Famous people you might be surprised to learn are actually geeks.

When we think of geeks, we usually conjure up images of people like Bill Gates or Steve Jobs. Lady Gaga would definitely be a geek. Below are some famous people who we classify as geeks.

In determining whether someone is a geek, we have taken a bit of liberty with the definition. In our mind, a geek is someone who has a passion for something that isn’t in the mainstream. That passion disregards what’s considered "normal" by most people. This passion is what makes geeks more interesting than other people. It’s why we created Geek 2 Geek in the first place. On Geek 2 Geek you’ll find people with all kinds of interests, not simply computers or video games. Click Here to create your profile on Geek 2 Geek.

When looking at the list below, you might say, "Hey, that doesn’t make him (her) a geek!" Well, we respectfully disagree.

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George Clooney



Clooney had a 280-pound Vietnamese black-bristled pot-bellied pig, named Max, that had lived with him for eighteen years. He initially gave him as a gift to former live-in girlfriend Kelly Preston but she let him keep Max after their break-up. Max died on December 1, 2006.[29] He also had two bulldogs, named Bud and Lou, after the famous comedy team Abbott and Costello. Both of the dogs have since died, one from a rattlesnake bite.



Anne Hathaway



A trained soprano, Hathaway also performed at Carnegie Hall as part of the All Eastern U.S. High School Honors Chorus. In 2001, the unknown 19-year-old became an overnight sensation with her lead role in Disney’s "The Princess Diaries," after having charmed director Garry Marshall by accidentally falling off her chair during her audition.



Johnny Depp



As a guitar player, Depp has recorded a solo album, played slide guitar on the Oasis song "Fade In-Out" (from Be Here Now, 1997), as well as on "Fade Away (Warchild Version)" (b-side of the "Don't Go Away" single). As well, he played acoustic guitar in the movie Chocolat and on the soundtrack to Once Upon a Time in Mexico. He is a friend of The Pogues' Shane MacGowan, and performed on MacGowan's first solo album. As well, he was a member of P, a group featuring Butthole Surfers singer Gibby Haynes and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea. He has appeared in Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' music video "Into the Great Wide Open".


Depp has 13 tattoos, many of them signifying important persons or events in his life. They include a Native American in profile and a ribbon reading "Wino Forever" (originally "Winona Forever", altered after his breakup with Winona Ryder) on his right biceps, "Lily-Rose" (his daughter's name) over his heart, "Betty Sue" (his mother's name) on his left biceps, and a sparrow flying over water with the word "Jack" (his son's name; the sparrow is flying towards him rather than away from him as it is in Pirates of the Caribbean) on his right forearm.



Angelina Jolie


Jolie was a happy child. She collected snakes and lizards - her favourite lizard being named Vladimir, and her favourite snake Harry Dean Stanton - and, oddly, like many females of her age, she had a major crush on Mr Spock.



Peyton Manning



In addition to being an all-star football player, Peyton Manning  was also a high achiever in the classroom. His parents stressed education above all else, and he happily complied. A hard-working student, he rarely brought home a report card with anything but A’s. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor's degree in Speech Communications from the University of Tennessee.



Taylor Swift



Swift began learning to play guitar from a computer repairman who showed her how to play three chords. After learning those three chords, she wrote her first song, "Lucky You".[15] She began writing songs regularly and used it as an outlet to help her with her pain from not fitting in at school. Other kids would react badly to her so she wrote songs about them.



John Mayer



What kind of celebrity writes an open letter to Apple after his iPod breaks? A geek like John Mayer. Mayer, who enjoys close relationships with both Apple and BlackBerry maker Research in Motion, regularly blogs about the gadgets he receives before everyone else. He has also admitted that he self-Googles and, when mocked, defended his habit



Natalie Portman



Portman was a straight A student in high school. While playing the Queen Amidala in The Phantom Menace, she skipped the premiere to study for her final exams, after which she went to Harvard. Portman was a research assistant in a psychology lab and put in some time working for the youngest law professor in the history of Harvard, Alan Dershowitz. By the time she got her bachelor's, she had studied four languages in addition to Hebrew, the language of her birth, and had been published in professional science journals twice.



Kevin Grevioux



Kevin Grevioux, who played Raze in Underworld was seemingly born to play horror movie monsters. Yet, before he began acting, he served as a research assistant at the world famous National Institutes of Health and got his degree in microbiology from Howard University.



Kate Beckinsale


Beckinsale wrote award-winning short stories and poems (taking home the national W.H. Smith Literary Award twice in a row). That love for the written language took her to Oxford University, where Beckinsale mastered French, German and Russian and had her nose buried in French and Russian texts caked with several lifetimes' worth of "who the hell gives a damn about Baratynsky" dust. She was on her way to being the world's sexiest librarian in the world's emptiest library before she finally dropped out to eventually star in movies.



Curt Schilling


Schilling is something of an anomaly: a professional athlete who is also a dedicated gamer with a passion for war games. The Red Sox pitcher also co-owns a video game studio in Massachusetts.



Mila Kunis



Mila Kunis was accredited to be one of the "most attractive geeks" in 2008 by due to her much-publicized affinity for World of Warcraft. She has identified herself in interviews as a fan of the game and has received a certain amount of attention from the game's fan community as a result. She has not released what server she is in but says she is with her close friends in the Alliance. In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, she says she does not use voice chat with other players in response to claims that some people had recognized her voice.



Kal Penn (Kalpen Modi)


In spring 2008, Modi (Kumar in "Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle") served as a visiting lecturer in Asian American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.[5][16] He taught two courses, "Images of Asian Americans in the Media" and "Contemporary American Teen Films." Modi is currently working on a graduate certificate in international security from Stanford University



Rosario Dawson


Rosario Dawson enthusiastically chats up her comic book habit in interviews. With her comic book line, geeky film projects (Sin City, Wonder Woman) and new sci-fi Webisode series, she has achieved a kind of geek trifecta.



Vin Diesel



Diesel started his own gaming development house, Tigon Studios, just because he was tired of people making crappy games based on movies. The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, the first video game based on a movie since Goldeneye was not just better than the movie, but better than just about every other game that came out that year. It's average review score was 90 percent, according to MetaCritic.



Christina Applegate



Nothing like Kelly on "Married With Children" , the actress is a closet gamer. In interviews, she has confessed her passion for "Guitar Hero" and said she owns an Xbox, a PlayStation and a Wii.



Jerry Seinfeld


Close watchers of Seinfeld know the comedian is a huge Superman fan--the show's set was full of homages to the superhero, like a Superman refrigerator magnet. He later wrote a cartoon Superman into his American Express commercials.