When you think of Hollywood’s biggest filmmakers, the documentary genre usually doesn’t come to mind. Yet despite the fact most of these directors are famous for their narratives, many have flirted with the non-fiction narratives throughout their career. Here are 15 noteworthy Hollywood directors who have dabbled with documentaries in the past.
Spike Lee has been weaving his way in and out of documentaries since the release of Four Little Girls in 1997. The majority of these works have been intended for television, specifically channels like ESPN and HBO. Among Spike’s most highly praised documentary endeavors are When The Levees Broke: A Requiem in For Acts, Jim Brown: All American and If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise.