If you’re a famous actor, musician or TV personality, you unfortunately fall into the stereotype of being rather feeble-minded. This quick-to-judge assumption may be true some of the time, but for the most part, it’s more than likely the result of jealousy. A lot of people tend to use this stereotype as a defense mechanism to make them feel better about themselves. The problem here is the fact that it’s completely unfair for the misjudged celebrity; in most cases, it’s also untrue. Just because you’re good looking or in a rock band doesn’t mean you can’t also have a good head on your shoulders.
Although this stereotype may be unfair for the most part, it’s hard to rid it completely when people like Justin Bieber and Kim Kardashian walk the planet. With that being said, there are many other celebrities out there with real talent that can also hold an educated conversation. To back this up, we have put together a list containing ten celebrities with a shockingly high IQ. Find out which famous faces had you fooled over the years. Remember: don’t judge a book by its cover.
10 James Franco – 130
9 Emma Watson – 138
This British actress got her start in the Harry Potter movies where she played the brainy know-it-all Hermione Granger. It seems her character in the movies wasn’t t0o far from reality after all; Watson was just as confident graduating from Brown University as she was when attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
8 Jim Morrison – 149
7 Ashton Kutcher – 160
6 Mayim Bialik – 150-163
5 Conan O’Brien – 160
4 Matt Damon – 160
3 Quentin Tarantino - 160
2 Brian May – 170-180
1 Stanley Kubrick – 190-200
Before we start to talk about Kubrick, take this into consideration for a moment: having an IQ of 200 puts you in the same league as people like Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton and James Maxwell. Now, saying that may make Kubrick look like a fool, but take into consideration the time period and how impactful his films were for the time. Kubrick is probably the most meticulous and insightful director of all time. Kubrick’s films are considered by film historian Michel Ciment to be "among the most important contributions to world cinema in the twentieth century". The fact that Kubrick gave us 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968 and it still looks great today proves just how great he is. Surprisingly, Kubrick was a mediocre student, with a meager 67 grade average. Later in life, Kubrick spoke disdainfully concerning education in schools, especially American schooling as a whole, maintaining that schools were ineffective in stimulating critical thinking and student interest. Clearly some people are just born gifted and need no help in blossoming to their full potential.
Sources: wikipedia.org, hollywood.com
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