You may be surprised to learn that a number of famous actors and actresses attended college to pursue degrees in subjects outside of music and theater. Some celebrities graduated and went on to work in the field in which they studied, others achieved higher education, while some dropped out of school to seek their Hollywood dreams. You’ll never guess what porn star Ron Jeremy has his master’s in. Here’s a list of 20 brainy celebrities who attended some of the top colleges.
1. Harrison Ford Left School for Acting
Harrison Ford attended Ripon College in Wisconsin in 1961. He studied philosophy and joined the fraternity, Sigma Nu. Unfortunately, Harrison dropped out right before graduation for a small movie role. Considering his success, he probably made the right move.
2. Ashton Kutcher Studied Medicine
There are a few things you might not know about the notorious goofball. Ashton is actually a twin and his real name is Christopher. His twin brother is named Michael who has a rare heart illness. Ashton applied to the University of Iowa for biochemical engineering with hopes of finding a cure for his brother’s heart condition. But, the Two and a Half Men star dropped out after his first year to pursue modelling. That’s quite a major switch.
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