Celebrities With Surprising College Degrees

Most celebrities aren’t really thought of as intellectuals — unless they’re famous for being smart, like Neil deGrasse Tyson or Bill Nye. In reality, a lot of famous folks know way more than we give them credit for.

Some of them have college degrees that might surprise you. Keep reading to find out what Ron Jeremy was doing before he made a sharp left turn into the adult film industry, and which Monty Python star almost became a lawyer.

Natalie Portman Has A Bachelor’s In Psychology

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“I felt like there had been some mistake,” she later recalled, “that I wasn’t smart enough to be in this company, and that every time I opened my mouth I would have to prove that I wasn’t just a dumb actress.”

A conflict she had within herself, she handled mightily by grabbing her degree from Harvard. She went already a star, just after the release of Star Wars and came back with the paper to show that she wasn’t just some dumb actress.