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Edward Norton (born 18.08.1969) Edward Norton is an American actor. Childhood: Edward Norton was born in Boston and grew up in Columbia, Maryland. His parents are Edward Norton, Jr., an environmental lawyer, and Lydia Robinson, an English teacher. He attended Camp Pasquaney in New Hampshire and won the acting cup in 1984. He worked in Osaka, Japan as a consultant in his grandfather's company, Enterprise Community Partners.

Acting Career: Edward Norton moved to New York City to begin his acting career in theatre. His film debut was 1996's 'Primal Fear' alongside Richard Gere. He won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award. In 1998, he appeared in the gritty neo-Nazi drama 'American History X' alongside Edward Furlong which grossed over $23 million worldwide and earned him another Oscar nomination. He was also in 'Rounders' with Matt Damon. In 1999, he starred in 'Fight Club' with Brad Pitt and Helena Bonham Carter. In 2002, he was in Hannibal Lecter movie 'Red Dragon' opposite Anthony Hopkins and Ralph Fiennes, as well as '25th Hour' with Philip Seymour Hoffman. In 2003, Paramount Studios forced him to appear in 'The Italian Job' to fulfil his contract with them but he refused to promote it. In 2006, he starred in 'Down in the Valley' opposite Evan Rachel Wood and 'The Illusionist' with Jessica Biel. He played The Incredible Hulk in the Marvel Studios film of the same name in 2008. 2010 saw him in 'Stone' alongside Robert De Niro. He plays villain Eric Byer in 2012's 'The Bourne Legacy'. Edward Norton: Personal life Edward Norton has previously dated Courtney Love and Salma Hayek. He got engaged to film producer Shauna Robertson in 2011 with whom he has one son. He has a private pilot license. He is a member of the board of trustees of Enterprise Community Partners which developes affordable housing in his hometown. He supports many environmental causes such as Enterprise's Green Communities Initiative and is a social activist. He is president of the American branch of the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust which he raised money for with a team of runners in the New York City Marathon in 2009 including Alanis Morissette and David Blaine. He was the fastest in his team. In 2012, he participated in the 'England vs. The Rest of the World' match for Soccer Aid alongside Will Ferrell and Woody Harrelson.



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Collateral Beauty Review

OK

Dramas exploring the nature of death and the true meaning of life are always in danger of tipping over into extreme sentimentality, and this one very quickly gets bogged down in buckets of syrup. It's a slickly made movie with a first-rate cast, but occasional glimpses of gritty honesty aren't quite enough to counteract sudsy philosophising that sounds profound but is actually rather shallow.

It's set in New York, where advertising company owner Howard (Will Smith) is still lost in grief six months after the death of his 6-year-old daughter. And his business partners are worried that the company is falling apart as a result. In desperation, best pal Whit (Edward Norton), protege Claire (Kate Winslet) and rising-star Simon (Michael Pena) hire a private detective (Ann Dowd) to determine Howard's mental fitness to run the company. They also hire three actors to confront him as Love (Keira Knightley), Time (Jacob Latimore) and Death (Helen Mirren), abstract concepts he's obsessed with. But they don't know that Howard is also considering attending a grief counselling meeting run by Madeleine (Naomie Harris).

Directed with a magical sheen by David Frankel (Hope Springs) and written to within an inch of its life by Allan Loeb (The Switch), there's nothing about this film that doesn't feel contrived and controlled. In addition to their scenes with Howard, each of the three actors has an impact on the colleague who needs their specific gifts. And there are a number of revelations and twists that feel annoyingly hokey. Even so, the cast is strong enough to add moments of lightness that lift the movie briefly out of the sludge. Mirren, Knightley and Latimore have a sparky edge as the story's catalysts. While Norton, Winslet and Pena bring some raw, honest emotion to their own personal dramas.

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Tom Cruise And Five Other Huge Stars Who've Never Won An Oscar


Tom Cruise Will Smith Johnny Depp Steve Carell Edward Norton Glenn Close

Awards season is nearly upon us, with the film industry gearing up for its annual round of back-slapping and palm-greasing, as well as honouring the most significant works that Hollywood and beyond has had to offer over the past 12 months.

However, there are a number of box office regulars and well-known faces that have never won the most prestigious prize Hollywood awards – the Best Actor or Actress Oscar. Here are half a dozen big stars who have featured in many hit movies who have, surprisingly, never collected a gong.

Tom CruiseTom Cruise filming 'The Mummy' in 2016

Continue reading: Tom Cruise And Five Other Huge Stars Who've Never Won An Oscar

Helen Mirren, Ed Norton, Naomie Harris and Will Smith at the premiere of Collateral Beauty held at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, New York, United States - Tuesday 13th December 2016

Helen Mirren, Ed Norton, Naomie Harris and Will Smith
Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren

Shauna Robertson anf Edward Norton at the premiere of Collateral Beauty held at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, New York, United States - Tuesday 13th December 2016

Shauna Robertson and Edward Norton
Shauna Robertson and Edward Norton
Shauna Robertson and Edward Norton
Shauna Robertson and Edward Norton

Collateral Beauty Trailer


Love, time and death connect every single human being on earth, we long for love, wish we had more time and we fear death. Howard Inlet was once one of New York's most sought after advertising exec's but after suffering a great personal loss, his life has been left in ruins.

Now all his friends can do is look on and see a man who once loved life now living each day wishing the end would come. To help deal with his grief, Howard writes letters to 'time', 'love' and 'death' in the hope that he'll eventually understand why he has lost so much. With a little help from his friends, Howard finds himself actually receiving answers to some of the questions he asks in his letters and hopefully finds a way to live beyond just existing.

Collateral Beauty is directed by David Frankel with a screenplay written by Allan Loeb.

Sausage Party - Teaser Trailer


Frank is a hot dog Wiener who's packed into a vacuum seal bag with all his closest buds, Brenda is a hot dog bun who is also bagged up with the other ladies in the Glamour Buns pack. Since being stored on the supermarket shelf, Frank and Brenda have known that they're meant to be, now all that has to happen is their new owner picks both packets to take them home for their happily ever after. 

As luck would have it, a lady picks them both up and it seems like their dream is coming true, little do the food items actually know what happens to them when they get to their new home; they're pealed, boiled, grated and roasted to death before being eaten. Now Frank is on a mission to bring the truth to the other consumables in a bit to make the horror stop. 

Sausage Party is an R rated CG animation.

Keira Knightley , Ed Norton - Keira Knightley and Ed Norton on the set of Collateral Beauty - Manhattan, New York, United States - Monday 7th March 2016

Keira Knightley and Ed Norton
Keira Knightley and Ed Norton
Keira Knightley and Ed Norton
Keira Knightley and Ed Norton
Keira Knightley and Ed Norton
Keira Knightley and Ed Norton

Keira Knightley , Edward Norton - Stars on the set of 'Collateral Beauty,' filming in Manhattan - Manhattan, New York, United States - Friday 4th March 2016

Keira Knightley and Edward Norton
Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley and Edward Norton
Keira Knightley and Edward Norton
Keira Knightley, Ed Norton and Kate Winslet

Shauna Robertson and Edward Norton - Celebrities attend 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts with City Hall in Beverly Hills. at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015

Shauna Robertson and Edward Norton

HBO Moves Forward With 'Lewis And Clark' Miniseries Starring Casey Affleck And Matthias Schoenaerts


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HBO has greenlit a new miniseries based on explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and starring Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts. The six part miniseries will begin filming in the summer and is due on our screens later this year.

Casey AffleckCasey Affleck will star in 'Lewis and Clark'

"In Lewis and Clark, we can see American idealism and the breathtaking natural beauty of the continent, as well as the complexities and tragedies of what came to be known as America's 'manifest destiny,' " said HBO programming president Michael Lombardo.

Continue reading: HBO Moves Forward With 'Lewis And Clark' Miniseries Starring Casey Affleck And Matthias Schoenaerts

American Film Institute Honours Best Films Of 2014 [Photos]


Angelina Jolie Brad Pitt Edward Norton Jon Hamm Clint Eastwood Kiernan Shipka Elisabeth Moss Steven Spielberg Matthew Mcconaughey Ethan Hawke

For the past fifteen years, the American Film Institute has honoured ten films and ten television shows that truly show off what the year had to offer. 2014 had a particularly good year for films, however, so for the first time, the AFI Awards actually awarded eleven motion pictures with the honouree status. A whole host of celebrities gathered in celebration. 

Angelina Jolie at the 15th Annual AFI Awards (Credit Frazer Harrison - Getty Images)
Angelina Jolie at the 15th Annual AFI Awards (Credit Frazer Harrison - Getty Images)

The honoured films consisted of 'American Sniper', 'Birdman', 'Boyhood', 'Foxcatcher', 'The Imitation Game', 'Interstellar', 'Into The Woods', 'Nightcrawler', 'Selma', 'Unbroken' and 'Whiplash'. For the celebration, Academy Award-winning Matthew Mcconaughey ('Interstellar') was seen, along with Ethan Hawke ('Boyhood'). Brad Pitt and Edward Norton ('Birdman') were also seen together, after appearing opposite one another in 1999's 'Fight Club'.

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Golden Globe Nominees Celebrate At Audi Pre-Event Party [Photos]


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With the 72nd Golden Globe Awards set to air on NBC on Sunday 11th January, the residents of Los Angeles are partying the remaining days away in anticipation of the celebration. Before converging on The Beverly Hilton this weekend, members of the casts for 'Birdman', 'Big Eyes' and 'The Hobbit' stopped by the Audi party.

Edward Norton - Best Supporting Actor Nominee (credit Jason Merritt - Getty Images)
Edward Norton - Best Supporting Actor Nominee (credit Jason Merritt - Getty Images)

Amongst those at the prestigious event were Edward Norton and Naomi Watts, who play the actor/actress couple Mike and Lesley in 'Birdman'. 'Birdman' itself is set to do well at the Golden Globes, as it has been nominated for seven awards, including 'Best Supporting Actor' for Norton. 'Birdman' has also been nominated for 'Best Picture - Musical or Comedy', 'Best Performance in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy', 'Best Supporting Performance in a Motion Picture - Drama, Musical or Comedy' (both actor and actress) and 'Best Director', 'Best Screenplay' and 'Best Original Score'.

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Video - Bruce Willis Rubs Shoulders With Edward Norton And Others At National Board Of Review Gala - Part 4


'Vice' star Bruce Willis was seen arriving with his wife Emma Heming at the National Board of Review Gala held at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York, alongside a string of Hollywood's biggest superstars. From actors to directors, and even various music stars, this gala definitely seemed to be the celebrity place to be this month.

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Edward Norton Produced Documentary 'My Own Man' Set To Debut On Netflix


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Edward Norton joins the team of David Sampliner's poignant forthcoming documentary 'My Own Man' as executive producer, as it prepares to air exclusively on Netflix this Spring having premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last year.

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Academy Award nominated actor Norton returns to film production with 'My Own Man', having previously worked on the Primetime Emmy winning documentary 'By the People: The Election of Barack Obama'. This new movie, a Netflix Original Documentary, is a little more personal, detailing the ever changing relationships between fathers and their sons, as it follows director Sampliner's difficult journey into parenthood.

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Birdman Review


Excellent

Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu continues to reject traditional narrative structures with this whizzy, ambitious exploration of celebrity, art and commerce. And the clever casting of Michael Keaton adds another layer of meaning to the whole film, which is shot as one long wildly entertaining single take and pointedly subtitled "The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance". Blackly hilarious and darkly emotional, this is an exploration of how show business can push a person to the brink of madness. And maybe knock them over the edge.

Keaton stars as Riggan, once a top movie star known for his three Birdman blockbusters. But he hasn't done anything notable since, and is now trying to reboot his career by directing, adapting and starring in a Broadway play based on a Raymond Chandler story. The problem is that no one will let him escape from the iconic superhero character he's best known for, least of all Birdman himself, who mentally haunts and taunts Riggan at every turn. Meanwhile in the theatre, Riggan locks horns with costar Mike (Edward Nortan), a controlling show-off brought in at the request of lead actress Lesley (Naomi Watts). As opening night approaches, Riggan and his producer-friend Jake (Zach Galifianakis) are also struggling with the demands of high-maintenance costar Laura (Andrea Riseborough), plus distractions from Riggan's daughter-assistant (Emma Stone) and ex-wife (Amy Ryan).

Inarritu and ace cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki tell this story as if it's one continuous snaky shot with the camera following Riggan through the maze-like backstage corridors, into the theatre and out into nearby Times Square streets. The virtuoso filmmaking is simply breathtaking, and it works perfectly because all of the characters are packed with pungent details and fully developed inner lives. The actors find all kinds of quirks that are both hilarious and darkly thoughtful, creating jagged interaction as they cross paths with each other, sparring riotously for attention. Every scene bristles with startling revelations and barbed jabs at the Hollywood system.

Continue reading: Birdman Review

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Edward Norton

Date of birth

18th August, 1969

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.83






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Edward Norton Movies

Collateral Beauty Movie Review

Collateral Beauty Movie Review

Dramas exploring the nature of death and the true meaning of life are always in...

Collateral Beauty Trailer

Collateral Beauty Trailer

Love, time and death connect every single human being on earth, we long for love,...

Sausage Party - Teaser Trailer

Sausage Party - Teaser Trailer

Frank is a hot dog Wiener who's packed into a vacuum seal bag with all...

Birdman Movie Review

Birdman Movie Review

Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu continues to reject traditional narrative structures with this whizzy, ambitious...

The Grand Budapest Hotel - Featurettes Trailer

The Grand Budapest Hotel - Featurettes Trailer

While preparing to film 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', director Wes Anderson and company scouted for...

Birdman - Exclusive Featurette Trailer

Birdman - Exclusive Featurette Trailer

The cast and crew of 'Birdman' discuss the visionary filming techniques behind the movie in...

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Birdman Trailer

Birdman Trailer

Riggan Thomas (Michael Keeton) is faced with a serious problem. In an attempt to make...

Birdman Trailer

Birdman Trailer

20 years ago, Riggan Thomas (Michael Keaton) played the iconic Birdman - a comic book...

Birdman Trailer

Birdman Trailer

Riggan Thompson used to be a major movie star having played a much-loved onscreen superhero,...

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