17 Directors Who Began as Actors, From Ben Affleck to Angelina Jolie

By Kaitlin Reilly
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While many actors stick to their job of working in front of the cameras, there are quite a few who aren't satisfied with those onscreen roles. Some of these now-directors may be better known for their behind the scenes work today, but they started out in Hollywood as the actors they now work with. Click through to read about the 17 directors who started out their career in front of the camera.

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