Actors Who Have Also Directed
1. Barbra Streisand, Joan
She was born on April 24, 1942, in the United States, and is a singer, actress, and director. She has received Emmys, Oscars, and Tony Awards over her career. She received an Academy Award nomination for her acting in Funny Girl (1996).
Streisand received an Academy Award for directing the love theme for A Star Is Born (1976), making her the first female composer and the first female writer, producer, and director. Streisand was also the first female director to win a Golden Globe award. Streisand continued to make films, including “The Mirror Has Two Faces” in 1993 and “The Prince of Tides” in 1991.
2. Gerwig, Greta Celeste
She was born on August 4, 1983, in the United States, and is an actress and filmmaker.
She appeared in a number of Joe Swanberg films between 2006 and 2009, including “Nights and Weekends” (2009) which she co-directed and “Hannah Takes the Stairs” (2007.
Gerwig has produced two films,the coming-of-age dramas “Lady Bird” (2017) and “Little Women” (2019), which were nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
3. George Timothy Clooney
He was born on May 6, 1961, in Los Angeles, California, and is an American actor, filmmaker and director.
George has won multiple awards, including, four Golden Globes, and two Academy Awards for acting and producing.
His directorial debut was “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind”; since then, he has directed the sports comedy “Leatherheads” (2008),the historical drama “Good Night, Good Luck” (2005) and the political drama “The Ides of March” (2011).
4. Clint Eastwood Jr.
He was born on May 6, 1961, in the United States, and is an actor, director, producer, and composer.
Eastwood was nominated for Best Actor but won Best Director for “Unforgiven” (1992) and Best Picture for “Million Dollar Baby” (1993).
Eastwood directs films in which he does not feature, such as the mystery thriller “Mystic River” and the biographical sports drama “Invictus” (2009).
5. Benjamin Géza, Affleck
He was born on August 15, 1972, in Los Angeles, California, and is an American actor and filmmaker. He directed “Gone Baby Gone” (2007), co-wrote and acted in “The Town” (2010), and directed and featured in “Argo” (2012).
Affleck won Best Director at the Golden Globes and Academy Awards.
6. Charles R.J. Redford
He is a filmmaker, actor, and director-actor from the United States. “Ordinary People” (1980) earned Redford four Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Picture.
He starred and directed, “Brubaker” (1980) and “Out of Africa” (1985), both of which won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. He was nominated for Best Picture and Best Director for “Quiz Show” in 1995.