6. Charlie Sheen
This handsome actor, also the son of the famous Martin Sheen, was expelled from school following a giant scandal. It was just a couple of weeks before his graduation, however he was not attending classes and was making no progress in studies.
It was his incredible charisma and attractiveness alone that allowed him to become one of the most highly paid actors in Hollywood. Nevertheless, his life has constantly been riddled with scandals involving drugs and women.
7. Ryan Gosling
This iconic lover-boy didn’t want to drop out of school, but felt he had no choice. Since the age of 12 he had played major roles in numerous movies and TV-shows.
He was compelled to stop studying at the age of 17, because there was no time for classes in his busy filming schedule.
8. Johnny Depp
This unique and eccentric actor stopped attending classes when he was 16, and decided he wanted to become a rock star. However, after just two weeks of not attending school, Johnny changed his mind and returned to try and resume studying, but ironically, the principal of his school told him to instead pursue his dream.
And Johnny successfully did just that – he did start out playing in a rock band, even though it wasn’t too popular. But as we now know, not music, but acting became Johnny Depp’s real vocation.
9. Jim Carrey
This distinctive actor had a tough adolescence. He had to work most of the time to provide an income for his family, and this left him with no time for school or studies. At the age of 16 Jim realized that his real calling was to be a comic artist.
In order to reach his goal, he abandoned thoughts about attending school, left his family and even his homeland Canada. Jim decided to become a Hollywood star, and as we can see he was exceedingly successful in pursuing that.
10. Al Pacino
Before earning even average salaries for his acting talents, Al Pacino had to drop out of school and experience working in many different professions. His mother wasn’t happy with his life choices and she ultimately kicked him out of her house. It is claimed that the star of the Godfather even at one stage was practicing prostitution.
Surprisingly, the path to glory was indeed really tough and problematic for these celebrities. They even chose to sacrifice the opportunity of gaining the gift of an education, by dropping out of school, in order to devote themselves to their true calling!