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Famous high school dropouts

Published: Jun 02 2011 04:25:26 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 18 2013 11:16:27 AM EDT

Actor Mark Wahlberg, who dropped out of high school at age 14, recently received his diploma in June through an online program. Here's a look at the stars who defied one-in-a-million odds to make it big without a diploma.

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When it came to graduating from high school, several big-name celebrities didn't make the grade, including Johnny Depp, who dropped out at age 15 with dreams of becoming a rock star. Keep clicking to see other famous dropouts who defied one-in-a-million odds to make it big.

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