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welcomewiki 05-06-2011 09:21 PM

TOP 10 Great directors turned actors

Farhan Akhtar
A blend of creativity and management, they work the magic on films to make them look synchronised and appealing. But few among these brilliant directors are muti-faceted; they not only direct but also act in films. Lets take a look at some of the directors who turned actors for another director or sometimes in their own films.

Farhan Akhtar is super talented and after his many releases there is no doubt about his umpteen talents. Farhan's first film, 'Dil Chahta Hai' was a rage among the youth and was a blockbuster at the box office. Farhan displayed his other talents when he turned singer and actor in 'Rock On!', 'Luck By Chance' and in 'Karthik Calling Karthik.

welcomewiki 05-06-2011 09:22 PM

Anurag Basu
Basu has directed films like '******', 'Gangster', 'Kites', 'Life In A Metro' and more. He was seen as an actor in Onir's 'I Am' where he played the role of a doctor.

welcomewiki 05-06-2011 09:22 PM

Woody Allen
He started his career as a writer and comedian. Besides directing films, Woody Allen is also a writer, producer, composer, and actor. He has directed over 47 films and acted in about 42. His last film as an actor and director was 'Scoop' where he played the character of Sid Watrerman.

welcomewiki 05-06-2011 09:22 PM

Roman Polanski
Roman's last film as a director was 'The Ghost Writer' in 2010. He has acted in about 35 films in his life span. His last film as an actor was 'Quiet Chaos' in 2008 where he played the role of Steiner.

welcomewiki 05-06-2011 09:23 PM

M. Night Shyamalan
Born in India, M. Night Shyamalan is known for his great films like, 'The Village', 'Signs', 'Unbreakable', 'The Sixth Sense' and more. Of the 9 films directed by him he was seen as an actor in 7 of them.

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