Actors as Directors

Many Hollywood actors dream of stepping behind the camera and directing their own movie.. However, not every actor’s journey into directing results in success.

Actors as Directors

Some actors, despite their incredible acting talent, have found themselves in deep water when it comes to directing.

1. Kevin Connolly – Gotti

Kevin Connolly, best known for his role as Eric in the hit show “Entourage,” stepped into the director’s chair for the 2018 film “Gotti.” However, his transition from acting to directing was less than smooth.

2. William Shatner – Star Trek V

Known across the globe as Captain Kirk from the original “Star Trek” series, William Shatner decided to take his career to a new frontier by directing the fifth installment of the Star Trek film franchise. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a score of only 22%, indicating generally unfavorable reviews.

3. Nicolas Cage – Sonny (2002)

Nicolas Cage is known for his unique and sometimes eccentric performances in front of the camera. However, his attempt to shift behind the lens with the movie “Sonny” in 2002 proved less than successful.

4. Ryan Gosling – Lost River (2014)

Despite being an acclaimed actor, Ryan Gosling’s venture into directing with the film “Lost River” in 2014 didn’t manage to achieve similar accolades. It has a dismal 29% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

5. Angelina Jolie – In The Land Of Blood And Honey (2011)

Angelina Jolie is a household name when it comes to acting, but her directorial debut “In the Land of Blood and Honey” in 2011 did not live up to the expectations set by her performances.