It’s old news that Ted Raimi of Superman and more importantly, Xena: Warrior Princess fame is set to direct a WoW movie. But more and more celebrities are coming out of the closet as hardcore gamer geeks.
This Daily Beast gallery (full disclosure: I contribute to the Beast’s Cheat Sheet) of famous gamers has a few surprise appearances — Dave Chappelle, Robin Williams, Curt Schilling — as well as well-known gamers such as Vin Diesel and Elijah Wood. The piece focuses on celebs who play WoW, but I feel pressed to list a couple D & D** players that they missed:
– the semi-famous Wil Wheaton, who got his start as the adorable Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and now blogs about DMing games for his kids.
– Stark-heartthrob Stephen Colbert started playing D&D in 1975.
– B-movie star Bruce Campbell will have a bit part in the new WoW film, and has also written several intros for the Deadlands role playing game, although he says that he’s not a gamer.
* Or Dungeons & Dragons, for all you Luddites.