Famous high school dropouts

Published On: Jun 02 2011 03:25:26 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 11 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

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.

famous dropouts - Hilary Swank
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While first starting out as an actor, Hilary Swank moved to Los Angeles with her mother (where the two lived out of their car for a while) and eventually enrolled in South Pasadena High School. She dropped out later to focus on acting.

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