Actors who got into directing

Jesse Eisenberg's directorial debut, starring Finn Wolfhard and Julianne Moore, to open Cannes Critics' Week

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20/04/22 | StarsInsider

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Many actors say they couldn't imagine doing anything else for a job. However, with successful acting often comes fame and wealth, and with it the ability to try out some interesting new ideas. For these celebrities, that meant taking a seat in the director's chair.

Jesse Eisenberg is next up, and he's already seeing some success. His directorial debut, 'When You Finish Saving the World,' was just announced by Cannes as the opening film for its Critics' Week section. The dramatic comedy follows a politically-committed mother (played by Julianne Moore) and her ambitious musician son (played by Finn Wolfhard), who craves social media fame, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film, premiering May 18, will reportedly have a special, non-competition screening in Cannes.

Click through this gallery to see which other actors have gotten into directing—some may surprise you!

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