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Edward Norton

Mostly Credited As: Edward Norton
Sometimes Credited As: Ed Norton

Birth Name: Edward James Norton Jr.
Date Of Birth: August 18, 1969 (Age 44)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Edward Norton


Edward James Norton Jr. is one of three children of Edward, an attorney, and Robin Norton, former foundation executive and teacher. He was interested in acting ever since he was 5. Ed attended Yale University and majored in history. Throughout his life, he attend theater schools and eventually found work in the theaters, when he was a member of the Signature players in New York. Ed made his film debut in Primal Fear (1996) when he won the auditions from 2000 other hopefuls. Before the film was even released, his test screenings impressed Hollywood and was offered a supporting role in Woody Allen's Everyone Says I Love You (1996) and The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996). His work in Primal Fear already earned him a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Supporting role, including an Oscar nomination. His second Oscar nomination came in American History X (1998), when he gained 30 pounds of muscle the violent white supremacist role. Ed was also the narrator in the critically acclaimed Fight Club (1999). He made his directorial debut in 2000 when he directed Keeping the Faith, which also starred Ed himself as Father Brian Finn. Other notable film includes Red Dragon (2002), where he co-stared with Anthony Hopkins, and the box office hit, The Italian Job (2003).

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Years of Living Dangerously (2014)As: Narrator -- [Voice]
Soccer Aid (2006)As: Himself (Rest of the World Team 2012)
National Geographic's Strange Days on Planet Earth (2005)As: Himself (Host)
Episode Cast Credits 

Today (US) (1952) 
  Season 63, Episode 76 63x76: (Apr/28/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Big Interview (2013) 
  Edward Norton 02x04: (Mar/03/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Edward Norton/Janelle Monae 39x04: (Oct/26/2013) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]
  Salma Hayek/Christina Aguilera 28x18: (Mar/15/2003) As Himself, [Uncredited]
  Drew Barrymore/Garbage 24x16: (Mar/20/1999) As Himself, [Uncredited]

The Simpsons (1989) 
  Pulpit Friction 24x18: (Apr/28/2013) Voiced  Reverend Elijah Hooper, [Special Guest Stars]
  The Great Money Caper 12x07: (Dec/10/2000) Voiced  Devon Bradley 

Watch and Listen (2012) 
  Watch - Episode 18 01x37: (Aug/05/2012) As Himself, [Co-Guest Stars]
  Watch - Cannes Film Festival Special Episode 1 (May/27/2012) As Himself, [Featuring]

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Edward Norton, Odette Yustman 06x167: (Sep/30/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Edward Norton, Jenna Fisher 02x205: (Dec/18/2006) As Himself 
  Edward Norton, Ethan Suplee, LeToya 02x148: (Sep/18/2006) As Himself 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Edward Norton 15x120: (Sep/22/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Edward Norton 06x86: (Jul/18/2001) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Edward Norton 07x154: (Dec/18/2002) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Modern Family (2009) 
  Great Expectations 01x08: (Nov/18/2009) As Izzy LaFontaine, [Special Guest Stars]

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009) 
  Edward Norton, Kristen Bell, Anvil 01x80: (Oct/06/2009) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Edward Norton, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Mike Birbiglia 16x25: (Oct/17/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Edward Norton, Izabel Goulart, Gene Pompa 13x116: (May/05/2006) As Himself 

The View (1997) 
  Kristin Chenoweth, Judy Gold, Edward Norton, guest co-host Jacque Reid 10x75: (Dec/19/2006) As Himself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Edward Norton, Anne Hathaway, The Fray 04x72: (Dec/12/2006) As Himself 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Former President Jimmy Carter, Edward Norton, Panic! At the Disco 15x56: (Dec/11/2006) As Himself 
  Edward Norton, Tommy Davidson, Tyrese 11x126: (Dec/26/2002) As Himself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Edward Norton, Greg Fitzsimmons 13x192: (Aug/18/2006) As Himself 

Stella (2005) 
  Pilot 01x01: (Jun/28/2005) As Himself 

Sunday Morning Shootout (2003) 
  Edward Norton 01x01: (Oct/12/2003) As Himself 

Inside the Actors Studio (1994) 
  Edward Norton 09x08: (Jan/12/2003) As Himself 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 48x01: (Mar/26/2000) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 71st Annual Academy Awards 47x01: (Mar/21/1999) As Nominee: Best Actor, [Co-Guest Stars]
  The 69th Annual Academy Awards 45x01: (Mar/24/1997) As Nominee: Best Supporting Actor, [Co-Guest Stars]

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards 54x01: (Jan/19/1997) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (for 'Primal Fear') 
Trivia

Took soap-making classes with Brad Pitt during the filming of Fight Club.

His highest salary was $8 million from Red Dargon and Death to Smoochy.

Sometimes credited as "Ed Norton".

He and his "Rounders" co-star competed in the the 1998 World Series of Poker, with Miramax paying the $10,000 entrance fee.

He worked briefly as his grandfather's company, Entperise Foundation, at a desk job in Osaka, Japan. He even knows a little Japanese.

Graduated at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia, Maryland in 1987.

Has two younger brothers, Molly Norton and James Norton.

Established the Middle East Peacemakers Fund at Yale University in response to 9/11 and the conflict going on in the Middle East.

Voted International Man of the Year (2003) By British GQ Magazine.

He gained his 30 pounds for his role in "American X" by drinking protein shakes, meat shakes (blended roast beef), and lifting weights non-stop.

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