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10 Aussie Celebrities Who Went To Uni For Something Different

Amazingly, these celebrities didn't major in being major. Find out what these smart Aussies were into before they were famous.

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1. Hugh Jackman was studying to be a journalist.

While he ended up graduating from the University of Technology, Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, a young Hugh wasn't sure journalism was his calling, and also took some time off to study acting part time. Good call.
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While he ended up graduating from the University of Technology, Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, a young Hugh wasn't sure journalism was his calling, and also took some time off to study acting part time. Good call.

2. Rebel Wilson has a law degree.

She studied law and arts (theatre and performance studies) at the University of New South Wales and jokes that she might become a barrister "if things don't work out." We're pretty sure things are going to work out, though.
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She studied law and arts (theatre and performance studies) at the University of New South Wales and jokes that she might become a barrister "if things don't work out." We're pretty sure things are going to work out, though.

3. Chris Lilley studied education, teaching, and music.

The beloved Aussie comedian actually has a Bachelor of Arts and Diploma of Education from Macquarie University.
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The beloved Aussie comedian actually has a Bachelor of Arts and Diploma of Education from Macquarie University.

4. Portia de Rossi also studied law.

Before she landed a role in the 1993 flick Sirens, de Rossi was also studying law at the University of Melbourne.
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Before she landed a role in the 1993 flick Sirens, de Rossi was also studying law at the University of Melbourne.

5. Geoffrey Rush studied arts.

Rush studied at the University of Queensland and was this close to becoming "a teacher or radio announcer or something like that."
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Rush studied at the University of Queensland and was this close to becoming "a teacher or radio announcer or something like that."

6. Rob Sitch went to med school.

The director/producer/screenwriter/actor/comedian also holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Melbourne and even practiced medicine for a while.
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The director/producer/screenwriter/actor/comedian also holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Melbourne and even practiced medicine for a while.

7. Magda Szubanksi studied fine arts and philosophy, among other things.

Yet another celebrity graduate from the University of Melbourne, Szubanksi got into comedy while there and was a star of the law revue in 1983.
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Yet another celebrity graduate from the University of Melbourne, Szubanksi got into comedy while there and was a star of the law revue in 1983.

8. And Cate Blanchett studied art history...

...at the University of Melbourne before she transferred to NIDA and started on her path to becoming one of the world's most respected actors.
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...at the University of Melbourne before she transferred to NIDA and started on her path to becoming one of the world's most respected actors.

9. Andy Lee was studying commerce...

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10. ...when he met his ~ultimate wingman~ Hamish Blake, who was enrolled in a science/commerce double degree.

Guess where they were studying? You have to guess. OK fine. It was the University of Melbourne.
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Guess where they were studying? You have to guess. OK fine. It was the University of Melbourne.

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