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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Beijing Film Academy and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Beijing Film Academy, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Beijing Film Academy include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Beijing Film Academy alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Beijing Film Academy are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Beijing Film Academy.

Everything from Zhang Yimou to Zhao Wei is included on this list.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Beijing Film Academy?” and “Which celebrities are Beijing Film Academy alumni?”

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Ai Weiwei is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Ai Weiwei Film Producer, Cinematographer, Designer Ai Weiwei is a film producer and film director.

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Zhao Wei is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Zhao Wei Spokesperson, Musician, Actor Zhao Wei, also known as Vicki Zhao, is a Chinese actress, pop singer, and film director. She is considered one of the "Four Dan Actresses" in China, with her over 60 million followers ...more

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Liu Yifei is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Liu Yifei Model, Actor, Singer Liu Yifei, birth name An Feng, legal name Liu Ximeizi, is a Chinese actress, model and singer. She holds United States citizenship.

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Zhang Yimou is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Zhang Yimou Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer Zhang Yimou is a Chinese film director, producer, writer and actor, and former cinematographer. He is counted amongst the Fifth Generation of Chinese filmmakers, having made his directorial ...more

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Wu Tianming is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Wu Tianming Film Producer, Actor, Film Director Wu Tianming was a Chinese film director and producer who was considered one of the leading "Fourth Generation" directors.

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Huang Xiaoming is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Huang Xiaoming Model, Actor, Singer Huang Xiaoming is a film producer.

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Lou Ye is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Lou Ye Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director Lou Ye, born 1965, is a Chinese screenwriter-director who is commonly grouped with the "Sixth Generation" directors of Chinese cinema.

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Hou Yong is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Hou Yong Cinematographer, Film Director Hou Yong is a Chinese filmmaker and cinematographer. He is perhaps best known for his collaboration with director Zhang Yimou, though he has worked with many of China's major directors. Like ...more

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Wang Xiaoshuai is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Wang Xiaoshuai Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director Wang Xiaoshuai is a Chinese film director, screenwriter and occasional actor. He is commonly grouped under the loose association of filmmakers known as the "Sixth Generation" of the ...more

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Chen Kaige is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Chen Kaige Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Chen Kaige is a Chinese film director and a leading figure of the fifth generation of Chinese cinema. His films are known for their visual flair and epic storytelling. Chen won the Palme d'Or at ...more

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Xie Fei is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Xie Fei Screenwriter, Film Director Xie Fei is a world-recognized Chinese film director. Xie was born in Yan'an city of Shaanxi Province, China. A graduate of the Beijing Film Academy, Xie has also taught at his almamater as a ...more

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Huang Jianxin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Huang Jianxin Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director Huang Jianxin is a Chinese film director. He is normally considered part of the fifth generation of Chinese filmmakers, due to shared traits in his works, although he was not a strictly a member ...more

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Zhou Xiaowen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Zhou Xiaowen Film Director Zhou Xiaowen is a Chinese filmmaker. He graduated from the Cinematography Department of the Beijing Film Academy in 1975 and is part of the so-called Fifth Generation of Chinese filmmakers. ...more

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Jia Zhangke is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Jia Zhangke Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer Jia Zhangke is a Chinese film director and screenwriter. He is generally regarded as a leading figure of the "Sixth Generation" movement of Chinese cinema, a group that also includes ...more

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Tian Zhuangzhuang is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Tian Zhuangzhuang Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Tian Zhuangzhuang is a Chinese film director and producer. Tian was born to an influential actor and actress in China. Following a short stint in the military, Tian began his artistic career ...more

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Wang Quan'an is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Wang Quan'an Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor Wang Quan'an is a Sixth Generation Chinese film director. Wang was born in Yan'an, China. He graduated from the Beijing Film Academy in 1991. He had a ten-year relationship with actress and muse ...more

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Xu Jinglei is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Xu Jinglei Editor, Film Producer, Screenwriter Xu Jinglei is a Chinese actress and film director. She graduated from Beijing Film Academy in 1997. She has also spanned an acting career with directing since 2003. Although not well known ...more

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Zhang Yuan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Zhang Yuan Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer Zhang Yuan is a Chinese film director who has been described by film scholars as a pioneering member of China's Sixth Generation of filmmakers. He and his films have won ten awards out of ...more

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Huang Shengyi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Huang Shengyi Model, Actor, Singer Huang Shengyi, also known as Eva Huang, is a Chinese actress and singer.

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Yu Nan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Yu Nan Actor Yu Nan is a Chinese actress. Born in Dalian, Yu Nan studied at the Beijing Film Academy, where she graduated in 1999.

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Ning Ying is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Ning Ying Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer Ning Ying is a female Chinese film director often considered a member of China's "Sixth Generation" filmmaker coterie, a group that also includes Jia Zhangke, Zhang Yuan and Wang ...more

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Lu Chuan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Lu Chuan Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director Lu Chuan is a Chinese filmmaker, screenwriter and producer. He is the son of novelist Lu Tianming.

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Xiao Jiang is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Xiao Jiang Screenwriter, Film Director Xiao Jiang is the stage name of female Chinese film director Jia Yan,. Jia graduated from the Beijing Film Academy in 1995. Jia Yan worked primarily in television, directing three TV movies ...more

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Chen Kun is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Chen Kun Actor, Singer Chen Kun, sometimes credited as Aloys Chen, is a Chinese actor and singer. He has won the Hundred Flowers Award's for Best Actor, Huabiao Award for Best Actor, and has received one Golden Horse ...more

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Jiang Qinqin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Jiang Qinqin Actor Jiang Qinqin is a Chinese actress. She is sometimes credited as Shui Ling, a stage name given to her by Taiwanese writer Chiung Yao while she was involved in the production of the television ...more

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Ning Hao is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Ning Hao Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director Ning Hao is an actor.

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Xiaolu Guo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Xiaolu Guo Novelist, Film Producer, Screenwriter Xiaolu Guo born 1973 is a Chinese-British novelist and filmmaker, who uses cinema and literary language to explore themes of alienation, memory, personal journeys, daily tragedies, literature ...more

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Liu Hao is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Liu Hao Screenwriter, Film Editor, Film Director Liu Hao is a Chinese filmmaker. He first rose to prominence in the early to mid-2000s.

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Wang Chao is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Wang Chao Screenwriter, Film Director Wang Chao is a Chinese film director and screenwriter, sometimes considered part of the loosely defined "sixth generation." Wang began his career serving as an assistant director to ...more

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Dayyan Eng is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Dayyan Eng Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor Dayyan Eng, known as Wu Shixian in China, is a Chinese-American filmmaker. He studied film arts at the University of Washington and transferred to the Beijing Film Academy, where he finished his ...more

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Alyssa Chia is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Alyssa Chia Television Show Host, Actor Alyssa Chia is a Taiwanese television hostess and actress. She is also known as "Queen of drama" and Niu-niu. She once studied in Beijing Film Academy. Her ancestral home is in ...more

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Yu Dong is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Yu Dong Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Film Producer Yu Dong Chinese: 于冬 is a Chinese film producer, and presenter. He is also the president of Polybona Films, a production company and film distributor, which has distributed and co-produced over ...more

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Tsuyoshi Abe is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Tsuyoshi Abe Actor Tsuyoshi Abe, he is able to speak both Mandarin and Japanese fluently. Abe's original name was Li Zhendong (李振冬); after he moved to Japan at age 9, he changed to using his present name. He spent ...more

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Huo Jianqi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Huo Jianqi Film Director Huo Jianqi is a Chinese film director. Like the cinematographer turned director Gu Changwei, Huo Jianqi began his cinematic career in the art department. Nearly all of Huo's films have been ...more

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Jiang Wu is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Jiang Wu Actor Jiang Wu is a Chinese actor. He starred in Zhang Yimou's To Live, and Zhang Yang's Shower. He is the younger brother of Jiang Wen and is or was a member of the Beijing Experimental Theatre

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Huang Lei is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Huang Lei Actor Huang Lei is a Chinese actor, director, singer, screenwriter, and model. He was born in 6 November 1971 in Nanchang, Jiangxi, and now he lives in Beijing.

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Zhu Wei is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Zhu Wei Zhu Wei is a Chinese artist. As one of China’s most visible contemporary practitioners of the post-Tiananmen period, Zhu is known for his subtly quizzical critique of politics and society in a ...more

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Pu Miao is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Pu Miao Actor Miao Pu is a Chinese actress.

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Liu Bingjian is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Liu Bingjian Liu Bingjian is a Chinese film director who emerged on the cinema scene in the late 1990s with his LGBT-themed film Men and Women.

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Li Shaohong is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Li Shaohong Film Director Li Shaohong is a Chinese film and television director and producer. She is considered a member of the Fifth Generation movement, and China's top woman director. Her films have won multiple ...more

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Zheng Shuang is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Zheng Shuang Actor Zheng Shuang is a Chinese actress and singer. She graduated from the Beijing Film Academy in 2011.

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Huang Bo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Huang Bo Actor, Singer Huang Bo is a Chinese actor. He was born in Qingdao, Shandong and graduated from Beijing Film Academy.

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Yao Chen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Beijing Film Academy Alumni
Yao Chen Actor Yao Chen is a Chinese actress and the person on Sina Weibo with the largest number of "fans", with over 71 million as of August 2014. In 2014, Time named Yao on the list of 100 global ...more