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When you think of a typical gamer you don’t envisage the rich and the famous, those who tread the red carpet on their way to the Oscars. But believe it or not, celebrities can be gamers, just like you and me.

Here are 8 of the most surprising gaming celebs:

Tobey Maguire

That’s right, even Spiderman loves a good game, although his passion is more for the casino rather than the console. Maguire’s game of choice, high-stakes poker, led him into a spot of trouble with the law, when his winnings from an illegal game turned out to be stolen cash. We recommend staying clear of illegal gambling, and instead stick to the top online casinos to get your poker kicks!

Mila Kunis

Ukrainian born actress, Mila Kunis starred in the video game inspired movie, Max Payne (2008) alongside Mark Wahlberg. However, her connection with the gaming world goes much deeper. Kunis is, in actual fact, an avid gamer and has been for years with World of Warcraft her game of choice. She shocked WoW fans with her in-game knowledge and use of Warcraft slang during an interview on the Jimmy Kimmel show. She has since admitted that she had to quit the game in order to have a life.

Henry Cavill

The same game almost cost Henry Cavill the role of Superman. He was mid-play in World of Warcraft, (which is live and can’t be paused) when film director, Zack Snyder called to offer him the job on Man of Steel (2013). Being the dedicated gamer that he is, he let it ring out but managed to call Snyder back later and accept the role.

Olivia Munn

X-Men: Apocalypse star, Olivia Munn is a fan of first-person-shooter games, such as Assassin’s Creed and Halo. Munn grew up playing video games, preferring PC games over Mac, with her first gaming experience being an obscure sumo-wrestling game that she played to death, quite literally, as it broke through excessive play.

Jack Black

Like many gamers of his generation, Jack Black’s first foray into the gaming world, was with Space Invaders, the legendary game of the 70’s. He came up through the ranks with the likes of Asteroids, Pac-Man and Donkey Kong. Computer games are so much a part of Black’s life, that he even stars in one. Brutal Legend is a real-time strategy game featuring the character of Eddie Riggs, voiced by Jack Black and based on his persona.

Robin Williams

Have you ever loved a game so much, you named your only daughter after the title character? Robin Williams did. The late actor, who sadly passed in 2014, named his second child Zelda after spending many hours playing the high-fantasy action-adventure video game, The Legend of Zelda.

Freddie Prinze Jr.

Once known for his roles in films like, I Know What you Did Last Summer (1997), Prinze’s career has taken a bit of a detour. These days he’s less Hollywood heart-throb and more professional online gamer. Prinze has voiced video games Mass Effect, Dragon Age and Disney Infinity 3.0. He also has a channel on the eSport streaming site, Twitch, where people tune in to watch him play random video games.

Megan Fox

Transformers (2007) actress, Megan Fox grew up playing video games on her Super Nintendo, and the Xbox in her early ’20s. She’s a huge fan of the Morkat Kombat games, but says her favourites are probably Halo or Uncharted. Fox has joined the ranks of celeb-gamers to make it into their own video game. You can find the likeness and voice of Fox in the MMO (massively-multiplayer-online) game, Stormfall: Rise of Balur.

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