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Poll: Directors playing major roles in other directors’ films

It doesn't happen that often that a different director gets the chance to play a role in a fellow colleague director's film.

Which one of these performances by a director in another director's film, did you think was the greatest?

After voting, you may discuss the list here.

Make Your Choice

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    Orson Welles in The Third Man (1949)

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    Cecil B. DeMille and Gloria Swanson in Sunset Blvd. (1950)

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    "Stalag 17" William Holden and Otto Preminger 1953 Paramount / MPTV

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    Victor Sjöström in Wild Strawberries (1957)

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    Fritz Lang in Contempt (1963)

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    Jack Nicholson and John Huston in Chinatown (1974)

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    François Truffaut in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

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    David Cronenberg and Craig Sheffer in Nightbreed (1990)

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    Martin Scorsese in Dreams (1990)

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    George Clooney, Salma Hayek, and Quentin Tarantino in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

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    John Waters in Seed of Chucky (2004)

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    Eli Roth in Inglourious Basterds (2009)

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    Werner Herzog in Jack Reacher (2012)

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