Ron Howard - Details

Biography

As an actor, writer, producer and most notably, a director RON HOWARD has been responsible for some of entertainment’s most memorable moments. From the comedic turns of Parenthood to the warmth of Cocoon, from the romance of Splash to the exciting drama of Backdraft, Howard’s films have touched audiences around the world.

Mr. Howard was named Best Director by the Director’s Guild of America for his work on Apollo 13. It has grossed over $335,000,000 worldwide and was nominated for nine Academy Awardsâ and four Golden Globe Awards; winning two Academy Awardsâ for Best Film Editing and Best Sound. Additionally, Apollo 13 was chosen Favorite Motion Picture and Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture by the People’s Choice Awards, Best Picture by the Chicago Film Critics Awards and Best Cast and Best Supporting Actor (Ed Harris) by the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

In 1986, Ron Howard joined forces with Brian Grazer as founders and co-chairmen of Imagine Films Entertainment, Inc. a public company that independently produced feature films. Under this new banner, Howard directed Parenthood, the box office hit that grossed over $100 million and was nominated for two Academy Awardsâ; Backdraft, which received four Academy Awardâ nominations and was one of the highest-grossing film of 1991; and Far and Away, the epic love story starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Since Imagine was formed, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer have made films that have grossed over 2˝ billion dollars worldwide.

Events

  • 1st March 1954 - Birth