Natalie Portman - Harvard University, BA in Psychology, 2003
While some actors may be fearful about stepping away from their career just as it is picking up; Portman did just that and enrolled at Harvard University the same year Stars Wars : Episode I - The Phantom Menace was released. As a student, Portman continued her obligations to the Stars Wars franchise, but turned down other projects in order to concentrate on her studies. A Fox News article quotes Portman declaring as a student, “I don't care if [college] ruins my career I'd rather be smart than a movie star." Fortunately for Portman, college did not ruin her career.