15 actors who became surprisingly good directors
As a precocious child star in the late '70s and early '80s, Foster worked with such acclaimed directors as Martin Scorsese and Alan Parker, and later grew into a double Oscar winner. After winning the best actress trophy for Jonathan Demme's "Silence of the Lambs," she made her directorial debut in "LIttle Man Tate," and proved she could direct great performances as well as give them. She followed it up with the less memorable "Home For the Holidays," and then took a nearly two-decade long break from directing. Her most recent effort, "The Beaver," was overshadowed by star Mel Gibson's offscreen meltdowns, and the movie tanked as a result.