You'll be surprised who didn't make the list
5. Warren Beatty
Best Performance as an Actor: "Reds" (1981)
Best Film as a Director: "Reds" (1981)
Why: An enigmatic leading man who was the tabloid George Clooney before there was George Clooney, Warren Beatty charmed audiences in '70s hits such as "Bonnie and Clyde" and "Shampoo." But, in the '60s, he learned the art of filmmaking under the direction of Elia Kazan, Arthur Penn, Arthur Hiller and John Frankenheimer, among others. When he finally stepped behind the camera for "Heaven Can Wait" he earned a Best Director nomination. Three years later he made the undisputed classic (and a major political statement at the time) "Reds," which earned him the Best Director Oscar. Sadly, he's only made two films since, "Dick Tracy" (1990) and "Bulworth" (1998). The former is arguably the most beautiful comic book adaption ever made whose appreciation grows with time, and the latter is an underrated indictment of politics that is one of the gutsiest studio films of the '90s. We only wish Beatty's directorial efforts weren't a remnant of the 20th Century.
- Gregory Ellwood