5 Most Prolific Actors turned Directors gallery 2010 Ron Howard
Ron Howard: Granted, some of Howard's films can be a bit mawkish ("Cocoon," "Backdraft," "Parenthood"). And his adaptations of the Dan Brown best sellers "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels & Demons" were laughably over the top. Still, he's prolific -- and when he's on, he's on. And he's versatile. His early comedies "Night Shift" and "Splash" still hold up well today. "The Paper" is one of the more amusing depictions of journalism you'll see on screen. "Apollo 13" and "A Beautiful Mind" couldnt be more different but they're equally effective. And one of his most recent films, "Frost/Nixon," is his best: a great example of letting strong writing and acting shine through.