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

Some of the films he's directed include:

Tropes Associated With Ron Howards Films

  • Genre Roulette: From family films, to those with religious themes, to space movies, to human dramas, Ron Howard seems like a director who likes to do a lot.
  • Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: More on the idealistic in spirit.
  • The Generic Guy: He's mainly known for sticking to what he's asked to do and not really having any sort of overarching vision. This results in him having a reputation for getting things done quickly and professionally, and accounts for his generally elastic filmography.
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