Pixelated Hollywood — Famous Actors and Actresses in Video Games

Ellen Page, Beyond: Two Souls
Ellen Page, <em>Beyond: Two Souls</em>
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The PS3-exclusive psychological thriller Beyond: Two Souls features the Academy Award-nominee (2007’s Juno) Ellen Page as the game’s main protagonist. She plays Jodie Holmes, whom the player controls through 15 years of the characters life, as she tries to discover what lies beyond death. Beyond: Two Souls was featured at the Tribeca Film Festival, the second video game ever to do so after 2011's L.A. Noire.
Willem Dafoe, Beyond: Two Souls
Willem Dafoe, <em>Beyond: Two Souls</em>
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PS3’s Beyond: Two Souls tapped Academy Award-nominee (1986’s Platoon and 2000’s Shadow of a Vampire) Willem Dafoe to lend his likeness and voice acting for the game’s character named Nathan Dawkins. Using advanced motion capture to detect every minute nuance in Dafoe's face, Beyond: Two Souls will accurately depict his emotional performance for players to see.
Samuel L. Jackson, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Samuel L. Jackson, <em>Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas</em>
Jackson has been a supporter of the video game industry, hosting the Spike Video Game Awards four times. But his iconic delivery of his expletive-littered lines was put to great use as the corrupt police officer in Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
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Kristen Bell, Assassin's Creed series
Kristen Bell, <em>Assassin's Creed</em> series
If you regularly watched Gossip Girl, you may have recognized that the mysterious narrator sounds a lot similar to Lucy Stillman from the murderous stealth game series, Assassin’s Creed. That’s because they’re both voiced by Kristen Bell, the star of Veronica Mars and Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
Martin Sheen, Mass Effect Trilogy
Martin Sheen, <em>Mass Effect Trilogy</em>
The veteran actor played a crucial role in the hugely successful and critically acclaimed video game series, Mass Effect. Sheen plays the Illusive Man in the science fiction epic, the enigmatic leader of the human-survivalist paramilitary group called Cerberus.
Kiefer Sutherland, Call of Duty: World at War
Kiefer Sutherland, <em>Call of Duty: World at War</em>
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Call of Duty is one of the biggest franchises in the video game industry, so it’s not surprising they can land a big name such as Kiefer Sutherland to voice one of their main characters. The star of the gripping counter-terrorist series 24 voiced Cpl. Roebuck, the player’s squad leader during a World War II campaign in the Pacific for Treyarch Studio’s Call of Duty: World at War.
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Gary Oldman, Call of Duty: World at War
Gary Oldman, <em>Call of Duty: World at War</em>
Appearing in the Harry Potter series as Sirius Black and The Dark Knight Trilogy as Commissioner Gordon, Gary Oldman has become one of the most recognizable veteran actors today. His ability to put any sort of accent on was useful when he was cast as the Russian squad leader Viktor Reznov, a role Oldman has voiced in Call of Duty: World at War and Call of Duty: Black Ops.
Christopher Plummer, The Elder Scroll V: Skyrim
Christopher Plummer, <em>The Elder Scroll V: Skyrim</em>
The critically acclaimed role-playing game The Elder Scroll V: Skyrim features dozens of quests for the player to embark. But the main quest features voice acting from some notable actors including Christopher Plummer, who is best know as Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music and became the oldest Oscar winner when he won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Beginners. In Skyrim he voices Arngeir, a monk who has the ability to speak the powerful language of the dragons.
Joan Allen, The Elder Scroll V: Skyrim
Joan Allen, <em>The Elder Scroll V: Skyrim</em>
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Bethesda Game Studio’s sprawling role-playing game The Elder Scroll V: Skyrim’s main quest revolves around the return of the Dragonborn, a human with the unique ability to absorb the souls of dragons, which the player controls. Joan Allen voices Delphine, an innkeeper who is secretly a member of the Blades — an ancient organization sworn to protect the line of the Septim Emperors — and serves as guide for the player through the main quest.
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Max von Sydow, The Elder Scroll V: Skyrim
Max von Sydow, <em>The Elder Scroll V: Skyrim</em>
For those who have seen classic horror film The Exorcist or the emotional Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, they have recognized that the voice of Esbern in the award-winning role playing game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is none other than Max von Sydow. The elderly Academy Award-nominated actor lent his vocal talents to give life to one of the characters crucial to the game’s main quest.
Patrick Stewart, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Patrick Stewart, <em>The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion</em>
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Even someone with such a lofty resume as Patrick Stewart has done work for video games. The Shakespearean thespian reprised his role as Capt. Jean-Luc Picard and Professor Xavier in video game spin-offs of Star Trek and X-Men, as well as other several other video games. Stewart voiced Zobek, a member of the Brotherhood of Light in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, and Emperor Uriel Septim in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, for which he was awarded a Best Performance Award at the 2006 Spike Video Game Awards.