When you think about a celebrity’s life, a few things come to mind like luxurious lifestyles, expensive clothes, expensive cars and perfect appearances. But all in all, celebrities are people as well and there is more to them than what they own or how they look. Famous people dedicate their lives in order to entertain people, but that’ s not all about them because they can be fun, loving, funny and, not to forget, intelligent.
These celebrities will prove that there’s more about them than meets the eye! Check them out.
You might be tempted to believe that Natalie Portman is just another pretty face in the Hollywood movie industry. What you don’t know is that the famous actress is outstandingly smart, having graduated from Harvard University and she also speaks fluently in German, French, English, Japanese and Hebrew.
Emma Watson is indeed her real life version of Hermione Granger. Emma Watson proved the world how charming, beautiful and intelligent she is with her wonderful performances and elegant manners. She also took time off from acting in order to attend Brown University.
Allison Williams became famous for her role in the TV series “Girls” where she played a witty character who was not afraid to express her opinion. However, that role was not difficult to play since the actress herself is smart. She attended Yale University and studied English and Archaeology.
You might know the actor James Franco for movies like “Pineapple Express” or “This is the End” where he played fairly amusing characters. These choices can make people believe that’s all the potential he has, but in reality, Franco is among one of the smartest celebrities having an IQ of 130.
Cindy Crawford is known for her beauty and charm, but what is less known is the fact that she was valedictorian of her class in high school and right after that she started saving up money to attend Northwestern University.
Jodie Foster is one of the most famous actresses in Hollywood, but her talent and good looks are not everything that she has. She attended Yale University and also scored 132 on the IQ scale.
If you know Ashton Kutcher’s famous role from “That 70s Show” where he played Kelso, then there is a chance you remained with the first impression that the actor was not that smart. In reality, Kutcher aspired to attend MIT in order to study Engineering and also stated that “the sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart”.
The “Mr. Bean” actor, Rowan Atkinson, is one of the smartest celebrities alive. Scoring a 178 score on the IQ scale, the actor attended both Newcastle University and Oxford University to study Engineering.
The Colombian singer, Shakira, is on the list of the smartest people. With a score of 140 on the IQ scale, the singer is fluent in multiple languages such as Spanish, Italian, Catalan, Portuguese and Arabic. No wonder we can never get bored of her songs.
If you have seen at least one movie with Tommy Lee Jones, then you probably noticed his undeniable intelligence. With an IQ of 135, Tommy Lee Jones attended Harvard University where he met Al Gore too!
Conan O’Brien’s show says it all: the guy is both smart and funny. The host of the show graduated top of his Harvard class, where he studied both Literature and History.
Matt Damon become significantly famous for his role in “Goodwill Hunting”, what is less known about him is that he came up with the movie’s idea while attending a playwriting class at Harvard. However, the actor gave up the academic life in order to pursue his acting career.
We all know Lisa Kudrow from the famous TV show “F.R.I.E.N.D.S”, but her Phoebe character was far from depicting her own personality because the actress is undeniably smart. She graduated from Vassar College with a degree in Biology and also conducted research on headaches for a while.
Dexter Holland is the famous lead singer of the band Offspring and he is one smart guy. He attended the University of Southern California where he got his Bachelor degree in Biology and Science, and later on a Masters Degree in Molecular Biology. Pretty impressive, right?
Edward Norton is not only an impressive actor but also an intelligent one. He attended Yale University where he studied History and, unfortunately, after suffering a back injury that forced him to give up the academic life, he moved to Osaka in order to offer consulting for his grandfather’s firm. While in Japan, he learned martial arts and Japanese.
Ben Stein is commonly known for being a successful actor, but few people know that his true passion is in fact writing. He published fiction and non-fiction books, as well as writing speeches for two of the U.S presidents: Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford!
Mayim Bialik lives up to her character’s reputation in “The Big Bang Theory” by being on of the smartest actresses out there. The reason she plays the role of a neuroscientist so naturally is that she is one in reality! She also has a music affinity, learning to play the bass, piano, guitar and harp.
There is no point in denying that Kevin Spacey is a brilliant actor. He successfully graduated from high school, being top of his class and also choosing to attend Julliard in order to develop his already formed acting skills.
Steve Martin is known for his family movies, where he played not so intelligent characters. However, Martin always wanted to become a Philosophy professor and is described as a very intelligent person. Also, he is a member of MENSA, the society for those with high IQs.
Nicole Kidman is one of the most famous actresses in Hollywood and for good reasons. She knew her entire life that she wanted to pursue the acting career and she did everything in her power to make that possible. She attended the Victorian College of Arts as well as The Australian Theater for Young People.
Alicia Keys promised a great deal of talent even at a young age. She started playing the piano at the age of seven and later on she studied Jazz at the Professional Performing Arts School. However, she dropped out of Columbia University because of her rising success.
Quentin Tarantino is not only a great movie director, but also a very intelligent man. With a score of 160 on the IQ test, Tarantino is a very quick-witted man, who talks fast and thinks even faster and is never afraid to share his opinions and beliefs.
Kesha is mostly known for her music and revolutionary looks, but there is more to her than you think. She was very passionate about Physics and Mathematics in high school, where she had almost perfect scores in her SAT exams.
Flavor Flav proved his musical abilities ever since he was a little kid. He learned to play music by ear and also knew how to handle over 15 musical instruments.
With an IQ score of 135, Arnold Schwarzenegger definitely gets on the list of the smartest celebrities. There is no surprise that the actor is extremely intelligent since he was Governor of California.