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You've gotta admit, Eva Mendes would definitely be able to rock a habit! Several famous actors, politicians and musicians almost became priests and nuns. Some of these celebrities attended seminary school, while others went to convent school. One famous person even went on to become ordained in the Catholic church.

Who is the most famous person who almost became a priest or nun? Tom Cruise tops our list. Before becoming the most famous member of the Church of Scientology, Tom Cruise once attended seminary school. Michael Moore said that he left high school in order to study for the priesthood. 

Several famous women also were quite close to achieving their religious aspirations. Eva Mendes said that her first ambition was to become a nun. Anne Hathaway wanted to be a nun, but decided to part ways with the church after her brother came out as gay. Anjelica Huston studied to be a nun in convent school.

Do you think that having religious ambitions helped these celebrities to succeed in their given fields? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

Tom Cruise is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 15 Celebrities Who Almost Became Priests or Nuns
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Before becoming the most famous member of the Church of Scientology, Tom Cruise once attended seminary school.

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Age: 53

Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Credits: Top Gun, Mission: Impossible, Jerry Maguire, A Few Good Men

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#74 on The Best American Actors Working Today

#48 on The Best Living American Actors

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#91 on The Best Actors in Film History

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Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 15 Celebrities Who Almost Became Priests or Nuns
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Anne Hathaway wanted to be a nun, but decided to part ways with the church after her brother came out as gay.

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Age: 34

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Actor, Voice acting

Credits: Les Misérables, Rachel Getting Married, The Dark Knight Rises, The Devil Wears Prada

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#19 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#36 on The Best Living American Actresses

#52 on The Greatest Former Child Stars

#92 on The Greatest American Actresses of All Time

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Eva Mendes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 15 Celebrities Who Almost Became Priests or Nuns
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Eva Mendes said that her first ambition was to become a nun.

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Age: 43

Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America

Profession: Spokesperson, Businessperson, Model, Designer, Actor, + more

Credits: Hitch, 2 Fast 2 Furious, The Place Beyond the Pines, The Other Guys

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#16 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#67 on The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever

#4 on The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses

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Martin Scorsese is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 15 Celebrities Who Almost Became Priests or Nuns
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Martin Scorsese studied to be a priest before enrolling in NYU film school.

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Age: 74

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, + more

Credits: The Wolf of Wall Street, Goodfellas, Shutter Island, The Departed

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#27 on The Greatest Actor / Director Teams Ever

#3 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

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