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Tom Hanks film 'Inferno' pushed back to 2016

Tom Hanks film 'Inferno' pushed back to 2016

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 (UPI) --Tom Hanks fans will have to wait until 2016 to see the actor return as Robert Langdon in "Inferno."
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Stephen King talks movie adaptation of 'The Dark Tower'

Stephen King talks movie adaptation of 'The Dark Tower'

NEW YORK, Oct. 3 (UPI) --Stephen King's "Dark Tower" book series is still being adapted for film and television, but the author said he isn't in a rush.
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Tom Hanks to reprise role as Robert Langdon in 'Inferno'

Tom Hanks to reprise role as Robert Langdon in 'Inferno'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) --Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks and Ron Howard are returning for the cinematographic adaptation of Dan Brown's novel "Inferno."
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Ron Howard to direct documentary on The Beatles

Ron Howard to direct documentary on The Beatles

LOS ANGELES, July 16 (UPI) --Ron Howard will helm a new documentary about the early years of The Beatles, and the film has been authorized by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.
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Netflix releases 'Orange Is The New Black' credits narrated by Ron Howard of 'Arrested Development'

Netflix releases 'Orange Is The New Black' credits narrated by Ron Howard of 'Arrested Development'

NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) --Streaming giant Netflix has released a new promotional clip for the upcoming second second of its original series, "Orange Is the New Black."
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Ron Howard, Michael Douglas and Bryan Cranston to speak at 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

Ron Howard, Michael Douglas and Bryan Cranston to speak at 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

March 17 (UPI) -- Actors Ron Howard, Michael Douglas, Bryan Cranston and Kevin Spacey are among those who will give talks at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 1, 2014.
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'Dating Show' host Jim Lange dead at 81

'Dating Show' host Jim Lange dead at 81

MILL VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Original {i:Dating Show} host Jim Lange died Tuesday at age 81 after suffering a heart attack at his home in California.
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Chris Pratt confirms lead role in 'Jurassic World'

Chris Pratt confirms lead role in 'Jurassic World'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The "Parks and Recreation" actor will star opposite Bryce Dallas Howard in the next "Jurassic Park" installment.
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Aaron Paul could star in screen adaptation of 'The Dark Tower'

Aaron Paul could star in screen adaptation of 'The Dark Tower'

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Aaron Paul has confirmed he is in talks to participate in the screen adaptation of Stephen King's "The Dark Tower".
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Steven Spielberg tops Oprah on Forbes' influential celebrities list

Steven Spielberg tops Oprah on Forbes' influential celebrities list

Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and George Lucas topped the magazine's annual list of influential celebrities.
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Jamie Foxx shows directing knack in short film 'Eve'

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Jamie Foxx called his stylish new science-fiction short film "And She Was My Eve" the result of his past work with top-tier Hollywood directors.

British race car driver Sean Edwards dies in fiery wreck

QUEENSLAND, Australia, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- British professional race car driver Sean Edwards died Tuesday after a car, in which he was a passenger, crashed at a track in Australia, police said.
Ron Howard starts shooting 'Heart of the Sea' in the U.K.

Ron Howard starts shooting 'Heart of the Sea' in the U.K.

BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Production is underway in the United Kingdom on the action adventure film "Heart of the Sea," Warner Bros. announced.
Showtime to air 'Made in America' concert film

Showtime to air 'Made in America' concert film

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- "Made in America," a concert film directed by Ron Howard and produced by Jay Z and Brian Grazer, is to have its television premiere Oct. 11, Showtime announced.
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Ron Howard appears backstage with his nomination award for outstanding directorial achievement feature film for "Frost/Nixon", at the 61st annual Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles on January 31, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Ronald William "Ron" Howard (born March 1, 1954) is an American actor, director and producer. He came to prominence as a child actor, playing Opie Taylor in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show for eight years, and later as the teenaged Richie Cunningham in the sitcom Happy Days for six years. He made film appearances such as in American Graffiti in 1973 and while starring in Happy Days he also made The Shootist in 1976, as well as making his directorial debut with the 1977 comedy film Grand Theft Auto. He left Happy Days in 1980 to focus on directing, and has since gone on to direct several films, including the Oscar winning Cocoon, Apollo 13, and A Beautiful Mind. In 2003, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.

Howard was born in Duncan, Oklahoma, the son of Jean Speegle Howard, an actress, and Rance Howard, a director, writer and actor, who was serving three years in the United States Air Force at the time. His family moved to Hollywood, California, in 1958, the year before the birth of his younger brother, Clint Howard. They rented a house on the next block south of the Desilu Studios in Hollywood, California on N. Cahuenga Blvd., in anticipation of the success of the Andy Griffith Show, in which Howard had been cast. They lived in Hollywood, CA for at least three years, before moving to Burbank. After a successful pilot, the producers decided to take a chance and start filming the series immediately. Ron was tutored at the studio in his younger years. Howard graduated from John Burroughs High School, and later attended the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts, but did not graduate.

In 1959, he had his first credited film role, in "The Journey," and appeared in June Allyson's CBS anthology series The DuPont Show with June Allyson in the episode "Child Lost," as well as The Twilight Zone episode "Walking Distance," about a man (Gig Young) who learns that he cannot go home again. He also appeared in a few episodes as "Stewart" (one of Dennis' friends) in the first season of the sitcom Dennis the Menace.

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