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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Columbia University School of the Arts and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Columbia University School of the Arts, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Columbia University School of the Arts include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Columbia University School of the Arts alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Columbia University School of the Arts 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 Columbia University School of the Arts.

This list below has a variety of graduates, like James Franco and Kathryn Bigelow, in it.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Columbia University School of the Arts?” and “Which celebrities are Columbia University School of the Arts alumni?”
James Franco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Columbia University School Of The Arts Alumni
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James Edward Franco is an American actor, filmmaker, and teacher. His first prominent acting role was the lead character Daniel Desario on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks. He later played the title character in the TV biographical film James Dean, for which he won a ...more

Profession: Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Author, + more

Age: 38

Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, United States of America

Credits: 127 Hours, Spider-Man, This Is the End, Spider-Man 2

Also Ranked

#81 on The Best Actors Working Today

#67 on The Best American Actors Working Today

#79 on The Best Living American Actors

#88 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

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Kathryn Bigelow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Columbia University School Of The Arts Alumni
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Kathryn Ann Bigelow is an American film director, film producer, screenwriter and television director. Her films include the vampire Western horror film Near Dark, the action crime film Point Break, the controversial science fiction action thriller Strange Days, the mystery thriller The Weight of ...more

Profession: Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director

Age: 65

Birthplace: San Carlos, California, United States of America

Credits: The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty, Point Break, Strange Days

Also Ranked

#33 on The Most Powerful Women In The World

#1 on The Greatest Female Film Directors

#61 on The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked List

#48 on The Best Horror Directors in Film History

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Lin Shaye is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Columbia University School Of The Arts Alumni
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Linda "Lin" Shaye is an American film, theatre and television actress. ...more

Profession: Actor

Age: 73

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Credits: A Nightmare on Elm Street, There's Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber, Insidious, Kingpin, + more

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James Mangold is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Columbia University School Of The Arts Alumni
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James Mangold is an American film and television director, screenwriter and producer. Films he has directed include Walk the Line, which he also co-wrote, The Wolverine, Cop Land, Girl, Interrupted and the 2007 remake 3:10 to Yuma. He also produced and directed pilots for the television series Men ...more

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter, Film Director

Age: 52

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Credits: The Wolverine, Oliver & Company, Walk the Line, Identity, 3:10 to Yuma, + more

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