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List of famous people who majored in film, including photos when available. This list of famous film majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people are at the top. This list includes popular actors, musicians, athletes and more that majored or minored in film. You can find various bits of information below, such as what year the person was born and what their profession is. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in film you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

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This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were film majors?" and "Which famous people studied film?"
Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Film
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Angelina Jolie Pitt is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards, and has been cited as Hollywood's highest-paid actress. Jolie made her screen debut as a child alongside her father, Jon Voight, ...more

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Age: 41

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter, Author, Actor, + more

Credits: Maleficent, Changeling, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Salt

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Martin Scorsese is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in Film
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Martin Charles Scorsese is an American director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and film historian. Part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and influential filmmakers in cinema history. In 1990, he founded The Film Foundation, a nonprofit ...more

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Age: 74

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, + more

Credits: The Wolf of Wall Street, Goodfellas, Shutter Island, The Departed

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Spike Lee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in Film
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Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor. His production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, has produced over 35 films since 1983. Lee's movies have examined race relations, colorism in the black community, the role of media in contemporary life, ...more

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Age: 60

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, + more

Credits: Malcolm X, Inside Man, Do the Right Thing, 25th Hour

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Michael Bay is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in Film
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Michael Benjamin Bay is an American film director and producer. He is known for directing big-budget action films characterized by fast edits, stylistic visuals and extreme use of special effects. His films, which include the science fiction disaster thriller Armageddon, the epic war film Pearl ...more

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Age: 52

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Music video director, + more

Credits: Transformers, Armageddon, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

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