Edward Burns

Edward Burns

Highest Rated: 93% Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Lowest Rated: 0% One Missed Call (2008)

Birthday: Jan 29, 1968

Birthplace: Woodside, New York, USA

Like Steven Soderbergh, Quentin Tarantino and Allison Anders, actor-writer-director Edward Burns rose to prominence during the indie film boom of the mid-1990s on the strength of his debut film, "The Brothers McMullen" (1995). A thoughtful, good-natured comedy-drama about three Irish-Catholic siblings, it won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and established Burns as a director on the rise. Unfortunately, some of his subsequent efforts, which included "She's The One" (1996), "Sidewalks of New York" (2001) and "Nice Guy Johnny" (2010) felt like rehashes of "McMullen" in their wordiness and low-wattage conflicts. Burns also enjoyed an occasional side career as an actor, most notably in "Saving Private Ryan" (1998), but his tenacity and dedication to intimate dramas - for better or worse - were his calling cards for his decade-plus career.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 53% Holly Star Executive Producer - 2018
75% 60% Film Hawk Himself (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 17% Blue Gold: American Jeans Narrator - 2014
11% 47% Alex Cross Thomas Kane (Character) $25.9M 2012
32% 52% Man on a Ledge Det. Jack Dougherty (Character) $18.6M 2012
64% 49% The Fitzgerald Family Christmas Gerry (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$13.8K 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doggy Bags Director - 2012
73% 53% Newlyweds Buzzy (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$4.6K 2011
67% 49% Friends With Kids Kurt (Character) $7.3M 2011
No Score Yet 53% Nice Guy Johnny Uncle Terry (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2010
8% 31% Echelon Conspiracy John Reed (Character) $500.2K 2009
41% 57% 27 Dresses George (Character) $76.8M 2008
0% 29% One Missed Call Det. Jack Andrews (Character) $26.9M 2008
No Score Yet 60% Purple Violets Michael Murphy (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2007
50% 80% The Holiday Ethan (Character) $63.2M 2006
52% 44% The Groomsmen Paulie (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 2006
6% 18% A Sound of Thunder Travis Ryer (Character) $1.9M 2005
No Score Yet 37% The River King Abel Grey (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 14% The Breakup Artist Himself (Character) - 2004
35% 44% Looking for Kitty Jack Stanton (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer
$3.2K 2004
69% 70% Confidence Jake Vig (Character) $12.2M 2003
28% 44% Life or Something Like It Pete (Character) $14.4M 2002
25% 43% Ash Wednesday Francis Sullivan (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer
$2.9K 2002
56% 54% Sidewalks of New York Tommy (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer
$2.4M 2001
32% 37% 15 Minutes Jordy Warsaw (Character) $24.4M 2001
93% 95% Saving Private Ryan Private Richard Reiben (Character) - 1998
36% 65% No Looking Back Charlie Ryan (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer
$221.8K 1998
61% 41% She's the One Mickey Fitzpatrick (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer
$9.5M 1996
89% 60% The Brothers McMullen Barry/Finbar McMullen (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer
$9.1M 1995

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bridge and Tunnel Artie (Character),
Executive Producer,
Director,
Writer
2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Hoda & Jenna Guest 2021
No Score Yet 89% Blue Bloods Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
7% No Score Yet Public Morals Terry Muldoon (Character),
Executive Producer,
Creator
2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2015
No Score Yet 35% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2015 2012
No Score Yet 52% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2015
94% 95% Louie Ed (Guest Star) 2014
66% 80% Mob City Ben "Bugsy" Siegel (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vietnam in HD Unknown (Voice) 2011
66% 83% Entourage Ed Burns (Guest Star) 2009 2006-2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2006 2001
No Score Yet 87% Will & Grace Nick (Guest Star) 2005
36% No Score Yet The Fighting Fitzgeralds Executive Producer 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE EPIX: BRIDGE AND TUNNEL Artie (Character),
Executive Producer,
Director,
Writer
74% No Score Yet The Knights of Prosperity Unknown (Guest Star)

QUOTES FROM Edward Burns CHARACTERS

Private Richard Reiben says: You gonna shoot me over Ryan!?

Private Richard Reiben says: You gonna shoot me over Ryan?

Sgt. Horvath says: No, I'm gonna shoot you couse I don't like you

Sgt. Horvath says: No, I'm gonna shoot you couse I don't like you!

Tommy Kane says: Hey, Monny, what's with that kneecap shot of yours?

Monica Ashe says: Up yours!

Alex Cross says: It's like working with sixth graders with you two.

Tommy Kane says: You don't play the game, the game plays you.

Nora says: There's gotta be another train...

Gerry Fitzgerald says: Not tonight.

Tommy Kane says: You're not in the game, the game is in you.

Lydia Mercer says: Watch him.

Jack Dougherty says: You're getting a little too comfortable barking orders.

Private Richard Reiben says: Great. Now we have to surrender our socks.

Private Richard Reiben says: You wanna explain the math of this to me? I mean, where's the sense of riskin' the lives of the eight of us to save one guy?

Capt. John Miller says: Twenty degrees. Anybody wanna answer that?

T/4 Medic Wade says: Reiben, think about the poor bastard's mother.

Private Richard Reiben says: Hey, Doc, I got a mother, all right? I mean, you got a mother. Sarge's got a mother. I mean, [he turns and looks at Miller, who has a bemused expression on his face] shit, I bet even the captain's got a mother.

Private Richard Reiben says: Well, maybe not the captain, but the rest of us got mothers.

Capt. John Miller says: Gripes go up not down, Reiben. You gripe to me, I gripe to my superior officer.

Capt. John Miller says: Gripes go up not down.

Capt. John Miller says: Gripes go up not down. You gripe to me, I gripe to my superior officer.

Private Richard Reiben says: You gripe to me, I gripe to my superior officer.

Private Richard Reiben says: I will wear him like underwear, Sir!