Edward Burns
American actor and director
Edward Burns
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9 Tips for Filmmakers Struggling to Make Their Short Film
Huffington Post - about 1 year
This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and Hollywood producers. Follow ScreenCraft on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. The rite of passage for any filmmaker is making that first short film, which is where filmmakers cut their teeth and truly come of age. They learn about filmmaking by making a lot of mistakes -- big and small. It’s perhaps the cosmic filter system to weed out the unworthy or the unwilling. It’s also an epic journey through the highest of peaks and deepest of valleys as novice filmmakers quickly learn that it’s not as easy as just having a few people, a boom mic, and a camera. Filmmaking is hard. It’s hard to make an amazing film. It’s hard to make an average film. It’s even hard to make a terrible one. Below a ...
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Winter Olympians And Their Celebrity Look-Alikes
Huffington Post - about 3 years
The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are almost halfway over, but that doesn't mean the fun has to come to an end. We've been noticing quite a few celebrity look-alikes among the Olympians competing for gold this year. Take Bode Miller and Edward Burns ... those two could pass for brothers. Or how about Lolo Jones and Rashida Jones? Not only do they have the same last name, they really resemble each other. Here are nine other Olympians and their celebrity doppelgangers:
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5 Huge Movie Roles Garth Brooks Allegedly Turned Down
Business Insider - almost 4 years
Country singer Garth Brooks is being sued by his former partner for compensation she claims she's owed for work over the past 20 years. His former partner, Lisa Sanderson, helped the singer get television roles and work in films.  However, you probably don't remember him in too many roles as he just appeared on "Golden Girls" spinoff  "Empty Nest" and served as executive producer on two TV movies. However, that nearly wasn't the case. Brooks apparently had the opportunity to be in some big Hollywood blockbusters, but turned them down. In a lawsuit filed, Sanderson, claims the singer "ruined every single film and television opportunity presented" to his company, Red Strokes. Sanderson says the singer refused to work with award-winning actors, writers, and directors including Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. He also thought "he could do a better job writing the material himself."  "Saving Private Ryan" (1998) Brooks turned down a role as a sniper in the Steven Spielberg ...
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"The older you get, the easier it is to date younger men"
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Connie Britton got over it a long time ago, the part that got away. But it’s a good story, and she still tells it with feeling: The year was 1995. Edward Burns, who had just directed her (and starred in) “The Brothers McMullen,” reached into his backpack one night over dinner and handed her a script that Cameron Crowe had sent him to read. Burns wasn’t interested himself, wanting to act in his own films instead. But he thought Britton was perfect for the romantic lead.
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Sundance Film Festival: Robert Redford Remembers Meeting Ed Burns
The Huffington Post - about 4 years
PARK CITY, Utah -- Everybody wants a piece of Robert Redford. Young filmmakers talking him up for advice on the street. The stewardess on an airplane who mentions her son has this idea. The guy with a videotape under his arm who looked so grungy Redford thought he was a panhandler. That last one turned out to be Edward Burns, who talked Redford into taking a look at a little sibling comic drama he had written, directed and starred in. Redford watched it, sent it on to the folks at his Sundance Institute for independent film, and Burns' "The Brothers McMullen" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1995. Read More... More on Movies
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Edward Burns returns to his roots
Chicago Times - about 4 years
About halfway through writing the script for "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas" (which opens at the Wilmette Theatre next week), Edward Burns says he found himself at a crossroad. "Do I want to make the big, crazy, funny, holly-jolly Christmas Irish family movie?" he recalled when we spoke last week, "or do I want to go for something a little more grounded in the real world and a little more serious?"
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The Fitzgerald Family Christmas
Rolling Stone - about 4 years
The only good solid movie to open this weekend is a holiday-themed piece shot through with humor and heartbreak No bull And low on sappy  Props to Edward Burns the writer director and star who goes back to this Irish-Catholic roots and the 1995 debut film that put him on...
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Andy Ostroy: Adrienne Shelly Foundation Launches 6th Annual Celebrity eBay Auction to Support Women Filmmakers
Huffington Post - about 4 years
The stars have come out once again to support the Adrienne Shelly Foundation in its 6th Annual eBay Celebrity Auction ( www.ebay.com/asfoundation ). The Adrienne Shelly Foundation (ASF), a non-profit organization dedicated to the memory of adored actor, writer and director Adrienne Shelly (Waitress) awards nine annual production grants which support women filmmakers. "The work that the Adrienne Shelly Foundation has done over the past six years is really remarkable and I'm proud to support such an important organization working hard to help women filmmakers everywhere achieve their dreams," said three-time Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Michelle Williams, who's participating in her third ASF auction. Items available for bidding include: -Exclusive lunches with celebrities including Paul Rudd, Michelle Williams, Jon Hamm, Keri Russell, Rosario Dawson, Sarah Silverman, Julianna Margulies, Lorraine Bracco, Jason Segel, Cheryl Hines & Jeremy Si ...
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WATCH: Ed Burns & Mike McGlone Share A Beer In 'Fitzgerald Family Christmas'
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Edward Burns' 11th film as a writer-director, "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas," is also a reunion for the Long Island native. For the first time in 16 years, Burns and actor Michael McGlone share the screen, playing combative brothers just as they did in Burns' first two efforts, "The Brothers McMullen" and "She's The One." Available via on demand services starting on Nov. 21 -- and due in theaters on Dec. 7 -- "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas" focuses on an Irish-American family on Long Island, dealing with the return of its estranged patriarch during the holiday season. Burns and McGlone star opposite an array of character actors -- Kerry Bishe, Heather Burns, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Marsha Dietlein, Noah Emmerich, Brian James D'Arcy, Daniella Pineda, Ed Lauter -- as well as Connie Britton (the "Nashville" star has worked with Burns twice previously, in "The Brothers McMullen" and "Looking for Kitty"). Burns has called the film his "most personal work." The Burns-McGlone ...
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Stale cop-drama alert: Cross 'Alex' off your list - USA TODAY
Google News - over 4 years
NPR Stale cop-drama alert: Cross 'Alex' off your list USA TODAY Edward Burns, left, and Tyler Perry star in the police procedural thriller 'Alex Cross' (Photo: Sidney Baldwin, Summit Entertainment ). Story Highlights. USA TODAY Review: ** out of four; Stars: Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Rachel Nichols, Edward Burns, John C. Tyler Perry Will Cross 'Alex Cross' Again in a 'Double Cross' SequelFirst Showing Tyler Perry reportedly already cast in 'Alex Cross' film sequelThe Grio 'Alex Cross' a gamble for Tyler Perry and its creatorsLos Angeles Times TIME -Vulture -CBS Local all 458 news articles »
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REVIEW: Tyler Perry's 'Alex Cross' Is A Bust
Huffington Post - over 4 years
-- James Patterson titled his 12th Alex Cross crime novel simply "Cross." The filmmakers who adapted it expanded the title to "Alex Cross." They might as well have gone for broke and called it "Tyler Perry's Madea's Stab at Expanding Her-His Hollywood Marketability as James Patterson's Alex Cross." Perry's name will draw his fans in. Patterson's name will draw his fans in. There's no trace of Madea in director Rob Cohen's adaptation, yet the spirit of the sassy grandma inevitably hangs over the project for viewers curious to see Perry playing it straight and dramatic. Alex Cross the man and "Alex Cross" the movie wind up suffering for it. It's perfectly reasonable for Perry to try to broaden his enormous popularity beyond the Madea lineage in his own raucous portraits of family life. It's also perfectly reasonable to say that casting Perry as Cross was a bad idea, though it's not necessarily the worst in a movie built on bad ideas. Perry has little allure a ...
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Matthew Fox: 'Alex Cross' Premiere with Tyler Perry!
Just Jared - over 4 years
Matthew Fox and Tyler Perry suit up for the premiere of their new film Alex Cross held at the ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on Monday (October 15) in Hollywood. The 46-year-old actor and Tyler, 43, were joined by their co-stars Rachel Nichols, Edward Burns, Carmen Ejogo (in an Etro dress, Brian Atwood shoes, and Judith Leiber bag), Yara Shahidi, and Sayeed Shahidi on the black carpet. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Matthew Fox The Rob Cohen-directed crime thriller hits theaters on Friday (October 19)! 10+ pictures inside of Matthew Fox and more at the premiere of Alex Cross…
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Jen Grisanti: To Realize Your Dream or Not
Huffington Post - over 4 years
How do you go from having an unrealized dream to realizing your dream? I explore this concept in my upcoming book, Change Your Story, Change Your Life: A Path to Your Success. Both in fiction and in life, you have a choice: you can be an active hero in your story or you can be a passive and reactive one. My book guides the reader how to become the author of their life and become an active hero in pursuit of their dreams. Through story tools, I show the reader how, in any story, we empathize with a central character at the beginning because their world is suddenly turned upside down. By the end of the story, after watching the central character move through a series of obstacles and escalating obstacles, we see he/she learn, grow and realize what they need to do in order to achieve their goal. You can do this in your life as well. You can take a dream that is unrealized and use basic story tools to materialize that dream. On this note, I recently saw two noteworthy documenta ...
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Whoa! Matthew Fox Unveils Muscular Body in Alex Cross
US Magazine - over 4 years
Recognize Matthew Fox? The Lost alum, 45, transformed his body to play a mixed martial arts fighter in the upcoming movie Alex Cross. Fox's character, Picasso, later becomes an assassin who murders the wife of a Washington, D.C. detective (played by Tyler Perry, 42). PHOTOS: Hot bodies of Lost In the first promo image from the film, the beefed-up star is nearly unrecognizable with his bulging biceps and shaved head. Directed by XXX's Rob Cohen, Alex Cross also stars Edward Burns, 44, Giancarlo Esposito, 54, Jean Reno, 63, and Cicely Tyson, 78. The movie is an adaptation of the popular James Patterson novel, I, Alex Cross. Fox's latest movie won't hit theaters until October 26, but there's another reason he's been making headlines this week: His former Lost costar, Dominic Monaghan, 35, accused him of beating women in a series of Twitter posts. He also claimed they were "not isolated incidents." PHOTOS: Star meltdowns Though sources close to Fox denied Monaghan's accus ...
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Soraya Chemaly: No Mother's Day: Every 90 Seconds a Woman Dies Becoming a Mother
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Every 90 seconds, somewhere in the world, a woman dies from a pregnancy-related complication. This isn't just a "third world" problem. The United States currently ranks 50th in the world for maternal health. It is safer to give birth in Bosnia or Kuwait than in California. But what we do here ultimately affects women everywhere. This is a matter of inequality and political will. When I was eight months pregnant with my first child, my cousin died in a San Francisco delivery room giving birth to her third. And while both of my pregnancies were high-risk and dangerous, I did not almost die like my sister during childbirth. She lost her baby after, with only the benefit of quickly administered topical anesthesia, she underwent an emergency Caesarian section to save her life. My best friend had to be raced, during labor, to a second hospital in critical care during her life-threatening delivery. Another close friend hemorrhaged so badly she required twelve liters of blo ...
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Edward Burns' Inspiration For 'Brothers McMullen 2'
The Silver Tongue - almost 5 years
Audiences are used to seeing sequels to big-budget Hollywood blockbusters like "The Dark Knight," but are continuations of indie films the next trend? Judging by upcoming releases from filmmakers such as Julie Delpy and perhaps Edward Burns, maybe so. "I like doing sequels," Delpy told HuffPost Entertainment senior writer Mike Ryan. Delpy is currently promoting "2 Days in New York," a sequel to her 2007 film "2 Days in Paris." "I think it's a fun thing to follow characters in time," she said at the Tribeca Film Festival. "We did that on 'Before Sunset' [a sequel to 'Before Sunrise'], which was really ballsy at the time. When we wrote the screenplay, no one believed in it. And it did better than the first film, in a way. And doing this sequel is not an obvious thing to do." It isn't, but Delpy is far from alone. While discussing his new American Express-backed short film "Doggy Bags" (which premiered at Tribeca this week), Burns told HuffPost about what inspired him to ...
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'One Woman Is Too Many' -- Christy Turlington Talks About Her Film And Maternal Deaths
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Model, maternal health advocate and supermom Christy Turlington was in Chicago, Ill., this week for a film screening of her documentary "No Woman, No Cry" at the Gene Siskel Film Center, ABC News reports. The film -- which first premiered last March at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City -- is Turlington's directorial debut. In it, she shares the powerful stories of at-risk pregnant women in four parts of the world, including Bangladesh and the United States. When "No Woman, No Cry" was first launched, Marie Claire called Turlington a "model citizen" and lauded her film for its call for crucial discussion about maternal health. Through the documentary and its treatment of the universal experience of birth, Turlington hoped to create a "mainstream maternal health movement that ensures the lives and well-being of mothers worldwide," said the film's website. According to the WHO, 1000 women die daily from pregnancy-related causes. "One woman is too many ...
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Edward Burns shares the best advice Tyler Perry ever gave him
Natiobak Post - almost 5 years
"You gotta learn to super-serve your niche"
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Mike Ragogna: Newlyweds Meets Thriller: Conversations With Edward Burns & PT Walkley, Plus a This Is The Now Video Exclusive and Free Download
The Huffington Post - almost 5 years
VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: This Is The Now - "I Wish I Was A Banker" This Is The Now is a band and collective led by the...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Edward Burns
    FORTIES
  • 2013
    Age 45
    In 2013 Burns starred as real-life gangster Bugsy Siegel in Frank Darabont's miniseries, Mob City.
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  • 2012
    Age 44
    In 2012, Burns set up a screenwriting contest with the web startup Scripped for a crowdsourced screenplay which he intended to help get produced.
    More Details Hide Details Burns is married to model Christy Turlington and has two children, Grace (born 2003) and Finn (born 2006). Burns is a Roman Catholic.
  • 2011
    Age 43
    To coincide with the 10th anniversary of the Tribeca Film Festival in 2011, Burns wrote a movie, Newlyweds that he also directed and starred in.
    More Details Hide Details Following a model similar to Nice Guy Johnny, Newlyweds was shot on the Canon 5D, with an even smaller crew, for $9000 in 12 days. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2011 as the closing night film. He claimed on Twitter that the $9,000 budget broke out to "5k for actors, 2k insurance, 2k food and drink. 9k in the can."
  • 2010
    Age 42
    He then wrote "Nice Guy Johnny" and shot it quickly, on the RED One camera, for a reported $25,000 with a small crew. "Nice Guy Johnny" premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2010.
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  • 2009
    Age 41
    In March 2009, The Lynch Pin, a series of shorts starring, written and directed by Burns were released via the internet.
    More Details Hide Details The ten episodes are only available to view online as of August 2009 and future plans for the project are unknown. With the modest success of Purple Violets, Burns was considering taking a studio directing assignment to make money. After reading a few scripts and taking a few meetings, he chose to remain a writer/director.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2007
    Age 39
    In 2007, Burns announced plans to partner with Virgin Comics to create a series entitled Dock Walloper.
    More Details Hide Details Burns plans to use the comic series as a springboard to a film of the same story.
    His film Purple Violets premiered exclusively on iTunes on November 20, 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Burns began a string of guest appearances on the HBO original series Entourage midway through season 3, as well as appearing as Grace Adler's boyfriend in Will & Grace. In Entourage Burns plays himself and is (within the context of the series) writing a new TV series in which Johnny Drama is able to land a part.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1996
    Age 28
    In 1996, Burns wrote, directed and starred in the ensemble drama She's The One with Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz and Amanda Peet, as well as Sidewalks of New York in 2001.
    More Details Hide Details Burns is also known for his acting work on movies such as Saving Private Ryan (1998), Life or Something Like It (2002), and Confidence (2003). Looking for Kitty (2004), which Burns wrote, directed and starred in, was shot with a hand-held $3,000 digital Panasonic AG-DVX100 camera with a Mini35 adapter. The film's entire budget was $200,000 and was filmed in New York City with a tiny crew and without standard permits. Burns discussed this unusual film-making process in the director's commentary on the DVD and wrote in the Director's Letter "If you are an aspiring filmmaker, in this day of inflating budgets and runaway production, the truth is you can make a movie for no money in New York... and have a blast".
  • TEENAGE
  • 1987
    Age 19
    After high school, Burns attended, from 1987 to 1992, SUNY Oneonta, University at Albany, and Hunter College.
    More Details Hide Details Burns got his start in the film industry right after college as a production assistant on the Oliver Stone film, The Doors. While working as a gofer at Entertainment Tonight, he financed, produced, directed and starred in his first film The Brothers McMullen in his spare time, which was largely shot in his hometown of Valley Stream. Once he completed the film, he was able to get a copy to Robert Redford after an ET junket interview for Quiz Show at the Rhiga Royal Hotel in Manhattan.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1968
    Age 0
    Born on January 29, 1968.
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