Edward Zwick, also known as Ed Zwick and Edward M. Zwick, is an American film director, producer, TV director, actor, screenwriter and businessperson who has estimated net worth as high as $20 million. E. Zwick has made his career mostly thanks to his films which concentrate largely on social and racial problems in society. The most notable movies directed by M. Zwick are “Love & Other Drugs”, “Blood Diamond”, “The Siege”, “Glory”, “Pawn Sacrifice” and “Legends of the Fall”. He is one of the highest paid film producers and directors in the United States and one of the richest celebrities in show business today. (He is unrelated to Joel Zwick, who is also known as American film director.)
Edward Zwick Net Worth $20 Million
Edward M. Zwick was born on October 8, 1952, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. After graduation from New Trier High School, he attended the private non-profit AFI Conservatory in Los Angeles and graduated in 1975. At the beginning of his career Zwick worked with the famous “Rolling Stone ” magazine as a journalist. His first work as a film director was released in 1986 with a film entitled “About Last Night…” in which starred such popular artists as Rob Lowe and Demi Moore. That’s how Ed Zwick began to build up his net worth successfully. The film was considered to be successful and even received 4 stars out of 4 from Roger Ebert writing the review on “About The Last Night…”.
Despite the really successful debut , it was no where near as popular his the second movie. In 1989 Zwick released “Glory” and increased his net worth considerably. This movie was critically acclaimed and until nowadays remains one of the best movies in the war drama genre. Edward’s net worth increased again after “Legends of the Fall” was released in 1994. Together with such great actors as Anthony Hopkins, Julia Ormond, Brad Pitt, Henry Thomas and Aidan Quinn, Zwick was able to create a great epic drama film which raised Ed’s net worth again.
E. Zwick is an interesting personality also because he was one of the several creators who managed to work both with Tom Cruise and Leonardo DiCaprio. This, of course, could only increase Zwick’s net worth again.
Ed Zwick remains an active personality who continues in flim-making. In 2014 alone he produced four movies, and as these became as popular as other movies which Zwick has directed, it only raised Zwick’s net worth again. In 2014 Zwick produced “About Alex”, “Cut Bank” and “Boys of Abu Ghraib”, adding to the five he has released in the past five years, one of them being the popular “Love & Other Drugs”.
The success of Ed Zwick is going to help him earn even more money in the near future, as he shows no sign of slowing down in his career as a great TV producer and director.
I think all popular culture is de facto political, so you goddam well better be responsible about it.
To relate to something simply on the basis of race is to deny the universality drama, and I won't be a party to it.
There is a segment of the American population that has been excluded from the national myth, and that should be redressed.
I don't think movies can ever be too intense, but people have to understand why you're showing them the things you are showing them.
I look at modern life and I see people not taking responsibility for their lives. The temptation to blame, to find external causes to one's own issues is something that is particularly modern. I know that personally I find that sense of responsibility interesting.
There is no reason why challenging themes and engaging stories have to be mutually exclusive - in fact, each can fuel the other. As a filmmaker, I want to entertain people first and foremost. If out of that comes a greater awareness and understanding of a time or a circumstance, then the hope is that change can happen.
I think it's too easy often to find a villain out of the headlines and to then repeat that villainy again and again and again. You know, traditionally, America has always looked to scapegoat someone as the boogie man.
To me this movie is about what is valuable. To one person it might be a stone; to someone else, a story in a magazine; to another, it is a child. The juxtaposition of one man obsessed with finding a valuable diamond with another man risking his life to find his son is the beating heart of this film.
It seems that almost every time a valuable natural resource is discovered in the world-whether it be diamonds, rubber, gold, oil, whatever-often what results is a tragedy for the country in which they are found. Making matters worse, the resulting riches from these resources rarely benefit the people of the country from which they come.
I think one of the privileges of being a filmmaker is the opportunity to remain a kind of perpetual student.
Sometimes when we weep in the movies we weep for ourselves or for a life unlived. Or we even go to the movies because we want to resist the emotion that's there in front of us. I think there is always a catharsis that I look for and that makes the movie experience worthwhile.
There is something universal in the theme of a man trying to save his family in the midst of the most terrible circumstances. It is not limited to Sierra Leone. This story could apply to any number of places where ordinary people have been caught up in political events beyond their control.
Samurai culture did exist really, for hundreds of years and the notion of people trying to create some sort of a moral code, the idea that there existed certain behaviors that could be celebrated and that could be operative in a life.
I have nothing against diamonds, or rubies or emeralds or sapphires. I do object when their acquisition is complicit in the debasement of children or the destruction of a country.
The interesting movies can definitely still be made but on a very small scale. The idea of putting that many resources to a story that might only make a certain amount of money is not what the studios want. They want movies that will move the stock price or justify giving up one of their tentpole slots.