Happy birthday Ron Howard!
"One of the great things about being a director as a life choice is that it can never be mastered. Every story is its own kind of expedition, with its own set of challenges."
Ron Howard (March 1, 1954) is an American film and television actor, director, and producer who appeared in his first movie when he was just 18 months old. As a child actor, he appeared regularly on Playhouse 90 on CBS, where he caught the eye of Sheldon Leonard, producer of The Andy Griffith Show. In addition to his roles as Opie Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show and Richie Cunningham on Happy Days, Howard is known for directing and producing films like Grand Theft Auto (1977), Apollo 13 (1995), A Beautiful Mind (2002), The Da Vinci Code (2006), and many others. Howard was the voice of the narrator of Arrested Development, and served as the executive producer of the show.
San Francisco, April 12, 2011 -- In a rare public speaking appearance, Eleanor Coppola took the center stage of Oberlin Dance Company (ODC) Theater today in order to share some of her personal experiences in documentary filmmaking to an audience of around 150 creative professionals, mostly women.
"If you can channel the best part of you that is bigger than yourself where it’s not about your ego and not about getting ahead, then you can have fun and you aren’t jealous of others. You see other people's talent as another branch of your own. You can keep it rooted in joy...Life is long and there are plenty of opportunities to make mistakes. The point of it all is to learn."