Edward Norton

Edward Norton

His role as Aaron Stampler in 'Primal Fear' (1996)
Edward James Norton Jr. (born August 18, 1969) is an American actor known for his reticence to embrace celebrity status. Norton was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up in Columbia, Maryland.His mother Robin, an English teacher, died of a brain tumor in 1997; his father, Edward Sr. is an attorney and former federal prosecutor under the Carter administration who now works for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He is the grandson of developer James Rouse, who designed the city of Columbia, Maryland; Baltimore's Inner Harbor; and Boston's Quincy Market.Norton graduated from Wilde Lake High School in 1985, then Yale University in 1991 with a B.A. in history.Norton was launched into the spotlight by 1996's Primal Fear, in which he played a young sociopathic convict, and for which he won a Golden Globe and a nomination for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. He earned numerous nominations for his role as a reformed neo-Nazi in 1998's American History X, and starred in the 1999 adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's cult hit novel Fight Club. More recently, he played himself in a cameo role in the experimental comedy show Stella.Norton has put time and money toward social activist causes, including improving the quality of living in low-income communities.He has dated actress Salma Hayek.Source: en.wikipedia.org
I think the consensus among our generation and people younger than us is that we do have a defining challenge in the moment, so I do like being involved in something bigger than the finger-doodling I do in art. It stimulates your brain in certain ways.More Edward Norton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When the tides of life turn against you
And the current upsets your boat,
Don't waste those tears on what might have been,
Just lie on your back and float.More Edward Norton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Sometimes creativity is a compulsion, not an ambition.More Edward Norton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When I'm looking for Zen and I'm not saying this facetiously at all - I would really rather surf, scuba dive, or fly my plane. And, when I feel tension about the grind of work, it's not getting the money to make films versus making films that constitutes the grind, it's all this stuff.More Edward Norton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I just like working with smart people.More Edward Norton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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