Celebrities Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team  

Patrick Phillips
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List Rules Vote up the famous faces who would be able to hold their own at any trivia night.

It’s easy to assume celebrities are not very intelligent and that they are just beautiful people reciting lines for our entertainment, but that isn’t always the case. In fact, it can actually be pretty surprising just how smart some celebrities are—most people wouldn’t guess that pop singer Kesha aced the SATs or that Kate Beckinsale, famous for looking great while kicking butt on screen, can speak four languages. Jodie Foster taught herself to read by the time she was three years old—THREE!

That being said there are some pretty intelligent people floating around Hollywood, so the next time you find yourself stumped at your local trivia night you should regret Natalie Portman or Quentin Tarantino isn’t there to help you out. Here’s a list of the smartest celebrities that would make a great addition to your trivia team; vote and let us know who you would choose!

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Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Tom Derr added Tom Hanks age 59

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Stephen Colbert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Patrick Phillips added Stephen Colbert age 53

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Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Patrick Phillips added Natalie Portman age 36

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Mayim Bialik is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Mayim Bialik age 42

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Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Tina Fey age 47

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Jon Stewart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Jon Stewart age 55

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Kate Beckinsale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Patrick Phillips added Kate Beckinsale age 44

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Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Patrick Phillips added Emma Watson age 27

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Alex Trebek is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Alex Trebek age 77

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Conan O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Patrick Phillips added Conan O'Brien age 54

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Nicole Kidman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Nicole Kidman age 48

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Lisa Kudrow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Patrick Phillips added Lisa Kudrow age 54

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Stephen Fry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Stephen Fry age 60

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Emma Thompson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Patrick Phillips added Emma Thompson age 58

Celebrities You Might Not Know Are Siblings

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Jodie Foster is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Jodie Foster age 55

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Ken Jeong is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Ken Jeong age 46

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Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Steve Martin age 72

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John Cleese is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
John Cleese age 78

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Danica McKellar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team

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James Franco is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
James Franco age 39

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John Oliver is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
John Oliver age 40

The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

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Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Alicia Keys age 37

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Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Meryl Streep age 66

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Matt Damon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Matt Damon age 45

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Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Tom Derr added Morgan Freeman age 78

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Elizabeth Banks is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team

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Mindy Kaling is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Mindy Kaling age 36

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Trevor Noah is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Trevor Noah age 34

The Hottest Celebrities of All Time

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Rowan Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team

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Geena Davis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Geena Davis age 62

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Regis Philbin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Tom Derr added Regis Philbin age 86

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Jake Gyllenhaal is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team

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Maggie Gyllenhaal is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team

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Rashida Jones is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Rashida Jones age 42

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James Corden is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
James Corden age 39

The Longest Hollywood Marriages

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Colin Firth is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Colin Firth age 57

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Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Tom Derr added Jack Nicholson age 80

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Jim Parsons is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Tom Derr added Jim Parsons age 45

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Ashton Kutcher is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Patrick Phillips added Ashton Kutcher age 40

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Pope Francis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Tom Derr added Pope Francis age 81

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Sharon Stone is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Sharon Stone age 60

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Quentin Tarantino is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team

Celebrities You Didn't Know Use Stage Names

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James Woods is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
James Woods age 70

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John Legend is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
John Legend age 39

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Sacha Baron Cohen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team

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Mira Sorvino is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Mira Sorvino age 50

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Edward Norton is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Patrick Phillips added Edward Norton age 48

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Cindy Crawford is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Patrick Phillips added Cindy Crawford age 52

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Mary Steenburgen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team

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Richard Gere is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team
Patrick Phillips added Richard Gere age 68