12 Screenplays That Took Directorial Careers to The Next Level 

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12 Screenplays That Took Directorial Careers to The Next Level

Comingsoon.net is looking at some well-known directors who wrote some stellar screenplays early on in their careers. Check out the picks in the gallery below!

All directors are storytellers (obviously); some of them started out writing screenplays and others have always worn the simultaneous mantel of writer and director. Regardless, every director has a film that sticks out in everyone’s mind as their first “big” one. For most directors, they wrote that movie.

No underdog story is more appealing than that of the creative, because, in a way, we’re all creatives—driven by a whirlwind of words and emotions daily. The following creatives used said emotions, putting pen to paper (or finger to typewriter) to produce the following screenplays; some of these directors sat behind the camera on their respective screenplays and others went on to director later.