6 Actresses Who Are Also Directors

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After spending some time in Hollywood on the big screen, some actresses decide to make the move behind the camera and start calling the shots. With their acting experience and years paying their dues in the industry, actresses tend to make great directors — with some even winning awards and earning critical acclaim. So, here are six actresses who are also directors.

1. Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie is more than just a powerhouse actress, she is also gaining praise for directing. The actress made her directorial debut back in 2011 for the movie In the Land of Blood and Honey. Now, Jolie is spending time behind the camera once again taking on the film adaptation of the book, Unbroken. The story follows the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken hostage by Japanese forces during World War II.