Edward Norton

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Edward Norton (born 18.08.1969)
Edward Norton is an American actor.

Edward Norton: 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.

Edward Norton: 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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29th October 2014 -

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27th October 2014 -

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18th October 2014 -

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Michael Keaton has spent most of his career on the fringes of Hollywood even after playing such iconic roles as Batman and starring in cult classic Beetlejuice. It's fairly easy to draw parallels between Keaton...

Edward Norton, Emma Stone And Naomi Watts Pictured At The NYFF Screening Of 'Birdman'

16th October 2014 -

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The 52nd New York Film Festival gave a showing of 'Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)' on 11th October, 2014. Posing on the red carpet, was Edward Norton and his wife, former movie producer...

Birdman

16th October 2014 -

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Riggan Thomas (Michael Keeton) is faced with a serious problem. In an attempt to make himself appear relevant in the new world following his role as television superhero Birdman twenty years ago, he has written...

Michael Keaton, Edward Norton and the cast of 'Birdman' appear at the 52nd NYFF

14th October 2014 -

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At the 52nd New York Film Festival, the cast of 'Birdman' were photographed arriving at the Alice Tully Hall. Amongst these were Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Zach Galifianakis and Naomi Watts.The film's director, Alejandro González...

Emma Stone And Edward Norton Arrive At Venice Film Festival 'Birdman' Premiere

29th August 2014 -

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'Birdman' stars Emma Stone and Edward Norton made their arrivals on the red carpet at the movie's premiere held at the 71st Venice Film Festival. The comedy drama is set for UK release in January...

Emma Stone Attends 'Birdman' Premiere At 71st Venice Film Festival [Pictures]

27th August 2014 -

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Emma Stone looked fabulous whilst attending the opening of the 71st Venice Film Festival on Wednesday (27th August). Emma Stone was sporting a new haircut at the 71st Venice Film Festival.Read More: Emma Stone To...

Venice Film Festival: So 'Birdman' Just Joined the Oscars Race. Big Time.

27th August 2014 -

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After the trailer hit, there was always the sense with Birdman was probably going to be very, very impressive but perhaps a little too avant-garde for the Academy. A sort of Synecdoche, New York situation....

Birdman

6th August 2014 -

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20 years ago, Riggan Thomas (Michael Keaton) played the iconic Birdman - a comic book hero for the big screen. Having watched his career dissolve in the intervening years, Riggan has adapted a Raymond Carver's...

It's Official: Chuck Palahniuk is Working on 'Fight Club 2'

22nd July 2014 -

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18 years since Fight Club ripped up the rule book for modern day American fiction, Chuck Palahniuk has confirmed he is working on a sequel that will be published in May 2015, as a 10-issue...

Michael Keaton v Edward Norton: What We Learnt From The ‘Birdman’ Trailer

16th June 2014 -

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Michael Keaton is back in action with a new film on the way entitled Birdman, which actually looks as strange as it sounds. But from the trailer Birdman also looks to be one of the...

Birdman

13th June 2014 -

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Riggan Thompson used to be a major movie star having played a much-loved onscreen superhero, Birdman, in his more prolific years. However, he's starting to believe he was just a one trick pony as he...

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s ‘Birdman’ Could Have Oscars Shout [Trailer + Pictures]

13th June 2014 -

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We always had a feeling that Birdman was going to be good. It has a lot going for it. Babel’s Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is behind the camera for a start – and the cast is...

Spoiler Alert! Ten Of Our Favourite Movie Plot Twists

10th May 2014 -

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There's nothing quite like a great plot twist to make for an unforgettable movie moment. Some we can all agree were truely unexpected, others, well there's always going to be someone who say they saw...

The Grand Budapest Hotel: 10 Reasons You NEED To See This Film

7th March 2014 -

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Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ has already received praise from critics and is being held up as one of the director’s finest pieces of work. Still, if you're not convinced as to why you...

Tonight's Cinema Plans? A No-Brainer: Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel

7th March 2014 -

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March isn’t generally a good time for cinemagoers. Post Oscars, you’ll rarely find yourself torn between films when making your ticket buying decisions, and tonight is no different, with 300: Rise of an Empire, Bullet...

'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Is An Instant Hit With Critics, In Praise Of Wes Anderson's Delightful New Movie [Trailer + Pictures]

6th March 2014 -

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The Grand Budapest Hotel is preparing to throw its doors open to the world, having premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in February. Director Wes Anderson has built his career upon his idiosyncratically quirky,...

The Grand Budapest Hotel

6th March 2014 -

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Wes Anderson's entertaining filmmaking style clicks beautifully into focus for this comical adventure. Films like The Darjeeling Limited and Moonrise Kingdom are packed with amazing detail and terrific characters, but this movie is on another...

The Grand Budapest Hotel

4th March 2014 -

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The cast and crew of 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' discuss the story, the main characters' relationship and the duties of the concierge in the latest featurettes for the movie.'Messiur Gustave is very precise. He is...

Grand Budapest Hotel

6th February 2014 -

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Gustave may be aloof and snobbish in many ways, but he's also extremely charming with a good heart and a titanic personality. As result he makes for a highly popular concierge at the Grand Budapest...

Some Genius Edited Out Tyler Durden From 'Fight Club' [Video]

20th January 2014 -

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If you know Fight Club, and you really should, then you’ll know that Tyler Durden is just a figure of Edward Norton’s imagination, created to escape the mundane domesticity of his life, even though his...

The Grand Budapest Hotel

6th January 2014 -

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Charismatic but somewhat aloof concierge at the Grand Budapest Hotel, Gustave H, is less than impressed when a seemingly inexperienced new lobby boy named Zero Moustafa is hired for a trial period without his knowledge....

The Grand Budapest Hotel

23rd December 2013 -

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Gustave H is a charismatic and over-friendly concierge at the Grand Budapest Hotel whose conduct has been far from professional over the course of his career, regularly engaging in one night stands with his deeply...

New Cast Additions Amy Poehler And Tina Fey At 'Anchorman 2' NY Premiere - Part 4

18th December 2013 -

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'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' stars Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are snapped on the red carpet at the New York premiere held at the Beacon Theatre. The comediennes are new additions to the cast...

'The Grand Budapest Hotel' - Meet Wes Anderson's Gang [Trailer + Pictures]

31st October 2013 -

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Wes Anderson’s brand of frenetic, witty energy is bursting from the seams in the new trailer for The Grand Budapest Hotel. The comedy drama centres on a hotel concierge’s unlikely friendship with a lobby boy,...

The Grand Budapest Hotel

31st October 2013 -

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Gustave H is a flamboyant and largely charismatic concierge at the Grand Budapest Hotel whose habit of getting a little too close to his guests and keeping them entertained at all hours has earned him...

Ed Norton Gets Help From Alec Baldwin And Miley Cyrus During Opening 'SNL' Monologue

28th October 2013 -

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Ed Norton isn't exactly known for his comedic chops, so when he appeared as host on this week's Saturday Night Live - the first time he has hosted the long-running show - he was happy...

Edward Norton Does A Surprisingly Good Job Hosting Halloween-Themed SNL

27th October 2013 -

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This week’s SNL was not just the Halloween episode – which is usually more treat than trick – but also Edward Norton’s very first time hosting the sketch comedy show. Despite Norton’s lack of any...

'Salinger' Documentary Puts Reclusive Author's Life Under Magnifying Glass [Trailer + Pictures]

9th September 2013 -

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A documentary addressing the life of famed late poet, J. D. Salinger, entitled Salinger has been released in the US. The feature-length, Shane Salerno-directed piece depicts the author's life through interviews, clips, photographs and his...

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That movie was awesome! *spoiler* teeheemy favorite part was the waterfall scene!(hearts in my eyes)

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Saw this movie on a Airplane to the States it is FANTASTIC. so original lovely story line. I hope it becomes a huge hit

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