15 True Hollywood Renaissance Men (They’re Much More Than Their Screen Credits)

The term “Renaissance Man” is tough to define. Most people would define it as a person with a wide variety of interests and knowledge. Others may mix the term with the old adage“Jack of all trades, master of none.” In Hollywood it tends to be used for any actor, musician, or producer who produces, makes music, or acts on the side. We would like to narrow it down a bit more, aligning the modern Hollywood Renaissance Man with those whose interests branch out into art, sciences, politics, academia or even all four subjects. Here is a list of 15 True Hollywood Renaissance Men and, before you go, keep on the lookout for our follow-up list of Renaissance Women, to come.

Brian May

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This Queen guitarist was working on a PhD in astrophysics when the band went legit. He would finally finish that degree in 2007 and was installed as Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University in 2008. He is also a lifelong animal activist and is an award winning expert in early stereoscopic photography.

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