Edward Zwick Biography (1952-)

Full name, Edward M. Zwick; born October 8, 1952, in Chicago (some sources cite Winnetka), IL; son of Allen and Ruth Ellen (maiden name, Reich) Zwick; married Lynn Liberty Godshall (a writer), October 24, 1982. Addresses: Office: Bedford Falls Company, 409 Santa Monica Blvd., Penthouse, Santa Monica,CA 90401.; Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Writer, director, producer
Birth Details
October 8, 1952
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Story editor, Family, ABC, beginning 1976
  • Producer (with others), Family, ABC, 1979-1980
  • Creator and executive producer, thirtysomething, ABC, 1987-1991
  • Executive producer, My So-Called Life, ABC, 1994-1995, later broadcast on MTV
  • Producer (with Marshall Herskovitz), Relativity, ABC, 1996-1997
  • Creator and executive producer (both with Herskovitz), Once and Again, ABC, 1999-2002
  • Movies
  • Director, Having It All, 1982
  • Producer and (as Ed Zwick) director, Special Bulletin, NBC, 1983
  • Executive producer, Extreme Close-Up (also known as Home Video), NBC, 1990
  • Executive producer, Cowboys and Idiots (also known as Coyboys and Idiots, Lone Star State of Mind, and Road to Hell), Starz!, 2002
  • Executive producer, Women vs. Men, Showtime, 2002
  • Specials
  • Executive producer, Rock the Vote, Fox, 1992
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • "Ballerina," Family, ABC, 1979
  • The Best Times, NBC, 1985
  • "The Parents Are Coming, the Parents Are Coming," thirtysomething,ABC, 1987
  • "Accounts Receivable," thirtysomething, ABC, 1988
  • "Arizona," thirtysomething, ABC, 1990
  • My So-Called Life, ABC, episodes from 1994 to 1995, later broadcast on MTV
  • "Unsilent Night," Relativity, ABC, 1996
  • "Where There's Smoke," Once and Again, ABC, 1999
  • "Food for Thought," Once and Again, ABC, 2000
  • "Unfinished Business," Once and Again, ABC, 2000
  • "Gardenia," Once and Again, ABC, 2002
  • Television Work
  • Pilots
  • Director, Paper Dolls, ABC, 1982
  • Director, The Insiders, ABC, 1985
  • Executive producer, Sawdust, CBS, 1987
  • Executive producer, The Castle, ABC, 1998
  • Director, Once and Again, ABC, 1999
  • Executive producer, The Only Living Boy in New York, Fox, 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • (Uncredited) Dr. Daniel Rosenfeld, a recurring role, Once and Again, ABC, 2000-2002
  • Movies
  • Moderator, Women vs. Men, Showtime, 2002
  • Specials
  • Himself, Frank Capra's American Dream, 1997
  • Himself, The 71st Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1999
  • Himself, Inside Traffic: The Making of "Traffic," 2000
  • Himself, America Responds: A Special Report, PBS, 2001
  • Himself, Inside "thirtysomething," Bravo, 2001
  • Sarge!, History Channel, 2001
  • Episodic
  • Himself, The Museum of Television and Radio: Influences, Bravo, c.2000
  • Film Director
  • About Last Night..., TriStar, 1986
  • Glory, TriStar, 1989
  • Leaving Normal, Universal, 1992
  • Legends of the Fall, TriStar, 1994
  • Courage under Fire, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • The Siege, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998
  • The Last Samurai (also known as The Last Samurai: Bushidou), Warner Bros., 2003
  • Also made the short film Timothy and the Angel, American Film Institute.
  • Film Producer
  • (With Bill Wittliff and Marshall Herskovitz) Legends of the Fall,TriStar, 1994
  • Dangerous Beauty (also known as A Destiny of Her Own and The Honest Courtesan), Warner Bros., 1998
  • (With others) Shakespeare in Love, Miramax, 1998
  • The Siege, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998
  • Executive Search, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999
  • Traffic (also known as Traffic--Die Macht des Kartells), USA Films, 2000
  • I Am Sam, Miramax, 2001
  • Abandon, Paramount, 2002
  • The Last Samurai (also known as The Last Samurai: Bushidou), Warner Bros., 2003
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • The Siege, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998
  • The Last Samurai (also known as The Last Samurai: Bushidou), Warner Bros., 2003
  • Teleplays
  • Stories for Movies
  • (With Marshall Herskovitz) Special Bulletin, NBC, 1983
  • Extreme Close-Up (also known as Home Video), NBC, 1990
  • Specials
  • (With others) America: A Tribute to Heroes, multiple networks, 2001
  • Episodic
  • "Ballerina," Family, ABC, 1979
  • "From Russia with Love," Family, ABC, 1979
  • "Letting Go," Family, ABC, 1980
  • thirtysomething, ABC, multiple episodes, between 1987 and 1991
  • Once and Again, ABC, multiple episodes, between 1999 and 2002
  • Pilots
  • (With Marshall Herskovitz) thirtysomething, ABC, 1987
  • The Castle, ABC, 1998
  • Once and Again, ABC, 1999
  • Nonfiction
  • Editor, Literature and Liberalism: An Anthology of Sixty Years of theNew Republic, introduction by Irving Howe, New Republic Book Company, 1976
  • Contributor to periodicals, including New York Times.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • American Film, January, 1990, p. 58
    • Cineaste, Volume 22, issue 3, 1996, pp. 11-13
    • Entertainment Weekly, November 13, 1998, p. 36
    • Esquire, November, 1990, p. 160
    • Film Comment, January/February, 1990, p. 22

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