Who is your favorite actor-turned-director?

Posted: June 26, 2013

Clint Eastwood

DEAD RINGER was directed by Bette Davis’s NOW VICTORY co-star Paul Henreid, one of many actors who have turned to directing. Who is your favorite actor-turned-director? Reel 13 Classics Host Neal Gabler most admires the work of Clint Eastwood (UNFORGIVEN, MYSTIC RIVER, MILLION DOLLAR BABY, and many more), but Ben Affleck gets special mention based on his first three movies, GONE BABY GONE, THE TOWN, and the Oscar-winning ARGO.

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  • Tanya

    Barbra Streisand! Her style and intelligence inform her films.

  • JC

    gotta mention Ron Howard – Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man, etc…

  • Barbara Serating

    Paul Newman has been one of my all time favorite actors. Who else had a huge black and white poster of him on their bedroom wall (and could only dream about those blue eyes) ? He was also a fine director.