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->''"So like any good, closeted young lesbian of the Seventies, I developed a raging crush on Ron Howard from ''Series/HappyDays''."''
-->-- Creator/JaneLynch, from her memoirs, ''Happy Accidents''

So remember that Opie kid from ''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow''? Well, '''Ronald William Howard''' (born March 1, 1954) grew up to star in ''Series/HappyDays'' and discovered while being one of the biggest sitcom stars in the world that he liked directing. He's good at it too.

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* ''Film/NightShift'' (1982)
* ''Film/{{Splash}}'' (1984)
* ''Film/{{Cocoon}}'' (1985)
* ''Film/GungHo'' (1986)
* ''Film/{{Willow}}'' (1988)
* ''Film/{{Parenthood}}'' (1989)
* ''Film/{{Backdraft}}'' (1991)
* ''Film/FarAndAway'' (1992)
* ''Film/ThePaper'' (1994)
* ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'' (1995)
* ''Film/{{Ransom}}'' (1996)
* ''Film/EdTV'' (1999)
* ''Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'' (2000)
* ''Film/ABeautifulMind'' (2001) -- Academy Award winner for Best Director
* ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode'' (2006)
* ''[[Film/FrostNixon Frost/Nixon]]'' (2008)
* ''Literature/AngelsAndDemons'' (2009)
* ''Film/TheDilemma'' (2011)
* ''Film/{{Rush|2013}}''

Many awards. Big ears. Narrator ''([[AdamWesting And himself!]])'' on ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''.
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