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on 20 Dec 2008 03:03

 
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Actors with degrees

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1. Dolph Lundgren
University: University of Sydney
Degree awarded: Masters Degree
Subject: Chemical Engineering
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2. Hugh Grant
University: Oxford University
Degree awarded: Bachelors Degree
Subject: English Literature
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3. Rowan Atkinson
University: Oxford University
Degree awarded: Masters Degree
Subject: Electrical Engineering
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4. Rosamund Pike
University: Oxford University
Degree awarded: Bachelors Degree
Subject: English Literature
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5. Arnold Schwarzenegger
University: University of Wisconsin-Superior
Degree awarded: Bachelors Degree
Subject: Business and International Economics
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6. Michael Palin
University: Oxford University
Degree awarded: Bachelors Degree
Subject: Modern History
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7. John Cleese
University: Cambridge University
Degree awarded: Bachelors Degree
Subject: Law
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8. Stephen Fry
University: Cambridge University
Degree awarded: Bachelors Degree
Subject: English Literature
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9. Rachel Weisz
University: Cambridge University
Degree awarded: Bachelors Degree
Subject: English Literature
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10. Tommy Lee Jones
University: Harvard University
Degree awarded: Bachelors Degree
Subject: English Literature
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11. Natalie Portman
University: Harvard University
Degree awarded: Bachelors Degree
Subject: Psychology
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12. David Duchovny
University: Yale University
Degree awarded: Masters Degree
Subject: English Literature
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13. Sacha Baron Cohen
University: Cambridge University
Degree awarded: Bachelors Degree
Subject: History
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14. James Stewart
University: Princeton Univertisy
Degree awarded: Bachelors Degree
Subject: Architecture
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15. Donald Sutherland
University: University of Toronto
Degree awarded: Bachelors Degree
Subject: Engineering
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16. Masi Oka
University: Brown University
Degree awarded: Bachelors Degree
Subject: Computer Science and Mathematics

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17. Peter Weller
University: Syracuse University
Degree awarded: Masters Degree
Subject: Roman and Renaissance Art
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18. Edward Norton
University: Yale University
Degree awarded: Bachelors Degree
Subject: History
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19. Brooke Shields
University: Princeton University
Degree awarded: Bachelors Degree
Subject: French Literature

Average listal rating (140 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
20. Graham Chapman
University: Cambridge University
Degree awarded: Doctor of Medicine
Subject: Medicine
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21. Maggie Gyllenhaal
University: Columbia University
Degree awarded: Bachelor Degree
Subject: Literature and Eastern Religions
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22. Denzel Washington
University: Fordham University
Degree awarded: Bachelors Degree
Subject: Drama and Journalism
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23. Kevin Costner
University: California State University
Degree awarded: Bachelors Degree
Subject: Business Studies
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24. Leonard Nimoy
University: University of California
Degree awarded: Masters Degree
Subject: Education
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25. Gerard Butler
University: University of Glasgow
Degree awarded: Bachelors Degree
Subject: Law
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26. Ken Jeong
University: University of North Carolina
Degree awarded: Doctor of Medicine
Subject: Medicine



A list of actors who earned a degree before, during or after their major limelight success! All of these individuals hold a bachelors degree or above. I've excluded honorary degrees or degrees relating to acting and dramatics.

See also: Musicians with degrees

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Comments

Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at Jul 19 10:27
Masi Oka a.k.a Hiro Nakamura from Heroes graduated Brown University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and mathematics.
Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at Jul 19 10:32
Thanks, I've added him to the list.
Posted: 4 years, 8 months ago at Aug 20 9:10
Great list idea! Some of these were wonderful suprises, like Tommy Lee Jones attending Harvard and David Duchovny's Masters.
Posted: 4 years, 7 months ago at Aug 27 10:13
Nothing is more shocking than Dolph's Masters degree in Chemical Engineering.
Posted: 4 years ago at Apr 12 7:09
I heard Gerard Butler was a lawyer before...anyway I have to say, what an awesome list you have here. Brilliant idea! :D
Posted: 4 years ago at Apr 12 7:10
Impressive is how Dolph Lundgren, as a 3rd Dan Kyokushin Karate, is able to speak 5 languages!
Posted: 4 years ago at Apr 12 13:02
Who woulda thought Mr. Bean had a degree in Electrical Engineering??
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Posted: 4 years ago at Apr 15 2:24
Peter Weller has a Masters of Arts in Roman and Renaissance Art and is currently pursing a PhD. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Weller#Personal_life)
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Jun 2 19:45
Great List! Now, a few suggestions: Edward Norton is a Yale Graduate (major in history)(http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001570/bio) and Brooke Shields graduated Princeton University with a degree in french literature (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooke_Shields). Graham Chapman has an degree in medice from Cambridge University (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001037/bio).
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Jun 14 13:44
Leonard Nimoy - Master of Education degree. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000559/bio
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Jun 19 12:47
Ken Jeong got his bachelors degree from Duke and his MD from the University of NC. His license to practice medicine is renewed and current.

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Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Jul 5 13:38
Keep on trucking partner!
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Aug 18 18:48
I love Dolph Lundgren!!!
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Nov 23 11:59
Also, Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kevin Costner and Denzel Washington ;)
Posted: 3 years, 3 months ago at Dec 22 9:43
James Franco is still in school now but I think he has a degree already.
Posted: 3 years, 3 months ago at Dec 23 5:31
I have updated a few of these suggestions accordingly! Apparently Franco is a Uni drop out though.
Posted: 3 years, 3 months ago at Jan 3 14:37
Dara Ó Briain has a degree in maths and physics.
Posted: 3 years, 3 months ago at Jan 4 14:58
I think it is worth noting that Brooke Shields (and I suspect others who earned their degrees after they were famous) did not have to complete the actual requirements for the degree and instead were basically able to buy a degree.

Also, Ron Jeremy has a Masters in Special Education.
Posted: 3 years, 3 months ago at Jan 7 17:09
Impressive list!!!
Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Jul 14 18:11
vote for the effort :)
Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Jul 14 22:02
I like this list. way more actors have degrees than people think.
Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago at Dec 13 16:10
Wow Dolph Lundgren has a degree ;o
Posted: 3 months, 1 week ago at Jan 3 0:01
Nice list. I love Rachel Weiz, Tommy Lee Jones and Leonard Nimoy. I knew Tommy went to Harvard but I didn't know he had a degree and I didn't know Leonard and Rachel went to college.

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