10 Famous Guys Who Dropped Out Of High School

Celebrities always seem like they have it all! But apparently some of them don't have everything...like a high school diploma! I know right? So while millions of teens everywhere are slugging their way back to school this month, try not to think of those who ditched high school and still found big time success. Going back to school is depressing enough. Although feel free to bring these guys up when your guidance counselor tells you that you'll basically never amount to anything with your grades. But make sure you at least have talent, luck or incredible good looks if you're gonna go there. Otherwise you'll just look stupid. Here's a look at 10 famous dudes who also happen to be high school dropouts!

 

Daniel Radcliffe

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It's gotta be an easy decision to drop out of high school when you're worth 80 million dollars.  I guess some Harry Potter luck rubbed off on him, because Harry became Head of the Auror Office without even passing his N.E.W.T.S.!  I suppose saving the wizarding world from Voldemort is slightly more impressive than exceeding expectations in Potions.

 

Eminem

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Eminem dropped out of high school after failing ninth grade 3 TIMES!?! No wonder the hip hop community accepted this nerdy white guy...I mean bad grades and truancy? It doesn't get more street than that.

 

Harry Styles

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He may have left high school behind, but he wasn't able to leave other common teenage problems behind as well.  I'm talking about his acne, yeah I went there! Is a Pro-Active endorsement deal in his near future? Make those bucks while you can, Harry! Teen girls are a fickle bunch!

 

Kurt Cobain

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Kurt Cobain dropped out two weeks before graduation, when he realized he didn't have enough credits to graduate. EFF IT! He already had more than enough inspiration to write the genius Smells Like Teen Spirit, but sadly not enough emotional maturity to run for the hills the minute he saw Courtney Love coming.

 

Mark Wahlberg

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Mark recently admitted to being a high school dropout, but is planning on going back to school so he can finally get that diploma. He says he wants it to happen before his kids realize that their daddy doesn't have one. Not to be a nitpicker, but maybe you shouldn't tell things like that to the media. Kids can Google too, ya know!

 

Drake

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I have this image of Drake making a huge spectacle when he left high school, yelling 'YOLO!' into the principal's face. But he just did it to pursue music. Although he did finally yell YOLO!  Thanks for giving people a phrase to use when justifying their bad choices, Drake.

 

Jim Carrey

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I'm thinking all of his teachers were grateful when Jim dropped out. You just know that he was that ADD kid constantly making outbursts and disrupting class.  It's much funnier on the big screen than it is when you're trying to take a Physics test.

 

Lil Wayne

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WHA!?!?! Lil Wayne dropped out of high school? After he knocked up his childhood sweetheart? I am in a complete state of shock right now. I guess this explains why he raps about pu**y, money and weed, instead of say...the Quadratic Equation.

 

Johnny Depp

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Johnny Depp dropped out of high school to pursue music...FAIL!!! HAHAHA! Yeah...I guess acting is always a good back-up plan.

 

Ryan Gosling

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Well, he seems really smart in his memes!  Plus I don't like to judge people, it's wrong. Especially when they look this friggin' hot. Now I feel shallow. But I can't help it...I want him to 'HEY GURL!' me SO BAD!

Are you surprised by any of these? Let me know @desijedeikin or in the comments below!

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