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Edward Fitzgerald Burns was born on the 29th January 1968, in Woodside, Queens County, New York State USA, of part-Irish descent. He is an actor, director, screenwriter and film producer, perhaps best known for starring in films such as “Saving Private Ryan” (1998), “A Sound of Thunder” (2005), “One Missed Call” (2008), and “Friends with Kids” (2012). Also, he is known for directing films including “The Brothers McMullen” (1995), “Sidewalks of New York” (2001), and “The Fitzgerald Family Christmas” (2012). Edward Burns has been active in the entertainment industry since 1995.

How much is the net worth of Edward Burns? It has been reported by authoritative sources that the outright size of his wealth is as much as $18 million, as of the data given in mid-2016.

Edward Burns Net Worth $18 Million

To begin with, he was born and raised in a Catholic household. His childhood was spent in various schools located in New York, where his father worked as a sergeant in the police for 25 years. After matriculating from Chaminade High School and then graduating with a degree in English literature from Hunter College, he began to work. In his spare time he wrote scripts and prepared himself to debut as a director, actor and film producer.

With the help of the family Burns realized his dream, releasing the film “The Brothers McMullen” (1995) which he produced, directed and starred in. The story about three brothers and their love life was a great success, and the film was the hit of the biggest independent film festival – Sundance Film Festival where Burns took the main Grand Jury Prize. Later, the picture was also awarded an Independent Spirit Award, Producers Guild of America Award and Deauville American Film Festival Award. Rewards and positive feedback spurred him on, and led to the further releases. In 1996, Burns completed his next picture, the comedy “She’s the One” nominated for the Deauville American Film Festival Grand Prix Prize, with Burns again serving as director, producer, screenwriter, and actor as he played the role of the stockbroker Francis, and similarly in the following movies “No Looking Back” (1998) and “Sidewalks of New York” (2000). In 1998, he played for the first time in a Hollywood blockbuster, Steven Spielberg’s “Saving Private Ryan”, in which he portrayed Richard Reiben. Together with the cast Burns was awarded Online Film Critics Society Award for the Best Ensemble Cast Performance. Later, he directed and starred in the films “Purple Violets” (2007) and “Nice Guy Johnny” (2010) which were also nominated; the latter also won Boston Film Festival Prize for the Best Directing. His net worth has risen steadily.

Since 2015, Edward has been directing, writing and starring in the police drama television series “Public Morals” aired on TNT channel. Overall, Burns has starred in more than 30 films as well as directing 12 feature films.

Finally, in the personal life of the director and actor, he was in a relationship with Heather Graham from 1998 to 1999. In 2003 he married model Christy Turlington, and they have a daughter Grace (born in 2003) and a son Finn (born in 2006).

Quick Facts

Birth date: January 29, 1968
Birth place: Woodside, New York, United States
Profession:Actor, film producer, writer, director
Education:Chaminade High School, Hewlett High School, SUNY Oneonta, University at Albany, Hunter College
Nationality:American
Spouse:Christy Turlington (m. 2003)
Children:Grace Burns, Finn Burns
Awards:Sundance Film Festival - Grand Jury Prize, Independent Spirit Award, Boston Film Festival Award for Best Director (2010), Online Film Critics Society Award for the Best Ensemble Cast Performance
Nominations:Teen Choice Award (2008), Screen Actors Guild Award (1999)
Movies:“Saving Private Ryan” (1998), “A Sound of Thunder” (2005), "Purple Violets" (2007), “One Missed Call” (2008), “Friends with Kids” (2012), “The Brothers McMullen” (1995), "She's the One" (1996), “Sidewalks of New York” (2001), “The Fitzgerald Family Christmas” (2012)
TV shows:“Public Morals” (2015)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Was reportedly offered several studio scripts to direct before deciding to continue his independent film career with Nice Guy Johnny (2010).
2Grew up in Valley Stream, New York, as did actors Steve Buscemi, James Martin Kelly, and Larry Miller.
3Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2006 Razzie Award nominating ballot. He was suggested in the Worst Actor category for his performance in the film A Sound of Thunder (2005), however, he failed to receive a nomination.
4Got his role in Life or Something Like It (2002) after Edward Norton dropped out of the project.
5Purchased the Manhattan loft on N. Moore Street of the late Kennedy, Jr, John F. for over $2 million in 2000.
6Has a degree in English from Hunter College, where fellow actors Vin Diesel and Sam Feuer, attended. All three got their big break from Steven Spielberg.
7Owns two production companies. One with brother Brian Burns: "Irish Twins". The other is called "Marlboro Road Gang Films", named for the road on Long Island that he grew up on.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Frequently casts himself
2Often films in New York
3Surprisingly high-pitched yet husky voice
4Frequently cast as cops or special investigators ("One Missed Call", "Man On A Ledge", etc.)
5Frequently employs musician 'P. T. Walkley' as composer for his films.
6Often makes movies about Irish-Americans
7Use of handheld cameras
8Frequently collaborates with Max Baker, Dennis Farina, Kerry Bishé, Michael McGlone, and 'David Krumholtz' (I).
9He always includes references to Long Island, New York


Quotes

#Quote
1[on performing with Rachel Nichols] The first thing we shot was our bedroom scene. It was like, 'Hey, how are you? Let's get naked.' It was good to get that out of the way early in the shoot.
2[on working with director Rob Cohen on 'Alex Cross'] Rob loves to shoot action and that's the stuff I don't do. But you never know when you're going to need it, so I was happy we got along, because I was looking over his shoulder a lot.
3[on Saving Private Ryan (1998)] When your first experience of acting for somebody else is Steven Spielberg, you learn to observe. I certainly knew I wasn't going to be offering any advice. I just sat back and watched him work.
4You make a movie for 9k for the freedom it allows you.
5I went hat in hand to the money guys for years. Just couldn't do it anymore. Decided to write smaller stories and never looked back.
6Newlyweds shooting budget: 5k for actors, 2k insurance, 2k food and drink. 9k in the can. We only shot 12 days. That's how to make an independent film.
7If these new revenue streams weren't being uncovered, I know I would be out of business.
8[on why he makes films about Irish-Americans] "I feel Irish-Americans are the forgotten minority group. Nobody else is making films about them. You have Woody Allen and Paul Mazursky making films about Jewish-Americans, you have Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola making films about Italian-Americans and you have Spike Lee and John Singleton making films about African-Americans. Who is making films about Irish-Americans?".
9(On his fourth writing/directing effort, the Sidewalks of New York (2001)): "I hope people watch this movie and still see New York as the greatest city in the world. I certainly do".
10I suffer from Irish-Catholic guilt. Guilt is a good reality check. It keeps that 'do what makes you happy' thing in check.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015New York EmmyNew York Emmy AwardsInterview/DiscussionThe Lineup: Best New York Movies (2014)· Roman Gackowski (director)
· Fran Healy (host)
· Dan Galway (producer)
· Michael D. Ratner (director)
· McKenzie Barney (producer)
· Matthew Hirschhorn (associate producer)
· Chris Kostianis (director of photography)
· Filipe Deandrade (camera)
· Lee Umphred (editor)
· Spike Lee (talent)
· Jeffrey Lyons (talent)
· John Leguizamo (talent)
· Mari White (talent)
2015New York EmmyNew York Emmy AwardsEntertainment: Program/SpecialThe Lineup: Best New York Movies (2014)· Roman Gackowski (director)
· Fran Healy (host)
· Dan Galway (producer)
· Michael D. Ratner (director)
· McKenzie Barney (producer)
· Matthew Hirschhorn (associate producer)
· Chris Kostianis (director of photography)
· Filipe Deandrade (camera)
· Lee Umphred (editor)
· Spike Lee (talent)
· Jeffrey Lyons (talent)
· John Leguizamo (talent)
· Mari White (talent)
2010Festival PrizeBoston Film FestivalBest DirectorNice Guy Johnny (2010)
2007Best FeatureSavannah Film FestivalPurple Violets (2007)
1999OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Cinematic MomentSaving Private Ryan (1998)· Tom Hanks
· Tom Sizemore
· Barry Pepper
· Adam Goldberg
· Vin Diesel
· Giovanni Ribisi
1996Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest First FeatureThe Brothers McMullen (1995)· Dick Fisher (producer)
1996Nova AwardPGA AwardsMost Promising Producer in Theatrical Motion PicturesThe Brothers McMullen (1995)· Dick Fisher
1996ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USAScreenwriter of the Year
1995Jury Special PrizeDeauville Film FestivalThe Brothers McMullen (1995)
1995Grand Jury PrizeSundance Film FestivalDramaticThe Brothers McMullen (1995)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010Jury PrizeWoodstock Film FestivalBest Narrative FeatureNice Guy Johnny (2010)
2008Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor: Horror/ThrillerOne Missed Call (2008)
1999ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a CastSaving Private Ryan (1998)· Matt Damon
· Jeremy Davies
· Vin Diesel
· Adam Goldberg
· Tom Hanks
· Barry Pepper
· Giovanni Ribisi
· Tom Sizemore
1996Grand Special PrizeDeauville Film FestivalShe's the One (1996)
1995Grand Special PrizeDeauville Film FestivalThe Brothers McMullen (1995)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
All TogetherannouncedJack Kelly
MLB Network Presents2016TV SeriesNarrator
Public Morals2015TV SeriesTerry Muldoon
Louie2014TV SeriesEd
Mob City2013TV SeriesBugsy Siegel
Alex Cross2012Thomas Kane
The Fitzgerald Family Christmas2012Gerry Fitzgerald
Man on a Ledge2012Jack Dougherty (as Ed Burns)
402012TV Movie
Newlyweds2011Buzzy
Friends with Kids2011Kurt
Nice Guy Johnny2010Uncle Terry
Entourage2006-2009TV SeriesEdward Burns Ed Burns
The Lynch Pin2009TV SeriesDan Lynch
Echelon Conspiracy2009John Reed
27 Dresses2008George
One Missed Call2008Det. Jack Andrews
Purple Violets2007Michael Murphy
The Holiday2006Ethan
The Groomsmen2006Paulie
The River King2005Abel Grey
A Sound of Thunder2005Travis Ryer
Will & Grace2005TV SeriesNick
The Breakup Artist2004Edward Burns
Looking for Kitty2004Jack Stanton
Confidence2003Jake Vig
Ash Wednesday2002Francis Sullivan
Life or Something Like It2002Pete (as Ed Burns)
Lethargy2002ShortStore Clerk
Sidewalks of New York2001Tommy
15 Minutes2001Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw
Saving Private Ryan1998Private Reiben
No Looking Back1998Charlie
She's the One1996Mickey Fitzpatrick
The Brothers McMullen1995Barry / Finbar McMullen

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Public MoralsTV Series created by - 10 episodes, 2015 written by - 10 episodes, 2015
The Fitzgerald Family Christmas2012
Newlyweds2011
Nice Guy Johnny2010written by
The Lynch Pin2009TV Series 2009
Purple Violets2007written by
The Groomsmen2006written by
Flight of the Phoenix2004screenplay
Looking for Kitty2004written by
Ash Wednesday2002written by
Sidewalks of New York2001written by
The Fighting Fitzgeralds2001TV Series creator - 1 episode
No Looking Back1998written by
She's the One1996written by
The Brothers McMullen1995

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Holly Star2017executive producer pre-production
Public Morals2015TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
The Fitzgerald Family Christmas2012producer
Newlyweds2011producer
Nice Guy Johnny2010producer
The Lynch Pin2009TV Series producer - 2009
Purple Violets2007producer
The Groomsmen2006producer
Looking for Kitty2004producer
Ash Wednesday2002producer
Sidewalks of New York2001producer
The Fighting Fitzgeralds2001TV Series executive producer
No Looking Back1998producer
She's the One1996producer
The Brothers McMullen1995producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Public Morals2015TV Series 10 episodes
The Fitzgerald Family Christmas2012
Newlyweds2011
Nice Guy Johnny2010
The Lynch Pin2009TV Series 2009
Purple Violets2007
The Groomsmen2006
Looking for Kitty2004
Ash Wednesday2002
The Concert for New York City2001TV Special documentary segment "Lovely Day"
Sidewalks of New York2001
No Looking Back1998
She's the One1996
The Brothers McMullen1995

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
She's the One1996executive advisor
Entertainment Tonight1981TV Series production assistant

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Audition2015/IIDocumentary special thanks
VOD Indie2012TV Series thanks - 1 episode
Dream Job2012Short special thanks
No Woman, No Cry2010Documentary thanks
Streetballers2009special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Today2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself
CBS News Sunday Morning2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2015TV SeriesHimself
Blue Gold: American Jeans2014DocumentaryNarrator
Single Stories2014TV SeriesHimself
Katie2013TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Le soldat de cinéma2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Stars on Sports2013TV MovieHimself
The Psychologist and the Butcher: Adapting and Filming Alex Cross2013Video shortHimself
The Chew2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Top Gear USA2012TV Series documentaryHimself
CBS This Morning2012TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2012TV SeriesHimself
CBS This Morning: Saturday2012TV SeriesHimself
Kingdom Come2011DocumentaryHimself
Vietnam in HD2011TV Series documentaryJoe Galloway
AMC News Special: The Stories of Tribeca2010TV MovieHimself
The Greatest Tunnel Ever Built2008TV Movie documentaryNarrator
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres2008TV MovieHimself (as Ed Burns)
Live with Kelly and Michael2008TV SeriesHimself
The Knights of Prosperity2007TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show1996-2006TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006TV SeriesHimself
Edge of Outside2006DocumentaryHimself (as Ed Burns)
'Saving Private Ryan': Boot Camp2004Video documentary shortHimself
'Saving Private Ryan': Miller and His Platoon2004Video documentary shortHimself
'Saving Private Ryan': Re-Creating Omaha Beach2004Video documentary shortHimself
Making 'Saving Private Ryan'2004Video documentary shortHimself
The Caroline Rhea Show2003TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1995-2003TV SeriesHimself
Anatomy of a Scene2001-2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Festival Pass with Chris Gore2002TV Series documentaryHimself
New York at the Movies2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1998-2001TV SeriesHimself
Live Lunch2001TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
Into the Breach: 'Saving Private Ryan'1998Video documentary shortHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1996-1998TV SeriesHimself
Film Hawk2016DocumentaryHimself
Conan2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Men in Blazers Show2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Sidewalks Entertainment2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cinema 32008TV SeriesHimself
Gomorron1998TV SeriesHimself

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