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Ed Zwick


air date: May 16, 2019

Filmmaker Ed Zwick discusses his celebrated Hollywood career and his latest film “Trial by Fire” starring Laura Dern.

Ed Zwick is an award-winning film and television director and producer. He co-created the television series thirtysomething, and together with Marshall Herskovitz produced My So-Called Life and Once and Again. He also executive produced the series Nashville. Zwick began his feature film career directing About Last Night. He went on to direct the ACADEMY AWARD® winning films Glory and Legends of the Fall. Zwick also directed the films Courage Under Fire, The Siege, The Last Samurai, Blood Diamond, Defiance, Love & Other Drugs and Pawn Sacrifice. Zwick and Herskovitz also produced the ACADEMY AWARD® nominated film I Am Sam, as well as Traffic – winner of two Golden Globe® Awards and four ACADEMY AWARDS®. Zwick most recently directed Jack Reacher: Never Go Back starring Tom Cruise. Zwick has been honored with three Emmy® Awards, the Humanitas Prize, the Writer’s Guild of America Award, two Peabody Awards, a Director’s Guild of America Award, and the Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Award from the American Film Institute. He received an ACADEMY AWARD® as a producer of 1999’s Best Picture Shakespeare in Love.

His 2019 film, Trial by Fire, starring Laura Dern is the true-life Texas story of a mother of two who fights for the freedom of a death row inmate.



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