10 celebrities you had no idea dropped out of college, from Ryan Seacrest to Oprah (photos)
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Now that it's May, college seniors are gearing up for graduation. But success doesn't always need a college degree.
Here are 10 celebrities that ditched collegiate life to follow their ambitions:
10 celebs who dropped out of college
America's favorite broadcaster started out at the University of Georgia, but dropped out to move to California.
Yeah, you'd better believe it. Tennessee State University dropout Oprah left before graduation to pursue broadcasting gigs already lined up.
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Talk show sweetheart Ellen left University of New Orleans early and held a string of odd-jobs before making her comedic debut.
Hanks left Sacramento State University to intern at the Great Lakes Theater Festival in Cleveland, Ohio.
Brad Pitt went to school to be a journalist, but left University of Missouri early to head to California.
The actress left Tufts University to play the role of Erin the 2003 remake of "Texas Chainsaw Massacre."
Deschanel left Northwestern University before graduating to pursue acting full-time.
Ben Stiller left UCLA, where he was studying film, to move back to New York to actually act.
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Morrison left NYU Tisch School of the Arts to perform on Broadway.
Kutcher was going to studying biochemical engineering at the University of Iowa, but he dropped out to pursue modeling and then acting.