The famed director revealed that he did not like high school, and at some point in his 9th grade, he stopped attending school altogether. He was 15 at that time when he pursued a career in the arts instead. However, he admitted that had he known that school was at its worst in high school, he might have actually stuck long enough to go to college, which he thinks he would’ve enjoyed.
Getting a spot in the X-Factor U.K. changed everything for the teen. He dropped out of high school to focus on the competition. Although he did not win, he went on to become part of the wildly successful boy band One Direction.
Radcliffe left traditional school for the Harry Potter franchise and feels that it was the right decision for him. The actor revealed he had some bad experiences with teachers, which made him lose confidence but was restored by the people who taught him on set.
Although the singer did not finish high school, Jay Z values education so much that he and his mother put up the Shawn Carter Foundation to help low-income students get through college.
Gosling used to frequently get in trouble in school until his mom decided to homeschool him. It wasn’t long before he spontaneously auditioned for the “Mickey Mouse Club”, which became the launching pad of a successful acting career.