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Lauded by critics and audiences alike, EDWARD BURNS gained international recognition
first feature THE BROTHERS MCMULLEN, which premiered in competition at the
1995 Sundance Film Festival, winning the Grand Jury prize. The film, which Burns
wrote, directed and starred in, was shot on a budget of only $25,000 and went on
gross over $10 million at the domestic box office, making it the most profitable
1995. The film also won "Best First Feature" at the 1996 Independent Spirit
Burns' second film, the romantic comedy SHE'S THE ONE starring Jennifer Aniston
and Cameron Diaz, reinforced Burns' versatile talent as a writer, director, and
able to simultaneously and successfully wear multiple hats.
Burns continues to write, direct, star in and produce his films, including the
Paramount Classics relationship comedy SIDEWALKS OF NEW YORK, PURPLE
VIOLETS, and NICE GUY JOHNNY. In a groundbreaking deal, PURPLE VIOLETS
was the first feature film to premiere exclusively on iTunes. Burns built on
platform and successfully released NICE GUY JOHNNY via digital distribution in
His 10th feature film as a writer, director and actor is the romantic drama
NEWLYWEDS, which premiered at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. Burns has been
involved with TFF since the festival's inception in 2002. NEWLYWEDS was his 6th
film featured at TFF, and it closed the festival.
As an actor, Burns starred in Steven Spielberg's critically acclaimed World War
epic SAVING PRIVATE RYAN. He also starred in the thriller 15 MINUTES opposite
Robert De Niro, CONFIDENCE opposite Dustin Hoffman, and the 20th Century Fox
romantic comedy hit 27 DRESSES opposite Katherine Heigl. Burns can be seen in
the upcoming feature film MAN ON A LEDGE opposite Sam Worthington and
Elizabeth Banks. Additionally, he will star in "40", Doug Ellin's much buzzed
new HBO series.
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