Who says actors must be actors for the rest of their lives? Passion for cinema takes actors to other forms of artistic endeavors. Some do it to tell an important story, others to exercise another side of their creativity, some just want to tell personal stories or because they are in need of a job. Here’s the list of 15 best films directed by famous actors.
15. Drive, He Said (1971)
Directed by Jack Nicholson, this film follows Hector (William Tepper), a star basketball player for a college basketball team; his girlfriend, Olive (Karen Black), who doesn’t know whether to stay with him or leave him; and his friend, Gabriel (Michael Margotta), who wants desperately not to get drafted for Vietnam. The film is a depiction of the American college experience in the late 60s-early 70s. Most noteworthy, it marks the directorial debut of Jack Nicholson (and he also helped write).
14. Larry Crowne (2011)