15 Celebrities Who Are Actually Much Smarter Than You Might Think

There’s a common perception that celebrities trade intelligence and good judgment for fame and fortune. However, some stars prove that you don’t have to sacrifice one for the other. Here are 15 celebrities who attended Harvard University.

Natalie Portman

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While filming “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace,” Natalie Portman was also studying psychology at Harvard. She successfully earned her degree in 2003 while her acting career soared.

Matt Damon

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Matt Damon attended Harvard in 1992 but left only 12 credits short of his degree to take on a leading role in “Geronimo: An American Legend.”

Conan O’Brien

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Conan O’Brien graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, doing exceptionally well, in 1985. His talent was already evident when he wrote for the Harvard Lampoon Magazine.

B.J. Novak

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Novak graduated from Harvard in 2001 and impressed with an honors thesis paper on films based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

John Lithgow

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John Lithgow enjoyed his time at Harvard and graduated with honors in the class of 1967. He studied literature and history before venturing into dramatic art and music with a Fulbright Scholarship.

Ashley Judd

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After achieving fame for her roles in various movies, Ashley Judd pursued further education. She achieved a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard, after doing her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Kentucky.

Elisabeth Shue

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Elisabeth Shue transferred from Wellesley College to Harvard in 1985 but temporarily paused her studies to pursue acting. Eventually, she returned and graduated in 2000.

Rashida Jones

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After studying philosophy and religion, Rashida Jones graduated from Harvard in 1997 before making her mark in “Parks and Recreation.”

Dean Norris

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Dean Norris excelled academically, making his way into Harvard, where he was part of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals. He later pursued acting and gained fame as Hank in “Breaking Bad.”

Mira Sorvino

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Before becoming a star in “Mighty Aphrodite,” Mira Sorvino graduated with honors in East Asian Studies from Harvard in 1989.

Colin Jost

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Comedian Colin Jost edited the Harvard Lampoon and majored in literature and history with a focus on British and Russian literature. He graduated with honors in 2004 and later wrote for “Saturday Night Live.”

Stockard Channing

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Despite her iconic role as “Rizzo” in “Grease,” Stockard Channing excelled academically and graduated with honors from Harvard in 1965.

Tommy Lee Jones

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Tommy Lee Jones entered Harvard on a need-based scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1969. He also roomed with Al Gore and played football for the university.

Darren Aronofsky

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Already an adventurous individual with a background in anthropology and field biology, Darren Aronofsky pursued filmmaking at Harvard in 1987.

Jack Lemmon

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Jack Lemmon graduated in 1947 with a degree in War Service Sciences. Despite facing academic probation and restrictions from acting onstage, he eventually became a renowned actor.

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