Top 5 Actors Turned Directors From Ryan Gosling, Ben Afflect, and Many More [PHOTOS]

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  • Actor, writer and director Ben Affleck testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington in this file photo taken February 26, 2014.
    Actor, writer and director Ben Affleck testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington in this file photo taken February 26, 2014. Affleck was banned earlier this week from playing blackjack at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas because he was "too good," a source close to the Oscar-winner said on Friday.
  • Actress Angelina Jolie
    Actress Angelina Jolie attends the premiere of "The Normal Heart" in New York May 12, 2014.
  • Director and actor George Clooney
    Director and actor George Clooney arrives at Omega's dinner party in Shanghai May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Aly Song
  • Director and actor Tommy Lee Jones
    Director and actor Tommy Lee Jones reacts as he leaves with cast members after the screening of the film "The Homesman" in competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 18, 2014.
  • Director Ryan Gosling
    Director Ryan Gosling poses on the red carpet as he arrives for the screening of the film "Lost River" in competition for the category "Un Certain Regard" at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 20, 2014.
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Through the years, numerous Hollywood A-list actors have also tried sitting on the director's chair and even perform multitasking capabilities of working not just in front but also behind the camera.

There were those who made strong directorial debuts but there were also some who were greatly bashed by critics with their directorial efforts turning out to be "amateurish."

Here is a list to some of the most established actors in the industry who have taken a huge jump in making a name as a director. Check out the slideshow!

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