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Edward Norton

Edward Harrison Norton (born August 18, 1969) 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, Massachusetts and raised in Columbia, Maryland, Norton was drawn to theatrical productions at local venues as a child. After graduating from Yale College in 1991, he worked for a few months in Japan before moving to New York City to pursue an acting career. He gained immediate recognition and critical acclaim for his debut in Primal Fear (1996), which earned him a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and an Academy Award nomination in the same category. His role as a reformed neo-Nazi in American History X (1998) earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He also starred in the film Fight Club (1999), which garnered a cult following. Norton emerged as a filmmaker in the 2000s. He established the production company Class 5 Films in 2003, and was director or producer of the films Keeping the Faith (2000), Down in the Valley (2005), and The Painted Veil (2006). He continued to receive critical acclaim for his acting roles in films such as The Score (2001), 25th Hour (2002), The Illusionist (2006), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). His biggest commercial successes have been Red Dragon (2002), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), The Incredible Hulk (2008), and The Bourne Legacy (2012). For his role in the black comedy Birdman (2014), Norton earned another Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

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Aug 18, 1969 In Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Only in America
Latest Project:
Movie A Complete Unknown 2025
Known For
Movie Only in America Duane / James / Bruno / Eric / The museum guard 2025
Series Sausage Party: Foodtopia Sammy (voice) 2025
Movie A Complete Unknown Pete Seeger 2025
Series Extrapolations Jonathan Chopin 2023-03-16
Movie Asteroid City Conrad Earp 2023-06-08
Movie High Noon on the Waterfront Carl Foreman (voice) 2022-09-04
Movie Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Miles Bron 2022-11-12
Movie The French Dispatch The Chauffeur 2021-10-21
Movie Belmondo l'influenceur Self (archive footage) 2020-11-10
Movie Motherless Brooklyn Lionel Essrog 2019-10-31
Movie Alita: Battle Angel Nova (uncredited) 2019-01-31
Movie Isle of Dogs Rex (voice) 2018-03-23
Movie Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis Self 2018-07-29
Movie Sausage Party Sammy Bagel Jr. (voice) 2016-07-11
Movie Collateral Beauty Whit Yardsham 2016-12-15
Movie The Guardian Brothers Yu Lei (voice) 2015-06-25
Movie Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special Self / Stefon 2015-02-15
Movie The Grand Budapest Hotel Albert Henckels 2014-02-26
Movie Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Mike Shiner 2014-10-17
Movie Salinger Self - Actor 2013-09-06
Movie Moonrise Kingdom Scout Master Ward 2012-05-16
Movie The Bourne Legacy Byer 2012-08-08
Movie The Dictator Self 2012-05-15
Movie Stone Stone 2010-10-07
Movie The Invention of Lying Cop 2009-10-02
Movie Leaves of Grass Bill Kincaid / Brady Kincaid 2009-09-13
Movie Source of Pride: The Making of "Pride and Glory" Self 2009-01-27
Movie The Incredible Hulk Bruce Banner / The Hulk 2008-06-12
Movie Pride and Glory Ray Tierney 2008-09-09
Movie Starz Inside: Comic Books Unbound Self - Bruce Banner / Hulk, The Incredible Hulk (2008) 2008-06-10
Movie Brando Self 2007-05-01
Movie Killers Kill, Dead Men Die The Undercover Cop 2007-03-13
Movie The Painted Veil Dr. Walter Fane 2006-12-09
Movie The Illusionist Eisenheim 2006-08-18
Movie Kingdom of Heaven King Baldwin 2005-05-03
Movie Down in the Valley Harlan 2005-05-13
Movie After the Sunset Edward Norton 2004-11-12
Movie The Italian Job Steve 2003-05-30
Movie Declaration of Independence Self 2003-06-10
Movie Death to Smoochy Sheldon Mopes / Smoochy 2002-03-29
Movie Frida Nelson Rockefeller 2002-08-29
Movie 25th Hour Monty Brogan 2002-12-19
Movie Red Dragon Will Graham 2002-10-02
Movie The Score Jack Teller 2001-07-13
Movie The Concert for New York City Self 2001-10-20
Movie Keeping the Faith Father Brian Finn 2000-04-14
Movie Fight Club Narrator 1999-10-15
Movie Forever Hollywood Self 1999-01-01
Movie Rounders Lester 'Worm' Murphy 1998-09-11
Movie Out of the Past Henry Gerber (voice) 1998-07-31
Movie American History X Derek 1998-07-01
Movie Primal Fear Aaron 1996-03-06
Movie Everyone Says I Love You Holden Spence 1996-12-06
Movie The People vs. Larry Flynt Alan Isaacman 1996-12-25