It should be noted that there are a number of individuals who started their careers as directors before eventually become renowned for their acting roles as well. Such people, however, including greats such as Woody Allen, John Huston and Sydney Pollack, are omitted from this list, which focuses on those who made the reverse transformation.
10. Ben Stiller
Born into an acting family, Ben Stiller harboured early aspirations for directing as well as following in the comedic footsteps of his father Jerry, with early credits in his career including 1996′s The Cable Guy.