Edward Norton

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Edward Norton

American actor, screenwriter, film director and producer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1969.

Countries: United States (75%), United Kingdom (10%), (6%)

Main connections: Paul Giamatti, Robert De Niro, Collateral Beauty

Linked to: Marvel Comics, Nova, Signature Theatre Company, The Rouse Company

 

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From 1981 to 1985, along with his brother, Norton attended Camp Pasquaney, on the shores of Newfound Lake in Hebron, New Hampshire add something


1984

There, he won the acting cup in 1984, and later returned to the camp's council for two years, directing theater add something


1987

He graduated from Columbia's Wilde Lake High School in 1987 add something


1991

He attended Yale University, where he was a competitive rower and acted in university productions alongside Ron Livingston and Paul Giamatti, graduating in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in History add something


1993

Norton moved to New York City and began his acting career in Off-Broadway theater, breaking through with his 1993 involvement in Edward Albee's "Fragments", at the Signature Theatre Company add something

 

The movie is an adaptation of William Diehl's 1993 novel add something


 

In 1996, his supporting role in the courtroom drama "Primal Fear" garnered him a nomination for the Academy award for Best Supporting Actor add something

 

Everyone Says I Love You - "'Everyone Says I Love You"' is a 1996 American musical comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen, who stars in the film, alongside Julia Roberts, Alan Alda, Edward Norton, Drew_Barrymore, Gaby Hoffmann, Tim Roth, Goldie Hawn, Natasha Lyonne and Natalie Portman


1997

His mother, Lydia Robinson "Robin" , a teacher of English, died of a brain tumor in 1997 add something

 

Edward Furlong - In 1997, he starred in "American History X" alongside Edward Norton and appeared in his first comedy role in "Pecker", directed by John Waters


1998

Also in 1998, Norton starred opposite Matt Damon in "Rounders", a movie following two friends who need to quickly earn enough cash playing poker to pay off a huge debt add something

 

In 1998, he took on the role of Derek Vinyard, a reformed neo-Nazi, in the film "American History X" add something

 

Edward Furlong - Furlong received acclaim for his starring roles in the 1998 motion pictures "Pecker" and "American History X", which co-starred Christina Ricci and Edward Norton, respectively

 

Fairuza Balk - In 1998 she gave an intense performance as a neo-Nazi goth-punk opposite Edward Norton in his Academy *award-nominated performance in "American History X", and was featured in "The Waterboy," alongside Adam Sandler


1999

Venice International Film Festival - "Fight Club" premiered at the 1999 Venice International Film Festival add something

 

Jonathan Lethem - In 1999, Edward Norton announced that he was planning to write, direct and star in a film adaptation of the novel

 

Fight Club (novel) - In 1999, director David Fincher adapted the novel into a film of the same name, starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton


2000

In 2000, Norton made his debut as a director with "Keeping the Faith" add something

 

Ken Leung - Edward Norton cast him in his directorial debut "Keeping the Faith" in 2000


2001

The Score (2001 film) - "'The Score"' is a 2001 crime thriller film directed by Frank Oz, and starring Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Angela_Bassett, and Marlon Brando in his final film role


2002

In 2002, he starred in Brett Ratner's "Red Dragon" as FBI profiler Will Graham and in Spike Lee's "25th Hour" add something

 

Hannibal Lecter - In 2002, "Red Dragon" was adapted again, this time under its original title, with Hopkins again as Lecter and Edward Norton as Will Graham

 

Catherine Keener - In 2002, she co-starred with Edward Norton in the off-Broadway revival of "Burn This" and the film "Death to Smoochy"

 

Peter Sarsgaard - In October 2002, Sarsgaard returned to theater in a New York production of Lanford Wilson's "Burn This", where he replaced Edward Norton


2003

In 2003 Norton was forced by Paramount Studios, under threat of lawsuit having signed a three film contract when he signed up for "Primal Fear", to appear in "The Italian Job" , for which he accordingly refused to promote upon its release add something

 

Davie Brown Entertainment - Jim Davie remains as chairman and CEO. Meyer was responsible for the branded entertainment deal between Mini Cooper and Paramount Pictures to feature the cars in the 2003 remake of the movie "The Italian Job," starring Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, and Edward Norton


2005

Down in the Valley (film) - "'Down in the Valley"' is a 2005 film starring Edward Norton, Evan_Rachel_Wood, David Morse and Rory Culkin


2006

Sundance Film Festival - In 2006, Norton starred in two films: "Down in the Valley", as a dangerous drifter affecting to be a cowpoke, and in "The Illusionist", which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and later became a sleeper hit when it went into general release add something

 

Jessica Biel - In 2006, Biel played a turn-of-the-century duchess in the period piece "The Illusionist", co-starring Edward Norton and Paul Giamatti

 

Paul Giamatti - In 2006, Giamatti was the lead in M. Night Shyamalan's "Lady in the Water", a supernatural thriller, followed by the animated film "The Ant Bully", and Neil Burger's drama "The Illusionist" co-starring Edward Norton

 

Aaron Taylor-Johnson - In 2006, he appeared in "The Illusionist", appearing in the early flashback scenes as Edward Norton's character, Eduard Abramovicz, as a teenager


2007

He attended Ripken's ceremony at the Hall of Fame in July 2007 add something


2008

In 2008, Fight Club was named the 10th greatest movie of all time by Empire Magazine in its issue of The 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time add something

 

In 2008, Norton starred in New Line Cinema's "Pride and Glory", as an honest detective assigned to investigate the precinct run by his older brother add something

 

Norton participated in a 2008 "Fast Company" story about Enterprise's green affordable housing add something

 

Ricky Gervais - Gervais starred in "Ghost Town", which was released on 19 September 2008, and was in Lowell, Massachusetts during May 2008 filming his next project, "The Invention of Lying", starring himself, Jennifer Garner, Rob Lowe and Louis C.K., with appearances by Tina Fey, Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Bateman, Roz Ryan, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Edward Norton


2009

He ran in the 2009 New York City Marathon to raise money for the Trust add something

 

To raise money for the trust, Norton fielded a team of 30 runners in the New York City Marathon on November 1, 2009 add something

 

Lee Wilkof - He is featured in the 2009 film "Leaves of Grass", starring Edward Norton

 

Melanie Lynskey - Lynskey's 2009 films included "Leaves of Grass", in which she co-starred with Edward Norton and Susan Sarandon, and the Academy *award-nominated "Up in the Air", in which she played Julie Bingham, the younger sister of George Clooney's character

 

The Avengers (2012 film) - In September 2009, Edward Norton, who played Bruce Banner in "The Incredible Hulk" stated that he was open to returning in the film


2010

In 2010, Norton appeared in two films again: in "Leaves of Grass", as estranged identical twins ; and in "Stone", which reunited Norton with his "The Score" cast-mate Robert De Niro, and in which Norton plays a convict trying to con his parole officer into an early release add something

 

Norton played himself in a cameo role in the experimental comedy show "Stella", and made another comedic television appearance on the Emmy award-winning ABC show "Modern Family" in 2010, playing a fictional member of real life '80s new wave band Spandau Ballet add something

 

In May 2010, Norton launched a website called Crowdrise, which uses a social networking platform to help raise funds for charity add something

 

In July 2010, Norton was designated as the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon add something


2011

After six years of dating, he became engaged to Canadian film producer Shauna Robertson in 2011 add something


2012

He had been expected to reprise his role as the character in the 2012 film "The Avengers", but the role was later confirmed to have been given to Mark Ruffalo add something

 

In the 2012 movie "The Bourne Legacy", he is the villain Eric Byer add something

 

In May 2012, Norton played football for an 'England vs add something

 

Tony Gilroy - He took over as director of the next entry in the Bourne series as well as co-writing; the film, "The Bourne Legacy", was released August 10, 2012, starring Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Joan_Allen, and Albert Finney


2013

In 2013, Norton stared in The Lonely Island's music video, Spring Break Anthem, alongside Andy Samberg, Zach Galifinakis, James Franco, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone add something


2014

On February 20, 2014, it was announced that Norton would begin production of the long-gestating adaptation of "Motherless Brooklyn" in fall 2014, with Brett Ratner acting as producer add something

 

On 2 July 2014, Edward Norton was elected Chairman of the Board of Trustee to Signature Theatre, a not-for-profit theater Company in New York add something

 

Twelve years later, Williams died on August 11, 2014, just a week before Norton's 45th birthday, by suicide add something


2015

Matthias Schoenaerts - Production is slated to begin Summer 2015 on the six-hour miniseries executive produced by Tom Hanks, Edward Norton, and Brad Pitt

 

Jimmy Wales - Wales will receive the Common Wealth *award of Distinguished Service on April 25, 2015, along with Jon Bon Jovi and Edward Norton


2016

Collateral Beauty - He played Whit Yardsham, an estranged friend and business partner of Howard Inlet in the 2016 drama "Collateral Beauty" add something

 

Collateral Beauty - On January 14, 2016, TheWrap reported that Edward Norton, Michael_Peña, and Naomie Harris were cast in the film, while Rachel McAdams was in negotiations to join the cast


2017

Hayek still remains friends with Norton; she recalled in a 2017 opinion story for "The New York Times" that he was among a "phalanx of angels" who helped with the screenplay of "Frida" and accompanied her against the alleged abuse from Harvey Weinstein add something


2018

Norton worked again with director Anderson for the 2018 stop motion film "Isle of Dogs", in which he voiced Rex, a member of a pack of five dogs add something