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