Double-dipping directors: Which all-time greats had 2 excellent movies in the same year?

Double-dipping directors: Which all-time greats had 2 excellent movies in the same year?
The fact that Jason Reitman, an Oscar-nominated filmmaker for 2009’s “Up in the Air” and 2007’s “Juno,” has a pair of titles vying in this year’s race — May’s motherhood drama “Tully” and the politically-charged “The Front Runner,” opening November 7 (right after Election Day) — is not as uncommon as it might seem.

There is a sizable club of double-dipping directors who have often figured during awards season with more than one movie at their disposal, ranging from the ever-prolific Alfred Hitchcock, who regularly had more than a single feature in a year, to Steven Spielberg, probably the king of the two-timers.

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Speaking to The Globe and Mail earlier this year, Reitman was asked about juggling two films at the same time. His reply: “I don’t feel like I’m juggling, because my job has nothing to do with the release of the movie.
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