There are many actors who think they have the best job in the world. However, a small minority of Hollywood's already small elite, dissatisfied with fame and wealth, seek new challenges in the form of career challenges and personal fulfillment. Yes, we are talking about actors who sat in the director's chair.
Angelina Jolie has been one of the big names on the big screen for years, a true Hollywood standard despite her ups and downs in her private life. The Californian interpreter decided to try her luck with directing in 2015, the year she recorded By The Sea. She decided to star in the film alongside her then-husband, Brad Pitt.
Tom Hanks has been the lead actor of several of the most remembered films of the last three decades. Not happy with that, the interpreter went to the direction to shoot That Thing You Do!
George Clooney swept through the ER series and later brought us a host of successful acting films. Boosted by his achievements, the actor turned to directing to shoot Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Good Night and Good Luck.
Ben Affleck rose to fame in the 1990s alongside Matt Damon, starring in a number of movies since then. He has also directed several films, such as Gone Baby Gone.