15 Famous Celebrities who didn’t Go to College

10. Leonardo Dicaprio

After his junior year, DiCaprio left John Marshall High School in L.A. and eventually earned his GED. In 1992, Robert De Niro chose him to play the lead role in This Boy’s Life, which ultimately lead to his work in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, the film for which he scored his first Oscar and Golden Globe nominations. While Leonardo DiCaprio did eventually earn a GED, it wasn’t until years after he dropped out of high school after his junior year. At the time he’d already begun acting in small roles and in commercials, eventually moving on to more iconic films to great success. While he intended to attend college, it never quite happened, and now he’s said, according to People, that “life is my college.”