22 Most Intelligent Celebrities


People are always joking about celebrities being all kinds of dumb and dense and there is really nothing quite as attention-grabbing as a famous person doing something particularly unintelligent. However, there are quite a few celebs out there that break the mold and that are actually extremely smart.

With this list, we will be looking at some of the brainiest celebrities in the world today. You’ll be surprised that some of these celebs made our list. However, others won’t come as that big of a shocker. Several of these celebs are also very well educated.

1. Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman is not only one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood and one of the most talented actresses working today. Natalie is also extremely intelligent and she also managed to get quite an education over the years.

The Black Swan star earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard, one of the more prestigious colleges in the world and she added a number of graduate-level classes at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In addition to this, Portman speaks more than half a dozen languages.

Many of her teachers and professors remember her as an extremely bright student, like for instance Alan M. Derschowitz who held a seminar Neuropsychology and the Law which she attended at one point during her education. Natalie herself has always maintained how self—improvement and education are important in her life.

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  • JenJen

    Some may be more educated than others but …… “Staggeringly” ……doubt that.

  • tipjet

    Sorry Ben, your predilection for “Intelligent Design” does not support the contention that your are intelligent. Your law degree that emphasized recall of numerous legal cases and your affinity toward religious dogma only supports one aspect of intelligence — memorization.

  • Dave Corsi

    Ms Shue’s “brilliant” comment; “Robert Kennedy was such an inspiring figure. His interest in
    politics seemed to come not from a desire for power, but from a need to
    help our society live up to its ideals.” leads one to question her credentials.
    Anyone who seriously studies the life and career of Robert Kennedy and his family’s exploits will most likely draw the exact opposite conclusion.

  • Lola K Francis

    So, all of the actors of color are idiots?

  • SolidBro

    Mira Sorvino has some huge jugs!!

    • “SolidBro” — what the fuck are you, TWELVE??!?!? This was a post about INTELLIGENCE, and ***THAT’S*** the best that your teeny-peeny brain can concoct?

      I can tell that your sexual interactions are going to be “SOLIDLY” “BRO”-ORIENTED… as in, you sitting on your non-dominant hand until it falls asleep so that you can PRETEND that it’s a “STRANGER”…

      And fuck yes, every man who is my friend, whom I respect, and whose humor that I thoroughly enjoy would DEFINITELY kick your ass, given the opportunity, if I left enough for them to kick. If nothing else, they’d kick your teeny-eeny shriveled-raisin testes back up into your chest cavity, to prevent your idiotic el-penito from pissing into the gene pool.

    • Mirasboobs

      Arent they though?!? I, myself, am a strong proud woman with tiny breasts, so of course I noticed how huge they were right away. Hey….annntichhrissssttttt……what kind of name is that heathen??? Women are proud of their breasts!!!! Don’t you think Mira wore that dress for us to see her huge “jugs”? I’m thinking you’re not part of the aforementioned category….intellectual…

    • Mirasboobs

      Hey SolidBro….no worries….I checked out our friends website. It’s a bunch of crap….either Coulter doesn’t have big boobs, or isn’t attractive. No one else has that much time for crappy blogs…

    • Mark V. Shaney

      Hilarious, because that was the first thing I noticed. I literal copied and pasted her name in another window to examine her b00bs later at my leisure. That sounds incredibly pervy to me as I write this but that’s the way it is.

      • Mark V. Shaney

        My research did pay off!! They’re fake.

  • David M. Smithson

    I lived for many years in Studio City, California, with on-screen talent both living in my neighborhood and I knew others due to my young daughter attending the same private schools as their kids. All I want to say is that one should not make assumptions about the actual personality or intelligence [or lack thereof] of on-screen talent based upon their image, for what I quickly learned [although I always assumed as much] is that there is no relationship at all between what roles many actors & actresses play and their real-life personalities. And I’m sure that none of us would want the public peering into our places of employment and reaching conclusions about us based upon what they observed and assume.

  • WDD

    Where is Dr. William Cosby? And Dr. Robert Vaughn?

  • Mark V. Shaney

    The only reason I clicked all the way through to the end was to make sure that Kanye wasn’t listed. THANK GOD

  • KL23

    Education does not equal intelligence. Pretty stupid \article, tbh.

    • Alex Sabatino

      Exactly! The idiots that write this crap need to worry about their own intelligence, because they clearly don’t understand the difference between intelligence quotient and high education.

  • High IQ is great, but without knowledge and a good moral compass it means nothing. Like a high end computer with an empty hard drive making decisions without knowing right from wrong.

  • Namea

    So we’ve come to the point in society in which someone famous can have graduated college and suddenly they’re considered a genius? Really? Ordinary people graduate college every day. It doesn’t take a genius. It’s something every person in society should be doing. Being a great actor and having degrees in it doesn’t make you a genius, it makes you a great actor. Some of the entries truly are impressive but most of them are everyday accomplishments that are being applauded because they’re famous. Applauding mediocrity in those of notoriety and disguising it as excellence can only bring society down.

    Mediocrity is never to be applauded. Accepted yes, but never applauded. No one should strive for “average”. Strive for excellence instead.

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  • Legalmantt

    The list does not contain Danica McKellar and is therefore invalid….

  • Jack Davis

    Where’s Winnie Cooper? She’s got a freakin’ mathematical theorem named after her!!

  • Paolo Sarpi

    Yes, I know. Celebrities are the famous. Celebrities are the rich. Celebrities are the geniuses. Celebrities are the sexy, the beautiful and the handsome.

    Celebrities want to be admired by a bunch of people that they don’t even know and care about nor would ever want to meet any of them.

    Movie stars will eventually go away, but it’s going to take a long time. Most likely in another century (if we live that long). The whole “celebrity diva” act has been a fad since the early 20th century and now well into the 21st century but they’ve lost a lot of their luster from the 1900s.

    The occupation will more or less die out as people become more technologically advanced, as the world becomes a smaller place, and find other ways to entertain themselves. A slow but sure process.

    It makes me wonder, what types of occupations will exist in the 22nd and 23rd centuries. If only we had “Leonardo da Vinci” here to help us out. A real genius.

  • John Smith

    Considering that The Village Idiot has degrees from both Harvard and Yale, merely being an alum of those places is not a particularly strong indicator of intelligence.

    Just watch this YouTube video of Bush explaining Indian sovereignty. It’s hilarious and if you haven’t seen it before, you’ll be glad you did. As you watch, just remember that Harvard and Yale not only admitted him, but gave him degrees.


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