16 Celebrities Who Dropped Out Of School That You Did Not Know About

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5Quentin Tarantino

Did you know that Tarantino wrote his first screenplay called ‘Captain Peachfuzz and the Anchovy Bandit’ at the age of 14? Just a year later he dropped out of Narbonne High School in Harbor City, Los Angeles and worked as an usher. He attended acting classes and improved his writing skills and 1990 worked with Robert Kurtzman on the script for ‘From Dusk till Dawn’ which helped him get into the industry.

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6Ryan Gosling

He is one of the most handsome actors in Hollywood with an incredible movie list under his belt. He gained worldwide attention for starring in ‘The Notebook’ which is still considered an iconic romantic movie. He dropped out of high school at the age of 17 to focus on his acting career.

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7Jim Carrey

If there is one comedian-actor that requires no introduction, that is Jim Carrey. He is best known for his early years of energetic slapstick performances in movies like ‘Ace Ventura: Pet Detective’, ‘Dumb and Dumber’, ‘The Mask’, etc. Due to financial situations when he was 15, Jim had to drop out of school and help his family by becoming a janitor.

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8Robert Downey Jr.

He was the face of the MCU since 2008 and won even more hearts thanks to ‘Avengers: Endgame’ this year. He has had one of the most inspirational stories of failure to stardom in Hollywood after people thought he ruined his career in the early 2000s. He dropped out of Santa Monica High School at the age of 15 to pursue an acting career full-time.

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