15 Celebrities Who Are Secret Brainiacs With Amazing Academic Achievements

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Who would've thought Viggo Mortensen knows seven languages? Believe it or not, there are celebrities who can boast some serious academic credentials. The Typical Student team listed popular Hollywood actors, singers and personalities who can be called secret brainiacs. Check them out!

 

#1 Hollywood actor Viggo Mortensen knows seven languages: English,  Norwegian, French, Danish, Italian, Arabic, and Catalan.

 

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#2 Both Natalie Portman and Shakira know six languages. As for Natalie, she can speak English, Hebrew, German, Japanese, French, and Spanish. Shakira is fluent in English, Spanish, Italian, Catalan, Portuguese, and French.

 

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#3 Shaquille O'Neal has earned a master's degree from the University of Phoenix and a doctorate in education from Barry University.

 

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#4 Despite Ken Jeong is a famous American comedian, he still renews his medical license.

 

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#5 Questlove is NYU's adjunct instructor.

 

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#6 Hollywood actor Gerard Butler has a law degree from Glasgow University.

 

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#7 James Franco can boast a few impressive academic achievements. He has an MFA from Columbia University, a master's degree in filmmaking from NYU. He also entered Yale to pursue a PhD in English.

 

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#8 Actor Tom Hiddleston has mastered four languages.

 

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#9 Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher studied biochemical engineering at the University of Iowa.

 

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#10 Actor Steve Martin announced in New Yorker that he joined the Mensa organization. 

 

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#11 Modern Family's Nolan Gould graduated from high school at the age of 13 and is currently a member of Mensa. 

 

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#12 TV host Conan O'Brien graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard.

 

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#13 Actress Lisa Kudrow has a published psychology paper about handedness and headaches.

 

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#14 Twighlight's star Kristen Stewart has published a paper through Cornell University on Neural Style Transfer.

 

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#15 Actress Mayim Bialik has a PhD in neuroscience.

 

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