British actor Nicholas Hoult has dropped out of school to focus on his burgeoning on-screen career. The 18-year-old About A Boy star, who attended a college in Berkshire, England, insists he came to the decision after realising academia and acting didn't go together. He admits, " I decided to leave full time education because I would never get good grades, working so much as an actor." And Hoult's mother Gwen is fully supportive of her son's departure from education. She adds, "He missed most of last year's schooling because he was working so much, so it didn't seem to make much sense to stay on. If you get a chance like this you'd be mad not to take it."