Famed director visits Coney Island alma mater

It was an exciting day at I.S. 239 in Coney Island as a famous former student came back to receive a special honor. Darren Aronofsky,

The 1983 grad credits his seventh grade teacher for inspiring his creative writing.

The 1983 grad credits his seventh grade teacher for inspiring his creative writing. (3/26/15)

BROOKLYN - It was an exciting day at I.S. 239 in Coney Island as a famous former student came back to receive a special honor. 

Darren Aronofsky, who is now an Academy Award-nominated director, was inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame at the Mark Twain School for the Gifted and Talented. 

Aronofsky, who graduated in 1983, credits his seventh-grade teacher for inspiring his creative writing. 

He has directed a number of noteworthy movies, including "Requiem for a Dream" and "Noah". 

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