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10+ Celebrities Who Didn't Bother With School

These are the celebrities who just didn't want to do school all that much.

Can't say I blame them, school is lame for a lot of people. And if you're sure you're going to be a famous actor/celebrity anyways, then they probably didn't see the point of continuing!

1. Gisele Bündchen

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Though she is married to Tom Brady, she had quite the life of her own before she was married to the probable G.O.A.T.

Even before she was one of the most famous models!

She dropped out of school at 14.

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This, like many before her, was so she could pursue a modeling career.

And get this: even though she didn't finish school, she still learned to speak five different languages! Darn, girl!

2. Harry Styles

Destiny called, and Harry Styles had no choice but to leave school at 16.

"Destiny", by the way, was in the form of auditioning for The X Factor and joining One Direction.

3. Nicole Kidman

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It's the same motif for most actors on this list.

She, like the others, quit school to pursue an acting career. She waited a little longer than most, opting to drop out at 16.

4. Rihanna

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That shirt she's wearing might even be a lie because she actually left high school at 16, and even left her home country at 17 in order to sign a deal with Def Jam.

5. Robert Downey Jr.


Robert Downey Jr. has had a hard life.

His father was not the best role model, as he gave him marijuana when he was only 8 years old.

But that doesn't mean his father didn't care about school.


Robert Jr. had an issue with going to school, so Robert Sr. gave him an ultimatum at the ripe old age of 15: either he had to go to school or get a job.

Can you guess what he chose?

6. Johnny Depp


Believe it or not, Johnny Depp's dreams weren't always to become an actor when he dropped out of school at 15.

He actually wanted to be a rock star. He definitely had the look going for him.

7. Simon Cowell

He was only 16 when he started as an intern for EMI Music Publishing.

And now, he's one of the most famous record executives in the entire world! Talk about moving up the corporate ladder.

8. Jay-Z

One of the most famous rappers of all time quit school to focus on his job at the time: dealing drugs.

But, that job helped him become the businessman he is today.

9. Keanu Reeves

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The internet's most beloved celebrity dropped out of school at 17 because "he didn't fit in".

We don't know how this is possible, but somehow, that makes us like him even more!

10. Jennifer Lawrence

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It's safe to say that Jennifer Lawrence is one of America's finest actors.

She has won an Oscar (and been nominated for three more) and the movies she has made have grossed over $6 billion worldwide.

And she did it all without school.

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Lawrence stopped going to school at the age of, get this: 14!

She said it was because she "struggled with it" and instead of going to school she pursued an acting career.

11. Whoopi Goldberg

It was her awful childhood that made Whoopi drop out of school.

Amongst other things, she had a bunch of jobs that went nowhere, some marriages and even problems with addiction. But she's living her best life now.