The smartest celebrities are those who have documented high IQs, multiple degrees from distinguished universities, and a history of long hours spent studying complicated subjects. Some of these celebs, like Matt Damon, even star in the best movies about geniuses. A number of famous actors are members of the "high IQ society" Mensa - or, at least, a number of online sources say they are. Those people are included here, as are businessmen, musicians, and even wrestlers with impressive academic résumés. For example, Swedish-born action star Dolph Lundgren, aka Ivan Drago, has a master's degree in Chemical Engineering and was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship to M.I.T. Likewise, Oscar winner Natalie Portman has a Harvard degree, has lectured at Columbia University, and can speak five languages. And Bill Gates founded Microsoft. Which of these most brilliant celebrities surprises you most?For brevity, this list does not include career politicians or widely recognized geniuses in academia.
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Masi Oka Brown University
Reported IQ: 189 Masayori "Masi" Oka is a Japanese-American actor and digital effects artist. He became widely known for his role on NBC's Heroes as Hiro Nakamura.
Dexter Holland University of Southern California
Reported IQ: 170 Bryan Keith "Dexter" Holland is an American musician and molecular biology graduate student, best known as the singer, rhythm guitarist, and primary songwriter for the punk rock band
Jill St. John UCLA Extension
Reported IQ: 162 Jill St. John is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Bond girl Tiffany Case in Diamonds Are Forever.
Dolph Lundgren Washington State University, Clemson University, Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm)
Reported IQ: 160 Dolph Lundgren is a Swedish actor, director, and martial artist. He belongs to a generation of film actors who epitomise the action hero stereotype, alongside Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, ...more
Ellen Muth Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
Reported IQ: 156 Ellen Anna Muth is an American actress, known for her role as George Lass in Showtime's series Dead Like Me.
Asia Carrera Rutgers University
Reported IQ: 156 Asia Carrera is an American former actress.