22 Most Intelligent Celebrities
While wacky and dumb celebrities often grab all of the shocking headlines, the truth is that there are plenty of big-name celebs who are smart, smart, smart.
Considering that at least on some level celebrities are shaping our culture and thought, it’s reassuring to know that we’ve got some real thinkers on the red carpet.
1. Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman is most likely more intelligent than anyone I’ve ever met, besides myself at least.
This slender Star Wars and Black Swan star has a bachelor’s from Harvard, speaks at least half a dozen languages and passed graduate-level classes at Jerusalem‘s Hebrew University.
“There’s always pressure from other people and yourself. If you’re happy with the looks you’re born with, then what are you going to do your whole life? We keep thinking up new things and finding better ways of doing things because we’re not happy with what we’re given.” said Natalie on one occasion. Well, it’s a quite decent quote comparing to what Hollywood celebrities usually mumble.
She also once said, “I don’t mean to criticize anyone in any way that I wouldn’t criticize myself. I think people should have fun, and have a good time, and enjoy the luck that we have to be lazy and dwell in consumerism. But I think that it’s a balance. And our job as actors is empathy.”
Professor Alan M. Dershowitz also considered Portman an excellent schoolgirl.
“She was in my seminar called Neuropsychology and the Law, and I didn’t know who she was because her name was Natalie Hershlag,” he said, referring to Portman’s birth name. “It was a few weeks into the semester that I learned she was an actress—but she was a terrific student.
She has that shiny personality she’s talking about, “Cute is when your personality shines through your looks. Like, when you see someone’s personality in the way they walk and you just feel like hugging them every time you see them.”