Professionally, Ron Howard has come a long way from the tousle-haired, barefoot sheriff's son who trod the byways of idyllic Mayberry to reside in the heady company of Hollywood's most elite directors. Howard's films are pure entertainment; they are well-crafted efforts, frequently technically challenging from a production standpoint, and aimed at mainstream audiences. Though some of his lesser works have been criticized for possessing formulaic scripts, Howard's films approach even hackneyed subjects in fresh ways.
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Kildare , as well as in the film The Journey In Howard experienced his first big film hit, American Graffiti , and the following year saw the beginning of another of his best-known characters, Richie Cunningham, on the series Happy Days , which ran until In he made his directorial debut with Grand Theft Auto , and its financial success led to further opportunities. Among his early hits were a series of comedies that included Night Shift , which centred on two morgue employees played by Henry Winkler and Michael Keaton who turn their workplace into an escort service; Splash , an unconventional romance between a man played by Tom Hanks and a mermaid Daryl Hannah ; and Parenthood The film was both a critical and a commercial success. After the film adaptation of Dr. The critically acclaimed film earned Howard an Academy Award for best director and was named best picture.
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Ronald William Howard born March 1, is an American film director, producer, writer and actor. Howard first came to prominence as a child actor , guest-starring in several television series, including an episode of The Twilight Zone. During this time, he also appeared in the musical film The Music Man , a critical and commercial success.
Ron Howard was born in Duncan, Oklahoma, on March 1, Ronald William Howard is part of a theatrical family; his mother, Jean, was an actress and father, Rance, was an actor and director. Howard appeared in his first movie, Frontier Woman , when he was just 18 months old, and made his stage debut at the age of 2 in a production of The Seven Year Itch.