10 Questions for Ron Howard

Frost/Nixon , by the child star turned Oscar-winning director, is out Dec. 5. Ron Howard will now take your questions

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Ron Howard

You seem to have been one of the very few famous child stars who survived without any disorders. How did you do it? Mark Flowers, LOGANVILLE, GA.

I can't take a lot of credit for it. My parents did a fantastic job. The way my father described it to me as a kid, being on television is a career choice. It's a way of working, and you want to do that with integrity, but everybody works. I think that his common sense wore off on me a little bit.

Did growing up as a child star help when your own kids...

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