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Ronald William Howard (born March 1, 1954) is an American actor and filmmaker. Howard is best known for playing two high-profile roles in television sitcoms in his youth and directing a number of successful feature films later in his career. Howard first came to prominence playing young Opie Taylor
Opie Taylor
in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
for eight years and later playing teenager Richie Cunningham
Richie Cunningham
in the sitcom Happy Days
Happy Days
for seven years.[1] He appeared in the musical film The Music Man (1962), the comedy film The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963), the coming of age film American Graffiti
American Graffiti
(1973), the western film The Shootist
The Shootist
(1976), and the comedy film Grand Theft Auto (1977), which he also directed. In 1980, Howard left Happy Days
Happy Days
to focus on directing. His films include: the science-fiction/fantasy film Cocoon (1985), the historical docudrama Apollo 13 (1995) (earning him the Directors Guild of America award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures), the biographical drama A Beautiful Mind (2001) (earning him the Academy Award for Best Director
Academy Award for Best Director
and Academy Award for Best Picture), the thriller The Da Vinci Code (2006), the historical drama Frost/Nixon (2008) (nominated for Best Director and Best Picture Academy Awards) and Solo: A Star Wars
Star Wars
Story (2018). In 2002, Howard narrated the Fox comedy series Arrested Development, on which he also served as producer and played a semi-fictionalized version of himself. In 2003, Howard was awarded the National Medal of Arts.[2] Asteroid 12561 Howard is named after him. He was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 2013.[3] Howard has two stars on the Hollywood
Hollywood
Walk of Fame for his contributions in the television and motion pictures industries.[4]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Early acting roles and The Andy Griffith
Andy Griffith
Show 2.2 Film roles and Happy Days 2.3 Directing 2.4 Imagine Entertainment

3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television

4.2.1 As an actor 4.2.2 As a director 4.2.3 As a producer

5 Awards and nominations 6 References 7 Bibliography 8 External links

Early life[edit] Howard was born in Duncan, Oklahoma, in 1954, the elder son of Jean Speegle Howard, an actress, and Rance Howard, a director, writer, and actor.[5] He has German, English, Scottish, Irish, and Dutch ancestry.[6][7][8][9][10] His father was born with the surname "Beckenholdt", and had taken the stage name "Howard" by 1948, for his acting career.[11][12] Rance Howard
Rance Howard
was serving three years in the United States Air Force
United States Air Force
at the time of Ron's birth.[13][14] The family moved to Hollywood
Hollywood
in 1958, the year before the birth of his younger brother, Clint Howard. They rented a house on the block south of the Desilu Studios, where The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
was later filmed. They lived in Hollywood
Hollywood
for at least three years, before moving to Burbank. Howard was tutored at Desilu Studios
Desilu Studios
in his younger years, and graduated from John Burroughs High School. He later attended the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts but did not graduate.[15][16] Howard has said he knew from a young age he might want to go into directing thanks to his early experience as an actor.[17] Career[edit] Early acting roles and The Andy Griffith
Andy Griffith
Show[edit]

Andy Griffith
Andy Griffith
and Howard in a publicity photo for The Andy Griffith Show (1961)

In 1959, Howard had his first credited film role, in The Journey. He appeared in June Allyson's CBS anthology series The DuPont Show with June Allyson
June Allyson
in the episode "Child Lost"; in The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
episode "Walking Distance"; a few episodes of the first season of the sitcom Dennis the Menace, as Stewart, one of Dennis's friends; and several first- and second-season episodes of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. Howard played "Timmy" (uncredited) in "Counterfeit Gun", Season 4, Episode 2 (1960) of the TV series, "The Cheyenne Show." In 1960, Howard was cast as Opie Taylor
Opie Taylor
in The Andy Griffith
Andy Griffith
Show. Credited as "Ronny Howard", he portrayed the son of the title character (played by Andy Griffith) for all eight seasons of the show. On his 9th birthday, in 1963, he got an 8mm movie camera, with tripod, lights and film, a gift that was given by both Griffith and producer Aaron Ruben (who ironically shared the same birthday with Howard, and was 4 decades Howard's senior). He and Griffith remained close, until Griffith's death nearly 45 years later, on July 3, 2012. Upon his death, Howard released a statement from Entertainment Weekly: "I was five years old. And I was preoccupied with the prop that was in my hand, because it was a toy turtle. But I had to pretend it was a real turtle that the audience just wasn’t seeing, and it was dead, so I was supposed to be crying and very emotional, and I remember him looking at that little turtle and talking to me about how it was kind of funny to have to pretend that was dead. So I recall just a very relaxed first impression." He also added of the memories he had on the show with his TV father: "He was fantastic," Howard said. "There was a fantastic equilibrium between his love of laughter and jokes and funny stories and songs and all that, and then he could turn on a dime and be the utmost professional…. If people who met him were to be surprised [to learn something about him] it would be this sort of simple commitment to excellence. This straightforward work ethic that he adhered to in a very unpretentious way with great humility and very few words." The last thing that Howard said about his TV father's legacy, his work on everything: "He loved people," Howard said. "He loved their foibles, their quirks, and he celebrated that on the show, and he appreciated it about people in life."[18] Then, 4 years after his TV father's death, he said in a 2016 interview with US Magazine when Griffith would allow the then 7-year-old boy to embark on his own writing, "I felt elated," Howard recalled: " Andy Griffith
Andy Griffith
said, 'What are you grinnin' at, young'un?' I said, 'That’s the first idea of mine they've taken.' He said, 'It’s the first that was any damn good. Now let’s rehearse!'"[19]

With Cara Williams
Cara Williams
in Pete and Gladys
Pete and Gladys
in 1960

In the 1962 film version of The Music Man, Howard played Winthrop Paroo, the child with the lisp; the film starred Robert Preston and Shirley Jones. He also starred in the 1963 film The Courtship of Eddie's Father, with Glenn Ford. He appeared as Barry Stewart on The Eleventh Hour, in the episode "Is Mr. Martian Coming Back?" in 1965; on I Spy, in the episode "Little Boy Lost", in 1966; as Henry Fonda's son in an ABC series, The Smith Family, in 1968 as Jodah, in "Land of the Giants", in 1969 as a boy whose father was shot on the TV show "Daniel Boone", in 1971–72; and as an underage Marine on M*A*S*H in the episode "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet", in 1973. In the 1970s, he appeared in at least one episode of The Bold Ones, as a teenage tennis player with an illness. Howard appeared on the 1969 Disneyland Records
Disneyland Records
album The Story and Song from the Haunted Mansion. It featured the story of two teenagers, Mike (Howard) and Karen (Robie Lester), who get trapped inside the Haunted Mansion. Thurl Ravenscroft
Thurl Ravenscroft
plays the Narrator, Pete Reneday plays the Ghost Host, and Eleanor Audley plays Madame Leota. Some of the effects and ideas that were planned but never permanently made it to the attraction are mentioned here: the Raven speaks in the Stretching Room, and the Hatbox Ghost is mentioned during the Attic scene. It was reissued in 1998 as a cassette tape titled A Spooky Night in Disney's Haunted Mansion
Haunted Mansion
and on CD in 2009. In 1974, Howard guest starred as Seth Turner, the best friend of Jason Walton (Jon Walmsley), in The Waltons, "The Gift". In the episode, Seth wants to learn to play an instrument in his father's band, but it looks as if he will not have the time; he has been diagnosed with leukemia. The concept of death — and the unfairness of it all — is an extremely difficult one for Jason to accept, and it is up to Grandpa to help the boy through this crisis. Featured in the cast as Dr. McIvers is Ron Howard's father Rance Howard.[20] Film roles and Happy Days[edit]

Richie (Ron Howard) takes a turn on Fonzie's motorcycle in a scene from Happy Days

Howard played Steve Bolander in George Lucas's coming-of-age film American Graffiti
American Graffiti
in 1973.[1] A role in an installment of series Love, American Style, titled "Love and the Television Set",[21] led to his being cast as Richie Cunningham
Richie Cunningham
in the TV series Happy Days
Happy Days
(for syndication, the segment was re-titled "Love and the Happy Days"). Beginning in 1974, he played the likeable "buttoned-down" boy, in contrast to Henry Winkler's "greaser" Arthur "Fonzie"/"The Fonz" Fonzarelli. On the Happy Days
Happy Days
set, he developed an on- and off-screen chemistry with series leads Winkler and Tom Bosley. The three remained friends until Bosley's death in October 2010. In 1976, Howard played Gillom Rogers in the movie The Shootist, with John Wayne. Howard's last significant on-screen role was a reprise of his famous role as Opie Taylor
Opie Taylor
in the 1986 TV movie Return to Mayberry, an Andy Griffith
Andy Griffith
Show reunion reuniting him with Griffith, Don Knotts, and most of the cast. He also appeared in two Happy Days TV reunions: 1992's The Happy Days
Happy Days
Reunion Special, a retrospective hosted by Winkler that aired on ABC; and 2005's The Happy Days
Happy Days
30th Anniversary Reunion, where he was reunited with most of the surviving cast. Directing[edit]

Howard at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival

Before leaving Happy Days
Happy Days
in 1980, Howard made his directing debut with the 1977 low-budget comedy/action film Grand Theft Auto.[1] This came after cutting a deal with Roger Corman, wherein Corman let Howard direct a film in exchange for Howard starring in Eat My Dust!, with Christopher Norris.[1] Howard went on to direct several TV movies.[1] His big theatrical break came in 1982, with Night Shift, featuring Michael Keaton, Shelley Long, and Henry Winkler.[1] He has since directed a number of high-visibility films, including Splash, Cocoon, Willow, Parenthood, Backdraft, Apollo 13, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Beautiful Mind (for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director), Cinderella Man, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, Rush, In the Heart of the Sea and Inferno. Howard showcased the world premiere of his film Frost/Nixon at the 2008 London Film Festival in October 2008.[22] Howard was the recipient of the Austin Film Festival's 2009 Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award. Michael Keaton presented him with the Award. On June 22, 2017 it was announced that Howard would take over directing duties on the then-untitled Han Solo
Solo
film, a film based on Star Wars
Star Wars
character Han Solo
Solo
in his younger years. The film is due for release on May 25, 2018. Howard replaced directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller who were let go from their position two days earlier, reportedly due to their refusal to compromise with Lucasfilm over the direction of the film and going off script, trying to make the film more of a comedy. The film was nearly completed with three and a half weeks left before it wrapped and another five weeks of reshoots scheduled.[23] Howard posted on Twitter
Twitter
his response to taking over directing duties on the film saying "I'm beyond grateful to add my voice to the Star Wars
Star Wars
Universe after being a fan since 5/25/77. I hope to honor the great work already done & help deliver on the promise of a Han Solo
Solo
film."[24] In November 2017, Howard announced that he would be teaching his first directing class.[25] Imagine Entertainment[edit]

Howard in June 2008 during the filming of Angels & Demons

Howard is the co-chairman, with Brian Grazer, of Imagine Entertainment, a film and television production company. Imagine has produced several films including Friday Night Lights, 8 Mile, and Inside Deep Throat, as well as the television series 24, Felicity, and Arrested Development which Howard also narrated. In July 2012 it was announced Imagine had put in development Conquest for Showtime. A period drama based on the 16th century conquest of the Aztecs by Spanish Conquistadors. To be directed by Howard, the series was originally planned as a feature film before it being decided that the project was more suited to television.[26] As part of Imagine Entertainment, he appeared in a 1997 print ad for Milk – Where's your mustache?, in which he wore a cap for Imagine Entertainment
Imagine Entertainment
and sported a milk mustache. Earlier versions show a younger Ronny Howard on the other side. In 2009, he appeared in the Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
music video "Blame It". Personal life[edit]

Howard and Brian Grazer
Brian Grazer
at a Tribeca Film Festival
Tribeca Film Festival
panel on A Beautiful Mind

Howard married writer Cheryl Alley (b. 1953)[27][28] on June 7, 1975.[29] They have four children: daughters Bryce Dallas Howard
Bryce Dallas Howard
(b. 1981), twins Jocelyn Carlyle and Paige Howard (b. 1985), and son Reed Cross (b. 1987). Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Credited as Role Notes

Actor Director Writer Producer

1956 Frontier Woman Yes No No No Bit Part Uncredited

1959 The Journey Yes No No No Billy Rhinelander

1961 Five Minutes to Live Yes No No No Bobby Credited as Ronnie Howard

1962 The Music Man Yes No No No Winthrop Paroo

1963 The Courtship of Eddie's Father Yes No No No Eddie

1965 Village of the Giants Yes No No No Genius

1969 Old Paint No Yes No No

Short films; credited as Ronny Howard

Deed of Derring-Do No Yes No No

Cards, Cads, Guns, Gore and Death No Yes No No

1970 The Wild Country Yes No No No Virgil Tanner

1973 American Graffiti Yes No No No Steve Bolander

Happy Mother's Day, Love George Yes No No No Johnny

1974 The Spikes Gang Yes No No No Les Richter

1976 The First Nudie Musical Yes No No No Auditioning actor Uncredited

Eat My Dust! Yes No No No Hoover Niebold

The Shootist Yes No No No Gillom Rogers

1977 Grand Theft Auto Yes Yes Yes No Sam Freeman

1978 Cotton Candy No Yes Yes No

Co-writer with Clint Howard

1979 More American Graffiti Yes No No No Steve Bolander

1980 Leo and Loree No No No Executive

1982 Night Shift Yes Yes No No Annoying Sax Player / Boy Making out with Girlfriend Uncredited cameos

1984 Splash No Yes No No

1985 Cocoon No Yes No No

1986 Gung Ho No Yes No Executive

1987 No Man's Land No No No Executive

1988 Willow No Yes No No

Vibes No No No Executive

Clean and Sober No No No Yes

1989 The 'Burbs No No No Executive

Parenthood No Yes Yes No

1991 The Doors No No No Executive Uncredited

Closet Land No No No Executive

Backdraft No Yes No No

1992 Far and Away No Yes Yes Yes

The Magical World of Chuck Jones Yes Yes No No Himself Documentary

1994 The Paper No Yes No No

1995 Apollo 13 No Yes No No

1996 The Chamber No No No Yes

Ransom No Yes No No

1997 Inventing the Abbotts No No No Yes

1998 One Vision Yes No No No Himself Documentary

Welcome to Hollywood Yes No No No Himself

1999 EDtv No Yes No Yes

Beyond the Mat No No No Yes Documentary

2000 The Independent Yes No No No Himself

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Yes Yes No Yes Whoville Townsperson Uncredited

2001 Osmosis Jones Yes No No No Tom Colonic Voice role

A Beautiful Mind Yes Yes No Yes Man at Governor's Ball Uncredited

2003 The Missing No Yes No Yes

2004 The Alamo No No No Yes

Tell Them Who You Are Yes No No No Himself Documentary

2005 Inside Deep Throat No No No Yes

Uncredited; Documentary

Cinderella Man Yes Yes No Yes Man at Governor's Ball Uncredited cameo

2006 Curious George No No No Yes

The Da Vinci Code No Yes No Yes

2007 In the Shadow of the Moon Yes No No No Himself Documentary

2008 Frost/Nixon No Yes No Yes

2009 Angels & Demons No Yes No Yes

2010 Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! No No No Executive

2011 The Dilemma No Yes No Yes

The Death and Return of Superman Yes No No No Max's Son Short

Restless No No No Yes

Cowboys & Aliens No No No Yes

When You Find Me No No No Yes Short film

2012 Katy Perry: Part of Me No No No Yes Documentary

2013 From Up on Poppy Hill Yes No No No Philosophy Club's president Voice role

Rush No Yes No Yes

Made in America No Yes No Yes

2014 The Good Lie No No No Yes

2015 Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle No No No Executive

In the Heart of the Sea No Yes No Yes

2016 Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie Yes No No No Himself

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week No Yes No Yes

Documentary

Inferno No Yes No Yes

2017 The Dark Tower No No No Yes

American Made No No No Yes Uncredited

2018 Solo: A Star Wars
Star Wars
Story No Yes No No Co-director; replaced directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller Post-production

2019 Thriller No No No Yes

TBA The Perfect Wife[30] No Yes No Yes

Television[edit] As an actor[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1959 Johnny Ringo Ricky Parrot Episode: "The Accused"

Five Fingers

Episode: "Station Break"

The Twilight Zone Wilcox Boy Episode: "Walking Distance"

The DuPont Show with June Allyson Wim Wegless Episode: "Child Lost"

Dennis the Menace Stewart 6 episodes

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis Dan Adams/Georgie/Little Boy with Ray Gun 4 episodes

General Electric Theater Barnaby Baxter/Randy 2 episodes:

Hennesey
Hennesey
with Jackie Cooper Walker Episode: "The Baby Sitter"

1960 The Danny Thomas Show Opie Taylor Episode: "Danny Meets Andy Griffith"

Cheyenne Timmy Episode: "Counterfeit Gun"; uncredited

Pete and Gladys Tommy Episode: "The Goat Story"

1960–1968 The Andy Griffith
Andy Griffith
Show Opie Taylor 209 episodes

1962 Route 66 Chet Duncan Episode: "Poor Little Kangaroo Rat"

The New Breed Tommy Simms Episode: "So Dark the Night"

1963 The Eleventh Hour Barry Stewart Episode: "Is Mr. Martian Coming Back?"

1964 The Great Adventure Daniel Waterhouse Episode: "Plague"

Dr. Kildare Jerry Prentice Episode: "A Candle in the Window"

The Fugitive Gus Episode: "Cry Uncle"

1965 The Big Valley Tommy Episode: "Night of the Wolf"

1966 Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Opie Taylor Episode: "Opie Joins the Marines"

I Spy Alan Loden Episode: "Little Boy Lost"

1967 The Monroes Timothy Prescott Episode: "Teaching the Tiger to Purr"

Gentle Ben Jody Cutler Episode: "Green-Eyed Bear"

1968 Mayberry R.F.D. Opie Taylor Episode: "Andy and Helen Get Married"

The Archie Show Archie Andrews Early Pilot Cartoon

Lancer Turk Caudle/Willy 2 episodes

1969 Judd for the Defense Phil Beeton Episode: "Between the Dark and the Daylight"

1969 Daniel Boone Luke Episode: "A Man Before His Time"

1969 Gunsmoke Jamie Episode: "Charlie Noon"

1969 Land of the Giants Jodar Episode: "Genius At Work"

1970 Smoke Chris TV Movie

1970 The Headmaster Tony Landis Episode: "Will the Real Mother of Tony Landis Please Stand Up?"

1970 Lassie Gary Episode: "Gary Here Comes Glory!" Part 1 & 2

1971 The Smith Family Bob Smith 39 episodes

1972 Love, American Style Richard 'Richie' Cunningham Episode: "Love and the Happy Days"

1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors Cory Merlino Episode: "Discovery at Fourteen"

1972 Bonanza Ted Hoag Episode: "The Initiation"

1973 M*A*S*H Private Walter/ Wendell Peterson Episode: "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet"

1974 The Waltons Seth Turner Episode: "The Gift"

1974–1984 Happy Days Richard 'Richie' Cunningham 171 episodes

1974 Locusts Donny Fletcher TV Movie

1974 The Migrants Lyle Barlow TV Movie

1975 Huckleberry Finn Huckleberry Finn TV Movie

1976 Laverne & Shirley Richie Cunningham 2 episodes

1976 I'm a Fool Andy TV Movie

1980 The Fonz and the Happy Days
Happy Days
Gang Richie Cunningham
Richie Cunningham
(voice) Episode: "King for a Day"

1980 Act of Love Leon Cybulkowski TV Movie

1981 Bitter Harvest Ned De Vries TV Movie

1981 Fire on the Mountain Lee Mackie TV Movie

1983 When Your Lover Leaves

TV Movie; uncredited; also executive producer

1986 Return to Mayberry Opie Taylor TV Movie

1988 Channel 99 Himself TV Movie

1998-1999 The Simpsons Himself (voice) 2 episodes

1999 Frasier Stephen (voice) Episode: "Good Samaritan"

2003–2006; 2013 Arrested Development Narrator Semi-fictional version of himself 68 episodes; also executive producer

2016 The Odd Couple Stanley Episode: "Taffy Days"

2017 This is Us Himself Episode: "What Now?"

As a director[edit]

Year Film Role

1978 Cotton Candy TV Movie, also writer

1980 Skyward TV Movie; also executive producer

1981 Through the Magic Pyramid TV Movie; also executive producer

1983 Littleshots TV Movie; also executive producer

2017 Genius Pilot episode; also executive producer

As a producer[edit]

Year Film Role

1981 Skyward Christmas Executive producer; TV movie

1983 When Your Lover Leaves Executive producer; TV movie

1984–1985 Maximum Security Executive producer;

1985 No Greater Gift Executive producer; TV special

1985 Into Thin Air Executive producer; TV movie

1986 The Lone-Star Kid Executive producer; TV movie

1987 Take Five Executive producer; TV movie

1988 Poison Executive producer; TV movie

1999 Mullholland Drive Executive producer; TV movie

1990–1991 Parenthood Executive producer

1998 From the Earth to the Moon Producer, TV miniseries

1998–2000 Sports Night Executive producer

1998–2002 Felicity Executive producer

1999–2001 The PJs Executive producer

1999 Student Affairs TV movie

2000 Wonderland

2000 Silicon Follies Executive producer; TV movie

2001 The Beast Executive producer

2003 The Snobs Executive producer

2006–present Curious George Executive producer

2010–2015 Parenthood Executive producer

2012 The Great Escape Executive producer

2003–2006; 2013, 2018 Arrested Development Executive producer

2014 Unsung Heroes Executive producer; TV documentary

2015– Breakthrough

2016- “Mars” Executive producer

2017 The Dark Tower

Awards and nominations[edit] Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Ron Howard References[edit]

^ a b c d e f Stated on Inside the Actors Studio, 1999 ^ Lifetime Honors – National Medal of Arts
National Medal of Arts
Archived 2012-08-05 at Archive.is ^ Carlson, Erin (23 January 2013). "Les Moonves, Dick Wolf
Dick Wolf
and Ron Howard Among TV 'Hall of Fame' Inductees". The Hollywood
Hollywood
Reporter. Retrieved 29 August 2017.  ^ " Ron Howard
Ron Howard
receives rare 2nd star on Hollywood
Hollywood
Walk of Fame". Los Angeles Daily News. City News Service. December 11, 2015. Retrieved December 11, 2015.  ^ " Ron Howard
Ron Howard
Biography (1954–)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved March 5, 2010.  ^ "Ron Howard: From Mayberry to the Moon...and Beyond". google.com.  ^ " Ron Howard
Ron Howard
Biography". Monsters and Critics. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2017.  ^ "Ron Howard". celebrina.com.  ^ "Clint Howard". fringepedia.net. Archived from the original on 2014-08-27.  ^ "Pals Of The Saddle- Ron Howard
Ron Howard
[Archive] – JWMB – The Original John Wayne
John Wayne
Message Board!". dukewayne.com.  ^ "Actress keeps name of her famous family". The Vindicator. Scripps Howard. August 3, 2004. p. B7. Retrieved September 18, 2012.  ^ Gray, Beverly (2003). Ron Howard: From Mayberry to the Moon—and Beyond. Thomas Nelson. p. 6. ISBN 1-55853-970-0.  ^ Gray, pp. 7–8. ^ Estrin, Eric (Feb 22, 2010). "Ron Howard's 'Breakthrough'?: Ronald Reagan". The Wrap. Retrieved May 6, 2011.  ^ "Notable Alumni". cinema-usc.edu. Retrieved September 18, 2012.  ^ Devine, Mary (1998). International Dictionary of University Histories. Taylor & Francis. p. 621. ISBN 1-884964-23-0.  ^ "Ron Howard: On Filmmaking". Bafta Guru. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2015.  ^ Howard, Ron (July 3, 2012). "Andy Griffith: Ron Howard
Ron Howard
shares memories". EW.com. Retrieved March 10, 2018.  ^ "Why Ron Howard
Ron Howard
Thought Tom Hanks Had 'No Chance in Hell' of Landing a Role in 'Splash'". US.com. November 14, 2016. Retrieved March 10, 2018.  ^ MSN Entertainment The Waltons: The Gift ^ fmsteinberg (21 September 2009). ""Love, American Style" Love and the Happy Days/Love and the Newscasters (TV Episode 1972)". IMDb.  ^ "London Film Festival". Spoonfed.co.uk. September 24, 2008. Archived from the original on September 17, 2009. Retrieved March 5, 2010.  ^ Breznican, Anthony (June 22, 2017). "How the Han Solo
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Ron Howard
picking up the pieces". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 22, 2017.  ^ Burlingame, Russ (June 22, 2017). " Ron Howard
Ron Howard
Comments on Taking Over The Han Solo
Solo
Movie". Comicbook.com. Retrieved June 22, 2017.  ^ Dry, Jude (2017-11-16). " Ron Howard
Ron Howard
Will Teach You Directing, In Case There's a 'Star Wars' in Your Future — Watch". IndieWire. Retrieved 2018-02-16.  ^ Nellie Andreeva. "Showtime & Imagine Team For Aztec Drama Directed By Ron Howard
Ron Howard
& Penned By Jose Rivera". Deadline.  ^ "Cheryl Howard Crew - The Official Site". cherylhowardcrew.com.  ^ Cheryl Howard Crew: To the Pier, Intrepidly, New York Times, 24 April 2005 ^ Gray, Beverly (10 March 2003). "Ron Howard: From Mayberry to the Moon...and Beyond". Thomas Nelson Inc – via Google Books.  ^ Fleming Jr, Mike. "'The Perfect Wife' Book Deal Another Perfect Fit For Imagine". Deadline. Retrieved 25 February 2017. 

Bibliography[edit]

Holmstrom, John. The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995. Norwich, Michael Russell, 1996, p. 304-305.

External links[edit]

Ron Howard
Ron Howard
on IMDb Ron Howard
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at the TCM Movie Database Ron Howard
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at AllMovie 2002 Commencement Address (USC School of Cinema-Television) Ron Howard: Imagining the Wonders of Willow[permanent dead link] – Article at StarWars.com Ron Howard
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interview video at the Archive of American Television Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture – Howard, Ron Appearances on C-SPAN

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Films directed by Ron Howard

Grand Theft Auto (1977) Cotton Candy (1978) Skyward (1980) Night Shift (1982) Splash (1984) Cocoon (1985) Gung Ho (1986) Willow (1988) Parenthood (1989) Backdraft (1991) Far and Away
Far and Away
(1992) The Paper (1994) Apollo 13 (1995) Ransom (1996) EDtv
EDtv
(1999) How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) A Beautiful Mind (2001) The Missing (2003) Cinderella Man
Cinderella Man
(2005) The Da Vinci Code (2006) Frost/Nixon (2008) Angels & Demons (2009) The Dilemma
The Dilemma
(2011) Rush (2013) Made in America (2013) In the Heart of the Sea (2015) The Beatles: Eight Days a Week (2016) Inferno (2016) Solo: A Star Wars
Star Wars
Story (2018)

Awards for Ron Howard

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Academy Award for Best Director

1927–1950

Frank Borzage
Frank Borzage
(1927) Lewis Milestone
Lewis Milestone
(1928) Frank Lloyd
Frank Lloyd
(1929) Lewis Milestone
Lewis Milestone
(1930) Norman Taurog
Norman Taurog
(1931) Frank Borzage
Frank Borzage
(1932) Frank Lloyd
Frank Lloyd
(1933) Frank Capra
Frank Capra
(1934) John Ford
John Ford
(1935) Frank Capra
Frank Capra
(1936) Leo McCarey (1937) Frank Capra
Frank Capra
(1938) Victor Fleming
Victor Fleming
(1939) John Ford
John Ford
(1940) John Ford
John Ford
(1941) William Wyler
William Wyler
(1942) Michael Curtiz
Michael Curtiz
(1943) Leo McCarey (1944) Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1945) William Wyler
William Wyler
(1946) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1947) John Huston
John Huston
(1948) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1949) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1950)

1951–1975

George Stevens
George Stevens
(1951) John Ford
John Ford
(1952) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1953) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1954) Delbert Mann
Delbert Mann
(1955) George Stevens
George Stevens
(1956) David Lean
David Lean
(1957) Vincente Minnelli
Vincente Minnelli
(1958) William Wyler
William Wyler
(1959) Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1960) Jerome Robbins
Jerome Robbins
and Robert Wise
Robert Wise
(1961) David Lean
David Lean
(1962) Tony Richardson
Tony Richardson
(1963) George Cukor
George Cukor
(1964) Robert Wise
Robert Wise
(1965) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1966) Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
(1967) Carol Reed
Carol Reed
(1968) John Schlesinger
John Schlesinger
(1969) Franklin J. Schaffner
Franklin J. Schaffner
(1970) William Friedkin
William Friedkin
(1971) Bob Fosse
Bob Fosse
(1972) George Roy Hill (1973) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1974) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1975)

1976–2000

John G. Avildsen
John G. Avildsen
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1977) Michael Cimino
Michael Cimino
(1978) Robert Benton (1979) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(1980) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1981) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
(1982) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
(1983) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1984) Sydney Pollack
Sydney Pollack
(1985) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1986) Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci
(1987) Barry Levinson
Barry Levinson
(1988) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1989) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(1990) Jonathan Demme
Jonathan Demme
(1991) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1992) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1993) Robert Zemeckis
Robert Zemeckis
(1994) Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
(1995) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(1996) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1997) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1998) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(1999) Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
(2000)

2001–present

Ron Howard
Ron Howard
(2001) Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(2002) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2003) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) Tom Hooper
Tom Hooper
(2010) Michel Hazanavicius
Michel Hazanavicius
(2011) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2013) Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2014) Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2015) Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
(2016) Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro
(2017)

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Director

Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
(1995) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(1996) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1997) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1998) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(1999) Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
(2000) Ron Howard
Ron Howard
/ Baz Luhrmann
Baz Luhrmann
(2001) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(2002) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2003) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) David Fincher
David Fincher
(2010) Michel Hazanavicius
Michel Hazanavicius
(2011) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2013) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(2014) George Miller (2015) Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
(2016) Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro
(2017)

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Directors Guild of America
Directors Guild of America
Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film

1948–1975

Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1948) Robert Rossen
Robert Rossen
(1949) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1950) George Stevens
George Stevens
(1951) John Ford
John Ford
(1952) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1953) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1954) Delbert Mann
Delbert Mann
(1955) George Stevens
George Stevens
(1956) David Lean
David Lean
(1957) Vincente Minnelli
Vincente Minnelli
(1958) William Wyler
William Wyler
(1959) Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1960) Jerome Robbins
Jerome Robbins
and Robert Wise
Robert Wise
(1961) David Lean
David Lean
(1962) Tony Richardson
Tony Richardson
(1963) George Cukor
George Cukor
(1964) Robert Wise
Robert Wise
(1965) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1966) Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
(1967) Anthony Harvey (1968) John Schlesinger
John Schlesinger
(1969) Franklin J. Schaffner
Franklin J. Schaffner
(1970) William Friedkin
William Friedkin
(1971) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1972) George Roy Hill (1973) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1974) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1975)

1976–2000

John G. Avildsen
John G. Avildsen
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1977) Michael Cimino
Michael Cimino
(1978) Robert Benton (1979) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(1980) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1981) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
(1982) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
(1983) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1984) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1985) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1986) Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci
(1987) Barry Levinson
Barry Levinson
(1988) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1989) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(1990) Jonathan Demme
Jonathan Demme
(1991) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1992) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1993) Robert Zemeckis
Robert Zemeckis
(1994) Ron Howard
Ron Howard
(1995) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(1996) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1997) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1998) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(1999) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2000)

2001–present

Ron Howard
Ron Howard
(2001) Rob Marshall
Rob Marshall
(2002) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2003) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) Tom Hooper
Tom Hooper
(2010) Michel Hazanavicius
Michel Hazanavicius
(2011) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2013) Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2014) Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2015) Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
(2016) Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro
(2017)

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Golden Globe Award for Best Actor
Actor
– Television Series Musical or Comedy

1970–2000

Flip Wilson
Flip Wilson
(1970) Carroll O'Connor
Carroll O'Connor
(1971) Redd Foxx
Redd Foxx
(1972) Jack Klugman
Jack Klugman
(1973) Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(1974) Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(1975) Henry Winkler
Henry Winkler
(1976) Ron Howard/ Henry Winkler
Henry Winkler
(1977) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1978) Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(1979) Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(1980) Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(1981) Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(1982) John Ritter
John Ritter
(1983) Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
(1984) Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
(1985) Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis
(1986) Dabney Coleman
Dabney Coleman
(1987) Michael J. Fox/Judd Hirsch/ Richard Mulligan
Richard Mulligan
(1988) Ted Danson
Ted Danson
(1989) Ted Danson
Ted Danson
(1990) Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
(1991) John Goodman
John Goodman
(1992) Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld
(1993) Tim Allen
Tim Allen
(1994) Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer
(1995) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1996) Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox
(1997) Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox
(1998) Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox
(1999) Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer
(2000)

2001–present

Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen
(2001) Tony Shalhoub
Tony Shalhoub
(2002) Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
(2003) Jason Bateman
Jason Bateman
(2004) Steve Carell
Steve Carell
(2005) Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
(2006) David Duchovny
David Duchovny
(2007) Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
(2008) Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
(2009) Jim Parsons
Jim Parsons
(2010) Matt LeBlanc
Matt LeBlanc
(2011) Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle
(2012) Andy Samberg
Andy Samberg
(2013) Jeffrey Tambor
Jeffrey Tambor
(2014) Gael García Bernal
Gael García Bernal
(2015) Donald Glover
Donald Glover
(2016) Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari
(2017)

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Saturn Award for Best Director

Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(1974/75) Dan Curtis (1976) George Lucas/ Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1977) Philip Kaufman
Philip Kaufman
(1978) Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott
(1979) Irvin Kershner
Irvin Kershner
(1980) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1981) Nicholas Meyer
Nicholas Meyer
(1982) John Badham (1983) Joe Dante
Joe Dante
(1984) Ron Howard
Ron Howard
(1985) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1986) Paul Verhoeven
Paul Verhoeven
(1987) Robert Zemeckis
Robert Zemeckis
(1988) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1989/90) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1991) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1992) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1993) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1994) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(1995) Roland Emmerich
Roland Emmerich
(1996) John Woo
John Woo
(1997) Michael Bay
Michael Bay
(1998) Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski (1999) Bryan Singer
Bryan Singer
(2000) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2001) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(2002) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2003) Sam Raimi
Sam Raimi
(2004) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2005) Bryan Singer
Bryan Singer
(2006) Zack Snyder
Zack Snyder
(2007) Jon Favreau
Jon Favreau
(2008) James Cameron
James Cameron
(2009) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2010) J. J. Abrams
J. J. Abrams
(2011) Joss Whedon
Joss Whedon
(2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2013) James Gunn
James Gunn
(2014) Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott
(2015) Gareth Edwards (2016)

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Television Hall of Fame Class of 2013

Philo Farnsworth Ron Howard Al Michaels Leslie Moonves Bob Schieffer Dick Wolf

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