This week I have chosen the theme of 'Actor-Directors'. By that I mean films in which the director is also one of the stars of the film. To start the week off I have chosen Clint Eastwood's brilliant drama Million Dollar Baby. The film tells the story of a young waitress (Hilary Swank) who gets into boxing. She eventually impresses a grizzled old boxing coach (Eastwood) who takes her under his wing.
The film also stars Morgan Freeman and all three of it's stars won Oscars (Eastwood for directing; Freeman and Swank for acting). Don't be put off by the boxing theme, it is not a sports film, but a brilliantly constructed and acted drama.