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Edward Norton

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.
 
Was 33 years old when he played William Graham in Red Dragon. William Peterson was also 33 years old when he played the same character on the original film, Manhunter.
 
He can speak Spanish.
 
His college friend back in his Yale University days wrote the basis story for the comedy Edward directed, Keeping the Faith (2000)
 
Quote: "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."
 

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