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They can write, they can act, but can they direct? Turns out, these Hollywood talents can

They can write, they can act, but can they direct? Turns out, these Hollywood talents can

"It's not true that I always wanted to direct," says Aaron Sorkin, who audiences know best for his balletic verbosity in such screenplays as "A Few Good Men" and "The Social Network," and from the TV series "The West Wing." "I've never felt that screenwriting was a stepping stone to another job – it was the job I wanted."

Yet Sorkin is now a debut helmer with "Molly's Game" -- a Christmas release starring Jessica Chastain and featuring Idris Elba and Kevin Costner -- despite his admission: "I can't pick a long lens out of a police lineup. Jumping into the deep end of a big pool is true on a lot of...

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