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Famous high school dropouts

Published On: Jun 02 2011 03:25:26 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 18 2013 10:16:27 AM CDT

Actor Mark Wahlberg, who dropped out of high school at age 14, recently received his diploma in June through an online program. Here's a look at the stars who defied one-in-a-million odds to make it big without a diploma.

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Oscar-nominee Ryan Gosling got his first taste of fame on "The All New Mickey Mouse Club," but returned to school in his native Canada once the show was cancelled. He eventually dropped out at age 17 to focus on acting.

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