Jennifer Lawrence, Elton John, and 5 More High School Dropouts Who Became Stars
While high school was the best years of their lives for some, others simply couldn't wait to leave. And it's always a surprise to find out that certain successful celebs ditched high school early - whether to pursue acting or singing, or simply because it wasn't for them. Turns out that none other than Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence was one such star. After appearing in church plays, the Hunger Games star graduated high school two years early so that she could begin her acting career at 15. Golden Globe-winning Lawrence, in turn, found her passion. "I finally found a way [to] open the door to a universe that I understood, that was good for me and made me happy, because I felt capable, whereas before I felt worthless," she said. So what 6 other celebs ditched the school books early - and why?
-By Suzanne Cowie