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Ron Howard

Check Out Chris Hemsworth and a Giant Whale in In the Heart of the Sea

Originally posted 12/23/2014 08:15PM

[YOUTUBE "9IdfGWfbNYI"] Ron Howard's got a whale of a tale to share.

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Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Ron Howard and More Post Tributes to Mike Nichols

Originally posted 11/20/2014 11:45AM

Academy Award-winning director Mike Nichols died Wednesday at the age of 83.

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Watch Jay Z Visit His Old Brooklyn Apartment in Made in America

Watch Jay Z Visit His Old Brooklyn Apartment in Made in America

Originally posted 07/15/2014 06:45AM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Made in America is a forthcoming concert documentary directed by Ron Howard – his first documentary – and focuses on Jay Z's yearly festival, organized in conjunction with Budweiser, now in its third year. (The movie focuses on the 2013 edition.)

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Will Rush Start Your Engine? What to See and Skip This Weekend

See This/Skip That: From Rush to Baggage Claim

Originally posted 09/27/2013 04:00PM

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines – and race to Rush, Ron Howard's Formula 1 thriller. But PEOPLE's critic suggests you steer clear of Baggage Claim. Here's a guide to weekend movies:

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George Lucas Marries at the Skywalker Ranch | George Lucas

George Lucas Marries Mellody Hobson

Originally posted 06/24/2013 09:30AM

May the Force of wedded bliss be with them.

Star Wars creator George Lucas received some earthly love from his Hollywood pals this weekend after tying the knot with fiancée Mellody Hobson on Saturday night, a source confirms to PEOPLE.

Friends at the wedding – which took place in Marin County, Calif., where Lucas's Skywalker Ranch is located – also shared the happy news via Twitter.

"Let's give a Galactic shout out to Master George Lucas & his bride Melodie on this, their wedding day," Tweeted Samuel L. Jackson, while Ron Howard Tweeted that their ceremony "was a joy to behold."

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Andy Griffith's Cause of Death Revealed

UpdatePosted 07/06/2012 10:00AM

Andy Griffith Died of a Heart Attack

Originally posted 07/06/2012 07:50AM

It was a heart attack on Monday that took the life of Andy Griffith the following day, his death certificate states.

According to the certificate filed Thursday in Dare County, N.C., and obtained by PEOPLE, the iconic TV star, 86, suffered the attack 24 hours before he died at 7 a.m. Tuesday at his home on Roanoke Island in his native North Carolina.

In addition, the document says that he suffered for years with a variety of illnesses that included coronary artery disease, hypertension and hyperlipidemia, a form of high cholesterol.

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It's a Girl for Bryce Dallas Howard | Bryce Dallas Howard

Bryce Dallas Howard Has a Baby Girl

Originally posted 01/22/2012 11:05AM

Looks like big brother Theo guessed right!

Bryce Dallas Howard and husband Seth Gabel welcomed a daughter on Thursday, Bryce's proud father, movie director Ron Howard, Tweeted on Sunday.

"Beatrice Jean Howard-Gabel Born Jan 19 2012 8lbs 6oz Bryce & Baby B are spectacular Daddy Seth & brother Theo are beaming ear to ear :-) " the filmmaker announced Sunday.

In August, The Help star, 30, told Jay Leno that her 4½-year-old son predicted that his new sibling was going to be a girl, but she and Gabel kept mum even after finding out the sex of the baby in September.

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Tom Bosley Was a Wonderful Happy Days Dad, Says Ron Howard

Tom Bosley Was a Wonderful Happy Days Dad, Says Ron Howard

Originally posted 10/19/2010 04:20PM

The death of Happy Days star Tom Bosley left many saddened – and director Ron Howard without his onscreen dad.

"Tom's insight, talent, strength of character and comic timing made him a vital central figure in the Happy Days experience," says Howard, who played Richie Cunningham on the sitcom.

"A great father and husband, and a wonderful artist, Tom led by example, and made us all laugh while he was doing it," Howard adds. "My last conversations with Tom reflected the love of life and peace of mind that he always maintained throughout his full and rewarding life."

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Heidi Montag Spoofs Her Own Plastic Surgeries

Originally posted 03/09/2010 09:40AM

A jaw-dropping 10 plastic surgery procedures in one day may have made The Hills star Heidi Montag the happiest she's ever been, but it also made her fodder for some comics. Now Montag is joining the laugh brigade, with the help of Funny or Die and Oscar-winning Ron Howard, who's directed a new video in which Montag stars.

Its mission: To urge Congress to enact financial reform.

"I was honored to work with the amazing Ron Howard," Montag, 23, tells PEOPLE. "He was even more incredible than I could have imagined – kind, generous and made me feel so comfortable – he made me feel confident in my talent."

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Ron Howard Will Direct 'Til He Drops | Ron Howard

Movie News

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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