Top 6 Geek Celebrities
Many times it is so difficult to conceive that your favorite celebrities were once geeks. Some of them even continue to be so but predominantly in a garb to mask their geekiness. While there are many popular celebrities who were once geeks, the list below talks about six of them who are or were incredible geeks.
1. Kate Beckinsale
Kate is definitely gorgeous and undoubtedly has a beautiful body. But did you know that she learnt several foreign languages like Russian, German and French at Oxford University? Her extensive work in poems and short stories earned her two national W.H. Smith Literary Awards. She may have gone on to become a world renowned literary writer had she not stepped into acting.
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2. Dolph Lundgren
The blond giant was a superstar in 80s especially after his signature featuring in Rocky. The owner of an amazing body and a chiseled face has an IQ of 160. Graduating from Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology, receiving masters in the field of chemical engineering and a scholarship to MIT eventually made him find his way to Hollywood. He also speaks five languages – Italian, English, German, Swedish and French.
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3. Natalie Portman
Ms. Portman went to Harvard. After graduation, she worked in a psychology lab as a research assistant. She even has two research papers published in science journals and magazines. With extensive knowledge in four languages besides Hebrew, she has given speeches on terrorism at Columbia.
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4. Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel has a body to die for, a voice to fall in love with and a street chic attitude. He is iconic with macho roles but this man is a die-hard fanatic of the board game 'Dungeons and Dragons'. He is so crazy about the game that he even sports a tattoo of a character. He has been playing since 1970 and has also written a foreword for one of the books relating to the game. His craze for such games paved way to the creation of his own gaming development company called Tigon Studios.
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5. Zac Efron
Can you ever imagine the pretty boy Zac Efron to be an unpopular geek at high school? Well, he was indeed one. He was drawn towards musical theatre which was not a thing particularly in vogue. He was skinny when he was seventeen and found it awkward to match up to other popular boys of school. This late bloomer had very stringent and firm parents to deal with as well but claims they instilled good values in him.
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6. Robin Williams
The man is a legend who has played several kinds of characters that have been received well by millions all over the world. But this man is also crazy about video games so much so that he named his daughter Zelda after an animation character. He plays several online multiplayer games such as Quake III, Half Life and Battlefield II.
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