In Hollywood, it often feels like every person is gunning for an opportunity in the director's chair, but few prove to be truly great at it. The job is immensely challenging, requiring both clear vision and skillful organization, and not everyone has a strong enough combination of those skills to create a truly great movie. Every year we see at least one young actor step up to the plate and miss. At the same time, however, it should also be recognized that we've seen more than a few hit home runs in recent years, and it's those filmmakers who we are here to recognize today.

Looking back at the last 10 years and taking into consideration individuals under 45 who have helmed three or fewer titles, we've put together a list of the most promising actor-cum-directors currently emerging in Hollywood. These are all performers who have shown incredible promise behind the lens with some truly impress work, and we'll kick things off with the most recent revelation:

John Krasinski

A Quiet Place is not John Krasinski's directorial debut, as he previously made both Brief Interviews With Hideous Men in 2009 and The Hollars in 2016. That being said, it is a film so phenomenal that it alone merits him position on this list (and, full disclosure, he's also what inspired it). His first venture into the horror genre is an incredible exercise of filmmaking craft, as it's a cinematic experience with remarkable tension and sensory manipulation.

There's an endless list of actors who were unable to escape the shadow of the sitcom role that made them famous, and the reality is that we will always recognize John Krasinski as Jim from The Office. That being said, if he can continue creating films like A Quiet Place then we may ultimately see his career in two distinct lights -- and we absolutely hope that will be the case. He's already lined up his next project, the sci-fi feature Life on Mars, and there's great hope that he will develop as one of the art form's next great genre artists.

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