- Edward Harrison Norton is an American actor and filmmaker
- He is also an environmental activist and social entrepreneur
- Find more facts about him below
Edward Norton Height
|How tall is Edward Norton?||183 cm / 6 ft 1 in|
|Weight|| 81 kg / 179 lbs Comment
|Born:||18 August 1969 Comment |
|How old is Edward Norton in 2023? / Age: ||53 years
|Where was Edward Norton born?||Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.|
|Residence:||Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.|
Edward Norton Net worth 2023 (estimated)
|How much is Edward Norton worth?||$300,000,000|
Who is Edward Norton? / Facts
- Early life - Born in Massachusetts into a progressive Episcopalian family and raised in Maryland, Norton was drawn to theatrical productions at local venues as a child.
His father, Edward Mower Norton Jr., served in Vietnam as a Marine lieutenant before becoming an environmental lawyer and conservation advocate working in Asia, and a federal prosecutor in the Carter administration.
His mother, Lydia Robinson "Robin" Rouse, was an English teacher who died of a brain tumor in 1997.
Norton has two younger siblings, named Molly and James.
His grandfather, James Rouse, is credited with being the inventor of the modern shopping mall.
- Education - He graduated from Wilde Lake High School in 1987, and then attended Yale College, where he earned a BA in History.
While there, he also studied Japanese, acted in university productions, and was a competitive rower.
After graduating from Yale College in 1991, Norton worked for a few months in Japan before moving to New York City to pursue an acting career.
He also trained in aikido in both the U.S. and Japan.
- Acting career - He gained immediate recognition for his debut in Primal Fear (1996), which earned him a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and an Academy Award nomination in the same category.
His role as a reformed neo-Nazi in American History X (1998) earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
He also starred in the film Fight Club (1999), which garnered a cult following.
He continued to receive critical acclaim for his acting roles in films such as The Score (2001), 25th Hour (2002), The Illusionist (2006), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014).
His greatest commercial successes have been Red Dragon (2002), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), The Incredible Hulk (2008), and The Bourne Legacy (2012).
For his role in the black comedy Birdman (2014), Norton earned another Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
- Filmmaking career - Norton emerged as a filmmaker in the 2000s.
He established the production company Class 5 Films in 2003, and was director or producer of the films Keeping the Faith (2000), Down in the Valley (2005), and The Painted Veil (2006).
- Awards - Norton has received multiple awards and nominations, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor, won for his role in Primal Fear (1996), and three Academy Award nominations for his work in the films Primal Fear (1996), American History X (1998) and Birdman (2014).
He also won a Village Voice Obie Award for his role in the off-Broadway show Burn This in 2003.
- Trivia - Despite critical plaudits, Norton has gained notoriety for being difficult to work with, including incidents such as editing the final cuts and rewriting screenplays against the will of other producers.
- Uncredited work - He has done uncredited work on the scripts for The Score (2001), Frida (2002), and The Incredible Hulk (2008).
- Theatre - On July 2, 2014, Norton was elected chairman of the board of trustees to Signature Theatre, a not-for-profit theater company in New York.
Norton has been on Signature's board since 1996 and served as the co-chair of the Capital Campaign during the building of the Pershing Square Signature Center.
- Activism - Outside of acting and filmmaking, he is an environmental activist and social entrepreneur.
He is a trustee of Enterprise Community Partners, a non-profit organization, which advocates for affordable housing founded by his grandfather James Rouse, and serves as president of the American branch of the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust.
He ran in the 2009 New York City Marathon to raise money for the Trust.
He also raises money for charity through Crowdrise, a social networking community for volunteers and a micro-donations fundraising platform
In July 2010, Norton was designated as the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
- Personal life - He is discreet about his personal life and has expressed no interest in being a celebrity.
He dated Courtney Love, being engaged to her during 1997-1998.
After Norton had ended his relationship with Love in 1999, he started dating Salma Hayek, who he later appeared with in the 2002 biopic Frida.
The two broke up in 2003.
In 2011, Norton proposed to Canadian film producer Shauna Robertson after dating for six years.
They married in 2012 and welcomed their first son, Atlas, in 2013.
- Social media stats as of August 2020:
- 929.4K followers on Facebook
- 1.9M followers on Twitter
- 318K followers on Instagram
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- Wilde Lake High School
- Yale College
I don't smoke and I don't want to smoke. I am not a fan of gratuitous smoking in films.
If I ever have to stop taking the subway, I'm gonna have a heart attack.
Fame is very corrosive and you have to guard very strictly against it.
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.
I always felt that acting was an escape, like having the secret key to every door and permission to go into any realm and soak it up. I enjoy that free pass.
[about Ralph Fiennes] He has such a rich mellifluous voice. Anytime I would hear him speak, it would remind me of how flat my voice is.
[on Robert De Niro] I look at De Niro, and the thing I admire about him is just the length and diversity of his career. He has just done so much wonderful work and so many different kinds of work. That to me is worth something.
All people are paradoxical. No one is easily reducible, so I like characters who have contradictory impulses or shades of ambiguity. It's fun, and it's fun because it's hard.
[About doing sequels] I think you can sort of do anything once, but if you do it too many times, it can become a suit that's hard to take off, in other people's eyes.
Life, like poker has an element of risk. It shouldn't be avoided. It should be faced.
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Last update: 19 February 2022
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