Ron Howard Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

14th December 2016

Tweet: "Congrats Daughter! @BryceDHoward for your #sagawards nomination for #BlackMirror such great work & You r in amazing company Yep, I'm proud". Filmmaker Ron Howard celebrates the work of his actress daughter Bryce Dallas Howard after she landed a Screen Actors Guild Awards nod for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series.

27th October 2016

Quote: "I'm gonna go with imitation is the sincerest form of flattery approach! Tom does that on the set once in a while, he sneaked it in a couple of times, and he actually emailed me and he said, 'Brace yourself, Ron! I'm doing a whole sketch as you! It's irresistible!' I got a huge kick out of it, I will admit that." Ron Howard was tickled by his longtime collaborator Tom Hanks' impression of the filmmaker on last weekend's Saturday Night Live, which the actor hosted.

24th October 2016

Quote: "Ron Howard is a national treasure. He has contributed to our world, as we know it, in entertainment, so getting the opportunity to go build with him, you don't say no. He could do a toothpaste commercial and (you'd) say, 'Let's go!'" Actor Ben Foster relished the opportunity to work with the former child star-turned-filmmaker on new movie Inferno.

20th June 2016

Fact: Director Ron Howard's authorised documentary film about the early years of legendary British rockers The Beatles is to be released in select U.S. cinemas on 16 September (16). The movie, titled The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, made with the full cooperation of surviving members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, and the Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison, the widows of deceased members John Lennon and George Harrison, will also be made available on the internet streaming service Hulu on 17 September (16).

28th December 2015

Tweet: "A true artist, gentleman & dedicated social activist, Haskel (sic) inspired those of us lucky enough to cross his path". Director Ron Howard pays tribute to late cinematographer Haskell Wexler, who died on Sunday (27Dec15), aged 93.

11th December 2015

Fact: Ron Howard unveiled his second star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday (10Dec15). The filmmaker, who was previously honoured as a TV star, was saluted for his directing career by production partner Brian Grazer and actor Michael Keaton at the Hollywood Boulevard ceremony.

6th May 2015

Fact: Filmmaker Ron Howard's new Beatles documentary will be among the films seeking sales and distribution deals at the Cannes Film Festival in France later this month (May15). The untitled movie traces the band's rise and uses new technology to repair and sync footage from shows at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, in Hamburg, Germany and the Beatles' final tour stop at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966.

3rd March 2015

Fact: Director Ron Howard celebrated his 61st birthday by going out for a low-key dinner with his wife, Cheryl, and daughter, Paige, in New York City on Sunday (01Mar15).

18th February 2014

Tweet: "RIP Mauro Pane, a wonderful guy who doubled (as) Daniel Bruhl driving the Ferrari's (sic) in Rush. His passing saddens all of us from the production". Rush director Ron Howard pays tribute to the Italian racing driver who was killed in a car accident on 9 February (14).

12th November 2013

Fact: Jay Z's concert documentary following the making of his inaugural Made in America festival is heading to U.S. theatres for a limited run next summer (14). Made In America, directed by Ron Howard, aired on Tv last month (Oct13), but executives at Phase 4 Films have since acquired the North American rights to the release, which features interviews with, and event footage of, 2012 performers including Pearl Jam, Run-D.M.C. and Skrillex.

22nd August 2013

Fact: Ron Howard's fast-paced Formula One racing movie Rush is to open the ninth annual Zurich Film Festival in Switzerland on 26 September (13). The film stars Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl as James Hunt and Nicki Lauda.

7th May 2012

Tweet: "George Lindsey: warm, intelligent, lovable. He generated lots of laughs and raised a lot of money for Special Olympics Rip George". Actor-turned-director Ron Howard pays tribute to his The Andy Griffith Show co-star following his death on Sunday (06May12).

30th October 2011

Tweet: "My friend Henry Winkler's B-Day Have a great one Henry. Give your fam a hug from me." Director Ron Howard sends birthday wishes to his pal Henry Winkler, who turns 66 on Sunday (30Oct11).

13th August 2011

Quote: "He's incredibly supportive and complimentary and things like that. I mean, honestly, all of my dad's friends are like that. They're all very thoughtful and supportive. And that's really wonderful." Tom Cruise is a big fan of his pal Ron Howard's actress daughter Bryce Dallas Howard.

14th January 2011

Quote: "I've told them both, 'Look, I've never had an actor roll their eyes at one of my directions.'" Ron Howard doubts he'll ever on direct his actress daughters Bryce Dallas and Paige on the big screen.

27th October 2010

Quote: "He thought it was a public service thing... He called me on the way... and I said you have to turn around." Bryce Dallas Howard reveals her filmmaker father Ron Howard thought he was making a PSA with Jamie Foxx when he agreed to be part of the singer/actor's Blame It On The Alcohol video.

18th May 2010

Quote: "I took a picture with Ron Howard last year at the Oscars. I thought it was the funniest thing. I asked, 'Is it for your kids?' He said, 'No, it's for me. I want to have it on my phone.'" Robert Pattinson on his celebrity fans.

15th December 2009

Quote: "We have talked about it. I'd be lucky to get her in a movie. I'd be lucky to get her to return my call!" Director Ron Howard on the possibility of making a film with his actress daughter Bryce Dallas Howard.

25th May 2009

Quote: "I'd love to work with him at some point. (But) the studio would have to be begging my dad before he'd consider." Actress Bryce Dallas Howard on the possibility of collaborating with her director dad Ron Howard.

6th May 2009

Fact: Rome's St Peter's Square was recreated out of wood and Styrofoam in the parking lot of the Hollywood Park Racetrack in Los Angeles for new thriller ANGELS & DEMONS when officials in Italy refused to let director Ron Howard shoot at the sacred site.

5th December 2007

Fact: Veteran crooner Tony Bennett will give a "special performance" in support of U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in New Brunswick, New Jersey later this month (12Dec07). Actor/director Ron Howard has also pledged his support for the New York senator and will host a fundraiser for her campaign at his home in Greenwich, Connecticut in December.

11th August 2006

Quote: "Yes, it's disgusting." Ron Howard's actress daughter Bryce Dallas Howard hates the fact her middle name is the city she was conceived in.

23rd July 2006

Quote: "I went home and I got the DVD of Happy Days from the first season and I saw the whole thing and it's amazing. I love it. Now I'm, like, shy around my godfather, who's Henry Winkler (THE FONZ)." Ron Howard's daughter Bryce Dallas Howard on checking her father's Happy Days TV series recently.

19th May 2006

Quote: "This sounds a little 'hucksterish', but people really respond to the movie better the second time than they do the first time." Director Ron Howard continues to defend The Da Vinci Code's poor reviews.

19th May 2006

Quote: "I know I've been commercially successful, but I'm not really a guy looking for safe, middle-of-the-road success." Director Ron Howard revels in the controversy surrounding The Da Vinci Code.

13th April 2006

Quote: "Tom Hanks and I were looking at the Mona Lisa at about 2.30 in the morning. It was a rare, rare, amazing moment." Movie-maker Ron Howard on the highlight of making The Da Vinci Code in Paris, France, art Mecca The Louvre, which houses LEONARDO DA VINCI's great masterpiece.

24th January 2006

Fact: <p>THE VILLAGE star Bryce Dallas Howard's godfather is actor Henry Winkler, who co-starred with her father, Ron Howard, on Happy Days. </p>

8th September 2005

Fact: <p>Happy Days are here again on the set of hit comedy ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT - SCOTT BAIO will replace former sitcom co-star Henry Winkler on the show, which is narrated by another ex-Happy Days regular Ron Howard. </p>

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