celebs who never finished high school

Johnny Depp - You might be surprised to learn that this famous actor actually dropped out of high school to pursue a music career.

Jim Carrey - Carrey dropped out of high school at the age of 15 when his family fell on hard times. He worked as a janitor with the rest of his family to help pay bills.

Cameron Diaz - After receiving a modeling contract, Diaz left Long Beach Polytechnic High School. Soon after, she debuted in 'The Mask' alongside Jim Carrey.

Katy Perry - The chart-topping pop princess dropped out of Santa Barbara Don Pueblos High School at the age of 15 to follow her dreams of becoming a singer.

Tom Cruise - However, when he caught a case of the showbiz bug he dropped out of high school and moved to New York to pursue his acting career.

Nicolas Cage - At the age of 16, Cage dropped out of Beverly Hills High School to pursue acting.

Eminem - The rap legend failed out of the ninth grade three times before dropping out of Lincoln High School at the age of 17.

Robert Downey Jr. - The 'Iron Man' actor made his film debut as a child star and eventually dropped out of high school at 16.

Michelle Williams - The 'Dawson's Creek' actress attended several different high schools, but decided to get her GED instead so that she would have more time for acting.

Demi Moore - At the age of 16, Moore dropped out of high school to become an actress.

Drake - Similarly, the Canadian musician dropped out of high school to star in 'Degrassi: The Next Generation,' a teen drama about high school students.

Kristen Stewart - The 'Twilight' actress was struggling in school and failing several classes before she dropped out at the age of 13. 

Mark Wahlberg - After getting involved with drugs and alcohol at a young age, Wahlberg eventually dropped out of high school.

Arnold Schwarzenegger - The former California governor and actor left school to become a bodybuilder.

Charlize Theron - The actress was bullied in school by mean girls who would make fun of her. She eventually dropped out of high school.

Nicole Kidman - Kidman left school at the age of 16 to follow her acting dreams.

Gisele Bündchen - The Brazilian supermodel started modeling at just 14 and she subsequently left school to focus on modeling full-time.

Ozzy Osbourne - The musician suffered from several learning disabilities, which made school difficult for him as a kid. He eventually left at 15 to work odd jobs.

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