Creator / Ron Howard

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"So like any good, closeted young lesbian of the Seventies, I developed a raging crush on Ron Howard from Happy Days."
Jane Lynch, from her memoir Happy Accidents

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

Some of the films he's directed include:

Many awards. Big ears. Father of Bryce Dallas Howard. Narrator (And himself!) on Arrested Development.
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