He won over critics with his breakout indie film The Brothers McMullen in 1995, paving the way for his pivotal role in Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan in 1998. Having developed a taste for complete control on his first film, Ed Burns has continued to act, write, direct and produce (oftentimes all at once). The multi-tasker has also added the pursuit of feminine perfection to his workload. The smooth-talking Irish American's romances have included Heather Graham (they dated for two years in the late '90s), Lauren Holly (rumors linked the pair) and finally model Christy Turlington, whom he married in 2003. The couple has two children. Burns grew up a working-class kid from Queens, New York, born there on January 29, 1968. Ed's personal background shows in most of his films, since he essentially appears to be playing himself.
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