EDWARD ZWICK (Director/Producer/Screenwriter) teams
with Denzel Washington for the third time, having previously directed
Washington in his Academy Award-winning role in "Glory"
and the critically acclaimed "Courage Under Fire."
The recipient of several Emmy Awards, Zwick was the co-creator
of the much lauded television series "thirtysomething"
and "My So-Called Life." He has been honored with the
Humanitas Prize, the Writer's Guild of America Award, the Director's
Guild of America Award, two Peabody Awards and the A.F.I.'s Franklin
J. Schaffner Alumni Award.
Zwick began his feature film career with "About Last Night,"
and went on to direct "Leaving Normal" and the sweeping
epic "Legends of the Fall," starring Brad Pitt, Anthony
Hopkins and Julia Ormond.
Born in Winnetka, Illinois, Zwick was educated at Harvard College
where he studied literature, and wrote and directed for the theater.
Upon graduation, he was awarded a Rockefeller Fellowship to study
abroad with some of the world's major innovative theater companies.
In Europe, he supplemented his fellowship income by writing magazine
articles and later working for Woody Allen in Paris on the film
"Love and Death."
In 1975, Zwick was accepted as a Directing Fellow at the American
Film Institute. "Timothy and the Angel," his AFI short
film, won first place in the student film competition at the 1976
Chicago Film Festival. It also led to his work on the acclaimed
television series "Family," on which he served as writer,
story editor, director and, for the final season, producer.
Subsequently, Zwick directed television films and pilots. For
his work on the landmark television movie "Special Bulletin"
(as director, producer and co-writer), Zwick received two Emmy
Awards. It also marked the beginning of his collaboration with
Marshall Herskovitz, with whom he then created the Emmy Award-winning
TV series "thirtysomething" and formed The Bedford Falls
Most recently, Zwick was one of the producers of "Dangerous
Beauty," directed by Herskovitz, and served as executive
producer with Herskovitz on the recently completed feature "Shakespeare
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