ACTORS TURNED DIRECTORS

Our fine friends at EW have an exceptionally comprehensive slideshow on actors turned directors. It’s pretty bloody spectacular.

It’s actually interesting how many talented high profile performers decide to take on challenges behind the camera.

Here are a few that the article delineates:

BARBRA STREISAND (YENTL, THE PRINCE OF TIDES, THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES)

ROBERT REDFORD (ORDINARY PEOPLE, A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT, QUIZ SHOW)

SYDNEY POLLACK (TOOTSIE, OUT OF AFRICA)

WOODY ALLEN (ANNIE HALL, HANNAH & HER SISTERS, MATCH POINT)

LAURENCE OLIVIER (HENRY V – 1944, HAMLET – 1948, RICHARD III – 1955)

WARREN BEATTY (REDS, HEAVEN CAN WAIT, BULWORTH)

GENE KELLY (ON THE TOWN, SINGIN IN THE RAIN, HELLO DOLLY)

RON HOWARD (SPLASH, APOLLO 13, A BEAUTIFUL MIND)

GEORGE CLOONEY (CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND, GOOD NIGHT & GOOD LUCK, LEATHERHEADS)

QUENTIN TARANTINO (RESERVOIR DOGS, PULP FICTION, KILL BILL VOLUMES I & II)

RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH (GANDHI, CRY FREEDOM, SHADOWLANDS)

PENNY MARSHALL (BIG, AWAKENINGS, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN)

SEAN PENN (THE CROSSING GUARD, INTO THE WILD)

ORSON WELLES (CITIZEN KANE, TOUCH OF EVIL, CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT)

To hit the gallery, please go here

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