Oscar-winning Scottish star Peter Capaldi was taunted by bullies at school in Glasgow over his love of sci-fi films.
The Dangerous Liaisons actor has labelled his teen years a "trauma" after he was victimised for his hobby, but the 53 year old feels smug he pursued his love of movies.
He tells Britain's Daily Record, "My adolescence was a kind of motorway pile-up. I wish I had known that one day the geek would inherit the Earth."