10 Celebrities Who Are Probably Smarter Than You

Is there anything these celebs can’t do?

1. Cindy Crawford

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Don’t let her supermodel looks fool you, Cindy Crawford had a scholarship to study chemical engineering at Northwestern University. She attended it for only one quarter before dropping out to pursue modeling full-time.

2. Edward Norton

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Edward Norton attended Yale University, where he was a competitive rower and studied history. He also speaks Japanese and had a stint consulting for his grandfather’s company in Osaka, Japan.

3. Lisa Kudrow

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The former Friends star has a BA in Biology from Vassar College and worked on her father’s staff for eight years doing research on cluster headaches.

4. Jennifer Connelly

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Aside from looking timeless, Jennifer Connelly studied english for two years at Yale before transferring to Stanford to study drama.

5. Kate Beckinsale

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Before her life of wearing skin-tight leather to fight off werewolves and vampires, Beckinsale studied French and Russian literature at Oxford University.

6. Natalie Portman

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Ever the studious one, Natalie Portman skipped the premiere of The Phantom Menace to study for her high school finals and went on to Harvard where she majored in psychology. She even once said, “I don’t care if [college] ruins my career. I’d rather be smart than a movie star.”

7. Tommy Lee Jones

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Tommy Lee Jones might be badass personified, but he also went to Harvard on a scholarship and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Did we also mention he was room mates with Al Gore while he was there?

8. Geena Davis

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Davis graduated Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in drama and is a member of Mensa, aka, the club for the world’s smartest people.

9. Sacha Baron Cohen

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You can call him Borat, General Aladeen and a Cambridge University alum. Cohen studied history at the prestigious institution before making it big as a funny man.

10. Jerry Springer

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We all know him for his infamous tv show, but did you know that Jerry Springer also has a degree in Law from Northwestern and was once a political campaign adviser to Robert F. Kennedy when he was 26?

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