Edward Norton

Edward Norton

Movie Actor

Edward Harrison Norton 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 and raised in Columbia, Maryland, Norton was drawn to theatrical productions at local venues as a child.

Full Name
Edward Harrison Norton
Aug 18, 1969
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Edward Harrison Norton was born on August 18, 1969 in Boston, Massachusetts. He is an American actor and filmmaker. His father Edward Mower Norton Sr. was a former federal prosecutor while his mother Lydia Robinson "Robin" (Rouse) Norton was an English teacher and passed away when he was five years old. His parents were both from wealthy families and raised him in the city of Columbia, Maryland. 

Norton attended school at Yale University before graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 1991. After college, he moved to Japan for two years to study Japanese art and culture before returning to the United States to pursue a career in acting. He made his film debut in Primal Fear (1996), which earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

In 1998, he starred alongside Brad Pitt in Fight Club (1999), which earned him critical acclaim among critics and fans alike and established him as one of Hollywood’s leading actors. Since then, he has appeared in numerous films including The Italian Job (2003), The Incredible Hulk (2008), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) and Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014). He also directed and produced Keeping the Faith (2000).

In addition to his acting career, Norton is also active in philanthropy and activism causes, often lending his voice to causes such as poverty alleviation, human rights awareness and animal rights protection. He serves on the board of several charities such as Enterprise Community Partners, Stand Up To Cancer and Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1969</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Edward Norton is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text"> On August 18, 1969, Edward Norton was born in Boston, Massachusetts.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1991</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Graduates from Yale University</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Norton graduated from Yale University with a degree in History.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1996</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Feature Film</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Norton makes his feature film debut in "Primal Fear" (1996)</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1999</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Academy Award Nomination</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Norton is nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in "American History X" (1998).</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2000</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Golden Globe Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Norton wins a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for his performance in "Keeping the Faith" (2000).</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Directorial Debut</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Norton makes his directorial debut with "The Incredible Hulk" (2008).</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring in the Oscar Winning Film Birdman</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Norton stars in the Oscar winning film "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" (2014).</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's an Incredible Actor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Edward Norton is an incredible actor with a knack for bringing characters to life. He has starred in some of the most iconic and beloved films of all time, and he consistently delivers captivating performances.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's Supportive of Social Causes</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Edward Norton is an outspoken advocate for social justice causes. He stands up for what he believes in and supports organizations that work towards a better world. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He’s Passionate about His Work</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Edward Norton is passionate about his craft, and it shows in every performance. He puts his heart and soul into each role, which makes him one of the best actors in the industry today.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Started Career in Theater</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Edward Norton began his career in theater, appearing in several Broadway and off-Broadway productions before transitioning to film.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> He Was Once an Investment Banker</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before becoming an actor, Edward Norton worked as an investment banker at the firm of Lehman Brothers.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Wrote and Directed His Own Movies</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Edward Norton has written and directed two films - Keeping the Faith and Motherless Brooklyn - both of which he also starred in.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Received Oscar Nominations for Acting</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Edward Norton has been nominated for three Academy Awards for his acting in Primal Fear, American History X, and Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Trained in Martial Arts</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Edward Norton is a trained martial artist, having studied Brazilian jiu-jitsu and boxing to prepare for roles in films.</p></div>


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