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Famous English Majors

Actors:

Edward Burns
Brett Butler
Chevy Chase
Joan Cusack
Matt Damon
Vin Diesel
David Duchovny
Harrison Ford
Jodie Foster
James Franco
Heather Graham
Famke Janssen
Tommy Lee Jones
Paul Newman
Gwyneth Paltrow
David Hyde Pierce
Christopher Reeve
Susan Sarandon
Julia Stiles
Emma Thompson
James Van Der Beek
Sigourney Weaver
Reese Witherspoon
Renee Zellweger
 

Astronauts:

Sally Ride
 

Cartoonists:

Cathy Guisewite
 

Directors:

James Cameron
Kimberly Peirce
Martin Scorsese
Steven Spielberg
 

Football Coaches:

Joe Paterno
(Penn State)
Marty Shottenheimer
(San Diego Chargers)
 

Government:

Carol Browner
former EPA Director
Mario Cuomo
former Governor of New York
Henry Paulson
former Secretary of the Treasury
Donald Regan
former President of Merrill Lynch
former Secretary of the Treasury
Clarence Thomas
Supreme Court Justice
Pete Wilson
former Governor of California
 

Journalists:

Russell Baker
Dave Barry
Richard Rodriguez
Diane Sawyer
Helen Thomas
Bob Woodward
 
Management:
Michael Eisner
Disney CEO
A. Bartlett Giamatti
former President, Yale University
former Commissioner of Baseball
Kathryn Fullerr
World Wildlife Fund Directo
Michael Lynne
Chairman of New Line Cinema
Herb Scannell
President, Nickolodeon, MTV Networks
 

Musicians:

Don Henley
Chris Isaak
Mark Knopfler
Kris Kristofferson
Randy Owen
Paul Simon
Sting
 

Nobel Laureates in Medicine:

Harold Varmus
 

Radio:

Garrison Keillor
 

Television:

Joy Behar
Linda Bloodworth-Thomason
Johnny Carson
Ken Jennings
Record-setting Jeopardy winner
Steven Moffat
Showrunner, Doctor Who and Sherlock
Conan O'Brien
Joan Rivers
Brandon Tartikoff
Grant Tinker
Barbara Walters
 

Wives of Presidents:

Laura Bush
 

Writers:

Douglas Adams
T. Coraghessan Boyle
Gwendolyn Brooks
Tom Clancy
Allen Ginsberg
Joseph Heller
David Henry Hwang
Stephen King
Jhumpa Lahiri
Bobbie Ann Mason
Arthur Miller
Toni Morrison
Joyce Carol Oates
Philip Roth
Dr. Seuss (a.k.a. Theodor Geisel)
Amy Tan
John Updike
Eudora Welty