Edward Norton



Actor Date of Birth: August 18, 1969


Edward Harrison Norton (born August 18, 1969) is an American actor, screenwriter, film director and producer. In 1996, his supporting role in the courtroom drama Primal Fear garnered him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Two years later, his lead role as a reformed white power skinhead in American History X earned a nomination for Academy Award for Best Actor. His other films include period dramas such as Kingdom of Heaven (2005), The Illusionist (2006), and The Painted Veil (2006); and other notable films such as Rounders (1998), Fight Club (1999), 25th Hour (2002), Red Dragon (2002), and The Incredible Hulk (2008). In addition to acting, Norton is also a writer and director. He made his directorial debut with the film Keeping the Faith (2000) and is slated to direct the film adaptation of the novel Motherless Brooklyn. Norton did uncredited work on the scripts for The Score, Frida, and The Incredible Hulk. In his private life, Norton is an environmental and social activist. He is a member of the board of trustees of Enterprise Community Partners, a non-profit organization for developing affordable housing, founded by his grandfather, James Rouse. Norton is president of the American branch of the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust. He ran in the 2009 New York City Marathon to raise money for the Trust. He also raises money for charity through Crowdrise, a social networking community for volunteers and a micro-donations fundraising platform. In July 2010, Norton was designated as the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversityby UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.



Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, USA




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A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new for...
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The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his frien...
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A fading actor best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a...
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Fan Poster Replaces Edward Norton's 'Incredible Hulk' With Mark Ruffalo
Fan Poster Replaces Edward Norton's 'Incredible Hulk' With Mark Ruffalo

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Amusingly enough, Mark Ruffalo was reportedly the actor that Marvel Studios wanted to play Bruce Banner to begin with, but Universal wanted Edward Norton to play the character instead as part of an existing contract. So, had the studio co-producing the...

Almost 20 Years Later, Edward Norton Will Start Shooting “Motherless Brooklyn” in February 2018
Almost 20 Years Later, Edward Norton Will Start Shooting “Motherless Brooklyn” in February 2018

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Actor Edward Norton will direct a movie “based on characters from Jonathan Lethem's novel” from Norton's own screenplay. Shooting begins in February 2018. This project was announced in 1999 with Brett Ratner as a producer. It was mentioned again in...

Stars are clamoring to see Daniel Day-Lewis' final film
Stars are clamoring to see Daniel Day-Lewis' final film

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But even before its official debut, starry fans have been lining up for advance screenings. At sneak peeks at highbrow theaters such as Brooklyn's BAM Rose Cinemas, Manhattan's Metrograph and LA's Aero, spies say fans seeing the film have included...

Warner Bros. Builds Next Movie Slate Under Cloud of Uncertainty
Warner Bros. Builds Next Movie Slate Under Cloud of Uncertainty

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As parent Time Warner waits to see if it will be allowed to merge with AT&T, studio chief Toby Emmerich fills out the 2019 schedule with Mark Wahlberg's 'Six Billion Dollar Man,' Edward Norton's passion project 'Motherless Brooklyn,' a Clint Eastwood...

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