I've directed Rance Howard.
Not like lots of well known Hollywood directors, among them his son, Ron, have, but I'll always say I've directed him nonetheless. I directed him to pose for this photo for posting on al.com. He was the nicest guy you'd ever meet. He would have said OK had I just been a fanboy without press credentials.
So, all you Rance Howard fanboys, don't be afraid to ask.
One blogging note: McDonald's claims to have free Wi-Fi access, but only allows you onto their access site, then you have to pony up to play. I jacked somebody's signal to post. Sorry, somebody. And one more reason for me to hate on McD's.