Peter Travers' Top 10 Actors Who Direct in the 21st Century

From Ben Affleck to Lena Dunham

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Angelina Jolie
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8. Angelina Jolie

She's one of the highest paid actors in the world, not to mention a tabloid staple stemming from her relationship with Brad Pitt and their every-growing family, and her good work as a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. So when does Angelina Jolie have time to direct movies? Well, she did. In last year's In the Land of Blood and Honey, a love story set against the background of the Bosnian War, Jolie had critics saluting her skill behind the camera and at illuminating the harsher issues of our day.

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