Wednesday, January 28, 2004

directors acting for directors

JR's post on Blogger's Atom-ic splurge nests within its comments references to a private email thread that spun off with a Rediff recap of Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro. The article gaffed on reporting Vidhu Vinod Chopra's special appearance (wrongly noting it as Dushaasan in the Mahabharat meltdown instead of the photo-journalist at the D'Mello flyover inauguration press conference). Loyal fans that we are, we couldn't miss out on another excuse to watch the film yet again. In a comment on the post Vibhendu asked about other instances of directors acting in each other's films. Here are a few I can think of (the first two came straight out of our e-discussion). Please feel free to send me any connections that you know of. This is a growing list. A big hug to IMDB for storing all the information in one place.

* Vidhu Vinod Chopra (Ankahee) : Amol Palekar (Khamosh)

* Saurabh Shukla (Raghu Romeo) : Rajat Kapoor (Mudda)

* Clint Eastwood (Dirty Harry, Escape From Alcatraz, Two Mules For Sister Sara, Coogan's Bluff) : Don Siegel (Play Misty For Me)

* Clint Eastwood (The Dead Pool, Pink Cadillac, Any Which Way You Can) : Buddy Van Horn (High Plains Drifter, Absolute Power, Pale Rider) {Basically, Eastwood starred in every film that Van Horn every made!}

* Steven Spielberg (Vanilla Sky) : Cameron Crowe (Minority Report)

* Sam Raimi (Innocent Blood) : John Landis (Darkman)

* Roger Corman (The Godfather Part II) : Francis Ford Coppola (The Young Racers)

* Robert Redford (The Natural) : Barry Levinson (Quiz Show)

* Spike Jonze (The Game) : David Fincher (Being John Malkovich)
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