They say that every actor secretly wants to direct. Many of them have tried over the years. A few have found massive success. Kevin Costner, Mel Gibson, and Clint Eastwood have all won Oscars in the best director category. Barbra Streisand, Greta Gerwig, and Jon Favreau are others who have famously worked on both sides of the camera.
Other actors have tried, yet failed to get the same kind of recognition. These famous names, which are among the biggest in Hollywood, only did it once or twice, tops. In fact, many of their fans may not even realize they directed a movie. That's how unfamiliar these films are to the general public. Some of their efforts are good, others not so much. Regardless of outcome, their directorial debuts are definitely on the obscure side. Vote up the most surprising movies you didn't know were directed by famous actors.
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