Edward Norton

BirthDay:

18 Aug 1969

BirthPlace:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

BirthName:

Edward Harrison Norton

Bio:

Edward Harrison Norton was born on August 18, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts, and was raised in Columbia, Maryland.

His mother, Lydia Robinson "Robin" (Rouse), was a foundation executive and teacher of English, and a daughter of famed real estate developer James Rouse, who developed Columbia, MD; she passed away of brain cancer on March 6, 1997. His father, Edward Mower Norton, Jr., was an environmental lawyer and conservationist, who works for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Edward has two younger siblings, James and Molly.

From the age of five onward, the Yale graduate (majoring in history) was interested in acting. At the age of eight, 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).
Filmography

Actor ( 101 credits )

Untitled Wes Anderson Project (2018) (voice)
Collateral Beauty (2016) Whit Yardsham
Sausage Party (2016) Sammy Bagel Jr. (voice)
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Henckels
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Himself - Birdman (1 episode, 2014)
30 for 30: Soccer Stories (2014)  Himself - Narrator (1 episode, 2014)
Hollywood Sessions (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014)  Special Segment Actor (1 episode, 2015)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Nature Is Speaking (2014)  The Soil (1 episode, 2014)
Salinger (2013) Himself
IMDb: What to Watch (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Big Interview with Dan Rather (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Bourne Legacy (2012) Col Eric Byer, USAF, Ret.
All in for the 99% (2012) Himself
Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Scout Master Ward
The Dictator (2012) Himself (uncredited)
CBS This Morning (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Larry King Now (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
The Apple Pushers (2011) Narrator
Stone (2010) Gerald 'Stone' Creeson
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Asia Uncut with Jon Niermann (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Conan (2010)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2014-2015)
In Character With... (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Leaves of Grass (2009) Bill Kincaid / Brady Kincaid
The Invention of Lying (2009) Cop
Bustin' Down the Door (2009) Narrator
Source of Pride: The Making of 'Pride and Glory' (2009) Himself
Modern Family (2009)  Izzy LaFontaine (1 episode, 2009)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2009-2012)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
The Rotten Tomatoes Show (2009)  Himself - Actor (1 episode, 2010)
Pride and Glory (2008) Ray Tierney
The Incredible Hulk: Hulking Out in the Bottling Plant (2008) Himself
The Incredible Hulk: Hulking Out on Campus (2008) Himself
The Incredible Hulk: Hulking Out in Harlem (2008) Himself
The Incredible Hulk (2008) Bruce Banner
Huckabee (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Jimmy Carter Man from Plains (2007) Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Rencontres de cinéma (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Painted Veil (2006) Walter Fane
The Illusionist (2006) Eisenheim
Movie Rush (2006)  Himself
Down in the Valley (2005) Harlan
Kingdom of Heaven (2005) King Baldwin
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2006-2012)
Stella (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
The Hour (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010)
Strange Days on Planet Earth (2005)  Narrator / ... (4 episodes, 2005)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Girls Next Door (2005)  Himself - Actor (1 episode, 2008)
After the Sunset (2004) Edward Norton (uncredited)
At the Movies (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
The Italian Job (2003) Steve
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009-2012)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006-2010)
Shootout (2003)  Himself (4 episodes, 2003-2008)
25th Hour (2002) Monty Brogan
Frida (2002) Nelson Rockefeller
Red Dragon (2002) Will Graham
Death to Smoochy (2002) Sheldon Mopes / Smoochy the Rhino
The Score (2001) Jack Teller
Keeping the Faith (2000) Father Brian Finn
Fight Club (1999) The Narrator
The Directors (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
American History X (1998) Derek Vinyard
Rounders (1998) Worm
Out of the Past (1998) Henry Gerber (voice)
Comme au cinéma (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
God kveld Norge (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
The View (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) Alan Isaacman
Everyone Says I Love You (1996) Holden
Primal Fear (1996) Aaron
Comedy Central Canned Ham (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (3 episodes, 2001-2010)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Cartelera (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006-2008)
HBO First Look (1992)  Eric Byer / ... (2 episodes, 2008-2012)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest / ... (8 episodes, 1998-2012)
Nulle part ailleurs (1990)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
The Simpsons (1989)  Devon Bradley / ... (2 episodes, 2000-2013)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Sidewalks Entertainment (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
The American Experience (1988)  Himself - Reader (1 episode, 2001)
Biography (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Larry King Live (1985)  Himself (4 episodes, 1998-2009)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006-2012)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 1999-2013)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself - Birdman / ... (2 episodes, 2014)

Producer ( 8 credits )

Thanks for Sharing (2012) executive producer
Leaves of Grass (2009) producer
By the People: The Election of Barack Obama (2009) producer
The Painted Veil (2006) producer
Down in the Valley (2005) producer
Dirty Work (2004) executive producer
25th Hour (2002) co-producer (uncredited)
Keeping the Faith (2000) producer

Director ( 1 credit )

Keeping the Faith (2000)