Movies that are directed by actors or actresses that are also in the movie?

Let's see how many people can even name a whole list of movies that are directed by an actor or an actress that is also in the movie, they don't have to have a leading part, but as long as they also did have a part in the movie as well. Here are a couple of examples Rookie of the Year was directed by Daniel Stern who was making his directorial debut, was also in the movie playing the pitching coach of the Chicago Cubs. Also Whip It was directed by Drew Barrymore that was also making her directorial debut, and she also acted as one of Ellen Page's teammates in the movie as well.

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  • 9 years ago
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    Alan Alda in The Four Seasons, Sweet Liberty, A New Life and Betsy's Wedding

    Ben Affleck in The Town

    Warren Beatty in Heaven Can Wait, Reds, Dick Tracy and Bulworth

    Roberto Benigni in Life Is Beautiful, The Tiger and the Snow

    Matthew Broderick in Infinity

    Nicolas Cage in Sonny

    Kevin Costner in Dances with Wolves, Waterworld, The Postman and Open Range

    Billy Crystal in Mr. Saturday Night and Forget Paris

    Johnny Depp in The Brave

    Danny DeVito in Throw Momma from the Train, The War of the Roses, Hoffa, Matilda and Death to Smoochy

    Kirk Douglas in Scalawag and Posse

    Clint Eastwood in A Perfect World, Million Dollar Baby and Gran Torino, Absolute Power (film), Bronco Billy, The Eiger Sanction (film), Firefox (film), The Gauntlet (film), High Plains Drifter, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Pale Rider, Play Misty for Me, Space Cowboys, Sudden Impact, True Crime, Unforgiven

    Jodie Foster in Little Man Tate

    Jonathan Frakes in Star Trek: First Contact and Star Trek: Insurrection

    Mel Gibson in The Man Without a Face and Braveheart

    Crispin Glover in What is It?

    Kamal Haasan in Hey Ram and Virumaandi

    Tom Hanks in That Thing You Do

    Ed Harris in Pollock

    Dennis Hopper in Easy Rider, The Last Movie, Out of the Blue

    Michael Jackson in Moonwalker

    Diana Lee Inosanto in The Sensei

    Tommy Lee Jones in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

    Diane Keaton in Hanging Up

    Aamir Khan in Taare Zameen Par

    Walter Matthau in Gangster Story

    Cheran in Autograph, Thavamai Thavamirundhu and Mayakannadi

    Nikita Mikhalkov in At Home Among Strangers, A Slave of Love, An Unfinished Piece for a Player Piano, Burnt by the Sun, The Barber of Siberia, 12, Burnt by the Sun 2

    Bill Murray in Quick Change

    Leonard Nimoy in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

    Jack Nicholson in Goin' South, The Terror (1963 film) and The Two Jakes

    Anthony Perkins in Psycho III

    Tyler Perry in all of his films so far except Daddy's Little Girls

    Prince in Under The Cherry Moon

    Robert Redford in The Horse Whisperer and Lions for Lambs

    Rob Reiner in This Is Spinal Tap, Misery, The Story of Us and Alex and Emma

    George C. Scott in Rage (1972)

    William Shatner in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and Groom Lake

    Gary Sinise in Of Mice and Men

    Martin Sheen in Cadence

    Sylvester Stallone in Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV and Rocky Balboa, Rambo (film), The Expendables

    Ben Stiller in Reality Bites, The Cable Guy, Zoolander and Tropic Thunder

    Barbra Streisand in Yentl, The Prince of Tides and The Mirror Has Two Faces

    S. J. Suryah in New and Anbe Aaruyire

    Billy Bob Thornton in Sling Blade and Daddy and Them

    François Truffaut in Day for Night and The Wild Child

  • Logan
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Clint Eastwood Million Dollar Baby

  • 9 years ago

    Plenty by Clint Eastwood - 'Play Misty For Me' and 'Unforgiven' probably being the best movies that he directed and starred in.

    Alfred Hitchcock also made appearances in many of his movies,but generally only a very brief cameo.He's seen boarding a train in 'Strangers on a Train' and sits next to Cary Grant on a bus in another movie.He's in lots of others that he directed as well.

    Mel Brooks - 'High Anxiety' - 'History of the World Part One' amongst others.

  • 9 years ago

    Old School - Todd Phillips

    Ben Stiller - Tropic Thunder, Meet The Parents, ZooLander, Theres something about mary, dodgball, greenberg

    Adam Sandler movies

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  • 9 years ago

    of course, Stephen King and Qunetin Taratino have stared in all their films.

    Mark Wahlberg - The Contraband, The Fighter

    David Schwimmer - Friends

    Jerry Seinfeld - Bee Movie, Seinfeld, he Marriage Ref

    Larry David - Curb Your Enthusiasm

    BJ Novak - The Office US

    Ricky Gervais and the tall guy - The Office UK

    I know there are so many more more; you're right, it's becoming evermore popular. but imdb hasn't created a advanced search script to mary those two but I'm seeing them quite often as i watch HBO. I know they're everywhere. :))

  • 9 years ago

    Braveheart - Mel Gibson

    Happythankyoumoreplease - Josh Radnor

    those are the two i know off the top of my head

  • 9 years ago

    lots of Woody Allen movies

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    sophisticated step search over yahoo and bing that might help

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