Directors, actors and screenwriters are some of the most important roles in making a drama. An actor molds into a character the screenwriter has invented and directors oversee everything and everyone, including the actors. It may surprise you that some multi-talented actors have experimented with directing a drama or film themselves. Let’s take a look at the seven best of them!

1 Cha Tae Hyun

Cha Tae Hyun is co-directing and starring in The Best Hit, a DramaFever exclusive that premiered earlier this month.

Cha, who has been interested in directing, gladly accepted PD Yoo Ho Jin’s invitation to co-direct The Best Hit. Cha has been a longtime cast member of Yoo’s variety show 2 Days 1 Night.

Since Cha directs and stars in The Best Hit, he goes by Lee Kang Jae when filming and Ra Joon Mo when directing. The name Ra Joon Mo originates from the PD character he played in Producer two summers ago.


2 Gu Hye Sun

Gu Hye Sun has shot numerous independent films since 2008. Her debut film The Madonna screened at the 2009 Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival. She experimented with 3D filming in Fragments of Sweet Memories (2012). She founded her company, Gu Hye Sun Film, in 2011 and revealed The Peach Tree. Her latest is Daughter, which she directed, wrote, and played a mother in.


3 Namgoong Min

The Remember actor Namgoong Min wrote and shot a short film called Light My Fire (2015). This mystery crime thriller features half a corpse from the get-go, according to Dramabeans.

Namgoong met model and actress Jin Ah Reum on set, whom he started dating shortly after. The couple is still going strong!


4 Ha Jung Woo

The Berlin File’s Ha Jung Woo debuted as a director through Rollercoaster, and proved his worth as a director through Chronicle of a Blood Merchant, which he also co-wrote and starred alongside of Ha Ji Won.


5 Yoo Ji Tae

The Healer actor was recognized for Mai Ratima, his first full-length movie, at the Deauville Asian Film Festival in Deauville, France, in 2013.


6 Jung Woo Sung

Jung Woo Sung debuted as a director through the short film The Killer Behind the Old Man (2014), which chronicles the killer’s process of searching for a target and executing his plan.


7 Yoo Ah In

Yoo Ah In is not a film director, but he’s been sharing his artistic taste through Studio Concrete. He is one of the founders and creative director of Studio Concrete, an “artist group” he formed with friends in 2014, according to a source. Studio Concrete hosts exhibitions, publishes Tom Paper, and collaborates with brands like Budweiser, Boon the Shop, and Lucky Chouette. Its brick-and-mortar in Hannam-dong, Seoul, includes an atelier, library, gallery and cafe.

His best friend and actress Song Hye Kyo has modeled for Studio Concrete’s How do you feel 1 to 10 t-shirt series.


Who’s your favorite actor-turned-director? Which film by these actors do you want to watch? Please let us know below!

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The Best Hit

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