Edward Norton

Edward Norton

Age
47
Birthday
Aug. 18th, 1969
Born in
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Height
6' 1"

Edward Norton's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
National Geographic's Strange Days on Planet Earth TV Show
National Geographic's Strange Days on Planet Earth
 

Main Movie Roles

2014 - The Grand Budapest Hotel
2013 - Salinger
2012 - The Bourne Legacy
2012 - The Bourne Legacy
2012 - The Bourne Legacy
2012 - Moonrise Kingdom
2012 - The Dictator
2010 - Stone
2009 - The Invention of Lying
2008 - The Incredible Hulk
2008 - Pride and Glory
2006 - The Painted Veil
2006 - The Illusionist
2005 - Down in the Valley
2005 - Kingdom of Heaven
2004 - After the Sunset
2003 - The Italian Job
2002 - Death to Smoochy
2002 - Red Dragon
2002 - 25th Hour
2002 - Death to Smoochy
2002 - Frida
2001 - The Score
2000 - Keeping the Faith
1999 - Fight Club
1998 - American History X
1998 - Rounders
1996 - Primal Fear
1996 - The People vs. Larry Flynt
1996 - Everyone Says I Love You

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself - Host
3
Himself - Guest
3
Himself - Guest
2
Reverend Elijah Hooper (Voiced)
2
Izzy LaFontaine
1
Special Segment Actor
1
Himself
1
Edward Norton
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Edward Norton was born on August 18, 1969 to parents Edward, an attorney who works for the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Robin Norton, a former foundation executive and teacher who passed away of brain cancer on March 6, 1997. Edward also has two younger siblings named James and Molly. From the age of 5 onward, the Yale graduate (majoring in history) has always been interested in acting. At the age of 8, he would ask his drama teacher what his motivation in a scene was. He attended theater schools throughout his life, and eventually managed to find work on stage in New York as a member of the Signature players, who produced the works of playwright and director Edward Albee. Around the time when he was appearing in Albee's Fragments, in Hollywood, they were looking for a young actor to star opposite Richard Gere in a new courtroom thriller, Primal Fear (1996). The role was offered to Leonardo DiCaprio but he turned it down. Gere was on the verge of walking away from the project, fed up with the wait for a young star to be found, when Edward auditioned and won the role over 2000 other hopefuls. Before the film was even released, his test screenings for the part were causing a Hollywood sensation, and he was soon offered roles in Woody Allen's Everyone Says I Love You (1996) and The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996). Edward won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Primal Fear (1996). In 1998, Norton gained 30 pounds of muscle and transformed his look into that of a monstrous skinhead for his role as a violent white supremacist in American History X (1998). This performance would earn him his second Oscar nomination, this time for Best Actor. In 1999 came the critically acclaimed Fight Club (1999) and in 2000 came his directorial debut in Keeping the Faith (2000).


TRIVIA:
  • During filming, he and _Fight Club (1999)_ (qv) co-star 'Brad Pitt' (qv) took soap-making classes.
  • Wilde Lake High School in Columbia, Maryland, where Edward graduated in 1987, built a new auditorium for the performing arts several years ago. He revisited his alma mater and gave a lecture on the day of the dedication. It is named after Edward's grandfather, James Rouse.
  • Norton already had two Oscar nominations before he was 30.
  • His babysitter, Betsy True, went on to perform as Cossette in a Broadway version of Les Miserables. She was the one who originally piqued Edward's interest in acting, taking him to see his first play, If I Were A Princess, at age six.
  • On his return to New York, it took less than two years of waiting tables before the young thespian to capture the eye of 'Edward Albee' (qv), one of the most celebrated playwrights of the 20th century. Albee was working with the Signature Theater Company on a new production of Fragments. One audition and Norton landed the role, as well as a slot in Signature's repertory company. He currently serves on its board of directors.
  • Specializes in characters with multiple personalities, be it as a mental defect or a disguise. He has played people with several identities in _Primal Fear (1996)_ (qv), _Fight Club (1999)_ (qv), _The Score (2001)_ (qv), _The Incredible Hulk (2008)_ (qv) and arguably in _American History X (1998)_ (qv) in which his character turns 180 during the course of the story and in _Death to Smoochy (2002)_ (qv) in which he portrayed a professional actor and his character Smoochie the Rhino.
  • Has a tabby cat named Maggie, named after the character from Cat in a Hot Tin Roof.
  • He often works out daily, mainly weight-lifting, before he's on set.


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