Director Ron Howard Goes 'In The Heart Of The Sea'11:16
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Ron Howard arrives at the "In the Heart of the Sea" New York premiere at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on December 7, 2015 in New York City.  (Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
Ron Howard arrives at the "In the Heart of the Sea" New York premiere at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on December 7, 2015 in New York City. (Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
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Oscar-winning director Ron Howard has directed a diverse array of films over the years, including the biopic "A Beautiful Mind," the mystery-thriller "The Da Vinci Code" and the science fiction film "Cocoon."

In his latest project, "In the Heart of the Sea," Ron Howard goes to the ocean to tell the story of the disastrous voyage of the whale ship "Essex," which was the inspiration for Herman Melville's "Moby Dick."

Howard says he likes that his films can't be lumped into one category.

"I never wanted to be a brand director, I didn't want that kind of stamp," he told Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson. "I wanted to be more like Pacino or Dustin Hoffman or Meryl Streep or De Niro, you know a chameleon as a storyteller because I love all kinds of movies."

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This segment aired on December 8, 2015.

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