Hollywood stars can get a bad rap, for maybe not being the sharpest tool in the shed. However, a few actors and actresses are breaking the stereotype, and being named as the smartest celebrities in Hollywood.
Natalie Portman is probably the woman who comes to mind for most. She's published in two scientific journals, earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard, and speaks six languages.
Ashton Kutcher likes to play bumbling characters on television, but he's actually applying to MIT and Purdue to study engineering. Also, he's a smart investor, putting money in Spotify and Foursquare, both of which have really gotten popular since their inception.
Conan O'Brien, popular talk show host and comedian, is another Ivy Leaguer. In fact, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard.
Mindy Kaling, besides being an award-winning playwright, has also illustrated for a Daily Comic in college at Dartmouth.
And finally, there's James Franco. He graduated from UCLA, and then went on to get degrees from NYU, Columbia University, and Brooklyn College. Currently, he's a "Comparative Literature Ph.D Candidate at Yale.