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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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