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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. {#nodes}
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    Bill Duke

    Television director, Film Producer
    William Henry Duke, Jr. (born February 26, 1943) is an American actor, director, producer, and...  more

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    #49 of 178 The Greatest Black Actors In Film History#161 of 432 Famous Tall Men Over 6'2

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    Darren Aronofsky

    Film Producer, Screenwriter
    Darren Aronofsky (born February 12, 1969) is an American filmmaker and screenwriter, who is...  more

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    #32 of 250 The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked#96 of 139 The Greatest Auteurs in Film History

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    Edward Zwick

    Television director, Businessperson
    Edward M. Zwick (born October 8, 1952) is an American filmmaker, director and Academy...  more

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    #492 of 732 The Greatest Directors In Movie History#8 of 64 The Best Directors Never Nominated for Oscars

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    Julie Dash

    Film Producer, Screenwriter
    Julie Ethel Dash (born October 22, 1952) is an American film director, writer and producer....  more
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    Terrence Malick

    Film Producer, Screenwriter
    Terrence Frederick Malick (; born November 30, 1943) is an American film director,...  more

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    #170 of 342 The Greatest American Writers of All Time#234 of 309 Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100

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    Pieter Jan Brugge

    Film Producer, Actor
    Pieter Jan Brugge is a Dutch film producer. He was born in Deventer, Netherlands. In 1979, he...  more
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    Heidi Levitt

    Film Producer, Casting Director
    Heidi Levitt is a casting director and film producer....  more
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    Tom Dey

    Film Director
    Thomas Ridgeway "Tom" Dey (born April 14, 1965) is an American film director, screenwriter,...  more
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    Susanna Styron

    Screenwriter, Film Director
    Susanna Styron is an American film and documentary maker. She is one of the four children of...  more
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    Jesse Alexander

    Television producer, Screenwriter
    Jesse Alexander is an American television writer and producer. He was a co-executive producer...  more
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    Rick Rosenthal

    Television director, Television producer
    Richard L. "Rick" Rosenthal, Jr. (born June 15, 1949) is an American film instructor and...  more
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    Susan Johnson

    Film Producer, Music video director
    Susan Johnson is a film producer....  more
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    Douglas Rushkoff

    Journalist, Documentary Filmmaker
    Douglas Mark Rushkoff (born February 18, 1961) is an American media theorist, writer,...  more
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    Joseph M. Smith

    Film Producer
    Joseph M. Smith is a film producer....
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    Carl Colpaert

    Film Producer, Screenwriter
    Carl Colpaert is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. His directing credits...  more
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    Melina Matsoukas

    Cinematographer, Music video director
    Melina Matsoukas (born January 14, 1981) is an American music video, film, commercial and...  more
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    Bo Zenga

    Film Producer, Screenwriter
    Bo Zenga is a film producer, actor and screenwriter....  more
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    Guy Davis

    Film Director
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    Danny Buday

    Film Director
    Danny Buday is a film director....  more
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    Haris Zambarloukos

    Cinematographer
    Haris Zambarloukos, B.S.C. is a Greek Cypriot cinematographer. He is famous for his work in...  more
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    Miguel Bunster

    Cinematographer
    Miguel Bunster is a cinematographer....
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    John Fogel