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15 Movie/TV Writers Who Came in Front of the Cameras To Make Their Production A Gem

While most known writers of showbiz refrain from stepping out in the limelight, we’ve got some versatile gems who can act as good as they pen down their stories. Take a look at 15+ writers who came in front of the cameras to star in their own productions:

1. Rocky

Writers Who Came in Front of the Cameras

Sylvester Stallone himself wrote the script of this award-winning film. He apparently got the inspiration after watching a boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Chuck Wepner.


2. A Quiet Place

Writers Who Came in Front of the Cameras

John Krasinski co-wrote, directed, and starred in this film about monsters who have an extremely powerful hearing ability.


3. Pulp Fiction

Writers Who Came in Front of the Cameras

Quentin Tarantino put himself in his own movie that he had written himself. The film won Best Original Screenplay at the 67th Academy Awards.


4. The Office

Writers Who Came in Front of the Cameras

B.J Novak, Mindy Kaling, and Paul Lieberstein were the three writers behind this iconic sitcom who were often seen in front of the camera too.


5. Argo

Ben Affleck co-wrote this movie with Chris Terrio which he even went on to direct. Affleck was even in talks for penning a Batman movie that he would also direct.


6. Fleabag

The multi-hyphenate actress-writer-producer, Phoebe Waller-Bridge wrote and starred in this series based on her play of the same name.


7. Sherlock

Mark Gatiss who happens to be the show’s co-creator, snuck himself in as Mycroft, Sherlock Holmes’ protective older brother and government liaison.

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8. Jay and Silent Bob 

Kevin Smith has perpetually featured as a quiet stoner called Silent Bob in nearly every film that he has written.


9. The Mindy Project

Mindy Kaling single-handedly ran this TV show on her name, fame, and game. She showed that celebrity-driven projects aren’t just limited to Roseanne and Seinfeld.


10. Superbad

Superbad was a film that Seth Rogen wrote with his friend Evan Goldberg when he was just 13 years old. He ended up acting in the film as an adult.


11. This is Spinal Tap

Rob Reiner initially started off his career as a comedy actor, appearing in several movies and TV shows before taking the director’s chair for films like Misery and The Princess Bride.


12. School Of Rock

Mike White who wrote this musical comedy of the early 2000s actually wrote himself a character too. He appears as Ned Schneebly.


13. Good Will Hunting

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon were actually launched into stardom when the duo wrote the script for Good Will Hunting. The film went on to bag 2 Oscars including that year’s Academy Award for Writing.


14. Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Jason Segel wrote the film based on his own real-life issues with break-ups, stardom, and a Dracula musical he couldn’t really crack.


15. 30 Rock & SNL

Tina Fey managed to write both shows and starred in them with equal grace.



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Written by Muneer

Muneer is an Indian writer at FandomWire who plans to visit all countries in this world to eat the food on their streets. Obsessed with joggers, he sings and plays the strings too.