Last Updated: 07 Aug, 2023 | Views: 291
Other Profession(s): Filmmaker
Famous For: Fight Club, 25th Hour, And The Hulk
Higher Education: Bachelor of arts
Edward Norton is a well-known American actor and filmmaker born in Massachusetts. His father, Edward Mower Norton Jr., was a marine lieutenant who served in Vietnam and then went on to practice law, promote environmental causes, and works as a federal prosecutor. His mother was a teacher of English named Lydia Robinson. Jim and Molly, two younger siblings of Norton, are also living. Norton became interested in acting at a young age and participated actively in high school plays. Later, he attended Yale University, where he received a history degree.
Edward Norton made his film debut with a significant role in the 1996 murder thriller movie "Primal Fear" after performing in several Broadway musicals.
Norton's performance earned him a nomination for the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award in the same category.
Despite receiving favorable reviews from critics, the movie did poorly at the box office. Later, Norton appeared in "The People vs. Larry Flint" and "Rounders." While the latter was a commercial success, the former was a failure.
The movie was a financial hit. Despite initial criticism from critics, it eventually gained cult status. The romantic comedy "Keeping the Faith," in which Norton also had a supporting role, marked his directorial debut the following year. The movie was a financial hit.
Achievements and Awards:
Three Oscar nominations have been made for Edward Norton in his career. His first nomination was for "Best Supporting Actor" for his work in "Primal Fear" in 1997; his second was for "Best Actor" for his part in "American History X" in 1999, and his third was for "Best Supporting Actor" for his work in "Birdman" in 2015.
In the 1998 crime drama film "American History X," Norton portrayed the main character.
Norton next relocated to Japan, where he spent a few years working for his grandfather's business, "Enterprise Foundation."