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 don't feel insecure about any of this work anymore. Maybe I don't have what I had when I was younger. I'm not really hungry to prove anything to anybody, really. But when I stand outside myself and observe what I think are my strengths and weaknesses going into directing, it's what you just said, an affliction to organize moments.More Edward Norton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
People wrestle sometimes making movies, and I think that conflict is a very essential thing. I think a lot of very happy productions have produced a lot of very banal movies.More Edward Norton quotes [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
As an actor, I don't have any politics. As an actor, I'm driven more by an authentic - I would say an obsessive-compulsive-disorder level-fixation on mimicry, tonality of voice, to literally imitate something until I can just disappear into it.More Edward Norton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But work that's got real substance does make people feel, "There's someone else out there who relates to my experience, or who just helped me understand my own experience a little bit better." And I think that's still got enormous value.More Edward Norton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Suspension of disbelief and that whole question is part of the heart of the 'Leaves of Grass'movie.More Edward Norton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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