Edward Norton Biography, Family, Career, Net Worth and Awards

Edward Norton Biography / Who Is Edward Norton

Edward Norton, born Edward Harrison Norton, is an award-winning American actor and filmmaker. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards for his various works in the film industry. He has also directed and co-written various notable films. He is also known to be an environmental and social activist.

He is the is president of the American branch of the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust. He also raises money for charity through Crowdrise, a social networking community for volunteers and a micro-donations fundraising platform.

Edward Norton Age / How Old Is Edward Norton

He was born on the 18th of August 1969 in Boston. Massachusetts.  As of 2018, he is 49 years old.

Edward Norton Height / How Tall Is Edward Norton

He stands at a height of 6ft 0 (1.83 m) as of 2018.

Edward Norton Family

He was born to Edward Norton Jr a Marine lieutenant later an environmental lawyer and conservation advocate, as well as a federal prosecutor and Lydia Robinson, an English teacher. He has two younger siblings, Molly, and Jim with whom he has worked with occasionally.

Edward Norton Wife / Girlfriend

Norton first dated Courtney Love, then later Salma Hayek for some years. He then proposed to Canadian film producer Shauna Robertson, after six years of dating, in 2011 and in 2012, they married.

Edward Norton Children / Kids

The couple has one child, Atlas, whom they bore in 2013.

Edward Norton Career

In his first film, he played as an altar boy charged of murder of a Roman Catholic archbishop in the film Primal Fear in 1996. For his role, he received many positive remarks as well as a Golden Globe and an Academy Award nomination. In 1998, he again got nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of Derek Vinyard in the film American History X. He first directed the movie Keeping the Faith in 2000 in which he starred opposite Ben Stiller and Jenna Elfman.

He starred in the film The Incredible Hulk in 2008. He then attempted to re-write the film on his own but was unsuccessful. He was supposed to star again as the Hulk in The Avengers in 2012 but was replaced due to his disagreements with Marvel on Salary issues as well as their lack of collaboration and teamwork. He played in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and was nominated for an Academy Award for his role on the film as Mike Shiner.

He was directing Motherless Brooklyn on February 2014, a New York City firefighter died on the set while attending to a fire in the basement of a Harlem apartment. A lawsuit worth $7million was filed against his production company alleging that it acted with recklessness, carelessness, and negligence.

Edward Norton
Edward Norton photo

Edward Norton Films / Movies / Filmography

Year

Title

Role

2019

Alita: Battle Angel

Nova

Motherless Brooklyn

Lionel Essrog

2018

Isle of Dogs

Rex (voice)

2016

Little Door Gods

Yu Lei (voice)

Sausage Party

Sammy Bagel Jr. (voice)

Collateral Beauty

Whit Yardsham

2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Henckels

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Mike Shiner

2012

Moonrise Kingdom

Scout Master Randy Ward

The Dictator

Himself

The Bourne Legacy

Eric Byer

Thanks for Sharing

N/A

2010

Leaves of Grass

Bill Kincaid / Brady Kincaid

Stone

Gerald “Stone” Creeson

2009

By the People: The Election of Barack Obama

N/A

The Invention of Lying

Traffic Cop

2008

The Incredible Hulk

Bruce Banner / The Hulk

Pride and Glory

Ray Tierney

2006

The Illusionist

Eisenheim

The Painted Veil

Walter Fane

2005

Kingdom of Heaven

King Baldwin IV

Down in the Valley

Harlan Fairfax Carruthers

2003

The Italian Job

Steve Frazelli

2002

Death to Smoochy

Sheldon Mopes / Smoochy the Rhino

Frida

Nelson Rockefeller

Red Dragon

Will Graham

25th Hour

Monty Brogan

2001

The Score

Jack Teller

2000

Keeping the Faith

Father Brian Finn

1999

Fight Club

The Narrator

1998

Rounders

Lester “Worm” Murphy

American History X

Derek Vinyard

1996

Primal Fear

Aaron Stampler / Roy

Everyone Says I Love You

Holden Spence

The People vs. Larry Flynt

Alan Isaacman

Edward Norton Television

Year

Title

Role

2018

The Comedy Central Roast

Himself

2015

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Himself

2013

Saturday Night Live

Host

2009

Modern Family

Izzy LaFontaine

2005

Stella

Himself

2000, 2013

The Simpsons

Devon Bradley
Reverend Elijah Hooper (voices)

 Edward Norton Awards

  • 2015, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
  • 2015, Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble.
  • 2014, Best Supporting Actor award at the San Francisco Film Critics Circle.
  • 2014, Best Performance by an Ensemble award at the San Diego Film Critics Society.
  • Best Supporting Actor award at the National Board of Review in 2014.
  • A satellite Award for Best Actor – Drama in 1999.
  • Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture in 1997.
  • Two Most Promising Actor awards at the Chicago Film Critics Association in 1997.
  • A Best Supporting Actor award at the National Board of Review in 1997.
  • A Best Supporting Actor award at the Online Film Critics Society in 1997.
  • Three Best Supporting Actor awards at the Boston Society of Film Critics in 1996.
  • Three Best Supporting Actor awards at the Florida Film Critics Circle in 1996.
  • Three Best Supporting Actor awards at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association in 1996.
  • Two Best Supporting Actor awards at the Society of Texas Film Critics in 1996.

Edward Norton Net Worth

Over the years, Norton has accumulated a total net worth estimate of $80 million as of  2018.

Edward Norton Quotes

  • Duality is not a story. Duality is just a complexity.
  • The more you can create that magic bubble, that suspension of disbelief, for a while, the better.
  • Life, like poker, has an element of risk. It shouldn’t be avoided. It should be faced.
  • Instead of telling the world what you’re eating for breakfast, you can use social networking to do something that’s meaningful.
  • Fame is very corrosive and you have to guard very strictly against it.
  • I have this embedded faith in the process through which films of a certain type get discovered on longer timelines.
  • In a drama, I think, the audience is a willing participant. It’s suspending a certain kind of disbelief to try to get something out of a story.
    Read more at https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/edward_norton

Edward Norton Facebook

Edward Norton Twitter

Edward Norton Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/BlbUhcrHjlm/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

error: Content is protected !!