List of Famous High School Dropouts ranked by fame and popularity. Some of the most famous actors and musicians of all time have had successful careers without receiving a high school diploma. Many of them left school at an early age in order to pursue their dreams, while some left school due to bad grades and bad behavior.
Who is the most famous high school dropout? Lindsay Lohan tops our list. Lohan started acting at an early age, starring in films like “Freaky Friday” and “The Parent Trap.” Though she couldn't attend a traditional high school, Lohan later received her high school equivalency through home schooling. Other famous actors that chose work over school include, Kristen Stewart, Ryan Gosling and Daniel Radcliffe.
Jay-Z dropped out of high school to make money dealing drugs on the street. He went on to create an empire comprised of a music label, clothing line and endorsement deals. Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain dropped out of school to start pursuing a music career and pop punk songstress Avril Lavigne quit school after she landed a record deal in New York.What do you think of all the successful celebrity high school dropouts? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
Johnny Depp actually dropped out of high school to pursue a music career. He made his first film appearance in the horror classic "A Nightmare on Elm Street."
Birthplace: Owensboro, Kentucky, United States of America
Profession: Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Restaurateur, Actor, + more
Credits: Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street, Alice in Wonderland, Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
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Katy Perry dropped out of Santa Barbara Don Pueblos High School at the age of 15 to pursue her musical dreams. The gamble paid off and the "Roar" superstar has since risen up the charts and completed her GED.
Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, United States of America
Profession: Businessperson, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Music artist, + more
Credits: The Interview, Katy Perry: Part of Me, The Ugly Truth, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
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Nicolas Cage, whose uncle is "Godfather" director Francis Ford Coppola, dropped out of high school to get into the family business of film making.
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States of America
Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Film Director
Credits: Leaving Las Vegas, National Treasure, Moonstruck, Kick-Ass
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Gisele Bundchen dropped out of high school at age 14 to pursue a career in modelling. Bundchen is a student of the world and can speak five languages.
Birthplace: Três de Maio, Brazil
Profession: Television producer, Fashion Model, Model, Supermodel, Actor
Credits: The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2006, The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2005, VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, The Devil Wears Prada
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