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Ron Howard

Date of Birth: 1 March 1954Duncan, Oklahoma, USA

Birth Name: Ronald William Howard

Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Short Biography: Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation's most popular directors. From the critically acclaimed dramas A Beautiful Mind and Apollo 13 to the hit comedies Parenthood and Splash, he has created some of Hollywood's most memorable films.

Howard directed and produced "Cinderella Man" starring Oscar winner Russell Crowe, with whom he previously collaborated on "A Beautiful Mind", for which Howard earned an Oscar for Best Director and which also won awards for Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress. The film garnered four Golden Globes as well, including the award for Best Motion Picture Drama. Additionally, Howard won Best Director of the Year from the Directors Guild of America. Howard and producer Brian Grazer received the first annual Awareness Award from the National Mental Health Awareness Campaign for their work on the film.

Howard's skill as a director has long been recognized. In 1995, he received his first Best Director of the Year award from the DGA for "Apollo 13". The true-life drama also garnered nine Academy Award nominations, winning Oscars for Best Film Editing and Best Sound. It also received Best Ensemble Cast and Best Supporting Actor awards from the Screen Actor's Guild. Many of Howard's past films have received nods from the Academy, including the popular hits "Backdraft", "Parenthood" and "Cocoon", the last of which took home two Oscars. Howard was honored by the Museum of Moving Images in December 2005, and by the American Cinema Editors in February 2006. Howard and his creative partner Brian Grazer, were honored by the Producers Guild of America with the Milestone Award in January 2009, NYU's Tisch School of Cinematic Arts with the Big Apple Award in November 2009 and by the Simon Wiesenthal Center with their Humanitarian Award in May 2010. In June 2010, Howard was honored by the Chicago Film Festival with their Gold Hugo - Career Achievement Award. In March 2013, Howard was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. In December 2015, Howard was honored with a star in the Motion Pictures category, making him one of the very few to have been recognized with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Recently, Howard directed "Inferno", the third installment of Dan Brown's Robert Langdon franchise and "8 Days A Week-The Touring Years", a documentary about the rock legends The Beatles. He is also producing second season of "Breakthrough", "Mars", and is directing the first episode of The Genius Series based on the life of Einstein, all for NatGeo.

Howard's recent films include the critically acclaimed drama "Rush", staring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brüel, written by Peter Morgan; and "Made In America", a music documentary he directed staring Jay Z for Showtime.

Howard also produced and directed the film adaptation of Peter Morgan's critically acclaimed play "Frost / Nixon". The film, which was released in December 2009, was nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture, and was also nominated for The Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures by the PGA.

Howard's portfolio includes some of the most popular films of the past 20 years. In 1991, Howard created the acclaimed drama "Backdraft", starring Robert De Niro, Kurt Russell and William Baldwin. He followed it with the historical epic "Far and Away", starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Howard directed Mel Gibson, Rene Russo, Gary Sinise and Delroy Lindo in the 1996 suspense thriller "Ransom". Howard worked with Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Ed Harris, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise and Kathleen Quinlan on "Apollo 13", which was re-released recently in the IMAX format.

Howard's other films include "In The Heart of the Sea", based on the true story that inspired Moby Dick; his adaptation of Dan Brown's best-selling novels "Angels & Demons", and "The Da Vinci Code" staring Oscar winner Tom Hanks; the blockbuster holiday favorite "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" starring Jim Carrey; "Parenthood" starring Steve Martin; the fantasy epic "Willow"; "Night Shift" starring Henry Winkler, Michael Keaton and Shelley Long; and the suspenseful western, "The Missing", staring Oscar winners Cate Blachett and Tommy Lee Jones.

Howard has also served as an executive producer on a number of award-winning films and television shows, such as the HBO miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon", Fox's Emmy Award winner for Best Comedy, "Arrested Development", a series which he also narrated, Netflix's release of new episodes of "Arrested Development", and NBC's "Parenthood".

Howard made his directorial debut in 1978 with the comedy "Grand Theft Auto". He began his career in film as an actor. He first appeared in "The Journey" and "The Music Man", then as Opie on the long-running television series "The Andy Griffith Show". Howard later starred in the popular series "Happy Days" and drew favorable reviews for his performances in "American Graffiti" and "The Shootist".

Howard and long-time producing partner Brian Grazer first collaborated on the hit comedies "Night Shift" and "Splash". The pair co-founded Imagine Entertainment in 1986 to create independently produced feature films.


Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

# 14887 IMDb PG-13 

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

TaglineNever tell him the odds.

Director: Ron Howard (directed by)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi (2h 15min)


Rated 7.0 after 199,087 votes, 62% postive reviews on 30-Jan-19.

Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 14 nominations

With the emerging demand of hyperfuel and other resources, Han Solo finds himself in the middle of a heist alongside other criminals, where they meet the likes of Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian in an adventurous situation exposing the criminal underworld.

The Dark Tower (2017)

# 14005 IMDb PG-13 

The Dark Tower (2017)

TaglineThere are other worlds than these

Director: Nikolaj Arcel (directed by)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Western (1h 35min)


Rated 5.7 after 97,881 votes, 34% postive reviews on 09-Oct-18.

4 nominations

The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

Inferno (2016)

# 13217 IMDb

Inferno (2016)

TaglineEvery clue will take him deeper

Director: Ron Howard (directed by)

Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller (2h 01min)

USA USA, Hungary Hungary

Rated 6.2 after 132,770 votes, 42% postive reviews on 29-Dec-18.

4 wins & 1 nomination

Academy Award® winner Ron Howard returns to direct the latest bestseller in Dan Brown's (Da Vinci Code) billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, Inferno, which finds the famous symbologist (again played by Tom Hanks) on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will (...)

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)

# 13128 IMDb

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)

TaglineThe band you know. The story you don't.

Director: Ron Howard

Documentary, Music (2h 17min)


Rated 7.8 after 8,835 votes, 72% postive reviews on 29-Sep-18.

5 wins & 14 nominations

In the 1960s, the Beatles exploded on to the public scene, seemingly out of nowhere as the band's formative years of constant performing at home and in Hamburg, and Brian Epstein's grooming, finally paid off beyond their wildest dreams. Accompanying new interviews of the remaining Beatles, their associates and fans as well as archival interviews of the late ones, this film features footage of the (...)

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

# 12582 IMDb

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

TaglineBased on the incredible true story that inspired Moby-Dick

Director: Ron Howard

Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller (2h 02min)

USA USA, Australia Australia, Spain Spain, UK UK, Canada Canada

Rated 6.9 after 106,286 votes, 47% postive reviews on 02-Feb-19.

1 win & 5 nominations

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. "In the Heart of the Sea" reveals the encounter's harrowing aftermath, as the ship's surviving crew is (...)

And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)

# 16611 IMDb

And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)

Director: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman

Documentary, History (1h 27min)


Rated 7.2 after 1,323 votes on 29-Oct-19.

The history of the Academy Awards.

Champs (2014)

# 13980 IMDb Not Rated 

Champs (2014)

Director: Bert Marcus

Documentary, Biography, Sport (1h 31min)


Rated 7.3 after 1,758 votes, 59% postive reviews on 29-Mar-19.

A documentary on boxing greats Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Bernard Hopkins examines their lives in and out of the ring.

The Good Lie (2014)

# 11789 IMDb

The Good Lie (2014)

TaglineMiracles are made by people who refuse to stop believing.

Director: Philippe Falardeau

Drama (1h 50min)

Kenya Kenya, India India, USA USA

Rated 7.4 after 24,854 votes, 65% postive reviews on 24-Feb-19.

3 wins & 3 nominations

Sudanese refugees given the chance to resettle in America arrive in Kansas City, Missouri. where their encounter with an employment agency counselor forever changes all of their lives.

Rush (2013)

# 11229 IMDb TOP250 #210

Rush (2013)

TaglineEveryone's driven by something.

Director: Ron Howard

Action, Biography, Drama, Sport (2h 03min)

USA USA, Germany Germany, UK UK

Rated 8.1 after 377,862 votes, 75% postive reviews on 05-Oct-18.

6 wins & 55 nominations

A re-creation of the merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)

# 09906 IMDb

Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)

TaglineSome men dream of conquering the world. Roger Corman created his own.

Director: Alex Stapleton

Documentary (1h 35min)


Rated 7.6 after 2,005 votes on 12-Oct-18.

A documentary on DIY producer/director Roger Corman and his alternative approach to making movies in Hollywood.

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

# 09088 IMDb

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

Director: Jon Favreau

Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western (1h 58min)

USA USA, India India

Rated 6.0 after 193,791 votes, 50% postive reviews on 17-Feb-19.

12 nominations

The Old West.. where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world. 1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don't welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets (...)

Restless (2011)

# 09076 IMDb

Restless (2011)

TaglineWho do you live for?

Director: Gus Van Sant

Drama (1h 31min)


Rated 6.8 after 16,429 votes, 47% postive reviews on 25-Sep-18.

1 nomination

The story of a terminally ill teenage girl who falls for a boy who likes to attend funerals and their encounters with the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot from WWII.

Angels & Demons (2009)

# 05951 IMDb

Angels & Demons (2009)

TaglineThe holiest event of our time. Perfect for their return.

Director: Ron Howard

Drama, Mystery, Thriller (2h 18min)


Rated 6.7 after 246,584 votes, 48% postive reviews on 21-Dec-18.

5 nominations

Despite his notorious relationship with the Church, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is once again called upon to decipher the clues to a catastrophic conspiracy. The Pope has died, and before conclave can begin to determine his successor, the four preferitti (primary hopefuls for the papacy) are kidnapped. An ominous threat of their hourly demise, along with the complete annihilation of (...)

Changeling (2008)

# 05385 IMDb

Changeling (2008)

TaglineTo find her son, she did what no one else dared.

Director: Clint Eastwood

Crime, Drama, Mystery (2h 21min)


Rated 7.8 after 217,924 votes, 63% postive reviews on 05-Oct-18.

Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 32 nominations

A mother's prayer for her kidnapped son to return home is answered, though it doesn't take long for her to suspect the boy who comes back is not hers.

Frost/Nixon (2008)

# 05329 IMDb

Frost/Nixon (2008)

Tagline400 million people were waiting for the truth.

Director: Ron Howard

Biography, Drama, History (2h 02min)

USA USA, UK UK, France France

Rated 7.7 after 97,214 votes, 80% postive reviews on 30-Jun-19.

Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 45 nominations

A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.

Curious George (2006)

# 01981 IMDb

Curious George (2006)

TaglineWelcome to the world of Curious George!

Director: Matthew O'Callaghan

Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family (1h 26min)


Rated 6.5 after 14,070 votes, 62% postive reviews on 05-Oct-18.

3 nominations

Ted, works as a guide at the Bloomsberry museum, sent on a 'business' trip of sorts by the museum's owner, to find a Zagawa shrine, he encounters a playfully mischievous and curious monkey...actually a chimp who he nicknames 'George' after the George Washinghton statue. His trip being less than a success, he returns stateside, only to find George wanting to return Ted's hat, has stowed away (...)

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

# 01294 IMDb

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

TaglineSeek The Truth

Director: Ron Howard

Drama, Mystery, Thriller (2h 29min)


Rated 6.6 after 360,399 votes, 46% postive reviews on 05-Oct-18.

17 nominations

The story tells the investigation started by symbologist Robert Langdon and a good looking cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, around the murder of a Museum Louvre's curator. In fact, the unfortunate murdered man was Sophie's grandfather, and the corpse was founded with a series of symbols and codes, like a pentagram and a Fibonacci number sequence. But police detective Fache will begin to chase Langdon, (...)

Cinderella Man (2005)

# 00509 IMDb

Cinderella Man (2005)

TaglineOne man's extraordinary fight to save the family he loved.

Director: Ron Howard

Biography, Drama, Sport (2h 24min)


Rated 8.0 after 163,140 votes, 69% postive reviews on 30-Oct-18.

Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 22 nominations

Fact-based story of depression era boxing champ James J. Braddock. The film opens with Braddock winning a fight in 1928 and becoming a contender for a championship bout. The film then quickly jumps five years into the future. The depression is on and Braddock has had a series of defeats. Fighting injured, including with a broken hand, made him less of a fighter. Braddock, like many others in that (...)

The Alamo (2004)

# 00768 IMDb

The Alamo (2004)

TaglineRemember the Alamo

Director: John Lee Hancock

Drama, History, War, Western (2h 17min)


Rated 6.0 after 18,274 votes, 47% postive reviews on 05-Dec-18.

1 nomination

Historical drama detailing the 1835-36 Texas revolution before, during, and after the famous siege of the Alamo (February 23-March 6, 1836) where 183 Texans (American-born Texans) and Tejanos (Mexican-born Texans) commanded by Colonel Travis, along with Davey Crockett and Jim Bowie, were besieged in an abandoned mission outside San Antonio by a Mexican army of nearly 2,000 men under the personal (...)

Arrested Development (2003)

# 13424 IMDb

TV Series: Seasons I, II, III, IV 

“Arrested Development” (2003)

TaglineGet Arrested

Director: Mitchell Hurwitz (15 episodes, 2013), Troy Miller (15 episodes, 2013), Joe Russo (10 episodes, 2003-2005), Paul Feig (7 episodes, 2004-2005), Anthony Russo (5 episodes, 2003-2005), Lee Shallat Chemel (5 episodes, 2004), Jay Chandrasekhar (4 episodes, 2003-2004), Greg Mottola (3 episodes, 2003-2004), John Fortenberry (3 episodes, 2004-2006), Peter Lauer (3 episodes, 2004-2005), Robert Berlinger (3 episodes, 2005-2006), Lev L. Spiro (2 episodes, 2005-2006), Jason Bateman (1 episode, 2004), Patty Jenkins (1 episode, 2004), Jeff Melman (1 episode, 2004), John Amodeo (1 episode, 2005), Andrew Fleming (1 episode, 2005), Danny Leiner (1 episode, 2005), Chuck Martin (1 episode, 2005), Arlene Sanford (1 episode, 2005)

Comedy (22min)


Rated 8.9 after 245,839 votes on 23-Oct-18.

58 wins & 108 nominations

Meet the wildly dysfunctional Bluth family. This family was once at the height of real estate development in Orange County, California. But when the family business - the Bluth Company - goes bust, they're suddenly found penniless with their assets frozen. They move into their last remaining asset - the model home left over from their latest housing tract. Their luxury vehicles are replaced with (...)

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