Famous American Film Institute Alumni/Students

Famous alumni from AFI; graduates who have achieved stature in their field. Photos are included in this notable American Film Institute alumni list. Prominent alums from this institution include celebrities, politicians, business people, and more. This list of distinguished American Film Institute alumni is alphabetical and sortable by column if you need to search by specific criteria. Please note that this directory is not just composed of graduates of this school; you can find any famous people who attended this school for at least a semester here. A factual list, featuring graduates like Susan Johnson and Bo Zenga. {#nodes}

  • Bill Duke
    Television director, Film Producer, Actor
    • Age: 79
    • Birthplace: New York City, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
    William Henry Duke, Jr. (born February 26, 1943) is an American actor, director, producer, and writer of film and television. Known for his physically imposing frame, Duke's works primarily in the ...more
  • Darren Aronofsky
    Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
    • Age: 53
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    Darren Aronofsky (born February 12, 1969) is an American filmmaker and screenwriter, who is noted for his surreal, melodramatic, and often disturbing films. Aronofsky attended Harvard University, ...more
  • Edward Zwick
    Television director, Businessperson, Television producer
    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    Edward M. Zwick (born October 8, 1952) is an American filmmaker, director and Academy Award-winning film and television producer. He has worked primarily in the comedy-drama and epic historical film ...more
  • Julie Dash
    Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor
    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    Julie Ethel Dash (born October 22, 1952) is an American film director, writer and producer. Dash received her MFA in 1985 at the UCLA Film School and is one of the graduates and filmmakers born out ...more
  • Terrence Malick
    Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
    • Age: 79
    • Birthplace: Waco, Texas, United States of America
    Terrence Frederick Malick (; born November 30, 1943) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. Malick began his career as part of the New Hollywood film-making wave with the films ...more
  • Pieter Jan Brugge
    Film Producer, Actor
    • Age: 67
    • Birthplace: Deventer, Netherlands
    Pieter Jan Brugge is a Dutch film producer. He was born in Deventer, Netherlands. In 1979, he graduated from the Netherlands Film and Television Academy in Amsterdam, and was subsequently awarded a ...more