15 Multi-Talented Directors Who Starred In Their Own Movies

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Tom Hanks: Larry Crowne


America’s sweetheart, Tom Hanks, has been warming our souls for many, many years on screen and off.  He took to the director’s chair for his 1996 film That Thing You Do!, which he also wrote and starred in and ultimately receiving great reviews. His return as director/actor combo didn’t happen again until 2011 when he starred, directed, and co-wrote Larry Crowne, a film about a Navy veteran who after being fired from his job decides to attend community college. Despite being co-written with My Big Fat Greek Wedding star Nia Vardalos, the movie didn’t receive great reviews. We’re not worried about our guy though, he’ll always be Academy Award-winning Forrest Gump in our eyes.

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