ByKatrina Stagg, writer at
Katrina Stagg

The Intelligence Quotient (IQ) was designed to measure human intelligence and is determined based on standardized tests. Classifications vary, but generally between 90 and 109 is average intelligence and makes up about 50% of the population.

Terman's & Wechsler's Classification Charts
Terman's & Wechsler's Classification Charts

Occupations that come to mind needing high IQ's would be scientist, engineer, doctor, and others. Now acting on the other hand is by no means an easy job, but it's not necessarily held in high intellectual esteem, although at times it should be. There are exceptionally talented and incredibly smart people working in the movie industry today, some of whom are even classified as geniuses.

Here are some of Hollywood's best and brightest. Their faces may surprise you!

Nicole Kidman: IQ 132

Natalie Portman: IQ 140

Madonna: IQ 140

Geena Davis: IQ 140

Kesha: IQ 140

Steve Martin: IQ 142

Meryl Streep: Reported IQ 143

David Duchovny: IQ 147

Kate Beckinsale: Reported IQ 152

Lisa Kudrow: IQ 154

Cindy Crawford: Reported IQ: 154

Sharon Stone: IQ 154

Mayim Bialik: IQ 150-163

Matt Damon: Reported IQ 160

Ashton Kutcher: IQ 160

Dolph Lundgren: IQ 158-160

Quentin Tarantino: Reported IQ 160

James Woods: IQ 184

Source: Ranker, Yahoo Finance, MSN, Wikipedia


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