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Ron Howard
RonHoward
Howard at the 74th Academy Awards
4 Nominations / 2 Wins
Role Actor, Director, Producer
Born March 1, 1954
Duncan, Oklahoma, USA
 

Ron Howard is an American film director, producer and actor. He came to prominence playing Opie Taylor in the sitcom "The Andy Griffith Show" for eight years, and later the teenaged Richie Cunningham in the sitcom "Happy Days" for six years. He appeared in the films The Music Man in 1962, American Graffiti in 1973 and The Shootist in 1976. Howard made his directorial debut with the 1977 comedy Grand Theft Auto, and left Happy Days in 1980 to focus on directing. His films include the Academy Award-winning Cocoon, Apollo 13, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and A Beautiful Mind. In 2003, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts. Asteroid 12561 Howard is named after him.

Wins

74th Academy Awards, 2001
Best DirectorA Beautiful Mind
Best PictureA Beautiful Mind (shared with Brian Grazer)

Nominations

74th Academy Awards, 2001
Best DirectorA Beautiful Mind
Best PictureA Beautiful Mind (shared with Brian Grazer)
81st Academy Awards, 2008
Best DirectorFrost/Nixon
Best PictureFrost/Nixon (shared with Brian Grazer and Eric Fellner)

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