Robert Charles Durman Mitchum was an American film actor, author, poet and singer. Mitchum rose to prominence for his starring roles in several classic films noir, is considered a forerunner of the antiheroes prevalent in film during the 1950s and 1960s, his best-known films include Out of the Past, The Night of the Hunter, Cape Fear. Mitchum was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for The Story of G. I. Joe. Mitchum is rated number 23 on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest male stars of Classic American Cinema. Robert Mitchum was born in Connecticut, in 1917 into a Norwegian-Irish Methodist family, his mother, Ann Harriet Gunderson, was a Norwegian immigrant and sea captain's daughter. His older sister, was born in 1914, their father James Mitchum was crushed to death in a railyard accident in Charleston, South Carolina, in February 1919, when Robert was less than two years old and Annette was not yet five. Their mother was awarded a government pension, she soon realized she was pregnant.
Her third child, was born in September of that year. Ann married again, to a former Royal Naval Reserve officer, he helped care for her three children. Ann and Morris had a daughter together, Carol Morris, born July 1927 on the family farm in Delaware; when all of the children were old enough to attend school, Ann found employment as a linotype operator for the Bridgeport Post. As a child Mitchum was known as a prankster involved in fistfights and mischief; when he was 12, his mother sent him to live with her parents in Delaware. A year in 1930, he moved in with his older sister Annette, in New York's Hell's Kitchen. After being expelled from Haaren High School, he left his sister and traveled throughout the country on railroad cars, taking a number of jobs, including ditch-digging for the Civilian Conservation Corps and professional boxing, he had many adventures during his years as one of the Depression era's "wild boys of the road". At age 14 in Savannah, Georgia, he was put on a local chain gang.
By Mitchum's own account, he returned to his family in Delaware. During this time, while recovering from injuries that nearly cost him a leg, he met Dorothy Spence, whom he would marry, he soon went back on the road riding the rails to California. Mitchum arrived in Long Beach, California in 1936, staying again with his sister Annette, now going by the name of Julie, she had migrated to the West Coast in the hope of acting in movies. Soon, the rest of the Mitchum family joined them in Long Beach. During this time, Mitchum worked as a ghostwriter for astrologer Carroll Righter, his sister Julie convinced him to join the local theater guild with her. In his years with the Players Guild of Long Beach, Mitchum made a living as a stagehand and occasional bit-player in company productions, he wrote several short pieces which were performed by the guild. According to Lee Server's biography, Mitchum put his talent for poetry to work writing song lyrics and monologues for Julie's nightclub performances. In 1940, he returned to Delaware to marry Dorothy Spence, they in turn moved to California.
He remained a footloose character until the birth of their first child nicknamed Josh. They had two more children and Petrine. Back in California, Mitchum managed to find steady employment as a machine operator with the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, but the noise of the machinery damaged his hearing, he suffered a nervous breakdown due to job-related stress. He sought work as a film actor, performing as an extra and in small speaking parts, his agent got him an interview with Harry Sherman, the producer of Paramount's Hopalong Cassidy western film series, which starred William Boyd. In 1943 he and Randolph Scott were soldiers in the Pacific Island war film Gung Ho! Mitchum continued to find work as an extra and supporting actor in numerous productions for various studios. After impressing director Mervyn LeRoy during the making of Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, Mitchum signed a seven-year contract with RKO Radio Pictures, he was groomed for B-Western stardom in a series of Zane Grey adaptations. Following the moderately successful Western Nevada, Mitchum was lent from RKO to United Artists for The Story of G.
I. Joe. In the film, he portrayed war-weary officer Bill Walker, who remains resolute despite the troubles he faces; the film, which followed the life of an ordinary soldier through the eyes of journalist Ernie Pyle, became an instant critical and commercial success. Shortly after making the film, Mitchum was drafted into the United States Army, serving at Fort MacArthur, California, as a medic. At the 1946 Academy Awards, The Story of G. I. Joe was nominated including Mitchum's only nomination for Best Supporting Actor, he finished the year with a Western and a story of returning Marine veterans, before filming in a genre that came to define Mitchum's career and screen persona: film noir. Mitchum was known for his work in film noir, his first foray into the genre was a supporting role in the 1944 B-movie When Strangers Marry, about newlyweds and a New York City
London Film School
London Film School is a not-for-profit film school in London and is situated in a converted brewery in Covent Garden, neighbouring Soho, a hub of the UK film industry. LFS was founded in 1956 by Gilmore Roberts as the London School of Film Technique. Based on Electric Avenue in Brixton, the school moved to its current premises on Shelton Street in 1966, after a brief parenthesis in Charlotte Street, changed its name to London Film School in 1969. From 1974 to 2000, it was known as the London International Film School, reverted to the name London Film School in 2001. LFS offers various degrees at postgraduate level: an MA in Filmmaking, an MA in Screenwriting, and, in partnership with the University of Exeter, an MA in International Film Business and a PhD in Film by Practice, it offers an expanding range of short and part-time professional development courses under the LFS Workshops banner. LFS recruits students from all over the world and is constituted as an international community. LFS is one of the ScreenSkills "Film Academy Centres of Excellence".
The school's current Director is Gísli Snær and its current chairman is Greg Dyke. In October 1956, the principal of the Heatherley School of Fine Art, Gilmore Roberts, set up a short course in filmmaking. Before applicants could enrol, he found out that the school had been sold from under him, he decided to continue the course independently, so he set up the London School of Film Technique in Brixton. The first filmmaking course started in April 1957; the school was the first of its kind in the United Kingdom. Inspired by the emergence of film schools in Eastern Europe after World War II, it was set up around the belief that the future of the British film industry required properly designed formal training, rather than the apprenticeship basis which was, at the time, the only access into the field. At first, the school offered a 6-months diploma course which students could take over the day or evening classes, with an optional 6-months extension. Under the leadership of principal Robert Dunbar, the course was expanded to 33 weeks and 2 years, forming the basic structure for a curriculum, still in place today.
This caused a drastic increase in the student numbers, which made the original premises in Electric Avenue, unsuited. The school moved to the West End in 1963, first into a building in Charlotte Street and in 1966, in its current premises on Shelton Street. In 1969 it changed name to London Film School, to avoid being regarded as an institution that only offered narrow technical training. Notable alumni from the 1960s include directors such as Mike Leigh, Michael Mann, Don Boyd, Les Blair, cinematographers such as Tak Fujimoto and Roger Pratt, as well as producers like Iain Smith. In the early 1970s, a decrease of student numbers caused by various factors, including the establishment of the National Film School and the global impact of the oil crisis, brought the school into a financial crisis and into liquidation. Staff and students banded together to press for continuation of the school; the school was newly incorporated as nonprofit-making company limited by guarantee. All students automatically became members of the company upon enrolment, with the right to elect, together with the other members, a board of governors with the overall responsibility for the management of the school.
Manny Wynn was appointed Principal of the re-established LIFS until his sudden death six months when he was succeeded by John Fletcher. Notable filmmakers from all over the world studied at the LIFS in the 1970s and 1980s, including Mexican director Luis Mandoki, Hong Kong director Ann Hui, Swiss cinematographer Ueli Steiger and Argentinian director Miguel Pereira. After John Fletcher’s death, Martin Amstel was appointed principal in 1986. Ten years in 1996, the 40th anniversary of the school was celebrated with events and screening of graduates’ work in London, Los Angeles and Mexico City. After the appointment of principal Ben Gibson in 2000, the school returned to be known as London Film School. Under Ben Gibson, LFS transitioned from offering a diploma course to offering postgraduate MA programmes, first validated by the London Metropolitan University and by University of Warwick; the curriculum of the filmmaking course remained similar, with a continued focus on practical filmmaking. Adjustments where brought in place to reflect the technological developments in the film industry and the transition to digital.
The school started diversifying its courses: next to its traditional course in filmmaking, it started offering an MA course in screenwriting in 2005 and, from 2014, an MA in International Film Business in partnership with the University of Exeter. Ben Gibson was succeeded as the director of the school by Jane Roscoe, who held the post from 2014 to 2017. In 2018, Gísli Snær LFS Head of Studies since 2016 and former head of the Puttnam School of Film at the LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore, was appointed as the new director. In recent years, films made at the school have featured and won awards in some of the world’s top film festivals, including Venice, Berlin, the BFI London Film Festival and Sundance. Recent alumni include Benjamin Cleary and Anu Menon; the main London Film School building in Shelton Street was a brewery and a banana warehouse. Additional facilities are present in an annex building in Long Acre. Facilities at LFS include two studios (Stage B a
Paz Vega, is a Spanish actress. Vega was born in Seville, Spain, in 1976 to a housewife mother and a father, a former bullfighter. Vega's younger sister has performed as a flamenco dancer. Vega has described her family as "traditional" and Catholic, she took her stage name from her grandmother. Vega decided to become an actress after attending a performance of Federico García Lorca's play, La casa de Bernarda Alba, when she was 16. After completing compulsory education at 16, Vega was accepted at the Centro Andaluz de Teatro stage school, she took another two years studying journalism. She next moved to Madrid to seek her future. Vega made her television debut in the Spanish TV series, Menudo es mi padre, which starred rumba singer El Fary, she appeared in two other series in 1997 -- teen drama Compañeros. In 1999 she made her film debut in Zapping; the same year she had a minor role in the David Menkes movie I Will Survive, alongside Emma Suárez, Juan Diego Botto and a cameo by Boy George. Vega found success in 1999's TV series 7 Vidas.
The series was billed as a Spanish Friends and became one of the country's best-loved domestic sitcoms. Vega played Laura, a perky Andalusian girl who had come to stay with David, who had come out of a coma; the series was finished on 12 April 2006, albeit without Vega. In 2001, she starred in Julio Médem's film Sex and Lucia, which brought her to the attention of a larger audience, she appeared in the 2004 James L. Brooks American film Spanglish opposite Adam Sandler. In 2006, she co-starred with American actor Morgan Freeman in the independent film 10 Items or Less, directed by Brad Silberling. In 2008, she co-starred with Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson in The Spirit. In 2011, Vega had a role in Michele Placido's film Vallanzasca –The Angels of Evil. Vega works as a model. On May 2011, Vega replaced Penélope Cruz as the face for L'Oreal Spain. In 2018 she appeared in the third season of MasterChef Celebrity. Vega and her Venezuelan husband, Orson Salazar, had their first child, son Orson, on 2 May 2007.
Her second child, daughter Ava, was born on 17 July 2009. Their third child, son Lenon, was born on 13 August 2010. Premios Goya2001, Best actress in a leading role, Sólo mía, NOMINATION 2001, Best breakthrough actress performance, Lucía y el sexo, WONPremios Unión de Actores2001, Unión de Actores Award best actress|Best actress in a leading role, Sólo mía, NOMINATION 2001, Premio Unión de Actores best breakthrough actress performance|Best breakthrough actress performance, Lucía y el sexo, NOMINATIONAnexo Fotogramas de Plata|Fotogramas de Plata2003, Best actress, Carmen, NOMINATION 2002, Best actress, El otro lado de la cama, NOMINATION 2001, Best actress, Lucía y el sexo and Sólo mía, NOMINATIONEuropean Awards2003, Viewers award best actress, NominationCannes Festival2001, Trofeo Chopard best breakthrough performance, Lucía y el sexo, WONImagen Foundation2004, Best actress, Spanglish, WONPhoenix Film Critics Society2004, Best breakthrough performance, Spanglish, WONCírculo de Escritores Cinematográficos2001, Best actress, Sólo mía, WONSant Jordi Awards2001, Best Spanish Act, Lucía y el sexo and Sólo mía, WONOndas Award2001, Best actress, Lucía y el sexo, WON Official website Paz Vega on IMDb
Walter Thomas Huston was a Canadian actor and singer. Huston won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, directed by his son John Huston, he is the patriarch of the four generations of the Huston acting family, including his son John, Anjelica Huston, Danny Huston, Allegra Huston and Jack Huston. The Huston family has three generations of Academy Award winners: Walter, his son John and John's daughter Anjelica. Huston was born in Toronto, where he attended Winchester Street Public School, he was Robert Moore Huston, a farmer who founded a construction company. He was of Irish descent, he had two sisters, one of whom was the theatrical voice coach Margaret Carrington. His family moved, before his birth, from Melville, just south of Orangeville, where they were farmers; as a young man, he in his spare time attended the Shaw School of Acting. He made his stage debut in 1902, he went on to tour in In Convict Stripes, a play by Hal Reid, father of Wallace Reid and appeared with Richard Mansfield in Julius Caesar.
He again toured in another play The Sign of the Cross. In 1904, he married Rhea Gore and gave up acting to work as a manager of electric power stations in Nevada, Missouri, he maintained these jobs until 1909. In 1909, his marriage foundering, he appeared with an older actress named Bayonne Whipple, they were billed as Whipple and Huston and, in 1915, they married. Vaudeville was their livelihood into the 1920s. Huston began his Broadway career on January 22, 1924, he appeared in Mr. Pitt. Several more Broadway plays solidified his fame, e.g. Desire Under the Elms, The Barker, Elmer the Great and Dodsworth. Once talkies began in Hollywood, he was cast as a leading man, his first major role was portraying the villainous Trampas in the western The Virginian with Gary Cooper. His early films are Abraham Lincoln, Gabriel Over the White House. Huston remained busy throughout the 1930s and 1940s, both on stage and screen, becoming one of America's most prominent actors, he starred as the title character in the Broadway theatrical adaptation from Sinclair Lewis's novel Dodsworth in 1934 and the play's film version released two years later.
For his role as Sam Dodsworth, Huston won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor and was Oscar nominated. He performed "September Song" in the original Broadway production of Knickerbocker Holiday. Huston's recording of "September Song" is heard in September Affair. Huston made an uncredited appearance in The Maltese Falcon portraying the ship's captain, shot just before delivering the black bird to Sam Spade. Walter's son, John Huston, directed the picture. John, as a practical joke, had his father die in more than 10 different takes. Among several contributions to World War II Allied propaganda films, Huston portrayed the part of a military instructor in a short propaganda film, Safeguarding Military Information; the film produced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and distributed by the War Activities Committee of the Motion Pictures Industry. This was an performance. Along with Anthony Veiller, he narrated the Why We Fight series of World War II documentaries directed by Frank Capra.
In this period he appeared in The Devil and Daniel Webster as Mr. Scratch, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Mission to Moscow, a pro-Soviet World War II propaganda film, in which he played Ambassador Joseph E. Davies. Huston played Howard in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, directed by John Huston; the film was based on B. Traven's novel, which told the story of three gold diggers in 1920s post-revolution Mexico. Walter Huston won the Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film, while John Huston won the Best Director Academy Award, thus making them the first father and son to win at the same ceremony, his last film was the western The Furies with Barbara Stanwyck. On April 7, 1950, two days after his 67th birthday, Huston died of an aortic aneurysm in his hotel suite in Beverly Hills, he was cremated and his ashes were buried at Belmont Memorial Park in Fresno, California. In 1960, Huston received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6624 Hollywood Boulevard for his contributions to motion pictures.
He is a member of the American Theater Hall of Fame. Huston's son John became a screenwriter, before becoming an Academy Award-winning director and acclaimed actor. All of Huston's grandchildren have become actors, as well as his great-grandson. Granddaughter Anjelica sang "September Song" on the May 2012 episode of the NBC TV series Smash. In 1998, the biography September Song – An Intimate Biography of Walter Huston by John Weld was published by The Scarecrow Press. Canadian pioneers in early Hollywood List of actors with Academy Award nominations John Weld. September Song: An Intimate Biography of Walter Huston"; the Scarecrow Press, Inc. 1998. Walter Huston on IMDb Walter Huston at the Internet Broadway Database
Anjelica Huston is an American actress, producer and former fashion model. Huston became the third generation of her family to receive an Academy Award, when she won Best Supporting Actress for her performance in 1985's Prizzi's Honor, joining her father, director John Huston, grandfather, actor Walter Huston, she received further Academy Award nominations for her performances in Enemies: A Love Story and The Grifters, for Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress, respectively. Huston earned BAFTA nominations for her work in two Woody Allen films: Crimes and Misdemeanors and Manhattan Murder Mystery, she received acclaim for her portrayal of the Grand High Witch in the 1990 film adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Witches, earned two Golden Globe nominations for starring as Morticia Addams in The Addams Family and its sequel. Subsequent film credits have included Buffalo'66, Ever After, Blood Work, Daddy Day Care, Seraphim Falls, Choke, 50/50, The Cleanse, she works with director Wes Anderson. On television, Huston has had recurring roles on Huff and Transparent.
She won a Gracie Award for her portrayal of Eileen Rand on Smash. Huston made her directorial debut with the 1996 film Bastard out of Carolina; this was followed by Agnes Browne, in which she starred. She has written two memoirs: A Story Lately Told and Watch Me. Huston was born in Santa Monica, is the daughter of director and actor John Huston and prima ballerina and model Enrica Soma. Huston's paternal grandfather was Canadian-born actor Walter Huston. Huston has Scottish, Scotch-Irish and Welsh ancestry from her father, Italian from her mother, her father was an Irish citizen. She spent much of her childhood in Ireland which she still considers home near Craughwell, County Galway, attended school at Kylemore Abbey. Huston has an older brother, Tony, a younger maternal half-sister named Allegra, whom she called "Legs", a younger paternal half-brother, actor Danny Huston, an adopted older brother, Pablo, she is the aunt of Boardwalk Empire actor Jack Huston. She lived in England, where she attended Holland Park School.
In the late 1960s, she began taking a few small roles in her father's movies. She began other small roles too, for example, her hands for Deborah Kerr's in the British Casino Royale and advanced to bigger roles in 1969, starring in A Walk with Love and Death, where she played the 16-year-old French noblewoman Claudia opposite Assi Dayan. In the same year, her mother, 39 years old, died in a car accident, she relocated to the United States, where she modeled for several years. While modeling, she worked with photographers such as Bob Richardson. In the early 1970s, with Pat Cleveland, Pat Ast, Karen Bjornson, Alva Chinn, others, became one of fashion designer Halston's favored troupe of models, nicknamed the Halstonettes. Huston studied acting in the early 1980s after deciding to focus more on films, her first notable role was in Bob Rafelson's remake of The Postman Always Rings Twice. Her father cast her as Maerose, daughter of a Mafia don whose love is scorned by a hit man in the film adaptation of Richard Condon's Mafia-satire novel Prizzi's Honor.
Huston won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance, making her the first person in Academy Award history to win an Oscar when a parent and a grandparent had won one. She earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her portrayal of a con artist in Stephen Frears' The Grifters, she starred as the lead in her father's final directorial film, The Dead, an adaptation of a James Joyce story. She was cast as Morticia Addams in the hugely successful 1991 movie adaptation of The Addams Family. In 1993, she reprised the role for the sequel Addams Family Values, she starred in the 1998 Hollywood blockbuster Ever After: A Cinderella Story alongside Drew Barrymore and Melanie Lynskey as the Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent. She starred in two Wes Anderson films, The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, as well as appearing in a minor role in 2007's The Darjeeling Limited, she voiced the role of Queen Clarion in the Disney Fairies film series starring Tinker Bell. Huston received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 22, 2010.
In 2011, Huston was in the film Horrid Henry: The Movie. Huston appeared on the NBC television series Smash as Broadway producer Eileen Rand. In 2015 and 2016 Huston appeared in the second and third seasons of the Amazon Video series Transparent. Huston has followed in her father's footsteps in the director's chair, her first directorial credit was Bastard Out of Carolina, followed by Agnes Browne, in which she both directed and starred, Riding the Bus with My Sister. For over 20 years, Huston has been developing a film project on William Butler Yeats. During a visit to the National Library of Ireland in 2010 to look through the Yeats collection, Huston said that she was still developing the project. Huston led a letter campaign organized by the U. S. Campaign for Burma and Human Rights Action Center in November 2007; the letter, signed by over twenty five high-profile individuals from the entertainment business, was addressed to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and urged him to "personally intervene" to secure the release of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma.
In 1995 Huston donated $500 to
Jack Alexander Huston is an English actor. He appeared as Richard Harrow in the HBO television drama series Boardwalk Empire, he had a supporting role in the 2013 film American Hustle, played the eponymous Ben-Hur in the 2016 historical drama. Huston was born in King's Lynn, the son of Lady Margot Lavinia and actor and assistant director Walter Anthony Huston, known as Tony Huston. Huston decided to become an actor at the age of six, after playing the title role in a school production of Peter Pan, he attended Hurtwood House, a drama institute. His mother is English and his father is American, his paternal aunt is actress Anjelica Huston, his paternal uncle is actor Danny Huston. His paternal grandparents were American director John Huston and model/dancer Enrica Soma, his maternal grandparents were Hugh Cholmondeley, 6th Marquess of Cholmondeley and Lavinia Margaret. Huston is the nephew of 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley. On his father's side, he has Italian, Irish and English ancestry, is a great-grandson of Canadian actor Walter Huston.
Through his maternal grandfather's father, George Cholmondeley, the 5th Marquess, Huston is descended from Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister of Great Britain. Jack's maternal grandfather's mother, Sybil Sassoon, Marchioness of Cholmondeley, was from a Jewish family. Huston started his film career with a small screen adaptation of Spartacus, he went on to having more prominent roles in such films as Factory Girl, playing the American poet Gerard Malanga, the horror film Shrooms and Shrink. In 2010, he played the minor role of Royce King in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, he appeared in HBO's Boardwalk Empire as Richard Harrow, a disfigured World War I marksman turned gangster. On 16 December 2010, it was announced Huston would be made a series regular after appearing in five episodes of the first season. After this he went on to be directed by Al Pacino in the 2011 film Wilde Salome and to having starring roles in Not Fade Away, Two Jacks and Night Train to Lisbon. In 2012, he played the part of narrator on avant-garde musician John Zorn's album A Vision in Blakelight, an homage to William Blake.
In 2013, he appeared as Pete Musane. That year, Huston played Charles Bruno in Strangers on a Train at London's Gielgud Theatre, he will be guest starring in the seventh season of the VH1 television series Eyes Closed, with James McAvoy and Kate Winslet. Huston began dating American model Shannan Click in 2011. Huston and Click have one daughter born in 2013, one son born in 2016. Jack Huston on IMDb Jack Huston on Twitter Interview with Jack Huston in Details
Anthony Charles Edwards is an American actor and director. He is most known for his role as Dr. Mark Greene on the first eight seasons of ER, for which he received a Golden Globe award and six Screen Actors Guild Awards, was nominated for four consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards. Additionally, he has appeared in various movies and television shows, including Top Gun, Miracle Mile, Revenge of the Nerds and Northern Exposure. Edwards was born in Santa Barbara, the son of Erika Kem, an artist/landscape painter, Peter Edwards, an architect, he has two older sisters and Ann-Marie, two older brothers and Jeffrey. Edwards was encouraged by his parents to attend college before pursuing his interest in acting, he received a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in England and studied theatre at University of Southern California. Edwards' early work included a co-starring role in the TV series It Takes Two with Richard Crenna and Patty Duke Astin as his parents and Helen Hunt as his sister, he made a cameo in the hit 1982 film Fast Times at Ridgemont High as "Stoner Bud".
In 1984, he starred in the hit comedy film Revenge of the Nerds playing the main role of Gilbert Lowe, a sensitive and well meaning nerd, Lewis' best friend and president of the Tri-Lambs. He reprised the role of Gilbert for a few brief scenes in the sequel Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise, with his character unable to join the rest of the nerds because of a broken leg, it was Edwards' role as LTJG Nick "Goose" Bradshaw alongside Tom Cruise in the 1986 film Top Gun that brought his first widespread public acknowledgement. His character, who died in an aviation accident, was among the most prominent and popular in the film, he appeared as a terminally ill patient in Hawks alongside Timothy Dalton, another role which brought him worldwide fame. He starred in the Cold War era comedy Gotcha! as a college student who gets wrapped up in spy antics. He starred in the 1990 movie Downtown with Penelope Ann Forest Whitaker, he played widowed veterinarian Chase Matthews, father of Edward Furlong's character, in the horror film Pet Sematary Two, a sequel to the film Pet Sematary in 1989.
In 1992 and 1993 he played Mike Monroe in ten episodes of Northern Exposure. Edwards' best known role is as Dr. Mark Greene on the long-running TV series ER, from the series premiere in 1994 to the end of the 8th season in 2002; the series afforded Edwards his first opportunity to direct. Edwards' desire to pursue directing led to his request to be written out of the series, he earned $35 million for three seasons on ER, which made him one of television's highest-paid actors. Edwards and his co-star George Clooney were the ones; the fourth-season premiere, "Ambush", was performed live twice, with an East Coast and a West Coast version. Edwards received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations for ER, he won a Golden Globe Award For Best Performance by an Actor-In a TV Series after being nominated four times and he has two Screen Actor's Guild Awards. In 2007, Edwards appeared as SFPD inspector Bill Armstrong in David Fincher's Zodiac, about the Zodiac Killer, the notorious serial killer who terrorized San Francisco in the 1960s and 1970s.
In 2008, Edwards returned to ER to reprise his role as Dr. Greene for one episode during its 15th and final season. In 2010, Edwards appeared in the movie Motherhood, which set a record for the biggest bomb in British cinema history by garnering £88 on 11 tickets on opening weekend. Motherhood did not fare much better in the United States. Earning $93,388 in three weeks of release. At the time, he said he took the role because "it seemed like a organic and real thing, it kind of reminded me of what the dynamic in a family is like."In 2013, Edwards returned to episodic television with the conspiracy drama Zero Hour, playing the male lead Hank Galliston. After three episodes, Zero Hour was cancelled due to poor ratings. Edwards was the voice of Echo, one of the fighter jets, in the Disneytoon Studios film Planes, voiced the character Pegleg Pirate in an episode of Blaze and the Monster Machines. Edwards served as the director of the 2016 film My Dead Boyfriend. In 2017, Edwards played a recurring role as Judge Stanley Weisberg on Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.
In 2018, Edwards was cast in the recurring role in the third season of Netflix's Designated Survivor as Mars Harper, the President’s Chief of Staff. From 1994 to 2015, Edwards was married to Jeanine Lobell, they separated in 2014. They have three daughters, he and his ex-wife reside in New York City. In 1994, who had worked as a makeup artist, founded the Stila cosmetics line, which she sold to Estee Lauder in 1999. Edwards serves as chairman for Shoe4Africa, a non-profit organization that donates shoes to Kenyan athletes and aims to build the largest public children's hospital in Africa, he ran in the ING New York City Marathon on November 2009 to raise funds for Shoe4Africa. Since his teenage years, Edwards has been a close friend of picture book illustrator Steven Kellogg. In 2011, Edwards's gift of $350,000 made it possible for Kellogg's complete life's work of more than 2700 illustrations to be donated to the Mazza Museum of International Art from Picture Books. Edwards has been a certified private pilot since 2012.
On November 10, 2017, Edwards wrote an essay on Medium in which he stated that screenwriter/producer Gary Goddard befriended and sexually assau