Actors who got into directing

Maggie Gyllenhaal -
Maggie Gyllenhaal made quite the splash with her feature directorial debut 'The Lost Daughter,' a film adaptation of Elena Ferrante's novel of the same name.

Bryce Dallas Howard -
Bryce Dallas Howard hit her stride as an actress in films like 'Jurassic World' and 'The Help,' but she's really shining in the director's chair.

Halle Berry -
Halle Berry made her directorial debut with the film 'Bruised' (2020) in which she also stars as the lead role. 

Dakota Johnson -
Dakota Johnson made her directorial debut working behind the scenes of the music video for Coldplay's 'Cry Cry Cry.'

Ralph Fiennes - Ralph Fiennes has been acting for over a quarter of a century, and has been in a huge variety of different roles. He directed and acted in ‘The Invisible Woman.’

Clint Eastwood - Clint Eastwood will always be remembered for his roles in spaghetti westerns and the ‘Dirty Harry’ films. 

George Clooney - George Clooney is best known for the TV show ‘ER,' and countless film performances. He went on to direct ‘Good Night and Good Luck.’

Robert De Niro -
Robert De Niro is best known for his iconic parts in some of the most memorable films in cinematic history. In 1993, he directed ‘A Bronx Tale.’

Ben Stiller - Ben Stiller is mainly known as a comic actor, but he has in fact directed a number of films. 2001’s ‘Zoolander’ in which he plays the main role, is one of them.

Zach Braff - Zach Braff probably remains most famous for his role as Dr. John Dorian in the TV show ‘Scrubs,’ of which he directed a few episodes. He also directed ‘Garden State.’ 

Kevin Costner -
Kevin Costner has had a steady career as an actor, producer and director. His film ‘Dances with Wolves’  was extraordinarily successful and received much critical acclaim.

Steve Buscemi - Steve Buscemi has been acting for over thirty years and is extremely acclaimed. He first directed in the 1990s, and has directed TV and films.

Mel Gibson -
Mel Gibson has been a famous actor for decades now, starring in very famous movie franchises such as ‘Lethal Weapon.’ 

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