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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Claim to Fame
Aaron Stampler In Primal Fear (1996), Derek Vinyard In American History X (1998), The Narrator In Fight Club (1999).
Actor/Actress, Producer, Soundtrack
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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).
Wilde Lake High School, Columbia, Maryland, United States (1987)
B.A., History, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States (1991)
Full Name at Birth
Edward Harrison Norton
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Actor, Screenwriter, Film Director And Producer.
Edward Mower Norton, Jr. (Was An Environmental Lawyer And Conservation Advocate Working In Asia, As Well As A Former Federal Prosecutor In The Carter Administration.)
Lydia Robinson "Robin" (née Rouse), (An English Teacher, Died Of A Brain Tumor In 1997.)
Ron Livingston, Kevin Spacey, Drew Barrymore, Stuart Blumberg, Courtney Love, Marlon Brando, Matt Damon, Woody Harrelson, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Warren Beatty, Sean Penn
James Rouse (grandfather), Patricia Rouse (née Traugott) (grandmother)
Maggie (Cat - named after the character from 'Cat in a Hot Tin Roof')
Radiohead, Hole, Tom Waits, Elliott Smith, Buena Vista Social Club Jazz Artists, R.E.M., The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Author), Ernest Hemingway (Author), Joseph Conrad (Author), J.D. Salinger (Author), Tom Wolfe (Author)
Anglican / Episcopalian
Edward Harrison Norton (born August 18, 1969) is an American actor, filmmaker and activist. He was nominated for three Academy Awards for his work in the films Primal Fear (1996), American History X (1998) and Birdman (2014). He also starred in other roles, such as Everyone Says I Love You (1996), The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), Fight Club (1999), Red Dragon (2002), 25th Hour (2002), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), The Illusionist (2006), Moonrise Kingdom (2012) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). He has also directed and co-written films, including his directorial debut, Keeping the Faith (2000). He has done uncredited work on the scripts for The Score, Frida and The Incredible Hulk.
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