HOLLYWOOD, ACTORS AND MONEY

By now, we’re all familiar with the stars of Hollywood, but did you know that fame doesn’t necessarily bring money. Well, it does. But some of the best-paid actors in Hollywood have accumulated their wealth not only by being actors. Many of the most famous actors have started directing, writing and becoming involved behind the screen too.
 
Here’s a list of 5 famous actors who also direct movies
 
 
 
Ben Affleck
His role as a director saw him do the following movies:
 
Gone Baby Gone – 2007
 
Gimme Shelter - 2008
 
The Town - 2010
 
Argo – 2012
 
Live By Night – coming in 2016
 
 
 
Angelina Jolie
Her role as a director saw her do the following movies:
 
A place in Time - 2007
 
In the Land of Blood and Honey - 2011
 
Unbroken - 2014
 
By the Sea - 2015
 
 
 
George Clooney
His role as a director saw him do the following movies:
 
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind - 2002
 
Good Night and Good Luck - 2005
 
Leatherheads - 2008
 
The Ideas of March – 2011
 
The Monuments Men – 2014
 
 
 
Kevin Costner
His role as a director saw him do the following movies:
 
Dances with Wolves - 1990
 
Waterworld - 1995
 
The Postman – 1997
 
Open Range - 2003
 
A Little War of Our Own - 2011
 
 
 
Jodie Foster
Her role as a director saw her do the following movies:
 
Little Man Tate - 1991
 
Home for the Holidays - 1995
 
The Beaver - 2011
 
Money Monster – 2015
 
 
 
To be fair, this is a small list and there are many, many names in the industry who have taken the opportunity with both hands to enhance their careers. Not all of them succeed. Many actors-turned-directors quickly find out that their forte does, in fact, lie with acting and not directing. But what can be said for these opportunities is that we get to see our much-loved actors in a very different light. We get to see how they think, rather than how they portray.