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Some would say that receiving a good education is crucial in today’s competitive world, but we found 13 celebrities who dropped out of school and were still able to develop and maintain successful careers. Not everyone is talented enough to make it in Hollywood, but these stars prove that school does not always equal success.

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1. Johnny Depp

The Academy Award winning actor was born in Owensboro, Kentucky to a waitress and civil engineer, but later moved to Florida where he was raised. Depp dropped out of school at 15 and lead a series of music-garage bands. He wed Lori Anne Allison when he was only 19 years old, and became a pen salesmen to support themselves. A short trip to Los Angeles with Lori in 1984 allowed Depp to meet up with actor, Nicolas Cage. Cage convinced Depp to try out acting and that same year Depp debuted in the low-budget horror film, A Nightmare on Elm Street. Johnny Depp has since become one of the most successful actors in his generation, starring in iconic films like, Edward Scissorhands, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Public Enemies and Alice in Wonderland.

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