Once a niche hobby for nerdy basement dwellers, video games have now become mainstream forms of entertainment. It’s hard to ignore a billion dollar industry, especially when franchises like Call of Duty and Mass Effect have as big or even bigger opening days than some of Hollywood’s blockbusters. With big money success comes reputability. Once frowned upon as lower-tired jobs by actors, video games are now legitimate work and has attracted some big names and reputable actors.
With video games looking more and more like interactive films, a few actors and actresses have already jumped the fence when it comes to offering their likeness to a video game. Here’s just a sampling of big Hollywood names who have lent their voices/likeness to bring characters to life in a video game for every button masher out there.