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Biography of the legendary director Ron Howard

Ron Howard is an outstanding director, Hollywood actor, producer and singer. During his career, he managed to receive more than one prestigious award, including Emmy, Oscar and Golden Globe.

Ron Howard at the conference
Ron Howard at the conference

Ron Howard was born into a family of actors on March 1, 1954. Since the parents sought to gain popularity and success, the child began to be attached to the family business from early childhood. The father of the director managed to achieve success in the field of acting, became a famous and sought-after director, on whose account more than 250 films, feature films and TV series. The man graduated from the University in Oklahoma, and the actor's mother graduated from acting school in New York.

Ron's childhood and youth

Howard's first casting took place at the age of 1.5 years. In 1956, the future star received a cameo role in the western Frontier Woman. Two years later, the family moved to Hollywood, in 1959 the younger brother of Ron Howard was born. Clint is a famous actor. The family did not stay long in the cinema valley; at the age of three, the future director moved to the small town of Burbank near Los Angeles.

Young Ron
Young Ron

The childhood of the stars took place mainly on the set, but, according to the actor, the parents tried to give him maximum attention. The children studied at a regular school, while acting in popular TV shows and playing on the local basketball team. Among his peers, Ron Howard was the object of ridicule and ridicule. Even then, he realized that he wanted to pursue a directing career, as a teenager he took his first steps and shot author's paintings.

The start of Howard's career

Immediately after graduation, Ron Howard entered the University of Southern California, but left two years later. As the future producer assured, he needed practice instead of theory. At the age of five, Howard Sr. took his son to the set in the military drama "Journey", then the child constantly starred in many TV shows and films. Glory to the director brought participation in the TV series "Happy Days".

Howard in an interview
Howard in an interview

In parallel with his acting career, Ron Howard filmed his own short films, and in 1977 presented to the public his first debut film, The Great Auto-Robbery. He wrote his own script for the action movieplayed one of the main roles. In 1976, the actor appeared on the screen in one of the images in the film Eat My Dust, directed and produced by Roger Corman. Collaboration with him brought Howard not only practice, but also financial support.

In the process of becoming a producer and director, Howard directed the films Splash, Backdraft, Cocoon, Ransom, Apollo 13, The Grinch Stole Christmas. He brought real fame and success painting titled "Mind Games". The film tells the story of the outstanding scientist John Nash. For this work, the specialist received four Oscar statuettes, including as the best director.

Rise to the podium

In 1986, Howard and cinematographer Brian Grazer formed Imagine Entertainment together. Since then, he has managed to produce a series of films and TV series., among which:

  • "Enthusiast" with Michael Keaton
  • "No Man's Land" with Charlie Sheen
  • "The Suburb" with Tom Hanks
  • The Doors with Val Kilmer, Far Far Away with Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
  • "The Fictional Life of the Abbots" with Joaquin Phoenix
  • "TV Ed"
  • "Mulholland Drive"
  • "The Grinch Stole Christmas"
  • "Mind Games" and many others.
Director on set
Director on set

In 2003, the western The Last Raid was presented to the audience, he also received a nomination for a prestigious film award. Two years later, the director shot the film "Knockdown", where the main role was given to Russell Crowe.. In 2006, Howard worked on the set of The Da Vinci Code, in 2008 the film Frost vs. Nixon was released, and a year later, another work by the screenwriter, Angels and Demons, which became a continuation of the story of the adventures of scientists in search of clues to the greatest secrets of one of the outstanding artists.

In 2011, the audience warmly accepted the film "Dilemma" with Vince Vaughn, Kevin James and Jennifer Connelly, two years later the director finished filming the drama, based on real events, called "Race". In 2015, the director tried his hand at the thriller genre, presenting the drama film In the Heart of the Sea with Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy and Tom Holland.

In 2017, the National Geographic Channel began airing a series called Genius, which became a biographical project by Ron Howard that tells the story of the life of Albert Einstein. Then he took the director's chair on the set of the picture. from the Star Wars universe about the smuggler Han Solo. Another of his works was The Dark Tower based on the works of the same name by Stephen King. It is noteworthy that Howard became the third director who took up the film adaptation of the cult work.

Personal life

In 1975, Ron Howard legalized his relationship with Cheryl Alley, they met from school years. The wife starred in many directorial works of her husband, they continue to work together in the film industry. In an interview, Howard said, that Ellie proposed several times, but the girl refusedwanting to graduate from college. The third time, the young man plucked up courage again, asked, and the beloved agreed. It happened not romantically, and without a ring, the producer noted. Since then, the couple have not parted, and are happily married.

Ron Howard and Cheryl Alley
Ron Howard and Cheryl Alley

In 1981, the couple had their first daughter, Bryce Dallas Howard, she had already become one of the most famous actresses in Hollywood, and four years later, the twins Jocelyn Carlisle Howard and Paige Carlisle Howard. The couple had a son, Reed Cross Howard, in 1987.. Ron Howard remains one of the most sought-after directors, actively continues to produce new films and write scripts for films, and develop a career in the film industry. In addition to acting, he manages to record songs and delight fans of his work.

The director rarely attends social events, preferring to spend time with family and children.


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