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13 Attractive Celebrities That Have Brilliant Minds

A surprising number of celebs are actually true geniuses. Apart from politicians, businessmen, and sports personalities, some of the smartest people in the world come from the entertainment industry. In fact, some of our favorite celebs’ academic prowess is as good as their acting chops. The normal range for an IQ test is between 85 and 115, but they have scored beyond that.

For example, David Duchovny, the X-Files actor, has an IQ of 147 and graduated from Princeton University in 1982 with a B.A. in English Literature. At that time, he was nominated for a college prize by the Academy of American Poets. He remains humble about his intelligence and this makes fans love and respect him more.

Here are 13 celebrities with genius IQs that certainly surprise you.

#1 George Clooney

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After graduating high school in Augusta, George Clooney enrolled at Northern Kentucky University, where he majored in broadcast journalism. In 1981, he dropped out of school to pursue his acting dream. After that, he also becomes a director and screenwriter.

#2 Tom Hiddleston

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Tom Hiddleston attended Eton College, one of the best college preparatory schools in England. After that, he went on to the University of Cambridge for his undergraduate career and graduated from the Pembroke College section of Cambridge with a double first in Classic. He can speak nine different languages and is fluent in four of them: English, Spanish, French, and Greek.

#3 Matt Demon

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Matt Demon is considered a genius with an IQ of 160, which puts him in the same group as the author Stephen Hawking and scientist Albert Einstein. He attended Harvard but dropped out later to pursue his acting career. He teamed up with Ben Affleck to complete the draft of Good Will Hunting that would later win them an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

#4 John Legend

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Before becoming one of the most recognizable voices in the music industry, John Legend worked as a consultant. The singer fielded scholarship offers from Harvard, Georgetown, and Morehouse. Eventually, he settled at the University of Pennsylvania. The singer served as the president and vocal director for Counterparts, a co-ed a capable group. He worked at Boston Consulting

#5 Jake Gyllenhaal

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In 1998, Gyllenhaal graduated from the Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles and then attended Columbia University. He dropped out two years later to concentrate on acting. Now Jake Gyllenhaal becomes one of the most talented actors working today.

#6 John Krasinski

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John Krasinski taught English in Costa Rica before attending Brown University. His favorite classes were “Management of Industrial and Nonprofit Organizations” and an introductory biology course.

#7 Cole Prouse

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Cole Prouse has a passion for science. He enrolled in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, pursuing the humanities and in particular archaeology. He worked in the field of archaeology, participating in excavations. Before landing the role of Jughead on “Riverdale”, he worked in a lab recording artifacts.

#8 David Duchovny

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Before breaking into the acting world, David Duchovny got his BA from Princeton University in English Literature. He also went on to receive a Master’s Degree from Yale in the same subject. He published four novels and became a New York Times bestselling author.

#9 Edward Norton

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In 1991, he graduated from Yale University with a degree in History. After graduation, he moved to Japan on behalf of his grandfather’s non-profit Enterprise Foundation. While in Japan, he studied Aikido, and martial art, and was fluent in Japanese.

#10 Jamie Foxx

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After graduating high school, Jamie Foxx received a scholarship to United State International University, where he studied classical music and composition. He has abilities to read scrips and memorize them quickly. Furthermore, he remembers lines from the movie he’s done 10 years ago.

#11 Wentworth Miller

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Wentworth Miller graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree in English literature. While at Princeton, he performed with the a cappella group the Princeton Tigertones, and was a member of the Quadrangle Club and the Colonial Club.

#12 Chris Pine

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Chris Pine is known for his role as young Captain James Kirk in the “Star Trek” franchise. Before that, he decided to go into the family business while attending the University of California, Berkeley. In 2002, he graduated with a degree in English literature.

#13 Colin Firth

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Firth attended Barton Peveril College where he took his A-levels as a teenager. Colin Firth is credited as a co-author of an academic paper on human brain research. His name appears as a co-author of the study, which was published in the Current Biology journal.

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