Ron Shelton

Ron Shelton

Highest Rated: 97% Bull Durham (1988)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Sep 15, 1945

Birthplace: Whittier, California, USA

Former slick-fielding, light-hitting minor league infielder Ron Shelton first tried his hand at sculpture before establishing himself as a screenwriter in the early 1980s and as a leading writer-director by the end of the decade. With his literary values, sharp ear for naturalistic dialogue, and penchant for strong, interesting female characters, Shelton has become Hollywood's premier purveyor of the sports film. His character-driven scripts have emphasized acting far more than any formal attributes, and he has used the rehearsal process to discover the right behavior before blocking for the camera. Though he has not limited himself exclusively to sports, Shelton has returned again and again to athletics as a rich source of metaphor and analogy.




4% 11% Just Getting Started Director,
$5.5M 2017
0% 41% Spaceman Executive Producer - 2016
30% 27% Hollywood Homicide Director,
$30.0M 2003
23% 78% Bad Boys II Screenwriter,
$138.4M 2003
59% 52% Dark Blue Director $9.1M 2002
11% 25% Play It to the Bone Director,
$8.4M 1999
No Score Yet 42% No Vacancy Executive Producer - 1999
No Score Yet 67% Welcome to Hollywood Self - 1998
72% 65% Tin Cup Director,
$53.9M 1996
45% 35% The Great White Hype Screenwriter $7.8M 1996
37% 51% Blue Chips Executive Producer $21.8M 1994
65% 58% Cobb Director $648.1K 1994
77% 68% White Men Can't Jump Director,
$71.6M 1992
73% 48% Blaze Director $19.0M 1989
97% 82% Bull Durham Director,
$49.9M 1988
31% 42% The Best of Times Screenwriter $5.8M 1986