Today Johnny Depp is one of the most successful and highest paid actors in Hollywood. He has almost everything - there is only a diploma of higher education. And not only with him. We propose to look at people who had to "sacrifice" school education in order to achieve fame and take place in the profession.
One of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood, Nicole Kidman, was forced to drop out of school due to a serious illness of her mother. To support her family, she had to work as a masseuse, but she continued to study art and work in the theater. Nicole Kidman first appeared on television when she was only 15 years old.
John Travolta left school at the age of 16 so that schoolwork would not interfere with his modeling and acting studies.
Oscar winner for her role in the movie "Monster" Charlize Theron dropped out of school when she was 16. On the advice of her mother, she took part in a modeling competition. After winning the first competition, Charlize Theron participated and won several more competitions until she signed a lucrative contract with a modeling agency in Milan.
One of the highest paid comedians in Hollywood, Jim Carrey, had a difficult start to his career. The family constantly did not have enough money, for some time they even had to live in a campervan, and his first performance in a comedy club was a failure. I had to drop out of school to go to work at a steel mill.
Sir Michael Caine was nominated for an Academy Award every decade from 1960 to 2000. He did very poorly at school and dropped out when he was 15. His acting career was also difficult in the beginning. The actor received real recognition only after 30 years.
Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and three Golden Globe winner Cher dropped out of school at the age of 15. Due to dyslexia, school studies were given to her with great difficulty, but music and acting classes did not cause difficulties.
Three Oscar-nominated Australian actor Russell Crowe left school at the age of 15 to devote more time to music and acting to help his family.
Academy Award-winning and Golden Globe-winning American actor Robert De Niro made his stage debut at the age of 10 as the Cowardly Lion in the high school production of The Wizard of Oz. True, he never finished school, leaving it at the age of 16 to take up acting professionally.
World renowned filmmaker Quentin Tarantino dropped out of school at 15. During the day he worked as a ticket collector in one of the cinemas, and in the evenings he attended acting classes.
The star of the films "Pulp Fiction" and "Kill Bill" Uma Thurman also left school at the age of 15 to devote herself entirely to studying acting.
American actor and director Al Pacino studied very poorly at school, and at the age of 17, after "failing" almost all the exams, he was expelled. Because of this, he quarreled with his mother and was forced to work in various low-paid jobs in order to raise money for an acting education.
One of the highest paid American television actors, Charlie Sheen, was expelled from school for academic failure and poor discipline right before graduation.
Oscar-nominated Australian actress Toni Collette left school at the age of 16 and entered the theater institute.
The actress and TV presenter Whoopi Goldberg experienced great difficulties at school due to dyslexia, and at the age of 16 she completely abandoned her studies. In the late 1960s, she left home to live with hippies, then there was a difficult struggle with drug addiction and many hard and low-paid jobs, until Whoopi Goldberg managed to get a job in the theater in 1974.
Keanu Reeves managed to cope with dyslexia at school, but at the age of 15, he left it anyway and took up his acting career.
Actress Rene Russo, along with her sister, was raised by a single mother. In the tenth grade, I had to leave school and go to work. Before she got lucky in the modeling business, Rene Russo changed a lot of low-paid jobs.
Evan McGregor, one of the most successful actors in Great Britain, dropped out of school at the age of 16 and got a job in the theater.
Actress Demi Moore grew up in a so-called "dysfunctional family" - her parents abused alcohol. At the age of 16, the future actress dropped out of school and began working in a modeling agency. Demi Moore was persuaded to become an actress by her friend Nastassja Kinski.
British theater and film actor Jude Law dropped out of school at the age of 17 to star in the television series Family.