|Edward Burns is the multi-talented, award winner that recently stars
in "Saving Private Ryan." His talents inlcude writing, directing, producing
Edward plays the role of Private Reiben in the movie "Saving
Private Ryan" released 24 July 1998 from DreamWorks.
Background - Born and raised in New York,
attended Catholic grammar and high schools. Played basketball in
college. Was an English major and film-studies minor at SUNY-Albany.
Transferred to Hunter College to study film Went on to work as a
production assistant for Entertainment Tonight.
Career Highlights - Burns tried to write
a novel, but realized that his writing strength is in dialogue. His
first film "The Brothers McMullen" won Indie Awards. He followed
with two more award-winning and well-received films, "She's t e One" and
"No Looking Back".
DreamWorks Deal - Burns has a three-year
deal with DreamWorks where they have "first look" at any of his projects.
In the Works - Burns is currently writing
a film about his fathers' New York precinct called "The Two Five".
DreamWorks will make it.
Family - Burns grew up in an Irish-Catholic
home, his father and four uncles were all New York cops. His mother
a homemaker. His brother Brian is a year younger and they have a
production company called "Irish Twins Productions". Edward
writes movies and Brian writes for TV.
Edward J. Burns
January 29, 1968
Queens, New York
1996 - Independent Spirit Award - Best First
Feature - "The Brothers McMullen"
1996 - ShoWest Award - Screenwriter of the Year
1995 - Grand Jury Prize - Sundance - "The Brothers McMullen"
1995 - Jury Special Prize - Deauville - "The Brothers
1996 - Grand Special Prize - Deauville - "She's
1995 - Grand Special Prize - Deauville - "The Brothers
1998 - "No Looking Back" . . . Charlie
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1996 - "She's the One" . . . Mickey Fitzpatrick
1995 - "The Brothers McMullen" . . . Barry McMullen
"Saving Private Ryan"
- 24 July 1998 from DreamWorks. Cast: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon,
Tom Sizemore, Edward J. Burns, Jeremy Davis, Vin Diesel, Adam Goldberg,
Barry Pepper, Giovanni Ribisi.
"On Any Given Sunday" - 1999 release from Warner Brothers. Cast:
Al Pacino, Dennis Quaid, Sean Puffy Combs, James Woods, David Duchovny,
Ving Rhames, Edward J. Burns, Tom Arnold, Cameron Diaz, Lauren Holly.
"Trillion" - 2000 release with Edward J. Burns. The story of an
NBA player who refuses to quit despite a heart condition.
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