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Five more directors who should act more

7 October 2011 9:10 AM, PDT | ifc.com | See recent IFC news »

We were delighted to hear the news that Werner Herzog is going to appear as the villain in Tom Cruise's next movie, "One Shot." Herzog's a great director, but he's an equally great screen presence. We've dug his serious movies with Harmony Korine and his silly movies with Zak Penn. We have no doubt he will prove a magnificent onscreen adversary (or topless beach volleyball teammate) for Maverick.

And while there are some directors who could stand to do more directing and less acting -- M. Night Shyamalan, Oliver Stone, Quentin Tarantino between the years 1994-1996 -- Herzog is not the only auteur with as many gifts in front of the camera as behind it. Here are our picks for the five (living and working) directors ready to take the leap from occasional cameos to working thespians. In no particular order they are:

Martin Scorsese

Director of: "Mean Streets »

- Matt Singer

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