20 Genius Actors Who Played Dumb Characters

When it comes to actors and actresses, it can be hard to separate them from the characters they play. When we see a character that is mind-numbingly stupid, it is hard to imagine that the actor behind the character is actually a genius. But you might really be surprised by how intelligent some of the stars behind your favorite dumb characters really are.


1. Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson is known around the world for playing the goofy, silly, and perfectly childish Mr. Bean. In real life, he has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Newcastle University. He also has his MSC from The Queens College, Oxford. He was even made an honorary fellow in 2006. Rowan Atkinson himself said that he found the role childish and even felt that he could no longer keep it going in his older years.

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  1. Janice Russo

    March 14, 2016 at 3:57 am

    The photo you are showing as Jayne Mansfield is NOT Jayne Mansfield…

    • Dan MacIsaac

      April 16, 2016 at 5:28 pm

      OH … But it is Jayne … Who do U think it is?

  2. B

    March 21, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    I honestly think you’re making this s*** up Jeff Daniels did not play Lloyd Christmas on Dumb and Dumber. Everyone knows that. Another list that I looked at on your website head lifted Vanessa Carlton as openly bisexual. Which is something she’s never said. Additionally the picture you supplied on that list wasn’t even a picture of Vanessa Carlton. I call b*******

  3. Troy

    September 25, 2016 at 2:37 am

    Honorary degree? I don’t think so. Just put him in because of being a big Leftwinger maybe? Kind of like giving Obama a Nobel Peace Prize for doing nothing

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