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Full Name  Edward M. Zwick
Role  Filmmaker
Name  Edward Zwick
Years active  1983–present
Nationality  American

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Born  October 8, 1952 (age 63) (1952-10-08) Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation  Director, producer, screenwriter
Spouse  Liberty Godshall (m. 1982)
Children  Jesse Zwick, Frankie Zwick
Parents  Ruth Ellen Zwick, Allen Zwick
Upcoming movie  Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
Movies  The Last Samurai, Blood Diamond, Love & Other Drugs, Pawn Sacrifice, Defiance
Similar People  Marshall Herskovitz, Tom Cruise, Liev Schreiber, Djimon Hounsou, Ken Watanabe

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Edward M. Zwick (born October 8, 1952) is an American filmmaker, director and Academy Award-winning film and television producer. He has worked primarily in the comedy-drama and epic historical film genres, including About Last Night, Glory, Legends of the Fall, and The Last Samurai.


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Early life and education

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Zwick was born into a Jewish family in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Ruth Ellen (née Reich) and Allen Zwick. He attended New Trier High School, received an A.B. at Harvard in 1974, and attended the AFI Conservatory, graduating with a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1975.


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His films include Glory (1989), Legends of the Fall (1994), The Siege (1998), The Last Samurai (2003), Blood Diamond (2006), and Defiance (2008). Along with Marshall Herskovitz, Zwick runs a film production company called The Bedford Falls Company (inspired by the name of the town featured in Frank Capra's It's A Wonderful Life). This company has produced such notable films as Traffic and Shakespeare in Love and the TV shows thirtysomething, Relativity, Once and Again, and My So-Called Life.

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He was one of the recipients of the Academy Award for Best Picture for Shakespeare in Love; he was also nominated in the same category for Traffic.

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Despite sharing a surname and profession, Edward is unrelated to fellow director Joel Zwick.


  • About Last Night... (1986)
  • Glory (1989)
  • Leaving Normal (1992)
  • Legends of the Fall (1994)
  • Courage Under Fire (1996)
  • The Siege (1998)
  • The Last Samurai (2003)
  • Blood Diamond (2006)
  • Defiance (2008)
  • Love & Other Drugs (2010)
  • Pawn Sacrifice (2014)
  • Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
  • Produced

  • Woman Walks Ahead (2017)
  • Nashville (2016–present) (TV series)
  • Cut Bank (2014)
  • About Alex (2014)
  • Boys of Abu Ghraib (2014)
  • Love & Other Drugs (2010)
  • A Marriage (2009) (TV movie)
  • Defiance (2008)
  • Quarterlife (2008) (TV series)
  • Blood Diamond (2006)
  • 1/4life (2005) (TV movie)
  • The Last Samurai (2003)
  • Women vs. Men (2002) (TV movie)
  • Lone Star State of Mind (2002)
  • Once and Again (1999-2002) (TV series)
  • Abandon (2002)
  • I Am Sam (2001)
  • Traffic (2000)
  • The Only Living Boy in New York (2000) (TV movie)
  • Shakespeare in Love (1998)
  • The Siege (1998)
  • Dangerous Beauty (1998)
  • Relativity (1998) (TV series)
  • My So-Called Life (1994–95) (TV series)
  • Legends of the Fall (1994)
  • thirtysomething (1987–91) (TV series)
  • Extreme Close-Up (1990) (TV movie)
  • Dream Street (1989) (TV series)
  • CBS Summer Playhouse (1987) (TV series; 1 episode)
  • Special Bulletin (1983) (TV movie)
  • Family (1979–80) (TV series)
  • Story credit

  • The Great Wall (2016)
  • References

    Edward Zwick Wikipedia