21 Of The Smartest Celebrities In Hollywood

Not Everything Is About The Looks

Here is a list of 21 celebrities that definitively prove they are as smart as they look.

1. Natalie Portman. This incredible actress not only speaks six languages but she’s also a psychologist graduated from Harvard. Her work has been published twice in scientific journals.

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2. Will Smith. He earned a scholarship at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology, due to his high SAT scores. At the time, he rejected it and followed an artistic career, and today he’s a worldwide actor, musician, and producer

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3. Emma Watson. She graduated from Brown University in English Literature. Also, she is one of the Good Will Ambassador for the UN.

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4. Matt Damon. He was an English student at Harvard, but he dropped out to pursue his acting career. And was later awarded by his former alma mater.

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5. Meryl Streep. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Drama from Vassar College, as well as a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama.

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6. Colin Firth. The Oscar-winning actor is credited as a co-author on a scientific paper on a study about the differences in brain structure between people of differing political orientations.

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7. Lisa Kudrow. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Vassar College and worked in a study concerning hemispheric dominance and headache types.

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8. Kevin Spacey. Before dropping out, he was a drama student in Julliard. He pursued his dream of acting and got to Broadway.

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9. Mayim Bialik. She’s not only smart in “The Big Bang Theory” but also off screen. She studied at UCLA where she got her degree in neuroscience. She also studied Hebrew and Jewish studies at UCLA.

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10. Jamie Foxx. He won a place at the United States International University to study classical piano before breaking into acting, with his Oscar-winning portrayal of Ray Charles.

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11. Rashida Jones. Actress and talented musician, she studied philosophy and religion at Harvard.

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12. Edward Norton. He studied history at Yale, where he discovered his passion for theater and acting. Also, he’s fluent in Japanese.

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13. Jordana Brewster. Since she lived in many countries before moving to the USA she speaks Spanish, Portuguese and English. She studied at prestigious Yale University and has a B.A. in English.

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14. Ashton Kutcher. Even when he had the chance to attend MIT, he ended up at the University of Iowa, where he studied biochemical engineering.

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15. Elizabeth Banks. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied communications and theater arts.

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16. James Franco. This one really loves learning. He has a Ph.D. in English from Yale, graduated from UCLA, and also graduated from filmmaking in NYU.

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17. Mindy Kaling. She was studying Latin at Dartmouth College before changing to theater. Also, she has written two books.

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18. Jake Gyllenhaal. Before dropping out to follow his passion, he was studying Eastern religions and philosophy at Columbia University.

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19. Jodie Foster. She attended Yale to study literature, where she graduated magna cum laude.

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20. Eva Longoria. She has a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Texas A&M University, and also has a master’s from California State University.

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21. Hugh Grant. Grant attended Oxford University on a scholarship, studying literature and even graduating with honors.

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