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Famous People who Majored in Film

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List of famous people who majored in film, including photos when available. This list of famous film 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 film. 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 film you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

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This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were film majors?" and "Which famous people studied film?"
Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Film
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Angelina Jolie Pitt is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards, and has been cited as Hollywood's highest-paid actress. Jolie made her screen debut as a child alongside her father, Jon Voight, in Lookin' to Get Out. Her film career began in earnest a decade later with the low-budget production Cyborg 2, followed by her first leading role in a major film, Hackers. She starred in the critically acclaimed biographical television films George Wallace and Gia, and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the drama Girl, Interrupted. Jolie's starring role as the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 43

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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Martin Scorsese is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in Film
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Martin Charles Scorsese is an American director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and film historian. Part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and influential filmmakers in cinema history. In 1990, he founded The Film Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to film preservation, and in 2007 he founded the World Cinema Foundation. He is a recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award for his contributions to the cinema, and has won an Academy Award, a Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival Best Director Award, Silver Lion, Grammy Award, Emmys, Golden Globes, BAFTAs, and DGA Awards. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 76

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

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Spike Lee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in Film
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Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor. His production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, has produced over 35 films since 1983. Lee's movies have examined race relations, colorism in the black community, the role of media in contemporary life, urban poverty, and other political issues. Lee has received two Academy Award nominations and won numerous other awards, including an Emmy Award as well as the 2013 Gish Prize "for his brilliance and unwavering courage in using film to challenge conventional thinking." ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 61

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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Michael Bay is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in Film
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Michael Benjamin Bay is an American film director and producer. He is known for directing big-budget action films characterized by fast edits, stylistic visuals and extreme use of special effects. His films, which include the science fiction disaster thriller Armageddon, the epic war film Pearl Harbor and the science fiction action films in the Transformers film series, have grossed over US$5 billion worldwide. He is co-founder of commercial production house The Institute, a.k.a. The Institute for the Development of Enhanced Perceptual Awareness. He is co-chair and part-owner of the digital effects house Digital Domain. He co-owns Platinum Dunes, a production house which has remade horror ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 54

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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