Edward Norton

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Edward Norton
Edward Norton 2012.jpg
Norton in March 2012
BornEdward Harrison Norton
(1969-08-18) 18 August 1969 (age 53)
Boston, Massachusetts, Unitit States
Alma materYale Varsity
  • Actor
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Activist
Years active1996–present
Hauf-marrae(s)Shauna Robertson (m. 2012)

Edward Harrison Norton[1] (born 18 August 1969) is an American actor an filmmakker. He haes received multiple awairds an nominations, includin a Golden Globe Awaird an three Academy Awaird nominations.

Born in Massachusetts an raised in Maryland, Norton wis drawn tae theatrical productions at local venues as a bairn. Efter graduatin frae Yale College in 1991, he wirkit for a few months in Japan afore muivin tae New York Ceety tae pursue an actin career. He gained immediate recogneetion for his debut in Primal Fear (1996), that earned him a Gowden Globe for Best Supportin Actor an an Academy Awaird nomination in the same category. His role as a reformed neo-Nazi in American History X (1998) earned him an Academy Awaird nomination for Best Actor. He an aw starned in the film Fight Club (1999), that earned a cult follaein.

Norton emerged as a filmmakker in the 2000s. He established the production company Class 5 Films in 2003, an wis director or producer o the films Keeping the Faith (2000), Down in the Valley (2005), an The Painted Veil (2006). He conteena'd tae receive creetical acclaim for his actin roles in films sic as The Score (2001), 25th Hour (2002), The Illusionist (2006), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), an The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). His greatest commercial successes hae been Red Dragon (2002), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), The Incredible Hulk (2008), an The Bourne Legacy (2012). For his role in the black comedy Birdman (2014), Norton earned anither Academy Awaird nomination for Best Supportin Actor.

Despite creetical plaudits, Norton haes gained notoriety for bein difficult tae wirk wi, includin incidents sic as eeditin the feenal cuts an rewritin screenplays against the will o ither producers.[2][3] He is discreet aboot his personal life an haes expressed na interest in bein a celebrity. Ootside o actin an filmmakkin, he is an environmental activist an social entrepreneur. He is a trustee o Enterprise Community Partners, a non-profit organisation that advocates for affordable hoosin, an serves as preses o the American brainch o the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust. He is the UN Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity an aw. He is mairied tae Canadian film producer Shauna Robertson, wi that he haes ane bairn.

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  1. "Edward Norton — Frequently Asked Questions". Edward Norton.org. Retrieved 19 December 2006.
  2. Brown, Mick (7 Apryle 2007). "Critical moment". The Daily Telegraph. Archived frae the original on 14 Mairch 2019. Retrieved 14 Mairch 2019.
  3. Vincent, Sally (12 Apryle 2003). "He who calls the shots". The Guardian. Archived frae the original on 10 September 2014.