For some celebs, time was ticking and high school was just getting in the way, so they had to drop out. They may have upset their parents but ultimately the likes of Johnny Depp, Katy Perry and Cameron Diaz found that dropping out meant finding star status.

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Eminem didn’t have to bother with SAT scores. Lindsay Lohan didn’t waste time with college interviews. These celebs hoped they would make it no matter what, and the good news is that they did without prom or graduation night.

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According to DoSomething.org, over 1.3 million students drop out of high school in the U.S. every year and they are ineligible for 90% of jobs in America. With that said, have a look at the high school dropout Hall of Fame.

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