The late Robin McLaurin Williams was a legendary actor and comedian known for doing iconic roles like Mrs. Doubtfire, and voicing the Genie, in Disney’s “Aladdin.” It’s incredible to know that all that fame started from a humble place, as he began as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Mr. Williams got his first spark of fame as an alien named Mork, in a sitcom entitled “Mork & Mindy.” He was able to sustain a successful career throughout his life, until his tragic 2014 death. The world was devastated upon hearing that a genius comedian like him, with an IQ of 140 and someone who had brought so much happiness to the world had passed away.
135 - Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones is an American filmmaker and actor who is known as one of the last great actors that can effectively play the "strong, silent type." He has four Academy Award nominations under his belt, and one win for Best Supporting Actor, for the 1993 thriller film, "The Fugitive", as US Marshal Samuel Gerard.
Throughout his career, Jones was able to portray real-life individuals, like Howard Hughes, Congressman Thaddeus Stevens, Murderer Gary Gilmore, Douglas MacArthur, Oliver Lynn, and Ty Cobb. All of which he performed flawlessly. Who would have ever thought that he also holds a high IQ of 135?
160 - Quentin Tarantino
We’re positive that some of you have been expecting the legendary Quentin Jerome Tarantino to be on this list. We can't blame you, we know how iconic he is, and we know that he's a genius. If you've seen any of his movies you kind of learn to expect it. For one to create films like Quentin's, you need to be a genius.
Non-linear storylines, satirical topics, beauty in violence, and peculiar ways of finishing films all allowed him to pave a career for himself. He has a knowledge that seems to transcend that of a typical director, and we know why: his IQ is over 160.
143 - Meryl Streep
Behold, the brilliant and legendary Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep! Why are we not surprised that she's on this list, you ask? Well, that's because she is simply described by many as the "best actress of her generation." Streep is known for her versatility in any role, as well as her phenomenal ability to adopt any accent.
She has won over 3 Academy Awards out of 21 nominations, and 8 Golden Globe Awards out of 31 nominations — her nominations and wins have surpassed any other actor. There's a saying going around about her stating that "there's nothing Meryl can't do," and her having an IQ of 143 might prove that to be true.
147 - David Duchovny
David William Duchovny is an American actor, producer, writer, novelist, director, composer, and singer. He is famous for his role as FBI agent Fox Mulder, on the hit television series "The X-Files," and as a writer named Hank Moody, on "Californication." The two roles have earned him Golden Globe Awards as well as other accolades.
He also excelled in other things, apart from acting, as he was an executive producer of a cop drama, called "Aquarius." He graduated from Princeton University and got an MA in English literature from Yale University, and he had an IQ of 147 to thank for that.