Birthday:August 18, 1969Birthplace:Boston, MA, USAStar Sign:LeoProfession:Film Actor
Edward Norton is an American actor, filmmaker and activist. He turned to acting two years after graduating from Yale University in 1991. He has received numerous awards and nominations. 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).
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Edward Harrison Norton was born on August 18, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts, and was raised in Columbia, Maryland. His father, Edward Norton Sr., was a former federal prosecutor under President Jimmy Carter‘s administration and his mother, Lydia Robinson “Robin” (Rouse), was a foundation executive and teacher of English.
Edward Norton made his film debut in the film Primal Fear (1996), for which he earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor and a Golden Globe Award in the same category. In the same year, he starred in two other films, Everyone Says I Love You and The People vs. Larry Flynt. In 1998, Norton featured in American History X, in which he played a neo-Nazi who served three years in prison and ultimately revamped his ideology. His performance was critically lauded and earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. For the David Fincher-directed film Fight Club (1999), Norton starred in a role that required him learning boxing, taekwondo and grappling. Though initially fiercely debated by critics, Fight Club gradually received critical reappraisal and earned its status as a cult film.
Birth Name: Edward Harrison NortonNickname: EdBorn: August 18, 1969Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United StatesHeight: 6 feet (1.83 m)Star Sign: Leo
Spouse: Shauna Robertson (m. 2012)Siblings: Molly Norton, Jim NortonFather: Edward Norton Sr.Mother: Lydia Robinson “Robin” (Rouse)
2021: The French Dispatch2019: Motherless Brooklyn2019: Alita: Battle Angel2018: Gotti2018: Isle of Dogs2017: The Guardian Brothers2016: Collateral Beauty2016: Sausage Party2014: Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)2014: The Grand Budapest Hotel2012: The Bourne Legacy2012: Moonrise Kingdom2012: The Dictator2010: Stone2009: Modern Family (TV Series)2009: Leaves of Grass2009: The Invention of Lying2008: Pride and Glory2008: The Incredible Hulk (Video Game)2008: The Incredible Hulk2006: The Painted Veil2006: The Illusionist2005: Down in the Valley2005: Kingdom of Heaven2004: After the Sunset2003: The Italian Job2002: 25th Hour2002: Red Dragon2002: Frida2002: Death to Smoochy2001: The Score2000: Keeping the Faith1999: Fight Club1998: American History X1998: Rounders1996: The People vs. Larry Flynt1996: Everyone Says I Love You1996: Primal Fear
Alongside his work in cinema, Norton is an environmental and social activist and 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 dated actress Salma Hayek from 1999 to 2003. He married Shauna Robertson in 2012. They have one son, Atlas (born March 2013).
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