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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 Company.

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 in Love."

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