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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. (22 items)

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Bill Duke is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous American Film Institute Alumni/Students
Bill Duke Television director, Film Producer, Actor William Henry "Bill" Duke, Jr. is an American actor and film director. Known for his physically imposing frame, Duke's work frequently dwells within the action film idiom as well as ...more

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Darren Aronofsky is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous American Film Institute Alumni/Students
Darren Aronofsky Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Darren Aronofsky is an American film director, screenwriter and film producer. He has received acclaim for his often surreal, disturbing films and has been noted for frequent collaborations with ...more

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Edward Zwick is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous American Film Institute Alumni/Students
Edward Zwick Television director, Businessperson, Television producer Edward M. Zwick is an American filmmaker and film producer noted for his films about social and racial issues. He has been described as a "throwback to an earlier era, an extremely cerebral ...more

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Julie Dash is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous American Film Institute Alumni/Students
Julie Dash Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor Julie Dash is an American filmmaker, author and member of the L.A. Rebellion. Her Daughters of the Dust was the first full-length film by an African-American woman with general theatrical ...more

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Terrence Malick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous American Film Institute Alumni/Students
Terrence Malick Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Terrence Frederick Malick is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. In a career spanning over four decades he has directed six feature films. He made his directorial debut with ...more

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Pieter Jan Brugge is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous American Film Institute Alumni/Students
Pieter Jan Brugge Film Producer, Actor 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 ...more

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Heidi Levitt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous American Film Institute Alumni/Students
Heidi Levitt Film Producer, Casting Director Heidi Levitt is a casting director and film producer.

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Tom Dey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous American Film Institute Alumni/Students
Tom Dey Film Director Thomas Ridgeway "Tom" Dey is an American film director, screenwriter and producer. His credits include Shanghai Noon, Showtime, Failure to Launch and Marmaduke. Dey was born in ...more

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Susanna Styron is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous American Film Institute Alumni/Students
Susanna Styron Screenwriter, Film Director Susanna Styron is an American film and documentary maker. She is one of the four children of writer and novelist William Styron and his wife, Rose. She studied at Yale University, majoring in ...more

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Jesse Alexander is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous American Film Institute Alumni/Students
Jesse Alexander Television producer, Screenwriter, Singer Jesse Alexander is an American singer and writer. He was most recently lead-singer of Battle Ave..Originally from Bearsville, New York, Alexander attended Purchase College. His father, also ...more

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Rick Rosenthal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous American Film Institute Alumni/Students
Rick Rosenthal Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Richard L. "Rick" Rosenthal, Jr. is an American film and television director, known for directing episodes of many popular TV series, as well as the films Halloween II and Halloween: ...more

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Susan Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous American Film Institute Alumni/Students
Susan Johnson Film Producer, Music video director, Film Director Susan Johnson is a film producer.

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Douglas Rushkoff is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous American Film Institute Alumni/Students
Douglas Rushkoff Journalist, Documentary Filmmaker, Author Douglas Rushkoff is a New York-based writer, columnist and lecturer on technology, media and popular culture.Rushkoff graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University. He moved to Los Angeles ...more

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Joseph M. Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous American Film Institute Alumni/Students
Joseph M. Smith Film Producer Joseph M. Smith is a film producer.

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Carl Colpaert is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous American Film Institute Alumni/Students
Carl Colpaert Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director Carl Colpaert is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and the founder of Cineville, a production and distribution company based in Los Angeles.

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Melina Matsoukas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous American Film Institute Alumni/Students
Melina Matsoukas Cinematographer, Music video director Melina Matsoukas is an American director of music videos and commercials. She is a Grammy Award winner for her "We Found Love" video.

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Bo Zenga is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous American Film Institute Alumni/Students
Bo Zenga Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Bo Zenga is a film producer, actor and screenwriter.

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Guy Davis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous American Film Institute Alumni/Students
Guy Davis Film Director

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Danny Buday is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous American Film Institute Alumni/Students
Danny Buday Film Director Danny Buday is a film director.

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Haris Zambarloukos is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous American Film Institute Alumni/Students
Haris Zambarloukos Cinematographer Haris Zambarloukos, B.S.C. is a Greek Cypriot cinematographer. He is famous for his work in films such as Venus, Sleuth, Mamma Mia! and Thor.

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Miguel Bunster is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous American Film Institute Alumni/Students
Miguel Bunster Cinematographer Miguel Bunster is a cinematographer.

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John Fogel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous American Film Institute Alumni/Students
John Fogel