Ron Shelton (September 15, 1945 in
California) is a U.S. film director and screenwriter, most notable
for making movie about sports.
an alumnus of Santa Barbara High School and of the University of Arizona and Westmont College.
He is the oldest of four brothers, and grew
up in Montecito, California.
Before beginning his movie career, Shelton was a minor league
baseball player in the Baltimore
He is married to Canadian-born actress Lolita Davidovich
, who has appeared in
three of Shelton's films and with whom he has two children. The
couple reside in Los Angeles and Ojai, California.