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 Edward Norton From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation , search "Ed Norton" redirects here. For the fictional character played by Art Carney, see The Honeymooners . For the mountaineer, see Edward Felix Norton . Edward Norton Norton at the Gen Art Premiere and Party for "The Illusionist" Born Edward Harrison Norton August 18, 1969 (1969-08-18) (age 39) Boston, Massachusetts Occupation Actor, producer, screenwriter, director Years active 1994—present Awards won
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Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture 1997 Primal Fear Other awards LAFCA Award Best Supporting Actor 1996 Everyone Says I Love You ; Primal Fear ; The People vs. Larry Flynt NBR Award for Best Supporting Actor 1996 Everyone Says I Love You Edward Harrison Norton [1] (born August 18, 1969) is an American film actor and director . In 1997, his supporting role in the courtroom drama Primal Fear garnered him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role . A year later, his lead role as a reformed neo-Nazi skinhead in American History X earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor . His other films include period dramas such as The Illusionist , The Painted Veil , and Kingdom of Heaven ; dramas such as 25th Hour ; and other notable films such as Fight Club , (a mystery - thriller satirizing violence, machismo and mass media) and The Incredible Hulk about the muscle-bound superhero. Aside from acting, Norton has made his directorial debut in the film Keeping the Faith and is slated to direct the film adaption of the novel, Motherless Brooklyn , set to be released in 2009. He is a member of the trustees Enterprise Community Partners board, a non-profit organization for developing affordable housing, as well as a social activist.
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Contents 1 Biogra phy 1 . 1 E a r l y l i f e 1 . 2 C a r e e r 1 . 3 P e r s o n a l l i f e 2 Filmog raphy
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[ edit ] Biography [ edit ] Early life Edward Norton was born in Boston , Massachusetts , and grew up in Columbia, Maryland . [2] His mother, Robin ( née Rouse), an English teacher, died of a brain tumor in 1997; his father, Edward James Norton, Sr., is an environmental lawyer and conservation advocate working in Asia , as well as a former federal prosecutor under the Carter administration . [2] His maternal grandfather was the developer James W. Rouse (founder of The Rouse Company ), who developed the city of Columbia, Maryland (where Norton grew up), helped develop Baltimore 's Inner Harbor , Norfolk 's Waterside Festival Marketplace , and Boston 's Quincy Market , as well as co-founded the Enterprise Foundation with Norton's maternal stepgrandmother, Patty Rouse. [2] [3] Norton has two younger siblings—Molly and Jim, with whom he has collaborated professionally. [3] From 1981—1985, along with his brother, he attended Camp Pasquaney, on the shores of Newfound Lake in Hebron, New Hampshire . [3] There, he won the acting cup in 1984 and later returned to the camp's council for two years, directing theater. He maintains close connections with the camp.
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