10 celebrities who play Rockstar games

1 April 2024

Not only ordinary players spend their free time exploring virtual worlds, but also many celebrities. Even among popular personalities you can find avid players of GTA 5, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Bully. In this article we will tell you about 10 celebrities who have shared their gaming adventures in Rockstar projects.

Samuel Leroy Jackson

«I started playing when video games first came out. You know, I was there when there were things you don't even know about. Pong and Space Invaders».

Jackson is a big fan of the Grand Theft Auto series, he even voiced Officer Tenpenny in GTA: San Andreas. He's also been through the Fallout and Call of Duty series of games, proving that he's a fan of intricate storytelling with multifaceted characters. Samuel likes to have fun in games, so often in the Grand Theft Auto series he just runs around with a gun and steals cars until he gets bored.

Kanye West

American rapper, music producer, songwriter, once a billionaire and designer. He has long been a fan of the Grand Theft Auto series. Developers appreciate this and add him as an Easter egg — or even play his tracks on the radio station (The Beat 102.7 in Grand Theft Auto 4), and he, in turn, uses footage from their games, for example, in the video for the song Wash Us In The Blood. There will likely be plenty of crossovers with this man in the new GTA 6 as well.

Daniel Craig

«Yes, I play games. I like the ones that have a big and coherent storyline».

Agent 007 has long been noted for his addiction to games, but as he points out, GTA is one of his favourite series. However, the actor does not spend much time in such projects, because numerous murders and robberies affect his emotional state and he feels devastated.

Kevin Hart and Ice Cube

«Gaming keeps me from doing stupid things. I'm not a party person. I'm married and have kids, so my wife doesn't mind this hobby».

Many popular actors in their spare time launch the semblance of streamers to show fans the first impression of the cult games. Thus, Kevin Hart and Ice Cube play GTA 5 for the first time and share their emotions, noting that they do not mind writing the story of a new character and even appear in future parts of the series.

Jake Duzsik

«Whenever we work with Rockstar and make music, we're not trying to make a statement about our aesthetic identity like we do in the songs in our own albums, we're just trying to write music that will make the game good».

Rockstar has hired several groups of musicians to create a huge track database. Among them is Health, with whom it has been collaborating since 2012. Vocalist and guitarist Jake Duzsik noted that you don't necessarily have to play a game to write a good track for it, but he did try to complete the story in Red Dead Redemption 2 before the Euro Tour. But he didn't have the extra 48 hours it takes to finish at least the storyline. Other Health musicians also tried to complete Red Dead Redemption 2, but underestimated their strength.

Ned Luke, Steven Ogg and Shawn Solo Fonteno

«Who knows, maybe we'll even be in GTA 6 too. I mean, historically you could say no, because Rockstar never reuses a main character. But I still have a non-disclosure agreement, so even if I knew something I couldn't tell you anything».

The actors who played the three main roles in GTA 5 — Michael, Trevor and Franklin, — at major events say that shooting for the game was like a theatre performance. Sometimes there was an entire stage around them, and they had to naturally «play» their role to capture the movements. But more often there were blue screens around them and a couple of lines describing what they needed to portray. All three actors played in GTA 5 and GTA Online, surprising users or just bantering, incurring the wrath of fans. Sometimes Ned Luke streams GTA Online and interacts with his fans, telling interesting facts about himself and the game.

Conan O'Brien

«Kick me out of a strip club, I'll come back with a helicopter firing missiles.».

Conan O'Brien is a famous actor who has appeared in over 244 films and is a producer and writer for popular films and TV series such as The Simpsons. He also hosts his own show where he briefly reviews games from the perspective of an inexperienced gamer. Amazingly, he still can't handle the controls in GTA 5 — but it looks funny, viewers love it. Conan didn't make it through GTA to the finale, but he said the game is fun and unconventional.


Of course, there are many more celebrities in the world who have played, or maybe even gone through, Rockstar games 100%. However, this is their leisure time, which they do not share with the public, preferring privacy with a virtual partner. We told only about those who shared their adventures or just decided to have a good time in the company of like-minded people.

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