Denzel Washington stars and directs FENCES, an adaptation of the Tony Award-winning play. This isn't the actor's first film as director, but it's certainly his most ambitious. Actors have been going behind the camera since the silent era sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Other times, an actor only has one or two passion projects in them, and then they go right back to acting. Here are just a few interesting examples of when actors turned directors.
FENCES is directed by Denzel Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson, adapted from Wilson's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play. The film stars Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, and Saniyya Sydney. The film is produced by Denzel Washington, Todd Black and Scott Rudin.