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Edward Norton Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Early Life, Career, Net Worth, Affairs and More

Posted By: Ejaz Abbasi | September 19, 2018

Edward Norton Biography

Edward Harrison Norton is a famous American filmmaker and actor. He is well recognized and best known for his performance in several movies including “The Incredible Hulk,” “The Illusionist” and “Primal Fear.” Apart from his acting skills, he is also popular for his direction of American romantic comedy film named “Keeping the Faith.” Edward Norton entered in the world Hollywood with his famous performance in the crime thriller movie named “Primal Fear.” In this movie, he portrayed the character of an altar boy who charged with murdering an archbishop. His first performance earned for him the first Oscar nomination in the category of the “Best Supporting Actor.” He also won the Golden Globe Award in the category of the “Best Supporting Actor.”

Edward Norton

After two years, he performed a lead role in the famous crime drama film named “American History X.” Once again, he earned the Oscar nomination in the category of the “Best Actor.” During his acting career, he appeared in some popular and successful movies including “The Moonrise Kingdom,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “The Illusionist” and “Red Dragon.” After that, Norton performed in another black comedy movie named “The Birdman.”

This movie also earned for him his third Oscar nomination. Apart from his acting career, he is also a social and environmental activist. He also designated as the UN’s Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity in the year 2010. Besides, acting and direction, he also remained producer in some of his movies. This article will provide you with a lot of info about this multi-talented star. If you are a fan of him then just sit back and read this article to know everything about him.

Edward Norton Childhood and Early Life:

Edward Norton was born on 18th August 1969 AD in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. His father’s name is Edward Mower Norton Jr. who served as a marine lieutenant in Vietnam and after that became a federal prosecutor, conservation advocate and environmental lawyer. His mother’s name is Lydia Robinson who was an English teacher by profession. Tim and Molly are among his younger siblings.

Norton inclined towards acting from his early age. He performed actively in his high school productions. After his high school studies, he went to the Yale University and took the degree of graduation in history. Then he shifted to Japan to look after his grandfather’s company named “Enterprise Foundation.” He remained in Japan for a few years and returned to New York in the year 1994. After his return to New York, he decided to pursue an acting career.

Edward Norton Career:

Edward Norton

Edward started his career in acting with his performance in several Broadway Productions. After that, he performed one of his best role in the crime thriller movie named “Primal Fear” in the year 1996. This movie directed by Gregory Hoblit and was a big hit commercially as well as critically. This movie earned almost thrice of its budget. Norton’s performance in this movie earned for him his first Oscar nomination in the category of the “Best Supporting Actor.”

He also won the Golden Globe Award in the category of the Best Supporting Actor for his performance in this movie. After that, he appeared in a musical comedy film named “Everyone Says I Love You” by Woody Allen. This movie well received by the critics but it was a commercial failure. His next two movies were “Rounders” and “The People vs. Larry Flint.” “Rounders” was a successful movie commercially as well as critically while “The People vs. Larry Flint” was a commercial failure.

1998-2018

In the year 1998, Norton appeared in another successful movie named “American History X.” His performance in this movie earned for him his second Oscar nomination in the category of the “Best Actor.” In the following year, he appeared in “Fight Club” by David Fincher. In this movie, he worked with famous star Brad Pitt. This movie was commercially big hit. It gained mix reviews from the critics. In the year 2000, he started directing and directed his debut romantic comedy movie named “Keeping the Faith.” In this movie, he performed the supporting role. This was also a success commercially. After that, he appeared in some successful movies and played supporting roles as well as lead roles.

These movies include “Red Dragon” that released in the year 2002, “The Kingdom of Heaven” in the year 2005, “The Illusionist” in the year 2006 and “The Painted Veil” in the year 2006. Then Norton gained international popularity with his performance in the superhero movie “The Incredible Hulk” in which he performed the role of the Marvel Superhero “The Hulk” and his alter ego, Bruce Banner. This movie was also a big hit and was a commercial and critical success.

Edward Norton

His other successful movies include “Leaves of Grass” that released in the year 2010, “The Bourne Legacy” in the year 2012 and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” in the year 2014. In the same year, he appeared in another popular movie named “Birdman” (2014). This movie was a big success critically and commercially. Norton won his third Oscar nomination in the category of the Best Supporting Actor for his performance in this movie. His recent projects include “Collateral Beauty” in the year 2016 and “The Isle of Dogs” in the year 2018.

Major Works:

Following are some best works by Edward Norton, and all these are worth seeing:

  1. Primal Fear
  • American History X
  • The Birdman
  • The Incredible Hulk
  • The Illusionist
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Red Dragon

Edward Norton Personal Life:

Edward Norton

As far as Norton’s personal life is concerned, he married a Canadian film producer named Shauna Robertson. The couple blessed with a son named Atlas Norton in the year 2013. Norton is also on the Board of Directors of the Columbia Center of Theatrical Arts. He is also a member of the trustees of the Enterprise Community Partners. Apart from his acting career, he is also a social and environmental activist. He also designated as the UN’s Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity in the year 2010. He is a very active person socially as he supports the social causes of improving the quality of life of the people with low income.

Edward Norton Net Worth:

Edward Norton has an estimated net worth of almost $80 million (estimated in 2017).

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