RON HOWARD: "I REALLY MISS JAMES."
Their most famous projects are A Beautiful Mind, Willow, and Apollo 13.
"I really miss James, and I was always, always, in the back of my mind, assuming we'd work together again,” shares Howard. “He had really fallen in love with flying."
"People don't realize what an avid hobbyist James was. He could make, you know, radio-controlled helicopters from scratch and fly them. You know, he collected gemstones and he would go all over the world and go into caves. Here’s this very sophisticated guy. You wouldn't think, you know, he'd be there with a pick and a helmet with a light on it, finding these gems…. But he had a vast collection."
"He'd really, really fallen in love with flying…. That crash was devastating for me. But I knew from my last conversation [with him] that, you know, he was doing something that he truly loved."