10 Highbrow Authors Who Gave Acting a Try

I can’t say whether or not  L’enlèvement de Michel Houellebecq, or The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq, will be the feel-good comedy of the year when it comes out (I’m guessing it won’t), but I can tell you thatthe film that is supposedly based on Houellebecq’s bailing on a 2011 book tour, causing wild speculation as to his whereabouts, isn’t the first time an author has stepped in front of the camera to act. Here are some other highbrow writers who graced the silver (or small) screen.

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Susan Sontag and Saul Bellow, Zelig (1983)

They only appeared briefly in Woody Allen’s 1983 mockumentary, but can you think of any other film that had cameos by both Saul Bellow and Susan Sontag?