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Famous American Film Institute Alumni/Students

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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
Television director, Film Producer, Actor
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 ...more
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Darren Aronofsky is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous American Film Institute Alumni/Students
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
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 ...more
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Edward Zwick is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous American Film Institute Alumni/Students
Television director, Businessperson, Television producer
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 ...more
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Julie Dash is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous American Film Institute Alumni/Students
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor
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 ...more
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Terrence Malick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous American Film Institute Alumni/Students
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
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 ...more
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Pieter Jan Brugge is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous American Film Institute Alumni/Students
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
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
Film Director
Thomas Ridgeway "Tom" Dey (born April 14, 1965) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. His credits include Shanghai Noon, Showtime, Failure to Launch, and
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Susanna Styron is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous American Film Institute Alumni/Students
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
Television producer, Screenwriter, Singer
Jesse Alexander is an American television writer and producer. He was a co-executive producer and writer on Heroes. Originally from Santa Barbara, California, Alexander attended Sarah Lawrence ...more
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Rick Rosenthal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous American Film Institute Alumni/Students
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer
Richard L. "Rick" Rosenthal, Jr. (born June 15, 1949) is an American film instructor and director, known for directing Bad Boys, the 1983 drama film that helped launch Sean Penn's ...more
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Susan Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous American Film Institute Alumni/Students
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
Journalist, Documentary Filmmaker, Author
Douglas Mark Rushkoff (born February 18, 1961) is an American media theorist, writer, columnist, lecturer, graphic novelist, and documentarian. He is best known for his association with the ...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
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director
Carl Colpaert is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. His directing credits include Delusion, The Affair, and G.I. Jesús.
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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 (born January 14, 1981) is an American music video, film, commercial and television director. She is a two-time Grammy Award winner and four-time MTV Video Music Awards winner ...more
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Bo Zenga is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous American Film Institute Alumni/Students
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
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