18 Actors Who Direct

George Clooney

The Actor: Heartthrob and former star of massive hit TV series ER, Clooney graduated to movies in the early ‘90s after having appeared in a handful of B-movie horrors throughout the ‘80s.

Films like From Dusk Till Dawn challenged his cleancut image, and Clooney somehow weathered the travesty that was 1997’s Batman & Robin with minimal bruising (though co-stars Chris O’Donnell and Alicia Silverstone were left in the dirt).

Now, Clooney favours high profile dramas more than anything.

Directorial Style: Clooney made his directorial debut with 2002’s impressive Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind, which pretty much set the mould for his other forays behind the camera.

Namely slick, polished framing and a collection of A-list playmates. His next film, The Ides Of March, is due out in October 2011.