Our 11 Favorite Actors Turned Directors

January 12, 2018  |  

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Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington’s foray into directing might have been the least surprising career development imaginable. As a man who has demonstrated such range in front of the camera with roles in films as diverse as “Malcolm X,” “Training Day,” and “American Gangster,” it was expected that he’d parlay that talent into another creative pursuit. Washington made his directorial debut with “Antwone Fisher,” but most notably was director of the Academy Award-winning film “Fences.”

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