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 tend to relate to a character in terms of the arc: what's interesting is where he starts versus where he ends up.More Edward Norton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It's ginned up by the corporate plutocracy as a way of distracting the working-class people that it's screwing. We hamstring our own natural progressivism in this country, and that's really stupid.More Edward Norton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I wish I were more musically gifted, more intuitive in playing instruments.More Edward Norton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are tens of thousands of charities and hundreds of thousands, getting towards millions, of people now using it. And when I flip through it, I'm just blown away by people.More Edward Norton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I've always thought of acting as more of an exercise in empathy, which is not to be confused with sympathy. You're trying to get inside a certain emotional reality or motivational reality and try to figure out what that's about so you can represent it.More Edward Norton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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