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Old 10-20-07, 08:25 PM
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Annoying Actors turned into Respectable Directors: Who's on the list?

I haven't seen Gone, Baby, Gone yet, but here's the ones I can think of:

1. Ben Affleck
2. Ron Howard
3. Keith Gordon
4. Peter Berg
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how about a producer?

It does go a little off subject but given that he may have been the worst actor in the history of Hollywood, Robert Evans made a respectable reputation as a producer and might deserve mention.
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Affleck is a respectable director after one great film?
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Originally Posted by HE Pennypacker
Affleck is a respectable director after one great film?
yes, GBG is incredible

and after seeing Into the Wild I will have to add Sean Penn.
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all it takes is one film! Better to make one good film than tons of crappy ones (Uwe Boll)
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Originally Posted by HE Pennypacker
Affleck is a respectable director after one great film?
Gone Baby Gone is very, very good.
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Originally Posted by The Bus
Gone Baby Gone is very, very good.
Indeed, but it could be a fluke for all we know. I am not willing to label Benny "respectable" until his directorial resume is added to.
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That's why Afleck should stop why he's ahead and not direct any more films! If he only directs one film his whole career, then he will still be seen as a respectful director. Quality wins over quantity.


And I suppose Mel Gibson can be added to the list. I personally like him as an actor and director, but i guess he's known as sort of an annoying actor to many.
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Originally Posted by HE Pennypacker
Indeed, but it could be a fluke for all we know. I am not willing to label Benny "respectable" until his directorial resume is added to.
Originally Posted by toddly6666
That's why Afleck should stop why he's ahead and not direct any more films! If he only directs one film his whole career, then he will still be seen as a respectful director. Quality wins over quantity.
That's not a bad plan.
The great actor (though not "annoying actor") Charles Laughton only directed one film in his life, and it was a doozey:
Night Of The Hunter
So was that film a just a fluke? Or could Laughton have been a gifted director of many other films? We'll never know...

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