Not Just a Pretty Face: 20 Smartest Celebrities

Matt Damon

19. Matt Damon

A playwriting class assignment at Harvard led Damon to develop a rough version of “Good Will Hunting.” He later completed the project with his childhood friend Ben Affleck, who also stars in the film. Damon eventually dropped out to pursue acting, but there were no hard feelings: Harvard awarded him the prestigious Harvard Arts Medal in 2013.

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