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7 Celebrities & Their Surprising Geeky Interests

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    It seems that every graduation season, some trivia night or video shared on social media will remind you your favorite actors and actresses were once in graduation gowns as well. While many celebs who went to school pursued acting, some received degrees that had nothing to do with their chosen profession. Others pursued some pretty unusual specialties. Some got studious when there were no grades involved.

    And then, of course, there's James Franco.


    So, even if you're not graduating this year, let your favorite celeb's varied interests inspire you to try something outside your comfort zone. Or, take time to ponder if any of their term papers could have influenced one of their performances. Maybe you'll realize your friend was taking Zoology 101 at the same exact time as a CW star. At the very least, you can remind the college-bound teen in your life that even when faced with the glamour of Hollywood, some actors just wanted to hit the books.

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