8 Hollywood Celebrities With Surprisingly High IQs
Many celebrities are known for their talent rather than their intelligence, but don't let that fool you—there are plenty of smart celebrities out there. Here are 8 of them.
1. Rowan Atkinson - 178
Only 0.1% of the population has an IQ as high as Rowan's. The actor studied at 2 prestigious universities in the United Kingdom: Newcastle University and Oxford University and received a degree in Electrical Engineering. Later he decided to devote his life to acting.
2. Lady Gaga - 166
Gaga studied music and theater at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She was also accepted early to Collaborative Arts Project 21, a musical theater conservatory.
3. Cindy Crawford — 154
Cindy Crawford was discovered as a model while studying chemical engineering at Northwestern University. She signed her first modeling contract in 1984 and used the money to pay for school. However, she later dropped out of school and focused on her modeling career.
4. Ashton Kutcher - 160
Ashton majored in biochemical engineering at the University of Iowa before dropping out to pursue modeling and acting full-time. Despite not completing his degree, Kutcher is a successful tech entrepreneur.
5. Matt Damon - 160
Matt studied English at Harvard University but never graduated. He loved to write plays and knew he wanted to be an actor.
6. Quentin Tarantino - 160
Quentin didn't go to college. After leaving school at the age of 15, he started working as a manager in a cinema and wrote scripts.
7. Lisa Kudrow - 154
Lisa graduated from Vassar College and pursued a career in neuroscience. She worked with her father, a headache specialist, for 8 years before entering the world of acting. The actress even conducted a clinical study on headaches.
8. Ben Affleck - 154
Ben went to Rindge Latin School in Massachusetts. He then entered the University of Vermont and spent several months studying Spanish, but later dropped out after one semester. The actor also earned an honorary degree in fine arts in 2013 from Brown University.