The smartest Hollywood celebrities

Can you name these really smart Hollywood celebrities?

The 'Black Swan' lead has a bachelor's degree from Harvard, making her the first alum to win an Academy Award for best actress, and took graduate courses at Hebrew University.
He anticipated acceptances to both MIT and Purdue to study engineering, but the former 'Punk'd' host lost his scholarships when he broke into his high school as a prank.
This late show host graduated magna cum laude from Harvard, where the school newspaper dubbed him the 'pre-eminent jokester' of the class of '85.
She was valedictorian of her high school class, studied chemical engineering on scholarship at Northwestern University, and signed her first modeling contract in 1984.
He is an accomplished economics professor and columnist for The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. The Yale Law School grad has authored more than 30 books.
Known for her role in 'The Office', this Dartmouth College theater major earned an Eleanor Frost Playwriting Award in 1999.
In high school he played a class-cutting 'Freak,' and was a math whiz who interned at Lockheed Martin.
This famous film director as an IQ of 160, which is equivalent to that of physicist Stephen Hawking
This actress plays a neurobiologist on 'The Big Bang Theory', and has a Ph.D. in neuroscience in real life.
As a Harvard student, this actor's playwriting course assignment led to the development of 'Good Will Hunting.'
After the success of 'The Fast & the Furious,' this actress left Hollywood to study English at Yale.
This high school valedictorian attended Juilliard to study drama, but the 'American Beauty' lead dropped out after two years to act on Broadway and then in films.
This 'Basic Instinct' actress has an IQ of 154. When she was 15 she accepted a scholarship to Edinboro University.
'The King's Speech' actor is credited as a co-author of an academic paper on human brain research.
The 'X-Files' actor graduated with a B.A. in English literature from Princeton and Master's in English lit from Yale.
This 'Taxi Driver' actress is a French scholar who attended Yale.
This talk show host has transplanted thousands of hearts and lungs.
This 'Public Enemy' could play about 15 instruments, and learned to play songs by ear.
This 'Friends' actress graduated from Vassar College with a degree in biology, and worked with her father, a world renowned headache specialist.
This two-time Oscar nominated 'Primal Fear' actor studied history at Yale. After a back injury forced his retirement from crew, he tried his hand at theater.
This 'White House Down' actor had near-perfect SAT scores, and an IQ of 184.
This 'Underworld' actress studied French and Russian literature at Oxford University.
This talk show host earned a law degree from Northwestern University and became a campaign advisor to Robert F. Kennedy in 1968.
This 'The Office' actor taught English in Costa Rica before enrolling at Brown.
This 'Parks and Rec' actress and daughter of Quincy Jones displayed musical and theatrical talents as a student at Harvard.
The soulful singer of 'Ordinary People' was offered scholarships to Georgetown, Morehouse College, and Harvard, but he turned them down to go to UPenn, where he studied English and
This actor studied pre-med at Duke University, got his MD at UNC Chapel Hill, completed his residency in New Orleans, and was cast as the OB in 'Knocked Up.'
This wild and crazy guy is a MENSA member, and also authored screenplays, novels, and children's books.
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