20 Celebrities That Were Kicked Out Of High School

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High school is a time in our lives that many of us would like to forget. While some people enjoyed that time and would love to go back, most people would rather forget it and move past it, especially these celebrities! We may have hated high school, but at least we finished and that is more than the people on this list can say. Yes, these are 20 celebrities that were kicked out of high school. From fighting to getting their nose pierced, the reasons vary, but check out the full list here. Some of them may shock you!

Charlie Sheen

The famous actor has been #winning for years, at least in his mind. Sheen was kicked out of Santa Monica High School for having poor attendance and bad grades.

Albert Einstein

Einstein is a genius and a Nobel Peace Prize winner, but he also had trouble in school. He was kicked out of many schools for being lazy and having a bad attitude. At the age of 15, he gave up and dropped out of school on his own.

Snoop Dogg

You are probably thinking that Snoop Dogg was kicked out of school for smoking pot, right? Wrong! It goes back to elementary school for him and being expelled for indecent exposure.

Amy Winehouse

Winehouse was such a talented musician that left this world way too soon. She was rebellious and that started back in high school, as she was kicked out for getting her nose pierced.

Eric Clapton

This one seems fitting, as rocker Eric Clapton was kicked out of high school for always playing his guitar! The art teacher was fed up with the constant playing, so they kicked him out.

Sir Richard Branson

He is proof that education is not all that matters, as he had a net worth of $4.9 billion in 2014! Branson was expelled from his boarding school for sneaking into the headmistresses bedroom, but he got it overturned by pretending to be suicidal over the incident.


It looks like Adele is one passionate woman, as she was kicked out of school for fighting. She was in love with reality show competitor Gareth Gates and a fellow classmate made fun of him, which turned into a fight!

Robert Pattinson

The Twilight star has admitted to being bad in school and this is proof. He was eventually kicked out for not completing his homework.

Willem Dafoe

It looks like the Academy Award nominated actor got into the film business while in high school. However, it was the adult film business and the reason why he was kicked out!

Owen Wilson

We love Owen Wilson and he has played some funny roles throughout his career, but he had a rough time in high school. Wilson was kicked out for cheating on a test and finished high school at a military academy.

Jon Bon Jovi

It looks like Jon Bon Jovi had some anger issues in school. The rocker was expelled for slapping a fellow student, which happened to be a female student!

Elizabeth Hurley

The English actress and model is best known for her work with Estee Lauder and dating Hugh Grant, but she had some school troubles while growing up. She was kicked out of her boarding school for having bad grades.

Humphrey Bogart

The iconic actor got kicked out of the prestigious Phillips Academy. The reason: smoking, drinking and poor grades. Good thing he had acting as a backup plan!

Kevin Spacey

The Academy Award winning actor did not let getting kicked out of Northridge Military Academy hold him back. He was kicked out for allegedly having frequent behavior problems.

Salma Hayek

The nuns at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans were not impressed with Salma Hayek. She was expelled for pulling pranks on the nuns.

Marlon Brando

The American actor was a legend of his time, but he started with a rebellious side. He was kicked out of high school for riding his motorcycle in the halls! Then he was kicked out of military school for getting into fights and smoking.

Jackie Collins

The famous author was expelled from school at the age of 15 for smoking. She is linked to another celebrity who was also kicked out of high school, as she had a brief affair with Marlon Brando!

Lily Allen

Lily Allen’s parents definitely wanted her to finish school, as she attended 13 different schools while growing up! The British pop singer was expelled for fighting, smoking, drinking and poor academic performance.

Cary Grant

The Hollywood leading man may have been kicked out of the Fairfield Grammar School, but he used it to his advantage. He joined a theater troupe and kicked off his acting career.

Courtney Love

Courtney Love got started early with her rebellious side. She was kicked out of high school for smoking and frequent absences.