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The Geekiest Girls In Hollywood

By Vadim Newquist Apr 15, 2013

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Natalie Portman

We all know Natalie Portman is lovely and mega-talented, but many aren't aware just how freaking through the roof her IQ is. Education was always paramount to Portman, who amazingly skipped the premiere of Star Wars Episode 1 in 1999, so she could study for her final high school exams. She then went on to earn a degree in psychology at Harvard where she became a research assistant to one of the most successful attorneys in America, Alan Dershowitz. On top of that, she is fluent in Hebrew and French, has co-authored papers published in esteemed scientific journals, and way too much more for us rattle off here. While attending Harvard, Portman remarked to the New York Post "I don't care if college ruins my career, I'd rather be smart than a movie star." Fortunately, she's both.

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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