WATCH: Roger Corman on giving Ron Howard his directing start

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Nov 4, 2017, 6:34 PM EDT (Updated)

Living legend Roger Corman, "King of the B Movies," has launched the directorial careers of dozens of former stars and budding moviemakers over the decades, including Ron Howard, James Cameron, John Sayles, Jonathan Demme, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, and many others.

Corman produced Howard's first film sitting in the director's seat, the 1977 crazy road-trip flick Grand Theft Auto. The Academy Award-winning director is now at the helm for Solo: A Star Wars Story, after the sudden departure of The LEGO Movie's Phil Lord and Chris Miller.


In our continuing conversation with Corman below, SYFY WIRE prods the schlock master about what he taught this esteemed list of creative individuals. We also learn who his favorite student of all was, and hear an amusing anecdote about Howard during the filming of Grand Theft Auto.