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've always liked the idea of taking old dramatic ideas and devices and making them feel relevant or contemporary or whatever.More Edward Norton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I like making movies for myself and my friends and people with my sensibility.More Edward Norton quotes [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I ran into Brenda Blethyn on a plane going to London and I went, 'Oh, I'm going to get to see you again,' ... American History X.More Edward Norton quotes [11/19/2006 12:11:00]
You know when somebody really knows what they're drawing from and you can feel it when you see the movie.More Edward Norton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Look, you've got a generation of people coming along who are going to form their own new relationship with the idea of supporting the causes that they care about or changing the world. And these people are not going to do it the way our parents do it.More Edward Norton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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