Ron Shelton - American Film Director

BY NIHAL BHANDARY Updated on 09 March, 2021

Ron Shelton is a film director and screenwriter.

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Birth Name Ronald Wayne Shelton
Birth Day 09/15/1945
Birth place Whittier, California, United States
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession Film Director/ Screenwriter
Husband/Wife Lolita Davidovich
Sibling 4
Net Worth $1 million
College/University University of Arizona,Westmont College.
Children 4
Height 5'10
Eye color Green
Hair Color White

Best known for being a director and screenwriter, Ronald Wayne Shelton was born in Whittier, California on September 15, 1945. He is best known for being the director of primarily sports-related movies and for his collaborations with actor Kevin Costner.

Ron Shelton's net worth is estimated at $1 million. He is married to actress Lolita Davidovich who has also starred in many of his movies. The pair have been married for over 2 decades and have two children together. Furthermore, Shelton has two daughters with his first wife, filmmaker Lois Shelton.

Net Worth and Sources of Income

Ron Shelton’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million. He has accumulated his earnings from his successful career as a movie director. and screenwriter.

Ron Shelton has a net worth estimated to be $1 million

Some of the movies he has directed with their respective box office collection are listed below.

Movies Year Box Office Collection
Bad Boys II 2003 $273.3 million
White Men Can't Jump 1992 $90.8 million
Tin Cup 1996 $75.85 million
Bull Durham 1998 $58 million

Just a glimpse on Ron Shelton's directed movies gives us an estimation of his success and fortune in the world of directing. Through his career, he must have gotten a huge sum from these highly grossing movies.


Ron Shelton is a former minor league baseball infielder in Baltimore's farm system. Furthermore, Shelton made his directorial debut in his 1988 film Bull Durham which was based on his personal baseball experiences. The romantic comedy starring Kevin Costner and Susan Sarandon earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

Similarly, Kevin Costner was starred again on the 1996 golf-themed romantic comedy Tin Cup. Shelton's screenplay grabbed him multiple awards, including Best Original Script from the Writer's Guild of America, and Best Script from the US National Society of Film Critics. His work was also nominated for an Academy Award.

Ron co-wrote other sports-themed films including The Best of Times, starring Robin Williams and Kurt Russell as former football teammates. He worked with Nick Nolte and Gene Hackman as a co-writer to make a political drama Under Fire. Additionally, the talented director directed Hollywood Homicide, a comedy with Harrison Ford, Dark Blue, a drama starring Kurt Russell a boxing comedy and The Great White Hype, starring Samuel L. Jackson.

Personal Life

Shelton spent his years growing up in Montecito, California alongside his four brothers. He is a graduate of Santa Barbara High School and of the University of Arizona and Westmont College.

Ron Shelton has a net worth estimated at $1 million

Ron Shelton tied his knot to a Canadian-born actress Lolita Davidovich in 1997. It's been over 2 decades since their marriage and the couple is still together and have two kids together. Alongside that, Shelton also has two kids with his former wife.

Besides, He got enrolled into Rochester Red Wings Hall of Fame on July 7, 2017. As far as we know, Ron is living quite a private life with his wife, given his absence on social platforms and media interviews.

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Published on 08 September, 2019

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