STARSKY AND HUTCH star Owen Wilson was forced to attend a military academy as a child after his private school kicked him out for cheating in geometry.

Wilson and two pals were expelled from Dallas, Texas' St Mark's school after they stole a teacher's exams book and photocopied all the answers they needed to pass.

They were easily caught out - because they weren't the brightest students and yet their end-of-term paper was brilliant.

Wilson recalls, "Me and my two friends got the teacher's edition book from his office, went over to the library, Xeroxed it and put it back.

"Even though we were the worst students in the class, we were handing in these extra-credit problems with 50 lines of theorems and proofs."

23/11/2004 09:34