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Encyclopedia > Edward Burns

Edward Burns Jr. (born January 29, 1968) is an American actor, producer, writer, and director. is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Burns was born in Woodside, Queens, New York, as the second of three children in an Irish American family. He has a sister Mary and a brother Brian. He was raised in Valley Stream, New York, on Long Island, where he briefly attended Chaminade High School before transferring to Hewlett High School. His father was a police officer and his mother was a federal employee; both are now retired. After High school, Burns attended SUNY Oneonta, and SUNY Albany, before receiving a degree in English from Hunter College in 1992. Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the United States, is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City. ... Irish population density in the United States, 1872. ... Valley Stream is a village in Nassau County, New York in the United States. ... This article is about the island in New York State. ... Chaminade High School is a Roman Catholic high school for young men in Mineola, New York. ... George W. Hewlett High School (commonly known as Hewlett High School) is a four-year public high school in Hewlett, New York, which is a part of the Five Towns area of the South Shore of Long Island. ... See also: Hunter College High School Hunter College of The City University of New York (known more commonly as simply Hunter College) is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), located on Manhattans Upper East Side. ...

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. Once he completed the film, he got a copy to Robert Redford during an appearance he made at ET. Production assistant is a movie term for a person responsible for various odd jobs, such as stopping traffic, acting as couriers, getting items from craft service, etc. ... William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946), known simply as Oliver Stone, is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director and screenwriter. ... The Doors is a 1991 film about Jim Morrison and The Doors. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Entertainment Tonight is a daily television entertainment news show that is syndicated by CBS Paramount Domestic Television throughout the United States, Canada, on the Nine Network in Australia and on UBC Inside in Thailand. ... The Brothers McMullen is a 1995 US comedy drama film directed, written, produced by and starring Edward Burns. ... Robert Redford (born Charles Robert Redford, Jr. ...

In 2001, Burns wrote, directed and starred in the ensemble drama Sidewalks of New York. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Burns is known for his acting work on movies such as Saving Private Ryan, Confidence and Life or Something Like It. Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 Academy-Award-winning film set in World War II, directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat. ... Confidence is a 2003 film starring Edward Burns, Dustin Hoffman and Rachel Weisz and directed by James Foley. ... Life or Something Like It is a romantic comedy released in 2002. ...

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." Looking for Kitty is a 2006 American film written and directed by Edward Burns, in which he plays a private detective in New York City, hired by David Krumholtz to help track down his run-away wife. ... The Panasonic AG-DVX100B is a popular mid-range digital video camera. ... A P+S Technik Mini35 Adapter is a depth-of-field adapter for using 35 mm lenses on a video camera while maintaining identical depth of field and angle of view as the same lens on a 35 mm camera. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...

His younger brother Brian Burns is a TV producer and he and Edward own their own production company called 'Irish Twins'.

Burns has been married to supermodel Christy Turlington since June 7, 2003; their daughter Grace was born in October 2003 and their son Finn in February 2006. Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen. ... Christy Nicole Turlington (born January 2, 1969 in Walnut Creek, California) is an American supermodel best known for representing Calvin Klein fragrances since 1987. ... June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Ed Burns began a string of guest appearances on the HBO original series Entourage mid-way through season 3. Burns plays himself and is writing a new TV series which Johnny Drama is able to land a part in. For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... Entourage is an Emmy Award-winning HBO original series created by Doug Ellin that chronicles the rise of Vincent Chase — a young A-list movie star — and his childhood friends from Queens, New York City as they navigate the unfamiliar terrain of Hollywood, California. ... Johnny Drama Chase is a character on the dramedy television series Entourage. ...

In 2007 it was announced that Burns plans to partner with Virgin Comics to create a series entitled Dock Walloper.[1] Burns plans to use the comic series as a springboard to a film of the same story.


  1. ^ http://www.darkhorizons.com/news07/070727e.php

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Edward Burns Official Website The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ...



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