In 1973, Ron Howard was 19 years old and a well-known child TV star, but had yet to prove himself in a major movie role. That changed when George Lucas offered him a starring role in his first major Hollywood movie, American Graffiti. That sparked a long-running friendship between the two men, which came in helpful when Howard was offered the reins of Solo, the movie based on Lucas‘ creation, Star Wars. Howard says that Lucas offered him two key pieces of advice about directing the movie.
Solo: A Star Wars Story, is playing now in theaters everywhere.