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Celebrities Who Are Actually Smart

Celebrities are notorious for their scandalous behaviour, however, not every celebrity makes bad decisions. While Kim Kardashian, Pamela Anderson and Paris Hilton were busy recording themselves giving brains, their fellow celebrity counterparts were busy putting their actual brains to good use, at least academically speaking.

Here is a list of celebrities who have attended some of the top notch schools around the world.

1. Emma Watson

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School: Brown University

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in English Literature

2. Carrie Underwood

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School: Northeastern State University

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication with an emphasis in Journalism, graduated magna cum laude

3. Mike Posner

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School: Duke university

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

4. Rebel Wilson

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School: University of New South Wales

Degree: Law and Arts (Theatre and Performance Studies)

5. Natalie Portman

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School: Harvard University

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

6. James Franco

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School: University of California, Los Angeles

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Creative Writing

Subsequently received an MFA in Writing from Columbia University.

7. John Legend

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School: University of Pennsylvania

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in English with an emphasis in African-American Literature

8. Lisa Kudrow

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School: Vassar College

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biology

9. Sharon Stone

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School: Edinboro University

Degree: Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing and Fine Arts

10. Matt Damon

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School: Harvard University

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in English but did not graduate

11. Rashida Jones

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School: Harvard University

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Philosophy

12. Mindy Kaling

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School: Dartmouth College

Degree: Bachelor's Degree in Playwriting

13. Conan O'Brien

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School: Harvard University

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in History and Literature, graduated cum laude

14. Jake Gyllenhaal

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School: Columbia University

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Eastern Religions and Philosophy but did not graduate

15. Elizabeth Banks

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School: University of Pennsylvania

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication with a concentration in Theatre Arts, graduated magna cum laude

16. Ben Stein

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School: Columbia University

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Subsequently earned his Juris Doctorate from Yale Law School.

17. David Macklovitch from Chromeo

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School: Columbia University

Degree: Ph.D. in French Literature

18. James Woods

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School: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science but did not graduate

19. Edward Norton

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School: Yale University

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in History

20. Julia Stiles

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School: Columbia University

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in English Literature

21. Casey Affleck

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School: George Washington University and transferred to Columbia University

Degree: Studied Politics at GWU and Physics, Astronomy and Western philosophy at Columbia but did not graduate

22. Mayim Bialik

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School: University of California, Los Angeles

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, Hebrew Studies and Jewish Studies

Subsequently earned a Ph.D in neuroscience.

23. Steve Martin

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School: University of California, Los Angeles

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Theater

24. David Duchovny

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School: Princeton University

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in English Literature

Received a Master of Arts in English Literature from Yale University and began a Ph.D. that remains unfinished.

25. Rivers Cuomo

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School: Harvard University

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in English, graduated cum laude

26. Angela Bassett

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School: Yale University

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in African-American Studies

Subsequently received an MFA in Drama from Yale.

27. Jordana Brewster

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School: Yale University

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in English

28. Tommy Lee Jones

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School: Harvard University

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in English, graduated cum laude

29. Ashley Judd

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School: University of Kentucky

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in French with a minor in Anthropology, Art History, Theater and Women's Studies

30. Ken Jeong

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School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Degree: M.D.

31. The Band Members From Vampire Weekend

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School: Columbia University

Degree: English (Ezra), Rostam (Music), Economics and Music (Chris T.), Russian and Eurasian Regional studies, minor in math (Chris B.)

32. Nathaniel Motte from 3OH!3

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School: University of Colorado at Boulder

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Environmental, Population, and Organismal Biology

33. Kelly Rowan

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School: University of Western Ontario

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in English Literature

34. Kate Beckinsale

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School: University of Oxford

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in French and Russian Literature but did not graduate

35. John Krasinski

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School: Brown University

Degree: Bachelor's Degree in Theatre Arts

36. Paul Giamatti

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School: Yale University

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in English

Subsequently earned an MFA in Drama from Yale.

37. Rachel Dratch

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School: Dartmouth College

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Drama and Psychology

38. Brooke Shields

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School: Princeton University

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in French Literature

39. Maggie Gyllenhaal

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School: Columbia University

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Eastern Religions

40. Jodie Foster

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School: Yale University

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Literature

41. Rachel McAdams

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School: York University

Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre

42. Alan Thicke

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School: University of Western Ontario

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology

43. Donald Sutherland

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School: University of Toronto

Degree: Double Degree in Engineering and Drama

44. William Shatner

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School: McGill University

Degree: Bachelor of Commerce

45. Rachelle Lefevre

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School: McGill University

Degree: Bachelor's in Education and Literature

46. Ashton Kutcher

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School: Iowa University

Degree: Biochemical Engineering (Did Not Graduate)

 

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