15 Multi-Talented Directors Who Starred In Their Own Movies
George Clooney: The Ides of March
World heartthrob and former professional bachelor George Clooney took the film festival world by storm with his 2011 picture, The Ides of March. Featuring a star-studded cast including Ryan Gosling, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, and Paul Giamatti, the story follows the dramatic events of a politician’s quest for the presidency as the Democratic primary approaches, which unsurprisingly faces a lot of obstacles on the way. The former ER star, along with his fellow writers Beau Willimon and Grant Heslov, were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay since the movie was based on Willimon’s 2008 play Farragut North. Thanks to his many talents on and off the screen, the Ocean’s Eleven frontman has been nominated for Academy Awards in six different categories, a record shared only with Walt Disney.