Hollywood actors and actresses do a great job at entertaining us. They help us experience a wide range of emotions. From laughter to rage over what they did or what they didn’t do. Despite this, they’re not typically known for their high IQ’s. While memorizing lines takes some smarts, it certainly doesn’t require a high level degree. That’s why we compiled this list of celebrities with the highest IQ’s. Some of these you’ll truly be surprised by.
Start slideshow below to see how smart or not so smart your favorite celebs are. Some of these are unbelievable…
Our very first celebrity is Madonna with an outstanding IQ of 140. Mensa has categorized Madonna as “genius”in its latest list.
2. Arnold Schwarzenegger
You definitely have to be sharp and smart in order to govern any state in America especially California. Arnold Schwarzenegger did it perfectly thanks to his impressive IQ at 135. In addition to that, he also boasts of degrees in business administration and international fitness.
3. Natalie Portman
She is a woman with unbelievable abilities. Her ability to speak more than six different languages perfectly is just stunning. Besides that, she possesses a degree from Harvard with two of her articles published in scientific journals. This comes as no surprise since she has an IQ of 140.
4. Quentin Tarantino
Regardless of the fact that Quentin Tarantino is a school dropout, he has a jaw-dropping IQ of 160. He is a self-taught and a self-made filmmaker as a result of his IQ.
5. Steve Martin
With an IQ of 142, Steve Martin is an exemplary actor, writer and musician. Actually, his initial dream was to be a college professor before he shifted to entertainment.
6. Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone is a sensational actress that really drew attention for he role in Remembrance and War. She also had a successful modeling career. With an IQ 154, she definitely has the looks and brains and brains as well.
7. Emma Watson
She gave a remarkable performance in Harry Potter. Emma Watson has brains as well with an IQ of 138 and she is also a graduate of Brown University. She must have done well in Hogwarts!
8. Lisa Kudrow
She became famous after her role as Phoebe Buffay on NBE television. Lisa Kudrow’s 160 IQ has opened her to more opportunities. She is not only an actress, but she has also served as a medical researcher and a writer.
9. David Duchovny
Other than being a great actor popular with the TV series The X-Files, David Duchovny is also smart and talented in other areas. With an IQ of 147, he graduated from Princeton as an undergrad and later pursued a Master’s program in Yale. He is also an excellent novelist and songwriter.
10. James Franco
James Franco is known to be very versatile in terms of occupation. He is a great actor and filmmaker as well as a college tutor having taught at NYU, USC and UCLA. This is not surprising given that his 130 IQ.
11. Dolph Lundgren
Besides being a remarkable action star, Dolph Lundgren boasts of a degree in chemical engineering at Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology. Similarly, he graduated with a degree in the same field from the University of Sydney later on. He has an IQ of 160.
Keisha is a star with outstanding capabilities. With a 140 IQ, she attained a near-perfect score on her SATs missing out by only 100 points. She later chose to drop out of Barnard College before graduation to pursue her career in music.
Shakira started writing at only eight years old all thanks to her 140 IQ. This may also have contributed to her success as a dancer singer and songwriter.
14. James Woods
James Woods is probably the smartest star on our list with an IQ of 184. While still in high school, he earned a full scholarship to MIT and also took an advanced algebra class at UCLA.
15. Nicole Kidman
Other than being known as an A-list actress, Nicole Kidman an occasional singer and a producer. Her versatile character can be attributed to her 132 IQ. Additionally, she is a graduate of the Melbourne’s Victorian College of Arts.
16. Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep is often cited as the best actress during her generation and her IQ of 143 explains it all. Besides her excellent acting career, she graduated school at the top of her class.
17. Cindy Crawford
Cindy Crawford is not only a supermodels but she has also proven to be an academic giant. She has an IQ of 154 and after graduating as valedictorian in high school she went ahead and studied chemical engineering at Northwestern.
18. Matt Damon
Matt Damon is a charming American actor known to be one of the most bankable stars. Matt Damon attended Harvard. With an IQ of 160, you can clearly see how this became possible.
19. Rowan Atkinson
Rowan is renowned for his hilarious character as Mr. Bean but that should not fool you about his abilities. He is a genius with an IQ of 178. With such an earth-shuddering IQ, he studied as an engineer at Newcastle University, and later pursued further studies at Oxford University.
20. Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones is not just a legendary actor and filmmaker. The man boasts of an IQ of 135 and he pursued undergraduate studies at Harvard. Al Gore is known to have been his roommate at the university.
21. Kate Beckinsale
With an IQ of 132, Kate Beckinsale is a master of the German language. She has also pursued further studies in Russian and French literature at Oxford’s New College.
22. Aisha Tyler
Aisha Tyler is a very clever actress featuring in hit movies such as 24 and Ghost Whisperer. Her ability to speak three languages flawlessly is irreproachable. Other than being able to master three languages perfectly, she earned a Bachelor’s at Dartmouth. Similarly, she is a good poker player. All this can be regarded to her 156 IQ.
23. Ashton Kutcher
Ashton Kutcher chose to follow his passion as an actor besides being very smart with 160 IQ. Purdue and MIT institutions offered him a position to study there. His IQ came in handy opening him to opportunities to play a string of different characters in his career.
24. Alicia Keys
With a staggering IQ of 154, Alicia Keys first attended Columbia University before she became a sensational world superstar.
25. Jodie Foster
Surprisingly, at three, Jodie Foster was able to teach herself how to read and write all courtesy of her IQ of 132. Moreover, as a child star she was able to balance her acting career and her coursework at Lycée Francis de Los Angeles. Similarly, she studied French at Yale after pausing her career for some time.
26. Donald Trump
Many people will find this surprising based on the tweets he posts, but Donald Trump’s IQ has been tested and it’s an astonishing 156.
The former NBA all start has his undergrad degree from LSU and also an MBA from the University of Phoenix. His IQ is 121
28. Robin Williams
The late Robin Williams was a hilarious comedian who suffered major depression. Surprisingly enough, he was a member of Mensa. His IQ was 141.
29. Bill Clinton
Bill has his law degree from Yale. He was the 42nd President of the US. His IQ was measured at 148.
30. Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Atkinson, the actor who played Mr. Bean, has is masters in mechanical engineering from Oxford University. His IQ is 178.
31. Niki Minaj
She’s an amazing singer and dancer. Most people don’t consider her very smart though. Her IQ is 120.
32. Alicia Keys
Alicia isn’t just a talented musician but she’s also extremely good looking. Other than her signing talent and beauty, she has an IQ of 142
33. Aston Kutcher
Aston is well known for his role on That 70’s Show. He plays someone with a very low IQ, but in real life he is involved in many venture capital deals. His IQ is 160
34. Bill Gates
The richest man in the world is clearly doing something right. This Harvard drop out has an IQ of 180. His IQ is higher than Steven Hawkings.
35. Cindy Crawford
Models have a reputation of being well…dumb. However, that preconceived notion doesn’t apply to this beauty. Her IQ is 154!
36. Colin Firth
Colin is best known for his role in The King’s Speech. Nominated for multiple Oscars, he’s not only a great actor, but also a smart one too. His IQ is 160
37. Conan O’Brien
Surprisingly enough, Conan O’Brien is a Harvard graduate, so he clearly has some brains. His show is always full of laughs. His IQ is 160
Now that you know the smartest celebs, do you know the celebs that recently died and not many people said anything?
Here’s the list…