Famous high school dropouts

Published On: Jun 02 2011 03:25:26 PM CDT   Updated On: Dec 01 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

When it came to graduating from high school, several big-name celebrities didn't make the grade. 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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