Everyone has hobbies, even those that are known for their stardom on stage and screen. Warhammer is one of those hobbies that might not be quite as popular with entertainers, but there are still some devoted fans that have ended up becoming famous. Let’s take a look at five of those celebrities who are obsessed with Warhammer.
5. Ansel Elgort
While many of Hollywood’s most famous Warhammer players only dabble in the game, Ansel Elgort has a full-on obsession. Whenever there’s a chance to bring up his favorite game during an interview, Elgort makes sure to take full advantage. Even going on shows like “Conan”, Elgort has used his airtime to bring up his miniatures and Warhammer in general.
Elgort got his start in acting in 2013 when he had a role in the remake of “Carrie”, and has since become a big star thanks to his lead roles in films that include “Baby Driver”, “The Goldfinch” and “West Side Story”. Now with tons of money to spend from his acting career, Elgort’s Warhammer collection has only gotten more lavish.
4. Trey Parker
There isn’t a whole lot of downtime when you’re trying to produce a show from scratch that has to air in six days. However, in the little time that “South Park” co-creator Trey Parker does have, he spends a bit of it on Warhammer. There have been several shots of Parker playing with miniatures, including Warhammer, between his time writing dialogue or recording vocal tracks for the long running series.
Along with Matt Stone, Parker created “South park” in the early 1990s from an animated short, spawning a television series that began on Comedy Central in 1997. Since then, the series has become a staple of television and has now aired well over 300 episodes. Some of Parker’s side projects include “BASEketball”, “The Book of Mormon” and “Team America: World Police”.
3. Robin Williams
The late, great Robin Williams had a personality that was built for tabletop games, and he enjoyed the likes of Dungeons and Dragons and Warhammer. Playing alongside his daughter Zelda, Williams always had an interesting character and story whenever he was playing. He’d pop into small hobby stores to play Warhammer every now and then, as well.
One Reddit user photographed Williams in his store and said that Williams narrated the entire game with his usual flare for the dramatic. Another user from a different shop said that employees were hiding when Williams was shopping as they didn’t want to disturb him but he ended up approaching them and talking about Warhammer for over an hour.
2. Samoa Joe
In the world of professional wrestling, Samoa Joe is about as tough as they come. While there are some wrestlers that are slightly interested in Warhammer, Samoa Joe is a diehard fan. He has appeared at Warhammer World and has talked about his love for the game on social media constantly. A lot of people that didn’t know about his fandom, though, were surprised when he was walking around with a Mark VI Corvus mask in 2020.
Born Nuufolau Seanoa, Samoa Joe started wrestling in the late 1990s and became a champion with Ring of Honor, TNA, and eventually joined the WWE as part of the NXT brand. He made his main roster debut in WWE in 2017 and became a commentator prior to parting ways from the company.
1. Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill is one of the biggest stars in recent memory thanks to his leading roles in “The Witcher” and the Superman films during the Zack Snyder era of the DC Cinematic Universe. After learning that he wouldn’t be returning to either of the successful franchises, however, Cavill revealed that he’s working on a Warhammer project.
This allowed Cavill to talk about his history with Warhammer, and it apparently ran deeper than anyone could have ever thought. “I was that guy who bought all of the Warhammer fantasy armies, books, and all of the codexes and would just read them,” Cavill said. “I never had a chance to actually play with anyone, but I would get all the lore and learn all the rules.” Thankfully, Cavill now has a chance to play with others while also playing characters on-screen.