities Who Are Secret Geeks
age 24
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.

More Justin Bieber

#346 of 455 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Yearsfeaturing Celebrities Who Have Dissed Justin Bieberlisted on Famous Left Handed Guitarists

Kate Beckinsale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Celebrities Who Are Secret Geeks
age 45
"Underworld" actress Kate Beckinsale is a huge comic book fan.  She doesn't call herself a collector thought, that title is reserved for her husband.  Her daughter is also a big fan of comics, so the family can geek out together.

More Kate Beckinsale

#126 of 938 The Best Actresses in Film History #427 of 2,003 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment Historyfeaturing A Complete Timeline Of Kate Beckinsale And Pete Davidson's Relationship

Tom Cruise is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Celebrities Who Are Secret Geeks
age 56
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.

More Tom Cruise

#198 of 276 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the Worldfeaturing The Craziest Tom Cruise Scientology Rumors, Rankedlisted on Famous Left Handed People

Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Celebrities Who Are Secret Geeks
age 52
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."

More Brad Pitt

#104 of 276 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World #21 of 78 Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?featuring The Best Brad Pitt Movies

Zooey Deschanel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Celebrities Who Are Secret Geeks
age 39
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.

More Zooey Deschanel

#48 of 276 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World #169 of 298 The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters #76 of 233 The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years

Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Celebrities Who Are Secret Geeks
age 50
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."

More Will Smith

#123 of 276 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World #233 of 455 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Yearsfeaturing The Best Will Smith Movies

Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Celebrities Who Are Secret Geeks
age 44
"Titanic" star Leonardo DiCaprio collects action figures.  Apparently, he has an impressive collection of figures from "He-Man" and "Star Wars."

More Leonardo DiCaprio

#73 of 276 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the Worldfeaturing The Best Leonardo DiCaprio Movieslisted on Tony Robbins' Celebrity Clients

Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Celebrities Who Are Secret Geeks
age 62
Tom Hanks collects old-fashioned manual type-writers.  Hanks loves writing letters on his typewriters and has stated, “I’d better start hoarding stationery and pray the post office survives.”

More Tom Hanks

#1 of 276 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World #1 of 282 The Best (Male) Actors Working Todayfeaturing Times Tom Hanks Was Just as Cool as You Hope He'd Be

David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Celebrities Who Are Secret Geeks
age 43
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.

More David Beckham

#276 of 2,198 The Best Athletes Of All Time #1,034 of 2,834 The Most Influential People of All Time #38 of 207 The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

Courtney Love is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Celebrities Who Are Secret Geeks
age 54
Courtney Love geeks out for dolls.  The Hole front woman collects Mattel's Liddle Kiddles.

More Courtney Love

#242 of 455 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years #608 of 1,066 The Best Singers of All Timefeaturing Dark And Buckwild Courtney Love Stories That Could Have Only Happened To Courtney Love

Cindy Crawford is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Celebrities Who Are Secret Geeks
age 53
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.

More Cindy Crawford

#795 of 938 The Best Actresses in Film History #320 of 585 The Most Beautiful Women Of 2019, Ranked #261 of 347 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time

Nicolas Cage is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Celebrities Who Are Secret Geeks
age 55
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.

More Nicolas Cage

#98 of 282 The Best (Male) Actors Working Today #157 of 1,151 The Best Actors in Film Historyfeaturing 10 Utterly Insane Things You Didn't Know About Nicolas Cage

Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Celebrities Who Are Secret Geeks
Dec. at 63 (1951-2014)
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.

More Robin Williams

#109 of 276 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the Worldfeaturing Heartwarming Behind-The-Scenes Stories About Robin Williamslisted on Guests of the Jay Leno Show

David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Celebrities Who Are Secret Geeks
age 72
David Bowie loves to play the game of chess. Through the years, Bowie has been photographed in music studios and on film sets playing the game.

More David Bowie

#19 of 455 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years #7 of 2,186 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Timefeaturing The Best David Bowie Songs of All Time

Simon Cowell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Celebrities Who Are Secret Geeks
age 59
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."

More Simon Cowell

#187 of 244 The Hottest Men Of 2019, Ranked #248 of 571 Things That Are Not As Cool As People Think They Arefeaturing The Best Simon Cowell Shows

Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Celebrities Who Are Secret Geeks
age 50
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."

More Kylie Minogue

#47 of 455 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Yearsfeaturing The Best Kylie Minogue Albums of All Timelisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

Christina Applegate is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Celebrities Who Are Secret Geeks
age 47
Christina Applegate is addicted to video games.  She especially loves "Guitar Hero."

More Christina Applegate

#263 of 938 The Best Actresses in Film Historyfeaturing The Best Christina Applegate Movieslisted on Guests of the Jay Leno Show

Rashida Jones is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Celebrities Who Are Secret Geeks
age 39
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."

More Rashida Jones

#1,246 of 2,003 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History #130 of 585 The Most Beautiful Women Of 2019, Ranked #91 of 479 Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

Daniel Craig is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Celebrities Who Are Secret Geeks
age 50
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."

More Daniel Craig

#47 of 78 Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now? #51 of 282 The Best (Male) Actors Working Today #163 of 1,151 The Best Actors in Film History