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Ron Howard Will Direct 'Til He Drops

Originally posted 05/27/2009 10:15AM

He may have made his first splash as adorable Opie Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show, but the first and last love of Ron Howard's life is making movies, and you can expect him to be doing it until the very end.

"I want to do this until I drop," he tells AARP The Magazine in the July/August issue. "When John Huston was directing his last movie, he was in a wheelchair and on oxygen. That's my idea of a good goal."

The 55-year-old director of Angels & Demons, who says he fell in love with movies when he saw 1967's The Graduate, fesses up to being a homebody despite being the man who helmed the astronaut epic Apollo 13.

"I'm not a very adventuresome person," he says. "People say, 'You love space. Would you want to go on the shuttle?' Well no, I wouldn't. At the end of my life, I'd rather have made another film or spent time with my family."
– Michael Y. Park

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Desperate Housewives Take Over The View

Desperate Housewives Take Over The View

Originally posted 01/21/2005 09:00AM

ADDED: Desperate Housewives stars Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria, Nicollette Sheridan, Felicity Huffman and Marcia Cross will each spend a day during the week of Feb. 7 co-hosting ABC's The View while the show broadcasts from Disney's El Capitan Theater in Hollywood. The Wisteria Lane residents will be filling in for show moderator Meredith Vieira, who will not be making the trip out West from New York because of family obligations, says the network.

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Star Jones: TV Personality, Not Attorney | Star Jones

Star Jones: TV Personality, Not Attorney

Originally posted 01/12/2005 09:00AM

ALTERED: Star Jones Reynolds, who worked as an assistant district attorney for six years before turning to TV work in 1992, for the first time listed her profession as TV personality instead of attorney while filling out customs forms during a European trip. "I guess I've crossed over to the dark side," she tells the Associated Press. "It felt truthful. I'm sure it's strange for my father, who wants to know where all the money went for law school."

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Directors Recognize Howard's "Mind"

Originally posted 03/11/2002 11:00AM

The director of "A Beautiful Mind" takes the highest prize from his peers in the Directors Guild of America, bringing the Oscar buzz around the film to a roar.

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Ron Howard's Next Movie

Originally posted 06/22/1998 12:00AM

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