High School Dropouts
From a double-Oscar winner to this generation's premiere physical comedian, the following stars left their educational institutions early for different reasons.
Find out who found great success without finishing high school.
“The Cable Guy"'s Jim Carrey didn't graduate from high school, but his priceless facial expressions, physical comedy, and dashing good looks have made him a Hollywood A-lister.
He spent much of his adolescence working in Scarborough, Toronto, as his family was experiencing financial troubles.
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Jessica Simpson apparently missed a few home economics courses along the way, as she famously asked her ex Nick Lachey, "Is it chicken or tuna?" (about a can of Chicken of the Sea tuna) on her former MTV show "Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica." The blonde beauty left JJ Pearce High School prematurely to embark on her successful music career and is slated to sell over $1 billion with her clothing line this year.
Who needs a diploma when you've got a pair of Oscars? Hilary Swank, left high school to pursue acting and said in 2007 she regrets her decision to end her education prematurely. “I’m not proud to say I’m a high-school dropout," she said. "I think school is really, really important and we have an education problem in this country and it’s a shame.”
While he gained fame playing an undercover cop infiltrating a high school on "21 Jump Street," A-list hunk Johnny Depp never graduated from one himself.
He dropped out of school at age 15, hoping to become a rock musician.
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Third-generation Tinsel town talent Drew Barrymore became a household name after appearing in the 80s classic "E.T." but did not graduate from high school amidst a turbulent childhood.
Thankfully, Drew seems to have put her problems behind her, en route to becoming a red carpet regular in LaLa Land.
While Mischa Barton didn’t graduate from a conventional high school, she did graduate from the Professional Children's School in Manhattan. She went on to a decent show biz career playing a high school student named Marissa Cooper on "The O.C."
He didn't graduate from high school, but he's certainly winning all the same: Yes, that's right, former “Two and a Half Men” star Charlie Sheen didn't get a high school diploma, but he’s made a fortune on TV and in the movies
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While she didn't graduate from high school -- she departed New York's Dwight School following her junior year -- heiress Paris Hilton has made a pretty good living parlaying her fame and notoriety into millions of dollars in income with reality shows, perfume lines and other assorted businesses.
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Lindsay Lohan made a career out of playing high school students in flicks like "Mean Girls" and "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen," but the red-headed starlet left school early to be home schooled instead.
With a show biz career twinkling in her eyes, Britney Spears left Louisiana's Kentwood High School early to embark on a torrid run at the top of the pop charts with hits like Lucky, Toxic and Gimme More. Her sister Jamie Lynn received a GED from the same school in 2008.
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What a girl wants ... isn't a diploma apparently! Genie In A Bottle singer Christina Aguilera didn't get to soak in the cheers during a high school graduation ceremony, but she's since made up for it playing to sell-out crowds at arenas throughout the world.
Avril Lavigne's happy ending certainly didn't take place at her high school graduation: the Canadian singer, who's made a career crooning about teen angst, did not graduate from high school, as she dropped out of Napanee District High School to continue her music career.
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It doesn't take a high school diploma to make it in Hollywood.