15 Multi-Talented Directors Who Starred In Their Own Movies
Mel Gibson: Braveheart
Controversial actor and director Mel Gibson is known for starring in a lot of popular movies, including The Patriot, Mad Max and the Lethal Weapon series, and he certainly made headlines directing The Passion of the Christ. But as for Braveheart, one of the classics in his repertoire, he took the credits for both actor and director. The film, which focuses on the Scottish war for independence from England, has made its mark as a war movie with an epic battle speech. The film received some criticism for inaccuracies and seeming prejudices (it’s Mel, so, fair), but still went on to win the Best Picture Oscar at the 1996 Academy Awards (are we seeing a trend here?) and four others out of its 10 nominations.