This man really is unbelievable. After dropping out of UCLA when he was younger, he later re-enrolled when he wasn't happy with the direction of his career. After graduating in 2008 with his undergraduate English degree he moved to New York to obtain three degrees. He attended graduate school at Columbia University in their MFA writing program, NYU's Tisch School of the Arts for filmmaking, and Brooklyn College for fiction writing. He also occasionally commuted to North Carolina's Warren Wilson College for poetry. He is now a PhD student at Yale University and a part time teacher at NYU. If that's not impressive I'm not sure what is. Oh and he also starred in movies during this time like Pineapple Express, Spiderman, and 127 Hours.