PHOTOS: Ron Howard Honored in Chicago

Stars such as Vince Vaughn and Kevin James honor a legend.

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Director Ron Howard has come a long way from playing freckle-faced kids on television, mainly The Andy Griffith Show and Happy Days. Over the weekend, the 46th Chicago International Film Festival honored the Oscar winner with the Silver Hugo Career Achievement Award, in recognition of his outstanding 50-year career in the film industry. Several cast members from Howard�s upcoming Universal Pictures� comedy attended the festival�s Annual Summer Gala on Saturday on June 12, 2010, in celebration: including Chicago�s own Vince Vaughn, as well as Kevin James, Jennifer Connelly, and Winona Ryder. Other attendees included Howard�s longtime producing partner at Imagine Entertainment, Academy Award winner Brian Grazer, Paul Bettany (Connelly�s husband), professional ice skater and Dancing With the Stars contestant Evan Lysacek, and Chaz Hammelsmith Ebert, wife of film critic Roger Ebert. The event, held at the Museum of Science and Industry, was hosted by award-winning television journalist Bill Kurtis.
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Jennifer Connelly, husband Paul Bettany and festival VP Michael Kutza.
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Kevin James and wife
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Vince Vaughn
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Howard and Kutza
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Howard with wife Cheryl Alley
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Kevin James and Steffiana de la Cruz
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Jennifer Connelly and husband Paul Bettany
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Vince Vaughn and wife Kyla Weber
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Winona Ryder
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Olympic gold medalist Evan Lysacek and girlfriend Chloe Wonder.
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