10 Directors Who Took Insane Breaks Between Movies

Not every director jumps from project to project; some take extensive breaks in-between films...

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It's not unusual for someone to take a work break after finishing a huge project, and the same is true for the people who make movies. After all, creative types like directors tend to pour their heart and soul into a film, so they deserve to take it easy when they wrap a film.

For most, this could mean taking the summer off, or possibly even longer so they can find a new project to work on, or simply try something new like writing. For some directors, the call to say "action" to a group of performers may lay dormant for far longer.

There are several film directors who take this break way too seriously, and while you might think a year or two is a long time to take a break, there are directors who blew past that mark on their way to a decade and beyond.

Taking long breaks between directing jobs may result in the creation of an incredible film, but it may just as well result in a dud. Regardless of their reasons, these ten directors had no compunction about taking their time between projects.


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