Ron Howard
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Imagine Entertainment

Ron
Howard

Chairman / Director / Producer

The former child star of “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Happy Days” not only successfully made the tricky transition to adult actor (at 22 he starred opposite John Wayne in “The Shootist” and was Oscar-nominated for best supporting actor) but went on to establish himself as an Oscar-winning director and producer (for 2001’s ” A Beautiful Mind”).

Since making his directorial debut in 1977 with “Grand Theft Auto” (when he was still playing Richie Cunningham in “Happy Days”), he’s made an eclectic group of films about boxers (“Cinderella Man”), astronauts (“Apollo 13”), mermaids (“Splash”), symbologists (the “Da Vinci Code” franchise), politicians (“Frost/Nixon”), firefighters (“Backdraft”), mathematicians (“A Beautiful Mind,” which also won him a Golden Globe for best director and BAFTA noms for best director and picture), Formula One racing (“Rush”), whalers (“In the Heart of the Sea”) and the Fab Four (“The Beatles: Eight Days a Week,” his first documentary).

Born in Oklahoma with showbiz in his DNA — his parents were both actors — Howard “always wanted to direct” and notes that “producing gives you control.” In 1986, he co-founded Imagine Entertainment with Brian Grazer, a powerhouse in film and TV (“Empire,” “Genius”) production.

Howard is working on what may be his most anticipated film yet: the Han Solo spinoff film, having replaced directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller mid-shoot.

Career

  • IN THE HEART OF THE SEA
  • DA VINCI CODE, THE
  • APOLLO 13

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Han Solo Movie: Ron Howard Teases 'Desperate and Dangerous Times' in Photos

Han Solo Movie: Ron Howard Teases 'Desperate and Dangerous Times' in Photos

It's "desperate and dangerous times" in the galaxy far, far away.Director Ron Howard teased the "Star Wars" Han Solo spinoff early Saturday morning with dreary images from the upcoming film."Shooting a scene about desperate and dangerous times in the Galaxy," Howard captioned a foggy set photo, prompting fan theories that the photographed scene is set on Kessel, a planet known for its spice mines.https://twitter.com/RealRonHoward/status/911540200597319680The speculation comes after the director shared another image on Wednesday captioned, "Spicey?"https://twitter.com/RealRonHoward/status/910629203665702912He also posted a different picture with the same...

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