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5 Actors Who Dropped Out Of University

5 Actors Who Dropped Out Of University: A university education, in both the United Kingdom and globally, is an enormous step up in the job market, despite recent setbacks in the global economy and a definite disconnect between graduates and prospective employers. However, there are people who defy the odds and become great in their own right despite their lack of higher education.

Tom Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. He is known for his various comedic and dramatic film roles. For those of you reading this, you will know him best for his narration of Sheriff Woody in the Toy Story franchise. Hanks’ films have grossed more than $4.5 billion at U.S. and Canadian box offices and more than $9.0 billion worldwide, making him the third highest-grossing actor in North America. Tom Hanks attended California State University While studying theatre, Hanks became an intern at the Great Lakes Theatre Festival in Cleveland, Ohio. His three-year internship covered all the major aspects of theatre. This caused Hanks to drop out of college.


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Brad Pitt comes in at number two (born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and producer. Fans of Brad Pitt have watched the star in blockbuster films for over 20 years, popular movies Brad has starred in include: Fightclub, Oceans, Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen and World War Z to name a few. Brad went to university to become a journalist at the University Of Missouri in 1982, unlike a lot of drop outs Pitt stayed in university up to the last two weeks of his course until he decided to leave and try his luck in Hollywood which proved to be a very shrewd decision indeed.

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Ben Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an American actor, comedian and filmmaker. Unlike a lot of the stars on our list today Ben already had a head start on his peers being the son of Jerry Stiller who was successful comedian and actor in his own right. Unlike his son, though he graduated from Syracuse University in 1950 with a degree in speech and drama. Ben has had many roles in his career famous roles include Meet the Fockers, Starsky and Hutch, Madagascar 1,2 and 3 as Alex the Lion among starring roles. Stiller went to UCLA to as a film student but like the others on this left after just 9months to actually start acting instead studying it on the opposite side of the U.S in New York.


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Ashton Kutcher (born February 7, 1978) is actor and investor. Kutcher began his career as a model before turning his hand to acting then investing. Kutcher was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Diane, a Procter & Gamble employee, and Larry M. Kutcher, a factory worker. His father is of Czech descent, while his mother is of Czech, German, and Irish ancestry. Kutcher is known for his show on MTV called Punk’d the theme of the programme was to prank celebrities often friends of Kutcher to the point of great distress when the prank had gone far enough Kutcher would reveal himself to the celebrity revealing it was all joke to their misfortune. Kutcher enrolled at the University of Iowa in August 1996, where his planned major was biochemical engineering, motivated by the desire to find a cure for his brother’s heart ailment. While at the University of Iowa, he was approached by a model scout at a bar called The Airliner in Iowa City, Iowa, and was recruited to enter the “Fresh Faces of Iowa” modelling competition. After placing first, he dropped out of college and won a trip to New York City to the International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA) Convention.


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Matt Damon: (born October 8, 1970) is an American actor, film producer, philanthropist and screenwriter. Damon was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the second son of Kent Telfer Damon (born 1942), a stockbroker, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige (born 1944), an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. Damon entered Harvard in 1988, where he appeared in student theatre plays, such as Burn This and A… My Name is Alice.Later, he made his film debut at the age of 18, with a single line of dialogue in the romantic comedy Mystic Pizza.] As a student at Harvard, he acted in small roles such as in the TNT original film.


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This concludes our list of 5 Actors Who Dropped Out Of University looks out for next instalment next week.




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