Live Poll: Ten Best Picture Winners Directed by Actors

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When an actor directs a movie, he becomes a director (well duh!). If a director acts in his movies, he's an actor to some degree.

These movies were all directed by directors (obviously) who had made a name for themselves through acting or whose first notability was on the field of acting or who were known as actors prior to their directing debut. We're good? Good.

Oh, and these movies have another thing in common, they won the Oscar for Best Picture. To date, only 10 movies fit that category.

Which of these Best Picture winners directed by actors is your favorite?

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Argo - Million Dollar Baby - Dances With Wolves ???????? Hmmmmmm!
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ElM,

My vote:
Gandhi (1982)
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Braveheart (1995)
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Braveheart
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I noticed something relate with Braveheart 

James Cosmo played in Braveheart (1995) and in Outlaw King (2018) two film that presents almost the same event, but he is in the opposite camp in Outlaw King.


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He is here too
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'Good one! 'Annie Hall' or 'Argo,' although I also really like 'Ordinary People.' 'One of the ones that start with a vowel, lol. 

May I suggest an addition to the intro?

When an actor directs a movie, he or she becomes a director (well duh!). If a director acts in his or her movies, he or she is an actor to some degree.

Oh, why "to some degree?" : )
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The he/she thing is because I often think in French while writing in English, the equivalent of "he" in some cases is a neutral designation as it means either a "he" or a "she", I will avoid pronouns redundancy and use the preferable term of actress to make the introductory point. 

As for "to some degree", I mean that some skilled actors aren't exactly professional actors, they're known for other fields of excellence, Scorsese is a good actor but an occasional one, I don't think anyone would refer to him with a term other than director.
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Good one ElMo
Cheers
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