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30 Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Geniuses

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10. Matt Damon
Famous For Academy Award winning actor, director and screenwriter
We Know He’s Smart Because: He attended Harvard University, although he didn’t graduate.
Interesting Personal Facts: Damon wrote the initial draft for his film Good Will Hunting (for which he later won an Academy Award) as an exercise for an English class at Harvard. In addition to being a highly successful actor, he’s also heavily involved in charitable work, including the ONE Campaign, H2O Africa Foundation, Feeding America, and Water.org.