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We often know them primarily by the roles they play, but when it comes to the following list of whip-smart celebs, they're so much more than their parts on the big screen. From studying and teaching at more than one prestigious university (hey, James Franco!) to being accepted into Columbia University at the age of 16 (we're looking at you, Alicia Keys), these celebs are a special brand of intelligent, talented, and beautiful human all their own. 

Some are in MENSA, the largest high IQ society in the world (see: Steve Martin), and others speak no less than six languages *cough* Natalie Portman *cough*. One thing is for sure, these celebrities have some seriously impressive resumes! Keep reading to discover the smartest members of Hollywood's elite.