Celebs With Historically High IQs

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Photo: kpbs

Most people often assume that celebrities aren’t exactly bright, and sometimes they might be right to assume so. However, some of Hollywood’s leading men and women are not only “smarter than the average bear,” but some are walking around with a genius level IQ. According to current testing standards, only 5% of the population scores higher than a 125, and technically anything over 140 is considered “genius.” Who do you think will score that high? We guarantee there’ll be a few you won’t be expecting. Place your bets, things are about to get interesting.

Arnold Schwarzenegger – 135 IQ

It usually catches most people by surprise when they learn that the Terminator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has an astoundingly high IQ of 135. Maybe it’s his incredibly strong accent that makes him come across as a giant meathead. However under all those muscles is a highly intelligent man, which really should be obvious considering he was elected as Governor of the state of California.

Geena Davis – 140 IQ

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Photo: jezebel

Geena Davis having an IQ of 140 doesn’t seem nearly as shocking. Not only is she a talented actress but she also has an extensive academic background. In her younger years, she participated in a foreign exchange program where she spent time in Sweden and became fluent in their language. Once she finished that, Davis attended Boston University where she studied drama and eventually became the leading lady in Hollywood that we know today.