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Ron Howard, (641, cropped)
Oil on canvas
35 x 49 cm
 
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Ronald Howard 

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Howard at the 2011
Tribeca Film Festival Vanity Fair party

Born

Ronald William Howard
March 1, 1954 (1954-03-01) (age 57)
Duncan, Oklahoma, U.S.

Occupation

Actor, producer, director

Years active

1956–present

Spouse

Cheryl Alley (1975–present)

Children

Bryce Dallas Howard (b. 1981)
Jocelyn (b. 1985)
Paige (b. 1985)
Reed (b. 1987)

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 the teenaged Richie Cunningham in the sitcom Happy Days for six years. He appeared in the films American Graffiti in 1973 and The Shootist in 1976, the latter during his run on Happy Days. He made his directorial debut with the 1977 comedy Grand Theft Auto. He left Happy Days in 1980 to focus on directing; his films include the Academy Award-winning Cocoon, Apollo 13, and A Beautiful Mind. In 2003, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.[1] Asteroid 12561 Howard is named for him.

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Stellan Skarsgård, (640, cropped)
Oil on canvas
31 x 53 cm
 
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Stellan Skarsgård

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Skarsgård in Kalmar, July 2009

Born

Stellan John Skarsgård
13 June 1951 (1951-06-13) (age 60)
Gothenburg, Sweden

Occupation

Actor

Years active

1968–present

Stellan John Skarsgård (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈstɛlː.ˈan ˈskɒːʂɡoːɖ] (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/21/Speaker_Icon.svg/13px-Speaker_Icon.svg.png listen); born 13 June 1951) is a Swedish actor, known internationally for his film roles in Angels & Demons, Breaking the Waves, The Hunt for Red October, Ronin, Good Will Hunting, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist, Mamma Mia!, Thor and King Arthur.

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Paul Newman, (639, cropped)
Oil on canvas
34 x 50 cm

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Paul Newman

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Paul Newman in 1975

Born

Paul Leonard Newman
January 26, 1925(1925-01-26)
Shaker Heights, Ohio, U.S.

Died

September 26, 2008(2008-09-26) (aged 83)
Westport, Connecticut, U.S.

Cause of death

Lung cancer

Resting place

Westport, Connecticut

Residence

Westport, Connecticut

Nationality

American

Education

Shaker Heights High School

Alma mater

Kenyon College (B.A.),
Ohio University

Occupation

Actor, director, entrepreneur

Years active

1952–2008

Home town

Shaker Heights, Ohio

Net worth

$ 300 million as of 2011

Political party

Democrat

Religion

none

Spouse

Jackie Witte (m. 1949–1958) «start: (1949)–end+1: (1959)»"Marriage: Jackie Witte to Paul Newman" Location: (linkback://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Newman) (divorced)
Joanne Woodward (m. 1958–2008) «start: (1958)–end+1: (2009)»"Marriage: Joanne Woodward to Paul Newman" Location: (linkback://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Newman) (his death)

Children

Scott (1950-78) (deceased)
Susan (1953)
Stephanie
Nell (1959)
Melissa (1961)
Claire (1965)

Parents

Theresa (nee Fetzer or Fetsko),
Arthur Samuel Newman

Awards

Academy Award in 1986,
Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences,
Golden Globe Award,
BAFTA Award,
Screen Actors Guild Award,
Cannes Film Festival Award,
Emmy Award

Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008)[1] was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, humanitarian, professional racing driver and auto racing enthusiast. He won numerous awards, including an Academy Award for best actor for his performance in the 1986 Martin Scorsese film The Color of Money and eight other nominations,[2] three Golden Globe Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, an Emmy award, and many honorary awards. He also won several national championships as a driver in Sports Car Club of America road racing, and his race teams won several championships in open wheel IndyCar racing.

Newman was a co-founder of Newman's Own, a food company from which Newman donated all post-tax profits and royalties to charity.[3] As of July 2011, these donations exceeded $300 million.[3]

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