Ron Howard honored at Chicago film festival

Ron Howard arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar party on Sunday, March 7, 2010, in West Hollywood, Calif. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)

June 13, 2010 7:42:38 PM PDT
The Chicago International Film Festival has honored Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard with a career achievement award.

Howard received the award Saturday night at a gala at the city's Museum of Science and Industry. Howard has directed movies such as "Splash," "Apollo 13," "The Da Vinci Code" and "Backdraft." He won the Academy Award for best director in 2002 for "A Beautiful Mind."

Howard says he's had "the career of my dreams."


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