American filmmaker, screenwriter
Aronofsky is a screenwriter, director and producer of many critically acclaimed films. Aronofsky grew up in Brooklyn, New York with two parents as school teachers. Before attending Harvard in 1987 where he studied anthropology, film and animation, he trained with The School of Field Studies as a research biologist in Kenya and Alaska. He graduated from Harvard with honors in 1991 and went on to accrue similar high esteem from AFI Conservatory, as he was not only awarded his M.F.A. in directing, but the Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal.
His films include the sports drama The Wrestler, which received Academy Award nominations, The Fighter, Black Swan, and the biblically inspired epic Noah. Aronofsky himself received nominations for Best Director at the Golden Globes, and a Directors Guild of America Award nomination.
Aronofsky spoke at The Common Good Forum & The American Spirit Awards - June 2, 2014.