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Biography #2 (for The Painted Veil)

Edward Norton has starred 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, Red Dragon, The 25th Hour, The Italian Job, Down in the Valley and The Illusionist..

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. The film Frida, for which he wrote an uncredited screenplay, was nominated for six Academy Awards and won two. In 2003 he won the Obie Award in for his performance Off-Broadway in Burn This, by Lanford Wilson.

He produced and directed the film Keeping the Faith, produced Down in the Valley (Cannes Film Festival selection) and is currently producing five other films including Dan O'Brien's Buffalo for the Broken Heart and Jonathan Lethem's Motherless Brooklyn for which he is currently writing the screenplay. His most recent film, Pride & Glory, co-stars Colin Farrell and Jon Voight, and will be released in 2007.

Norton also founded and runs Class 5 Films in partnership with his brother Jim Norton, writer Stuart Blumberg and producer Bill Migliore. They recently announced a partnership with Brad Pitt's Plan B and National Geographic to produce an epic 10-part series for HBO based on Stephen Ambrose's acclaimed book Undaunted Courage about the Lewis and Clark expedition. Norton and Pitt will executive produce the series. The Painted Veil is Class 5's second major film release this year.

Class 5's documentary productions include: The Great Rivers Expedition, a film 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 last spring. 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 hosts and narrates, and which aired on PBS last year. Class 5 is currently producing a film about Senator Barak Obama.

Norton is a committed social and environmental activist as well as being a major financial supporter of the Nature Conservancy's Yunnan Great Rivers conservation project, the Grand Canyon Trust, EarthJustice, the Wilderness Society, the Southern Center for Human Rights, American Museum of Natural History, Credit Where Credit is Due, the American Visionary Arts Museum and the Johns Hopkins Neuro-oncology Research Lab.

Bio courtesy Warner Independent for "The Painted Veil" (14-Jan-2007)

Biography #3 (for The Italian Job)

Edward Norton most recently starred in 25th Hour, a film directed by Spike Lee. He also appeared in Frida, for which he wrote the screenplay (un-credited). On stage, Norton recently completed a sold-out three-month run Off-Broadway in the Signature Theater Company's highly acclaimed production of Burn This.

Additionally, Norton had starring roles in Primal Fear, Everyone Says I Love You, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Rounders, American History X, Fight Club, Keeping the Faith, The Score, Death to Smoochy and Red Dragon. He made his directorial debut with Keeping the Faith, which he also produced.

Norton has received numerous honors, including an Academy Award, nomination for Best Actor for his performance in American History X and a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Primal Fear. That performance also earned him the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. He has been recognized for his work by the National Board of Review, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the Boston Society of Film Critics and the Texas Film Critics Association.

Bio courtesy Paramount for "The Italian Job" (31-May-2003)