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My entire life I've been considered a "geek" or a "nerd," and chances are you have too if you clicked on this! Because of this in my life, I've always had a fascination with the so-called geek culture, and it turns out there are a lot of celebrities just like me! I've rounded up the ten best celebrity geeks (in no particular order), and I want you to decide their worthiness!

1. Conan O'Brien

Conan O'Brien is still just a geeky little kid trapped in a freakishly tall man's body. He loves comic books and superheroes so much that he became the first late night TV host to do a series of shows from (San Diego) Comic-Con, and was the first (and probably only) person to debut the red-band trailer for Deadpool on TV! He really knows his stuff too, you don't want to get into a comic book argument with this geeky celebrity!

2. Zachary Levi

Zachary Levi is such a geek that he literally hosts a show called Geeks Who Drink (which you should watch, it's one of my new favorite shows). Granted, even though he is one of those celebrities that has self-declared themselves a geek, he has the geek knowledge and experiences to back it up. He's a regular at Comic-Con, he has extensive comic book and geek knowledge, and he's done some pretty geeky roles that we all wish we could play! Chuck, Fandral in Thor: The Dark World, and now Heroes: Reborn!

3. Ronda Rousey

This might come as a surprise to some, but this UFC champion and all-around badass is actually really geeky! She's dressed up as Sailor Moon and Raphael (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) for Halloween, she collects Pokémon cards, and she's into several different animes such as Dragon Ball Z! She's pretty, she can kick your ass, and she knows who Goku is! How cool is that?

4. Leonardo DiCaprio

While Leo might not know the difference between an anti-hero and your regular crime fighter, he's most likely the biggest celebrity Star Wars fanatic out there! He collects a lot of action figures, but in 2006 he sold some of his rare and in pristine condition Star Wars action figures for over $100,000 at Morphy Auctions to benefit environmental protection. The man loves Star Wars, G.I. Joe, He-Man, and a lot of other geeky franchises, but he's not afraid to sell his rare possessions for a greater cause!

5. Nicolas Cage

That's right, this crazy bastard is more of a geeky crazy bastard. Nicolas Cage is probably one of the biggest celebrity comic book fans out there, but I know for a fact that he's the biggest celebrity Superman fan! He owned one of the last existing copies of Action Comics No.1 (Superman's first appearance), and sold it for a record breaking $2,161,000 in 2011! Not only that, but he almost fulfilled his life long dream of playing the character in a canceled Tim Burton Superman film, that tied in with Michael Keaton's Batman! Keaton and Cage as everyone's favorite crime fighting counterparts, how cool would that have been?!

6. Nathan Fillion

It's Nathan Fillion! He's so geeky, he was given the title "King of Comic-Con." You can't argue with that! Not to mention he's played the lead character in Firefly, and has voiced Hal Jordan in several Justice League animated movies. He jumps on the chance to be apart of anything geeky!

7. Donald Glover

"It's Childish baby, Mr. Talk about his dick again"
"It's Childish baby, Mr. Talk about his dick again"

In all honesty, Tro--I mean Donald is just an all around cool and geeky dude! He's into a little bit of everything from classic sci-fi movies, to comic books, to trying to play Spider-Man! If you've ever really listened to any of his song lyrics (as Childish Gambino), then you can hear past the thug exterior into the actual geeky things he's referencing. He really is Troy from Community in real life, and that's why we love him!

8. Kevin Smith

He has a show on AMC called Comic Book Men, he calls himself Fat-Man, and he wants to direct a movie following the little-known superhero Question. This man has geeky written all over him.

9. Chris Hardwick

This comedian, who you'll only know if you've watched nothing but basic cable since the early 2000's is a hardened Comic-Con veteran, hosts a talk show about The Walking Dead called The Talking Dead, has a podcast called Nerdist, and just like Troy, dammit, I mean Donald, knows a little bit about everything geeky. He's just an all-around geeky celebrity!

10. Felicia Day

Last, but certainly not least, Felicia Day is the proclaimed Queen of Comic-Con (which has nothing to do with Fillion's title). She doesn't miss any big geeky events, she's appeared on shows such as Geeks Who Drink and Supernatural, and she's just really into everything considered geeky! She's a really cool, geeky chick!


Who is your favorite geeky celebrity?


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