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#1 of 34 OFFLINE   Gary->dee

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Posted August 09 2004 - 03:42 PM

Quentin Tarrintino? Spike Lee? John Cassavetes? Alfred Hitchcock? Steven Soderbergh? George Lucas?(ever seen Beverly Hills Cop 3? He has a cameo.) There's likey much more I'm forgetting but I think you get the gist. Which director(s) do you think is also actually a good actor?

#2 of 34 OFFLINE   Dan Rudolph

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Posted August 09 2004 - 04:25 PM

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#3 of 34 OFFLINE   Yee-Ming

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Posted August 09 2004 - 04:32 PM

Peter Bogdanovich Garry Marshall (Not Oscar-calibre, but certainly good enough.) Ron Howard is more of an actor-turned-director, so I hesitate to call him a director that can act (likewise Mel Gibson).

#4 of 34 OFFLINE   Dan Rudolph

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Posted August 09 2004 - 04:36 PM

If we aren't going to count actors who became directors, I thought M. Night Shylaman was pretty good in Signs.
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#5 of 34 OFFLINE   Gary->dee

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Posted August 09 2004 - 04:39 PM

Mel's a good one, even though he was an actor first. I probably should have made it more clear that the person started as a director and eventually acted in a movie, not vice-versa. Paul Mazursky and John Houston: 2 directors that IMO are damn good actors. Oh and also Orson Welles!

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Posted August 09 2004 - 04:47 PM

I always thought Orson Welles had great charisma on screen.
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#7 of 34 OFFLINE   Kristian

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Posted August 09 2004 - 04:50 PM

Sydney Pollack comes to mind. He was very good in Changing Lanes.
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#8 of 34 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted August 09 2004 - 05:20 PM

Woody Allen Orson Welles John Cassavettes Mel Gibson Ron Howard Buster Keaton Charlie Chaplin Carl Reiner Rob Reiner Clint Eastwood Harold Ramis Jacques Tati Mel Brooks Otto Preminger Terry Gilliam
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Posted August 09 2004 - 05:22 PM

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#10 of 34 OFFLINE   Shane Gralaw

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Posted August 09 2004 - 06:19 PM

Steven Soderbergh was pretty funny in Schitzopolis.

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Posted August 09 2004 - 06:19 PM

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Posted August 09 2004 - 07:40 PM

If we count self-parodying cameos, I liked Gus van Sant in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
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Posted August 09 2004 - 07:44 PM

Werner Herzog was excellent in Julien Donkey-Boy.
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Posted August 09 2004 - 11:38 PM

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Posted August 10 2004 - 01:13 AM

He was even better in Tootsie and Eyes Wide Shut (replacing Harvey Keitel in the latter). M.
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Posted August 10 2004 - 01:17 AM

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Posted August 10 2004 - 02:12 AM

I don't know about his other movies because I haven't seen any of them, but I liked his performance in Unbreakable. Posted Image

#20 of 34 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted August 10 2004 - 03:53 AM

Of course it's doubtful if any other director was a better extra than Hitch. Posted Image
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