Category: Weird Articles
Published on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 00:00
It was pretty tough for nerds back then, but ever since the turn of the 21st century, NERD-DOM has been constantly rising in popularity and many people today are trying too hard to be “nerdy”. Yes, nerdiness has somehow evolved to be a sexy trait and many A-lister celebs have taken to embracing their inner nerds.
1. Mila Kunis, World of Warcraft Guild Master
When asked on Jimmy Kimmel's talkshow
, Mila Kunis excitedly tried to answer every question in the best way possible that is understandable to non-nerds about World of Warcraft. The Hollywood bombshell once graced the world of Azeroth as a mage under the name of “Captainpicard” and led a guild of raiders. This is possibly 20% of American teenage boys' sexual fantasies right there.
2. Kate Beckinsale, Literary Genius
Being smart and intellectual is the truest and purest form of nerdiness. Society has now deemed nerdy to be anywhere between someone being an active player of a mobile phone game to someone wearing lense-less spectacles, and that is COMPLETE BULLSHIT. The Underworld actress is best known for wearing skin-tight suits and kicking vampire asses today. However, prior to acting, she was a literary genius. Beckinsale studied literature at Oxford, mastered French, German, and Russian, and won the national W.H. Smith Young Writers' competition two years in a row, which previous awards have went to renowned writers like Philip Larkin, Seamus Heaney, V.S. Naipaul, Philip Roth, and Vikram Seth.
3. Vin Diesel & Judi Dench, Dungeon & Dragons Buddies
Vin Diesel introduced Judi Dench to the make believe world of Dungeon & Dragons, which has long been considered as the nerdiest game for nerds to ever play. He has been playing D&D for over two decade, god knows with who, and he converted Judi Dench to a firm fan on the set of Chronicles of Riddick. He loves it so much that he has even written a foreword to a D&D book and regularly talks about it in public.
4. Dolph Lundgren, Brain & Brawn
Dolph Lundren is well known for playing hardcore, manly-man characters such as The Punisher, He-Man, and Sylvester Stallone's rival in Rocky 4. This giant monster who uttered the very popular quote to Stallone, “I must break you”, is not just all brawn though. He apparently scored an IQ level of 160, graduated from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, got his Master's in chemical engineering, then was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to MIT. Whew. What else is there to it? Oh yeah, and he is also fluent in 5 languages; French, Swedish, German,, English and Italian.
5. Leonardo DiCaprio, Avid Collector of Star Wars Figurines
The epic movie star collects so many limited edition Star Wars figurines that in 2006, he decided to auction off a portion of his collectibles for a charity and it raked in an immense amount of US$110,000!
6. Natalie Portman, Goddess of Wisdom
Besides having a flair for acting, Golden Globe winner Natalie Portman was a straight A student all the years of her studying. While playing Queen Amidala in The Phantom Menace, she chose to skip the huge premiere to study for her final exams. And her hard work was paid off when she was accepted into Harvard. Portman was a research assistant in a psychology lab and by the time she got her Bachelor's, she had already mastered four languages (including Hebrew which is her birth language) and had her works published in professional science journals twice.
7. Nicolas Cage, Comic Book Fanatic
Nicolas Cage had a copy of near-mint Action Comics #1 which is basically the first Superman comic book which sold in an online auction for a record US$2,161,000. Besides that, he has sold over $4 million worth of comics! And that's not all! Born Nicolas Kim Coppola, he got his stage name “Nicolas Cage” from Marvel's Luke Cage a.k.a Power Man. It is also rumored that he named his first son, Weston, after famed British comics artist Chris Weston, and then when his second son was born, Cage named him Kal-El after Superman's Kryptonian name.
8. Robin Williams, King of the Nerds
Robin Williams has got everything in the nerd list checked out for him. He loves Dungeons & Dragons, comic books, and he named two of his kids after video game characters. He is a huge fan of anime, an Isaac Asimov nerd, and he collects Warhammer figurines.