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Edward Zwick


Edward Zwick is well-known for his heroic movies that include Glory (1989), and the breathtaking works of art that include Legends of the Fall (1994). Zwick has also been known for his thoughtfulness as a director, and for his record of working with television series and other films as a producer. Born in 1952, in the city of Chicago. After ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 22 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Cut Bank (producer)
 2014 About Alex (executive producer)
 2014 Boys of Abu Ghraib (executive producer)
 2010 Love & Other Drugs (producer)
 2009 A Marriage (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2008/I Defiance (producer)
  Quarterlife (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes, 2008) (producer - 2 episodes, 2008)
- Home Sweet Home (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Anxiety (2008) ... (producer)
- Goodbyes (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Finding a Voice (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Pilot (2008) ... (producer)
 2006 Blood Diamond (producer)
 2005 1/4life (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2003 The Last Samurai (producer)
 2002 Women vs. Men (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2002 Lone Star State of Mind (executive producer)
 1999-2002 Once and Again (TV Series) (executive producer - 61 episodes)
- Chance of a Lifetime (2002) ... (executive producer)
- Losing You (2002) ... (executive producer)
- Experience Is the Teacher (2002) ... (executive producer)
- Aaron's List of Dreams (2002) ... (executive producer)
- One Step (Parent) Backward (2002) ... (executive producer)
 2002 Abandon (producer)
 2001 I Am Sam (producer)
 2000 Traffic (producer)
 2000 The Only Living Boy in New York (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1998 Shakespeare in Love (producer)
 1998 The Siege (producer)
 1998 Dangerous Beauty (producer)
 1996 Relativity (TV Series) (producer)
 1994-1995 My So-Called Life (TV Series) (executive producer - 19 episodes)
- In Dreams Begin Responsibilities (1995) ... (executive producer)
- Weekend (1995) ... (executive producer)
- Betrayal (1995) ... (executive producer)
- Resolutions (1995) ... (executive producer)
- So-Called Angels (1994) ... (executive producer)
 1994 Legends of the Fall (producer)
  Thirtysomething (TV Series) (executive producer - 85 episodes, 1987 - 1991) (producer - 1 episode, 1987)
- California (1991) ... (executive producer)
- Melissa in Wonderland (1991) ... (executive producer)
- A Stop at Willoughby (1991) ... (executive producer)
- Hopeless (1991) ... (executive producer)
- Out the Door (1991) ... (executive producer)
 1990 Extreme Close-Up (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1989 Dream Street (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Bachelor Party (1989) ... (executive producer)
 1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Sawdust (1987) ... (executive producer)
 1983 Special Bulletin (TV Movie) (producer)
 1979-1980 Family (TV Series) (producer - 13 episodes)
- Letting Go (1980) ... (producer)
- Smarts (1980) ... (producer)
- Just Like Old Times (1980) ... (producer)
- The Ties That Bind (1980) ... (producer)
- Such a Fine Line (1980) ... (producer)
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Appeared in "inside thirtysomething" on Bravo (2001) See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ed Zwick

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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There is no reason why challenging themes and engaging stories have to be mutually exclusive - in fact, each can fuel the other. As a filmmaker, I want to entertain people first and foremost. If out of that comes a greater awareness and understanding of a time or a circumstance, then the hope is that change can happen. See more »

Trivia:

Has directed 4 actors in Oscar nominated roles; Djimon Hounsou, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, and Denzel Washington. Denzel won his Oscar. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently casts Denzel Washington See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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