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Stars who dropped out of high school
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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.

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HSJim Carre

Jim Carrey

“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.  

To see cool pics of Jim click here and for more sexy shots of the hottest Victoria’s Secret models in their bikinis click here. 

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(2010 Charles Eshelman)

HSJessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

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. 

Check out sizzling shots of Jessica on top of her game in a bikini here and for more shots of the top 10 reality stars in their bikinis click here. 

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HSHilary Swank

Hilary Swank

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.” 

See hot pics of Hilary here and check out these bikini wars shots: brunettes versus blondes!

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(2010 Getty Images)

HSJohnny Depp

Johnny Depp

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. 

Check out shots of hunky Johnny here and to see a gallery of the five sexiest super models in their bikinis click here. 

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(2011 Getty Images)

HSDrew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore

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. 

Check out these ultra sexy shots of Drew and to see more pics of bikini babes in on again off again relationships click here. 

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(2010 Getty Images)

HSMischa Barto

Mischa Barton

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."  

See hot shots of Mischa in her bikini here and check out this sizzling gallery of model turned actress Brooklyn Decker in her bikini. 

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(2009 Bennett Raglin)

HSCharlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen

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 

Check out interesting shots of Charlie here on the red carpet  and for sexy shots of the hottest bodies on TV click here. 

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HSParis Hilton

Paris Hilton

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. 

For sizzling shots of Paris click here and check out these sexy pics of fellow reality star the amazing Audrina Patridge at a bikini photo shoot here. 

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(2011 Getty Images)

HSLindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan

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. 

See sexy pics of Lindsay looking hot in her bikini here and check out this gallery of sexy stars in their bikinis who showed off their acting chops playing ugly roles. 

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(2011 Getty Images)

HSBritney Spears

Britney Spears

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. 

See super sexy shots of hottie Britney with her rockin bod and check out this RadarOnline.com gallery of the sexiest single moms in Hollywood. 

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(2007 Chris Weeks)

HSChristina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera

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.  

Click here for gorgeous shots of X-Tina in a bikini and for a gallery of bad girls in their bikinis click here. 

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(2011 Steve Granitz)

AHSvril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne

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.  

For more photos of Avril rocking a bikini click here and check out this bikini gallery of sexy stars who are a triple threat, they sing, dance and act. 

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(2010 Getty Images)

Stars who dropped out of high school

It doesn't take a high school diploma to make it in Hollywood.

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