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Edward Norton

Edward Norton has acted in the films Primal Fear, Everyone Says I Love You, The People vs. Larry Flynt, American History X, Rounders, Fight Club, Keeping the Faith, The Score, Death to Smoochy, Frida, Red Dragon, The 25th Hour, The Italian Job, Down in the Valley, The Kingdom of Heaven, The Illusionist, The Painted Veil, The Incredible Hulk, Pride & Glory, Leaves of Grass and Stone. He has been nominated for two Academy Awards, for Primal Fear and American History X, and won a Golden Globe along with numerous other awards for his performances.

He produced and directed Keeping the Faith and also produced Down in the Valley (Cannes Film Festival selection), The Painted Veil, Leaves of Grass and the documentary By The People: The Election of Barack Obama.

Norton also founded and runs Class 5 Films in partnership with writer Stuart Blumberg and producer Bill Migliore. Class 5's first two features, Down in the Valley and The Painted Veil, were released in 2006. Class 5 more recently produced Leaves of Grass (written and directed by Tim Blake Nelson, starring Norton, Susan Sarandon, Keri Russell, Tim Blake Nelson and Richard Dreyfus) and is developing adaptations of Dan O'Brien's Buffalo for the Broken Heart and Jonathan Lethem's Motherless Brooklyn for which Norton is writing the screenplay.

Class 5's most recent documentary, By The People: The Election of Barack Obama, was released by HBO in November 2009, and has been nominated for 3 Emmy awards.

Class 5's other documentaries include: The Great Rivers Expedition, a film made by Jim Norton for the Outdoor Life Network about an historic whitewater adventure that took place in China in 2003; and Dirty Work, a film by David Sampliner that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and aired on the Sundance Channel. Class 5 also collaborated with the Sea Studios Foundation on their highly acclaimed, multi-million dollar series about earth system sciences for National Geographic, Strange Days on Planet Earth, which Norton hosted and narrated, and which premiered on PBS in April 2008.

Class 5 is currently working in partnership with Brad Pitt's Plan B and National Geographic to produce an epic seven part series for HBO based on Stephen Ambrose's acclaimed book Undaunted Courage about the Lewis and Clark expedition. Norton and Brad Pitt will executive produce the series.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2010.
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Edward Norton Facts

Birth NameEdward Norton Jr.
OccupationActor
BirthdayAugust 18, 1969 (48)
SignLeo
BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Edward Norton compared to you?
Awards1997 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture (for Primal Fear)
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Selected Filmography

Collateral Beauty
The Incredible Hulk
Fight Club
Sausage Party
The Illusionist
Stone
The Bourne Legacy
American History X
Red Dragon
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