Eight celebrities with the best and worst college grades

Last Modified: Jun 23, 2021

It seems to us during exams that this is the moment when our fate is defined. Many people who we now consider to be incredibly successful and even geniuses did not do well in college or did not perform well at all. Everyone knows that Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and many other wealthy and super-successful people were kicked out of universities at one time or another. However, there were nerds among the stars who bypassed online essay services and did well in school. Let's take a look at who among the celebrities could surprise you with their grades.

Celebrities with the worst grades

Benedict Cumberbatch

The star of the Sherlock TV series went to the prestigious Harrow High School. He started well, but in his senior teens, it all went downhill: girls, marijuana, parties. Cumberbatch practically failed his exams. However, his later fate turned out well. He was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Oscar.

Richard Branson

School never interested him, and he left it at sixteen to start his first business, a student magazine. Branson's mentor, Robert Drayson, said that in the future, Richard would either go to prison or become a millionaire. Branson now has more than 200 companies in 30 countries.

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Drew Barrymore

Now she is an incredibly successful actress, producer, and businesswoman. But her youth was not easy. Having acted in movies since she was three years old, Drew became a drug addict as a child and ended up in rehab at the age of 13. She began having severe trouble with her studies and never graduated. Today Drew Barrymore is a movie star and a prominent public figure — an ambassador for the UN World Food Programme.

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain is now a successful actress and a role model for many girls. However, she was not like that in her teenage years. The actress herself admits that studying was not her strong suit. She did not like to study and did not try at all. That is why she dropped out of high school at the age of 16.

Celebrities with the best grades

Reese Witherspoon

Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon loves to read, and it helped her get good grades in school. After that school, she enrolled at Stanford University to study languages and literature, but the star's career and education proved incompatible, and she had to drop out.

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt was the favorite of teachers and received high marks in classes and for diligent behavior. In addition, the future actor found time for sports. He was a member of the golf, lawn tennis, and swimming teams.

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Natalie Portman

The star was teased as a nerd at school because of her serious attitude towards her studies. She often turned down film roles even as an adult to get an education. Thus, she did not play in Lolita and Romeo and Juliet. In addition, being already a famous actress, she enrolled in the Hebrew University to study languages. To date, the celebrity knows French, German, Japanese, Arabic, and Hebrew.

Emma Watson

Emma Watson became famous for her role as Hermione Granger, the wizard-nerd in the Harry Potter movies, and many wonder how the star studied at school. The actress had no time to study during the filming. However, afterward, she still eliminated gaps in knowledge, began to study diligently, and catch up on all the missed material. A celebrity studied at Brown University and Oxford. She combines education with filming. Watson does not exclude that someday she will have to stop her acting career, so it is appropriate to get a profession.

Tags : Benedict Cumberbatch Richard Branson Drew Barrymore Jessica Chastain Reese Witherspoon Brad Pitt Natalie Portman Emma Watson