With all of the award accolades piling up for The Social Network, many people don't know that one of the producers behind the movie is none other than actor Kevin Spacey. The author of the book that the movie is based on previously wrote the book behind the film, 21, which Spacey also produced and starred in.
Now, let's take a look at other big movies, and the actor/producers behind them...
Country Strong - Tobey Maguire
Spider-Man himself gets into the producing game with Country Strong, through his Maguire Entertainment production company. The movie, about country stars and second chances, co-stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw and Garrett Hedlund.
About a Boy, Rent - Robert De Niro
De Niro has been in the producing game since the early 90's producing mostly movies that he stars in, too, including the current Little Fockers, through his Tribeca Productions. He also produced About a Boy in 2002 and Rent in 2005.
Agent Cody Banks - Madonna
The Material Girl got into movie producing in 2003 with the family flick, Agent Cody Banks and its 2004 sequel. She's gotten more involved in human rights campaigns since then, producing, writing and narrating I Am Because We Are, a 2008 documentary on the plight of Malawi's one million plus orphans in the wake of the AIDS epidemic.
A Scanner Darkly, Rumor Has It - George Clooney
While being a multi-talented actor and director, Clooney has also managed to produce many movies he hasn't starred in including A Scanner Darkly, Rumor Has It, The Jacket, Far From Heaven, and Christopher Nolan's Insomnia. George, take a break!
Hot Rod - Will Ferrell
Coming from Saturday Night Live, Ferrell tries to support his fellow SNL actors by either taking small roles in their movies (Starsky & Hutch, Boat Trip), or producing films such as the 2008 comedy Hot Rod starring SNL's Andy Samberg.
Juno - John Malkovich
Nominated for four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Director for Jason Reitman, this 2007 comedy won unknown screenwriter Diablo Cody an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. One of the known names behind the scenes was producer John Malkovich. He's currently producing Reitman and Cody's next movie together, Young Adult.
Kick-Ass, Eat Pray Love - Brad Pitt
2010 was a busy year for Brad Pitt, producing two of the most talked about movies of the year, Kick-Ass and Eat Pray Love. He also produced 2009's The Time Traveler's Wife and the Oscar-winning The Departed in 2006.
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl - Julia Roberts
Based on the 'American Girl' doll line, this 2008 movie starred Abigail Breslin as the title character of a young girl growing up in 1934 during the Great Depression. Roberts' previously produced two TV movies based on the popular doll line in 2004 and 2005.
Lakeview Terrace, The Secret Life of Bees - Will Smith
Best known recently for producing his son's break-out role in The Karate Kid in 2010, Smith has also had his hand in creating Lakeview Terrace and The Secret Life of Bees, both from 2008.
Mamma Mia!, Where the Wild Things Are - Tom Hanks
Hanks is the go-to guy for producing great HBO TV mini-series including "Band of Brothers," "John Adams" and "The Pacific," but he also got into the theatrical game with the box office success My Big Fat Greek Wedding in 2002. Since then he's produced Evan Almighty, Mamma Mia! and Where the Wild Things Are.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Michael Douglas
For his very first producing effort, Douglas won an Oscar for the 1975 Best Picture winner One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest starring Jack Nicholson. It became the first movie in 41 years to sweep the 5 major categories of Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Actress. Good first choice, Mr. Douglas!
Paul Blart: Mall Cop, The House Bunny - Adam Sandler
While being attached as producer on all of his own comedies since 1998, Sandler has also produced over 10 other comedies under his Happy Madison Productions banner including Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Joe Dirt, Grandma's Boy, Paul Blart: Mall Cop and The House Bunny.
Red Riding Hood - Leonardo DiCaprio
Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke takes on the big bad wolf in 2011 with Inception star DiCaprio as her producer. Leo also produced the screenwriter's first foray into movies, Orphan, starring his The Departed co-star, Vera Farmiga.
Shattered Glass, Elizabethtown - Tom Cruise
Mega-star Tom Cruise has gotten into the producing game with all of his Mission: Impossible movies, 2003's Shattered Glass and 2005's Elizabethtown. The last picture was his collaboration with writer/director Cameron Crowe, who directed him in Jerry Maguire and Vanilla Sky.
The Ruins - Ben Stiller
When you think of funnyman Ben Stiller you don't normally think of horror films, but he was one of the producers on the 2008 horror/thriller The Ruins about a group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they encounter some evil Mayan digs. Unfortunately, they didn't have Stiller's Tugg Speedman from Tropic Thunder on speed dial.
Pulp Fiction, Garden State - Danny DeVito
The grand-daddy of all actor/producers has to be Danny DeVito. Since the early 90's, he's produced over 25 successful movies including Reality Bites, Pulp Fiction, Gattaca, Out of Sight, Erin Brockovich, Along Came Polly, Garden State and Freedom Writers. Phew!
What other movies have been produced by actors that we might have missed? Leave a comment below and let us know!