Brainy and Famous! Celebrities With Graduate Degrees

Sure, Harvard grad Natalie Portman is super smart, but here are 13 other actors, musicians and even a model—all with advanced degrees!

When a teacher spends his free time becoming a better artist he also becomes a better teacher.

There is an oft-repeated saying that those who cannot do, teach—and that (as Woody Allen adds) “those who can’t teach, teach gym.” Although like many clichés this one persists by containing within it a kernel of truth, it nonetheless ignores the ages-old tradition wherein many exceptional practitioners of many a discipline have taught their way through some very productive years. It is hard to say whether their original motivation for teaching was love or money, but it is nonetheless obvious that countless inquisitive young minds have benefited by time spent under the tutelage of such masters.

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