Ten Best Picture Winners Directed by Actorsby ElMaruecan82 | created - 3 months ago | updated - 3 months ago | Public
When actors and actresses direct movies, they become directors (well duh!). When directors act in movies, they're actors or actresses to some degree.
These movies were all directed by directors (obviously) who had made a name for themselves through acting or whose first notability was on the field of acting or who were known as actors prior to their directing debut. We're good? Good.
Oh, and these movies have another thing in common, they won the Oscar for Best Picture. To date, only 10 movies fit that category.
Which of these Best Picture winners directed by actors is your favorite?
After voting, you might discuss the list here
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1. Unforgiven (1992)
R | 130 min | Drama, Western
Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.
Votes: 343,978 | Gross: $101.16M
2. Braveheart (1995)
R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.
Votes: 896,328 | Gross: $75.60M
3. Argo (2012)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.
Votes: 537,088 | Gross: $136.03M
4. Annie Hall (1977)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance
Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall.
Votes: 237,433 | Gross: $39.20M
5. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama
After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.
Votes: 775,765 | Gross: $170.74M
6. Ordinary People (1980)
R | 124 min | Drama
The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.
Votes: 42,485 | Gross: $54.80M
7. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
PG-13 | 132 min | Drama, Sport
A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional.
Votes: 589,331 | Gross: $100.49M
8. Hamlet (1948)
Not Rated | 154 min | Drama
Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former King.
9. Gandhi (1982)
PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History
Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.
Votes: 208,286 | Gross: $52.77M
10. Dances with Wolves (1990)
PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.
Votes: 221,879 | Gross: $184.21M