10 well-known actors who love arcade games

The arcade games had their heyday in the 80s and 90s, but they continue to attract the attention and passion of many gamers and celebrities. Indeed, there are many famous actors who are unconditional fans of arcade games, and who do not hesitate to devote part of their free time to indulging in their passion. In this article, we'll explore some of these famous actors who have a real passion for arcade games, and find out how this passion helps them relax and be entertained.

1. Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood is an actor known for his roles in films such as “The Lord of the Rings” and “Sin City”. However, he is also known for his love of arcade games. In fact, he is so passionate that he opened his own arcade in Los Angeles called “The Spare Room”.

Wood's arcade features a variety of vintage arcade games, such as "Pac-Man," "Donkey Kong," and "Space Invaders." The room also has newer games, such as “Dance Dance Revolution” and “Guitar Hero”. In addition to arcade games, the room also offers board games, cocktails and snacks.

Wood has stated in an interview that his love of arcade games dates back to his childhood. He grew up playing arcade games at arcades and birthday parties, and he's always enjoyed the social atmosphere of arcades. He also said that arcade games are an art form, with their unique graphics and music.

Along with owning his own arcade, Wood also appeared in a short film called "Maniac," in which he plays a serial killer obsessed with arcade games. It is clear that his passion for arcade games had a great influence on his life and career.

2.Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel is an American actor and producer known for his roles in films such as “Fast and Furious” and “xXx”. But aside from his work in the movie industry, Diesel is also a big fan of arcade games.

Diesel is particularly attached to classic arcade games, such as "Pac-Man", "Donkey Kong" and "Space Invaders". He has often spoken of his love for these games in interviews and on social media.

In fact, Diesel has even incorporated his love for arcade games into his work as an actor. In the movie “The Chronicles of Riddick” he plays a character who uses an arcade joystick to pilot a spaceship. Diesel also lent his voice to a video game character called "The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay," which features arcade game elements.

Diesel also shared his love for arcade games with his fans by opening a pop-up arcade in San Diego in 2013 during Comic-Con. The arcade had a variety of classic arcade games as well as newer games.

In summary, Vin Diesel is a huge fan of classic arcade games and has incorporated his love for these games into his work as an actor. He also shared his passion with his fans by opening a pop-up arcade.

3. Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen is a Canadian actor, producer and screenwriter who is known for his roles in comedies such as “SuperGrave” and “C'est la fin”. But in addition to his work in the film industry, Rogen is also an avid arcade gamer.

Rogen is a big fan of vintage arcade games, especially fighting games and racing games. He has often spoken of his love for these games in interviews and on social media.

In 2019, Rogen even collaborated with arcade game company "The Big Lebowski" to create his own pop-up arcade called "Houseplant LA". The arcade offered a variety of vintage arcade games, as well as board games and cocktails.

Rogen has also incorporated his passion for arcade games into his work as an actor and producer. In the movie "The Green Hornet", Rogen plays a character who is a big fan of arcade games and owns his own arcade. He also produced a movie called "Pixels", which features classic arcade game characters such as "Pac-Man" and "Donkey Kong".

In summary, Seth Rogen is a big fan of vintage arcade games, especially fighting games and racing games. He shared his passion with his fans by collaborating with an arcade game company to create his own pop-up arcade. He also incorporated his passion for arcade games into his work as an actor and producer.

4. Simon Pegg

Simon Pegg

Simon Pegg is indeed a big fan of arcade games. He has stated in several interviews that he grew up in the 80s, a time when arcade games were very popular. He developed a love for these games from an early age and continues to love them today.

Pegg also wrote about arcade games in his autobiography titled “Nerd Do Well”. In this book, he describes how he spent a lot of his time and money in arcades in his youth. He also talks about his personal collection of arcade games.

In addition to this, Pegg worked with director Edgar Wright to create the film "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World”, which is based on a Canadian comic book that features arcade game combat. Pegg did not star in the film, but he expressed his support and passion for the project.

In summary, Simon Pegg has been a fan of arcade games since childhood and continues to love them today. He talked about it in his autobiography and worked on a movie that features arcade game combat.

5. Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake has been a big fan of arcade games for a long time. He has stated in several interviews that he loved spending time in arcades as a kid. He also said he enjoys playing arcade games with his friends and family.

Timberlake has been seen at arcades several times, including at the premiere of his movie "In Time" in 2011, where he spent time playing arcade games with fans. He has also been photographed playing arcade games with friends on his travels.

In 2018, Timberlake even bought an arcade for his home. He shared a photo of the arcade on social media, showing the many game machines he had set up.

Timberlake is also known for his love of video games in general. He has expressed his admiration for games like "Call of Duty" and "Halo" in interviews.

6. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Dwayne The Rock Johnson

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is an American actor and former professional wrestler who is known for his roles in action films such as “Fast and Furious” and “Jumanji”. But aside from his work in the entertainment industry, Johnson is also a big fan of arcade games.

Johnson is particularly drawn to "beat 'em up" type arcade games, such as "Street Fighter" and "Double Dragon." He has often shared his love for these games in interviews and on social media.

In 2019, Johnson shared a video on Instagram showing off his own private arcade, which featured a wide variety of classic and modern arcade games. He has also been spotted playing arcade games at various events and on film sets.

In addition to his personal collection of arcade games, Johnson has also incorporated his passion for these games into his work as an actor. In the movie “Rampage” he plays a character who is a big fan of arcade games and owns his own arcade.

7. Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill is known to be a huge fan of video games, especially classic arcade games. He has often talked about his passion for video games in the media and on social networks.

In an interview with GQ, Cavill said his first video game memory was playing "Street Fighter II" in an arcade. From that day on, he became an avid arcade gamer, even collecting arcade machines for his own home.

Cavill also mentioned in an interview with IGN that he liked classic arcade games because they were more difficult than modern games. According to him, modern games are often easier and more accessible, while classic arcade games are more demanding and require more skill to play.

In addition to playing arcade games, Cavill has also been involved in promoting video games. In 2019, he presented an event for the game “Total War: Warhammer II” and was also a special guest at E3 2019 to promote “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt”.

In sum, Henry Cavill's passion for arcade games is very real and he continues to be a big fan of video games today.

8. Keanu Reeves

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Keanu Reeves is also a big fan of video games and more particularly arcade games. He has often spoken about his passion for arcade games in the media and has been seen playing arcade games in arcades on several occasions.

In an interview with GQ, Reeves said his passion for arcade games dates back to his teenage years. He explained that when he was young, he liked to spend time in arcades playing arcade games. Since then, he has become a huge fan of this genre of video games.

Reeves has also been involved in the video game industry by lending his voice and appearance to video game characters. For example, he played the role of Johnny Silverhand in the game “Cyberpunk 2077”, where he appeared as the main character of the game.

Outside of his involvement in the video game industry, Reeves has been seen playing arcade games in arcades on several occasions. He is known to be a big fan of games like “Street Fighter” and “Tekken”.

In short, Keanu Reeves is a big fan of video games, especially arcade games. His passion for arcade games dates back to his teenage years and he continues to play these games today.

9. Margot Robbie

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Margot Robbie hasn't really spoken publicly about her passion for arcade games, but she has been spotted playing arcade games in arcades on several occasions.

Reportedly, Robbie grew up playing video games with his siblings and became addicted to video games. Although most of her film roles are more serious, she has also shown her geeky side by playing the role of Harley Quinn in the films "Suicide Squad" and "Birds of Prey", which are both based on characters from comics.

Robbie also expressed her love for video games in a 2016 interview with Vogue, where she said she enjoyed spending time playing video games. She even admitted that her favorite game was “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time” and she spent hours playing this game as a kid.

In sum, Margot Robbie is known to be a fan of video games, although she has not spoken specifically about her passion for arcade games. She has been seen many times playing arcade games in arcades and has shown her love for video games in her movie roles.

10. Chris Evans

Chris Evans

Chris Evans hasn't spoken publicly about his passion for arcade games, but he is known to be a big fan of video games in general.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Evans said he's loved playing video games since he was a kid. He explained that he started playing video games on the Atari 2600 console and then moved on to more modern consoles.

Although he hasn't spoken specifically about his passion for arcade games, Evans has been seen playing arcade games in arcades on several occasions. He has also been involved in the video game industry by lending his voice to video game characters, such as the character of Casey Jones in the game “TMNT: Out of the Shadows”.

Apart from that, Evans is also a huge fan of comics, which may explain his interest in video games based on comic characters. He has appeared as Captain America in several Marvel Cinematic Universe films, all of which are based on comic book characters.

In sum, Chris Evans is a big fan of video games in general, although he hasn't spoken specifically about his passion for arcade games. He has been seen many times playing arcade games in arcades and has also been involved in the video game industry by lending his voice to video game characters.

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