Edward Norton

Edward Norton

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1969-08-18 (53 years old)

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Biography

Edward Harrison Norton (born August 18, 1969) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received numerous awards and nominations, including a Golden Globe Award and three Academy Award nominations. Born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Columbia, Maryland, Norton was drawn to theatrical productions at local venues as a child. After graduating from Yale College in 1991, he worked for a few months in Japan before moving to New York City to pursue an acting career. He gained immediate recognition and critical acclaim for his debut in Primal Fear (1996), which earned him a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and an Academy Award nomination in the same category. His role as a reformed neo-Nazi in American History X (1998) earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He also starred in the film Fight Club (1999), which garnered a cult following. Norton emerged as a filmmaker in the 2000s. He established the production company Class 5 Films in 2003, and was director or producer of the films Keeping the Faith (2000), Down in the Valley (2005), and The Painted Veil (2006). He continued to receive critical acclaim for his acting roles in films such as The Score (2001), 25th Hour (2002), The Illusionist (2006), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). His biggest commercial successes have been Red Dragon (2002), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), The Incredible Hulk (2008), and The Bourne Legacy (2012). For his role in the black comedy Birdman (2014), Norton earned another Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Despite critical plaudits, Norton has gained notoriety for being difficult to work with, including incidents such as editing the final cuts and rewriting screenplays against the will of other producers. He is discreet about his personal life and has expressed no interest in being a celebrity. Besides acting and filmmaking, he is an environmental activist and social entrepreneur. He is a trustee of Enterprise Community Partners, a non-profit organization which advocates for affordable housing, and serves as president of the American branch of the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust. He is also the UN Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity. He is married to Canadian film producer Shauna Robertson, with whom he has one child. In March 2022, on the day of another sentencing of Russian opposition leader and political prisoner Alexei Navalny, Norton became the first celebrity sponsor of the international Anti-Corruption Foundation.

Personal Life

Since coming to fame in the mid 90s, Norton has opted not to discuss his personal life in public, saying that he 'believes that excessive media coverage can distract him from fulfilling his role as an actor'. Following the release of The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), tabloids spread rumors that Norton and his onscreen co-star Courtney Love were dating. Norton insisted that he was not romantically involved with Love, and the two were only friends and colleagues. However, appearing on an episode of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Love stated they had dated for "four years". This was in addition to her references in a 2006 interview to their past relationship. She said that Norton had been a "mediator" and "communicator" between her and her daughter Frances Bean Cobain, calling him a "force of good".After Norton had ended his relationship with Love in 1999, he started dating Salma Hayek, with whom he later appeared in the 2002 biopic Frida. Norton absented himself from the premiere of The Italian Job, in which he starred, to attend the premiere of The Maldonado Miracle, Hayek's directorial debut. The two broke up in 2003. Hayek still remains friends with Norton. She recalled in a 2017 piece for The New York Times that Norton "beautifully rewrote the script [of Frida] several times and appallingly never got credit" after she had rejected Harvey Weinstein's sexual demands and Weinstein, in retaliation, had given her "a list of [four] impossible tasks with a tight deadline," including "a rewrite of the script, with no additional payment, or writer's credit" before he would make the film. In 2011, Norton proposed to Canadian film producer Shauna Robertson after dating for six years. The pair married in 2012, and welcomed their first son, Atlas, in 2013.

Early Life

Edward Harrison Norton was born into a progressive Episcopalian family in Boston, Massachusetts, on August 18, 1969. He was raised in Columbia, Maryland. His father, Edward Mower Norton Jr., served in Vietnam as a Marine lieutenant before becoming an environmental lawyer and conservation advocate working in Asia and a federal prosecutor in the Carter administration. His mother, Lydia Robinson "Robin" Rouse, was an English teacher who died of a brain tumor in 1997. Norton's maternal grandfather, James Rouse, was the founder of real-estate developer The Rouse Company and co-founder of the real estate corporation Enterprise Community Partners. He has two younger siblings named Molly and James.At age five, Norton saw the musical Cinderella with his parents at the Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts (CCTA), which ignited his interest in the theater. He enjoyed watching films with his father as a pre-teen, but later reflected that he was fascinated with the cinematography rather than the acting. Norton recalled that it was theater and not films that inspired him to act. He made his professional debut at the age of eight in the musical Annie Get Your Gun at his hometown's Toby's Dinner Theatre. At the CCTA, he acted in several theatrical productions directed by Toby Orenstein.In 1984, Norton won the acting cup at Pasquaney, an annual summer camp for boys in Hebron, New Hampshire, where he later returned as a theater director. He subsequently immersed himself in films, naming Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro as two of his early inspirations because "the ones [he] liked were also the ones who made [him] think [he] could do it because they weren't the most handsome guys". He graduated from Wilde Lake High School in 1987. He attended Yale College, where he earned a BA in History. While there, he also studied Japanese, acted in university productions, and was a competitive rower. After graduating from Yale in 1991, conversant in Japanese, Norton worked not-for-profit as a representative for his grandfather's company Enterprise Community Partners in Osaka, Japan. He also trained in aikido and krav maga in both the U.S. and Japan.

Filmography

All 89

Movies 60

Self 32

TV Shows 29

Producer 5

Narrator 2

Voice 1

Miles Bron
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022)

Movie
7
Self (archive footage)
Brad Pitt: More Than a Pretty Face

Brad Pitt: More Than a Pretty Face (2022)

Movie
Carl Foreman
High Noon on the Waterfront

High Noon on the Waterfront (2022)

Movie
The Chauffeur
The French Dispatch

The French Dispatch (2021)

Movie
Robert
Paper Birds

Paper Birds (2021)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
Belmondo l'influenceur

Belmondo l'influenceur (2020)

Movie
Lionel Essrog
Motherless Brooklyn

Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

Movie
5.92
Nova (uncredited)
Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

Movie
6.41
Self
Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis

Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis (2018)

Movie
8
Producer
Gotti

Gotti (2018)

Movie
Rex
Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs (2018)

Movie
6.18
Executive Producer
One October

One October (2017)

Movie
Whit
Collateral Beauty

Collateral Beauty (2016)

Movie
6.47
Ask the Storybots

Ask the Storybots (2016)

TV Show
5.5
Sammy Bagel Jr. (voice)
Sausage Party

Sausage Party (2016)

Movie
6.18
The Soil
Nature Is Speaking

Nature Is Speaking (2015)

TV Show
Self
Birdman: All-Access (A View From the Wings)

Birdman: All-Access (A View From the Wings) (2015)

Movie
Self
Shooting “Moonrise Kingdom" with Wes Anderson & Robert Yeoman

Shooting “Moonrise Kingdom" with Wes Anderson & Robert Yeoman (2015)

Movie
Mike
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

Movie
6.34
Self - Narrator (voice)
Mysteries of the Jules Rimet Trophy

Mysteries of the Jules Rimet Trophy (2014)

Movie
Bridge Inspection Supervisor
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014)

TV Show
6.67
Self - Narrator
30 for 30: Soccer Stories

30 for 30: Soccer Stories (2014)

TV Show
Inspector Albert Henckels
The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Movie
7.45
Self
Late Night with Seth Meyers

Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)

TV Show
3.5
Self
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)

TV Show
6.26
Self
Off Camera with Sam Jones

Off Camera with Sam Jones (2014)

TV Show
Self
The Big Interview with Dan Rather

The Big Interview with Dan Rather (2013)

TV Show
Self
Salinger

Salinger (2013)

Movie
Self
Moonrise Kingdom: Welcome to the Island of New Penzance

Moonrise Kingdom: Welcome to the Island of New Penzance (2012)

Movie
Col Eric Byer, USAF, Ret.
The Bourne Legacy

The Bourne Legacy (2012)

Movie
5.77
Scout Master Ward
Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Movie
7.26
Himself
The Dictator

The Dictator (2012)

Movie
8
Narrator
The Apple Pushers

The Apple Pushers (2012)

Movie
Himself
Behind Bars: The Making of Stone

Behind Bars: The Making of Stone (2011)

Movie
Self
Conan

Conan (2010)

TV Show
8.14
Stone
Stone

Stone (2010)

Movie
Izzy LaFontaine
Modern Family

Modern Family (2009)

TV Show
6.7
Cop
The Invention of Lying

The Invention of Lying (2009)

Movie
6.75
Bill Kincaid / Brady Kincaid
Leaves of Grass

Leaves of Grass (2009)

Movie
Self
Source of Pride: The Making of "Pride and Glory"

Source of Pride: The Making of "Pride and Glory" (2009)

Movie
Ray Tierney
Pride and Glory

Pride and Glory (2008)

Movie
6.3
Self
Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence

Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence (2008)

TV Show
Bruce Banner
The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

Movie
6.5
Self
Brando

Brando (2007)

Movie
Self
Brando: The Documentary

Brando: The Documentary (2007)

TV Show
The Undercover Cop
Killers Kill, Dead Men Die

Killers Kill, Dead Men Die (2007)

Movie
Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray (2006)

TV Show
Eisenheim
The Illusionist

The Illusionist (2006)

Movie
6.17
Walter Fane
The Painted Veil

The Painted Veil (2006)

Movie
8.33
Stella

Stella (2005)

TV Show
Harlan
Down in the Valley

Down in the Valley (2005)

Movie
King Baldwin
Kingdom of Heaven

Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

Movie
4.8
Strange Days on Planet Earth

Strange Days on Planet Earth (2005)

TV Show
Edward Norton
After the Sunset

After the Sunset (2004)

Movie
6
Executive Producer
Dirty Work

Dirty Work (2004)

Movie
Sunday Morning Shootout

Sunday Morning Shootout (2003)

TV Show
Self
The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

TV Show
5.15
Himself
Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence (2003)

Movie
Steve
The Italian Job

The Italian Job (2003)

Movie
5
Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

TV Show
6.3
Monty Brogan
25th Hour

25th Hour (2002)

Movie
5.12
Will Graham
Red Dragon

Red Dragon (2002)

Movie
5.62
Nelson Rockefeller / Thanks
Frida

Frida (2002)

Movie
8
Sheldon Mopes / Smoochy the Rhino
Death to Smoochy

Death to Smoochy (2002)

Movie
Self
Directed by Alan Smithee

Directed by Alan Smithee (2002)

Movie
Self
The Concert for New York City

The Concert for New York City (2001)

Movie
Jack / Brian
The Score

The Score (2001)

Movie
7
Father Brian Finn
Keeping the Faith

Keeping the Faith (2000)

Movie
Narrator
Fight Club

Fight Club (1999)

Movie
7.24
Himself
Forever Hollywood

Forever Hollywood (1999)

Movie
Worm
Rounders

Rounders (1998)

Movie
4
Henry Gerber
Out of the Past

Out of the Past (1998)

Movie
Derek
American History X

American History X (1998)

Movie
6.04
Self
The View

The View (1997)

TV Show
8
Alan Isaacman
The People vs. Larry Flynt

The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

Movie
6.75
Holden
Everyone Says I Love You

Everyone Says I Love You (1996)

Movie
1
Self
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996)

TV Show
6.1
Aaron / Roy
Primal Fear

Primal Fear (1996)

Movie
2.5
Self
Inside the Actors Studio

Inside the Actors Studio (1994)

TV Show
Self - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

TV Show
6
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

TV Show
5.75
The Simpsons

The Simpsons (1989)

TV Show
6.23
Self (uncredited) / Self - Host / Owen Wilson / Officer Rosen / Various
Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live (1975)

TV Show
6.36
Self
The Oscars

The Oscars (1953)

TV Show
Producer
Fool's Day

Fool's Day

Movie
Asteroid City

Asteroid City

Movie
Producer
By the People: The Election of Barack Obama

By the People: The Election of Barack Obama

TV Show
Jonathan Chopin
Extrapolations

Extrapolations

TV Show
Sammy
Sausage Party: Foodtopia

Sausage Party: Foodtopia

TV Show

Ratings

Average 6.66
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Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1969-08-18 (53 years old)

Place of birth
Boston, United States of America

Religion
agnosticism

Height

Net worth
$300000000

Spouse
Shauna Robertson

Father
Edward Mower Norton Jr.

Mother
Lydia Robinson Rouse

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
Edward Harrison , Ed Norton, 爱德华·诺顿, เอ็ดเวิร์ด นอร์ตัน, Эдвард Нортон, エドワード・ノートン, إدوارد نورتون, 에드워드 노튼, Έντουαρντ Νόρτον, Edward Harrison Norton, אדוארד נורטון, ادوارد نورتون

Awards
Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture, Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor


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