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List of famous people who majored in animation, including photos when available. This list of famous animation majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people are at the top. This list includes popular actors, musicians, athletes and more that majored or minored in animation. You can find various bits of information below, such as what year the person was born and what their profession is. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in animation you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, like Darren Aronofsky and Emraan Hashmi.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were animation majors?" and "Which famous people studied animation?"
Darren Aronofsky is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Animation
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Darren Aronofsky is an American film director, screenwriter and film producer. He has received acclaim for his often surreal, disturbing films and has been noted for frequent collaborations with cinematographer Matthew Libatique, film editor Andrew Weisblum and composer Clint Mansell. His films have generated controversy and are known for their often violent, bleak subject matter. Aronofsky attended Harvard University, where he studied film and social anthropology, and the American Film Institute where he studied directing. He won several film awards after completing his senior thesis film, Supermarket Sweep, which went on to become a National Student Academy Award finalist. Aronofsky's ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 49

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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Shane Acker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in Animation
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Shane Acker is an American filmmaker known for creating 9, which is based on his 2005 Academy Award-nominated short film, 9. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 47

Birthplace: Wheaton, Illinois, United States of America

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Emraan Hashmi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in Animation
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Emraan Hashmi is an Indian film actor who appears mainly in Hindi language films. He is nephew of producer/director Mahesh Bhatt. Most of his successful movies are from Vishesh Films. Before starting his career as an actor, Hashmi worked with Vishesh Films as an assistant director on Vikram Bhatt's Raaz. In 2003, he made his acting debut with Bhatt's Footpath and followed it with the erotic thriller Murder, which emerged as a box office success. Hashmi subsequently appeared in several hit films, mostly under the Vishesh Films banner. He later garnered praise for his performances in "Gangster", Awarapan, Jannat, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, The Dirty Picture and Shanghai. He has established ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 39

Birthplace: Mumbai, India

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Eric Stefani is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in Animation
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Eric Matthew Stefani is an American musician, composer, writer and animator, best known as the founder and former member of the ska punk band No Doubt. He is the older brother of Gwen Stefani and is also a former animator on the animated sitcom The Simpsons. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 50

Birthplace: Fullerton, California, United States of America

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