« BACK TO TMZ TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Shaquille O'Neal

Just Call Him

THE BIG DIRECTOR

8/16/2011 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0815_shaq_film_school_ex
Shaquille O'Neal is giving the movie biz another shot -- yes, even after "Kazaam" and "Steel" -- and this time he wants to be a director!

Shaq is about to complete the Filmmaking Conservatory at the New York Film Academy's branch at Universal Studios Hollywood. Shaq's been very hands-on during directing and cinematography classes -- walking his crew through stunts (above photo) ... and shooting on the studio's famous back lot (see the video below).

According to the school, Shaq has been "incredibly humble, funny, and likable" ... or just the usual Shaq.

How big do they make those director's chairs anyway?



For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
16 COMMENTS

No Avatar

1.

Jodi    

Will Hoopz be starring in his first movie?

982 days ago
2.

John 8:32    

Roll camera... and action! Well did you know that Kobe was talking about you next door Shaquille?? What I am going to do is quit the Lakers... I'm tired of winning and winning so many championships... and I'm tired of Kobe talking about me all the time... so I will simply leave the Lakers. Because, I'm a crybaby Pisces... yes it's a very stable sign... the same sign as Charles Barkley ha! ha! ha! ( cut film ) that speaks for its self.

982 days ago
3.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

Shaq seems to be losing his mind, or did he ever have it?

982 days ago
4.

camaguey    

My God! This guy is a MONSTER. What does he eat for lunch? Unbelievable. HAVE SOME HONOR!

982 days ago
5.

some guy    

Looks like Shaq's having fun. I still won'*****ch his movies.

982 days ago
6.

tami    

Thug all the way

982 days ago
7.

AntiSocialForum.com    

Being wealthy and famous gives you options even when you have no talent in that field.

982 days ago
8.

Bishop    

Oh please let it be a movie version of Shaq-fu.

982 days ago
9.

bunny    

What a stupid man, talking over a scene while it's being filmed. He has a problem with the Rock? That's okay, I'm sure Hoopz will sleep with him too.

982 days ago
10.

Bad Motherhugger    

"You like that, boo... BUDDY(!)?"


You're slippin', girlfriend...

982 days ago
11.

Ronni    

now he has three careers he'll fail in.

982 days ago
12.

en Todo Momento!!    

and so are those all normal sized people?

981 days ago
13.

kano     

NO NO NO ......Aww !! Im so afraid of this ,then next he will be trying to rap or sing again , tortrue ! Why cant his big ass take a brake ..Go spend time with your childeren , Go golfing , Sick of people who have Talent in one thing try to do it all ..when plainly it dosent WORK !!

981 days ago
14.

Eduardo Garcia-Joya    

the asian man in the black is my martial art instructor! how cool

981 days ago
15.

AP    

The Asian guy was my martial arts teacher at Cal State LA the guys like 40 & he'll still kick you're ass with his eyes closed

981 days ago

Around The Web