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Where Did Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Jonah Hill And The Other Oscar Nominees Go To College?

First Posted: 02/24/2012 11:38 am   Updated: 02/24/2012 11:38 am

Before Hollywood actors were nominated for an Academy Award, they were normal people with somewhat normal lives.

George Clooney and Brad Pitt both majored in journalism before deciding they wanted to be actors. Rooney Mara and Jonah Hill both discovered they wanted to go into acting while going to college in the Big Apple.

These actors have made the cut as nominees for Oscars at the 2012 Academy Awards, and we took a look back at what they did after high school. We found a few who transferred around, some who didn't graduate, and one nominee who discovered he wanted to act while serving in the military.

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George Clooney, who is nominated for Best Actor this year for his role in The Descendants, majored in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Kentucky from 1979 to 1981. He briefly attended the University of Cincinnati as well but did not graduate from either.
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