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1. SOUNDBITE (English) Jeff Bridges/Actor, on geeking out over Ray Harryhausen movies:

"'The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad,' another seven, man. Oh God, all that Harryhausen stuff: sword-fighting skeletons and everything. And 'Kong,' I remember pretending to be sick and staying home from school when I saw on the TV guide that, 'Oh, 'Kong' is going to be on.' That was big."

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Eva Green/Actress, on geeking out over Metallica:

"I mean I met the Metallica band yesterday. So that was it. Made my day. I'm quite a geek."

(Reporter: What about Metallica do you like?"

"I grew up with them. They're so cool. They're everything. They're dark and rock and roll, yeah."

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Aaron Taylor-Johnson/Actor, on what he geeks out over:

"I'm really hooked on all the new Marvel movies and stuff like that. So I want to see a bit of the 'Captain America' and 'Thor' for sure. So, it's good."

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4. SOUNDBITE (English) Ben Lamb/Actor, on what he geeks out over:

"'The Matrix,' 'The Matrix' trilogy."

(Reporter: Why?)

"It's actually why I learned Japanese for three years at school. Because I just became a bit obsessed with it. And fighting, martial arts and things."

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Christian Madsen/Actor, on what he geeks out over:

"I enjoy old movies. Marlon Brando is my favorite actor. So I guess I'd geek out for one of his movies if I saw 'On the Waterfront,' or -- I'm about to buy this Elia Kazan box set of all his movies, all into one. And 'Viva Zapata' is in there, which is a very unknown movie he did. And yeah, I guess I'd geek out about that."

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert Sheehan/Actor, on what he geeks out over:

"I had read this book by Isaac Asimov, which is a collection of short stories. And then I went, 'Well I want to stay on this author and read something more significant of his.' So I read the Foundation Trilogy, which he wrote in the '50s. And it is honestly -- if you like geeking out about stuff, man, the Foundation Trilogy is one of the most amazing trilogies of books ever written. And it just so happens to be science-fiction."

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BRIDGES, GREEN REVEAL WHAT MAKES THEM GEEK OUT

Jeff Bridges couldn't get enough sword fighting skeletons when he was a kid.

The Dude says he used to "geek out" over "King Kong" and Ray Harryhausen monster movies as a child.

Now, he's starring in a fantasy action movie of his own, "Seventh Son," with Ben Barnes.

"'The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad,' another seven, man," he points out, recalling "Oh God, all that Harryhausen stuff: sword-fighting skeletons and everything. And 'Kong,' I remember pretending to be sick and staying home from school when I saw on the TV guide that, 'Oh, 'Kong' is going to be on.' That was big."

Bridges was at Comic-Con last month - a magnet for fans who understand the joy of geeking out over work they love.

Eva Green, who was promoting her role in the "300" sequel, had her own geek out moment at the convention, when she met LA-based rockers Metallica.

"I mean I met the Metallica band yesterday. So that was it. Made my day. I'm quite a geek," Green said. "I grew up with them. They're so cool. They're everything. They're dark and rock and roll, yeah."

"Godzilla" and "Kick-Ass 2" star Aaron Taylor-Johnson says he can't get enough of the new Marvel movies.

"I'm really hooked on all the new Marvel movies and stuff like that. So I want to see a bit of the 'Captain America' and 'Thor' for sure."

"Divergent" actor Ben Lamb says his love for the sci-fi "Matrix" trilogy changed his life.

"It's actually why I learned Japanese for three years at school. Because I just became a bit obsessed with it. And fighting, martial arts and things."

And Michael Madsen's son Christian Madsen - also in "Divergent" - says he geeks out over old movies.

"Marlon Brando is my favorite actor. So I guess I'd geek out for one of his movies if I saw 'On the Waterfront,' or -- I'm about to buy this Elia Kazan box set of all his movies, all into one. And 'Viva Zapata' is in there, which is a very unknown movie that he did. And yeah, I guess I'd geek out about that," he said.

Irish actor Robert Sheehan, promoting "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," recommends reading a classic sci-fi author, for the ultimate geek out experience.

"I had read this book by Isaac Asimov, which is a collection of short stories. And then I went, 'Well I want to stay on this author and read something more significant of his.' So I read 'The Foundation Trilogy', which he wrote in the '50s," said Sheehan. "And it is honestly -- if you like geeking out about stuff, man, 'The Foundation Trilogy' is one of the most amazing trilogies of books ever written. And it just so happens to be science-fiction."

 

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