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Edward Norton is a Actor, Director, Writer, Producer and Editor American born on 18 august 1969 at Boston (USA)

Edward Norton

Edward Norton
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Birth name Edward Harrison Norton
Nationality USA
Birth 18 august 1969 (49 years) at Boston (USA)

Edward Harrison Norton (born August 18, 1969) is an American actor, filmmaker and activist. He was nominated for three Academy Awards for his work in the films Primal Fear (1996), American History X (1998) and Birdman (2014). He also starred in other roles, such as Everyone Says I Love You (1996), The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), Fight Club (1999), Red Dragon (2002), 25th Hour (2002), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), The Illusionist (2006), Moonrise Kingdom (2012) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). He has also directed and co-written films, including his directorial debut, Keeping the Faith (2000). He has done uncredited work on the scripts for The Score, Frida and The Incredible Hulk.

Alongside his work in cinema, Norton is an environmental and social activist, and is a member of the board of trustees of Enterprise Community Partners, a non-profit organization for developing affordable housing founded by his grandfather James Rouse. Norton is president of the American branch of the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust. He ran in the 2009 New York City Marathon to raise money for the Trust. He also raises money for charity through Crowdrise, a social networking community for volunteers and a micro-donations fundraising platform. In July 2010, Norton was designated as the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. On July 2, 2014, Norton was elected Chairman of the Board of Trustee to Signature Theatre, a not-for-profit theater Company in New York. Norton has been on Signature's board since 1996 and served as the co-Chair of the Capital Campaign during the building of The Pershing Square Signature Center.

Biography

After six years of dating, Norton proposed to Canadian film producer Shauna Robertson in 2011 and they married in 2012. They have one son, Atlas (born March 18, 2013).

Norton is generally known for his reluctance to embrace his celebrity status and says, "If I ever have to stop taking the subway, I'm gonna have a heart attack."

Norton has stated in interviews that he is a fan of the Baltimore Orioles, and was involved in many of Cal Ripken Jr.'s retirement activities in 2001 when he was asked to be a part of Ripken's biography for Major League Baseball (MLB). He attended Ripken's ceremony at the Hall of Fame in July 2007.

Norton has a private pilot license and discussed his flight training when interviewed on episodes of the Late Show with David Letterman and Inside the Actor's Studio. One of his personal aircraft was a Cessna 206 substantially modified by the AOPA.

Norton was a strong supporter of former New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer. Norton is a member of the board of trustees of Enterprise Community Partners, a non-profit developer of affordable housing based in his hometown. He is also well known for his support for environmental causes and renewable energy projects, such as Enterprise's Green Communities Initiative and BP's Solar Neighbors program. He also put time and money toward social activist causes, including improving the quality of living in low-income communities.

Norton's work with the HBO documentary By the People: The Election of Barack Obama led to a soundtrack, with proceeds going to Enterprise Community Partners and United Way. Norton also participated in a 2008 Fast Company story about Enterprise's green affordable housing. Norton is the president of the American branch of the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust. To raise money for the trust, Norton fielded a team of thirty runners in the New York City Marathon on November 1, 2009. The team included Alanis Morissette and David Blaine. Norton finished the event first among celebrities with a time of 3 hours, 48 minutes. Norton and his team raised over $1 million for the Trust.

In addition to his involvement with the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, Norton supports African Wildlife Foundation, appearing in a public awareness ad about the dangers of buying elephant ivory as part of the "Say No" campaign. In May 2010, Norton launched a website called Crowdrise, which uses a social networking platform to help raise funds for charity. In May 2012, Norton played football for an 'England vs. The Rest of the World' match the charity event Soccer Aid, along with James McAvoy and Woody Harrelson. The event eventually raised over £4,000,000 for UNICEF UK.

Best films

The Bourne Legacy (2012)
(Actor)
Red Dragon (2002)
(Actor)
The Italian Job (2003)
(Actor)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
(Actor)
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
(Actor)
Birdman (2014)
(Actor)

Usually with

Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson
(3 films)
Ty Burrell
Ty Burrell
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Edward Norton (37 films)

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Actor

Isle of Dogs, 1h41
Directed by Wes Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban, Ken Watanabe
Roles Rex (voice)
Rating79% 3.999083.999083.999083.999083.99908
Dans un futur dystopique, dans la ville japonaise de Megasaki, un virus de la grippe canine se propage dans toute la population canine. Le maire autoritaire, Kobayashi, signe un décret bannissant tous les chiens à Trash Island, bien que le scientifique Watanabe insiste sur le fait qu'il est sur le point de trouver un remède. Le premier chien à être banni est Spots, qui appartenait à Atari Kobayashi, le neveu orphelin et pupille du maire.
Sausage Party
Directed by Conrad Vernon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Cooking films, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Dystopian films, Children's films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Kristen Wiig, Edward Norton, Michael Cera
Roles Sammy Bagel Jr. (voice)
Rating61% 3.092813.092813.092813.092813.09281
One sausage’s quest to discover the truth about his existence. After falling out of a shopping cart, our hero sausage and his new friends embark on a perilous journey through the supermarket to get back to their aisles before the Fourth of July sale.
Little Door Gods, 1h47
Genres Fantasy, Animation
Actors Mel Brooks, Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Mike Birbiglia, Edward Norton, Zendaya Coleman
Roles Yu Lei (voice: English version)
Rating54% 2.711582.711582.711582.711582.71158
Il y a une crise dans le monde des esprits chinois - les humains ne croient plus aux dieux! Un Dieu de porte, confronté au chômage, s'aventure dans le monde humain pour prouver sa valeur, conduisant à des rencontres inattendues et des transformations pour les humains et les esprits.
Collateral Beauty, 1h37
Directed by David Frankel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about children, Medical-themed films
Actors Will Smith, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Michael Peña
Roles Whit Yardsham
Rating68% 3.405393.405393.405393.405393.40539
Howard Inlet (Will Smith), un publicitaire new-yorkais, vit une tragédie et tombe dans une profonde dépression lorsque sa fille de 6 ans meurt.
The Grand Budapest Hotel, 1h39
Directed by Wes Anderson
Origin German
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Adventure
Themes Musical films
Actors Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Tony Revolori, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Saoirse Ronan
Roles Inspector Albert Henckels
Rating80% 4.04944.04944.04944.04944.0494
In the present, a teenage girl approaches a monument to a writer in a cemetery. In her arms is a memoir penned by a character known only as "The Author". She starts reading a chapter from the book. The Author begins narrating the tale from his desk in 1985 about a trip he made to the Grand Budapest Hotel in 1968.
List of accolades received by Birdman
Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Amy Ryan
Roles Mike Shiner
Rating76% 3.847973.847973.847973.847973.84797
À l’époque où il incarnait un célèbre super-héros, Riggan Thomson était mondialement connu. Mais de cette célébrité il ne reste plus grand-chose, et il tente aujourd’hui de monter une pièce de théâtre à Broadway dans l’espoir de renouer avec sa gloire perdue. Durant les quelques jours qui précèdent la première, il va devoir tout affronter : sa famille et ses proches, son passé, ses rêves et son ego… S’il s’en sort, le rideau a une chance de s’ouvrir...
Birdman
Birdman (2014)
, 1h59
Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about films, Théâtre, Superhero films
Actors Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Zach Galifianakis, Naomi Watts
Roles Mike Shiner
Rating76% 3.847983.847983.847983.847983.84798
Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) is a faded Hollywood actor best known for playing the superhero Birdman decades ago in a series of films. He is often tormented by the mocking, critical inner voice of Birdman, and frequently visualizes himself performing feats of levitation and telekinesis. The film opens with a quotation from Raymond Carver stating that the main fulfillment in life is related to having once been loved, then cuts to a dramatic atmospheric disturbance resembling a meteor descending in flames. The film then cuts to a surreal shot depicting Riggan as levitating in his stage room. Riggan hopes to reinvent his career by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway production of a loosely based adaptation of Carver's short story "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love".
The Dictator, 1h23
Directed by Larry Charles
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films
Actors Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, Aasif Mandvi, John C. Reilly, Chris Gethard
Roles Himself
Rating63% 3.1978753.1978753.1978753.1978753.197875
For years, the Republic of Wadiya (located in the Horn of Africa, supplanting the actual nation of Eritrea) has been ruled by Admiral General Haffaz Aladeen (Sacha Baron Cohen), a childish, tyrannical, sexist, anti-western, and antisemitic despot who surrounds himself with female bodyguards, sponsors al-Qaeda (specially giving shelter to Osama Bin Laden after "they killed his double one year ago") and is working on developing nuclear weapons to attack Israel. He also refused to sell Wadiya's oil fields, a promise he made to his father on his deathbed. After the United Nations Security Council resolves to intervene militarily, Aladeen travels to the UN Headquarters in New York to address the council.
The Bourne Legacy, 2h15
Directed by Tony Gilroy
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Sports films, Transport films, Aviation films, Martial arts films, Road movies, Robot films
Actors Jeremy Lee Renner, Edward Norton, Rachel Weisz, Joan Allen, David Strathairn, Albert Finney
Roles Byer
Rating66% 3.346223.346223.346223.346223.34622
The CIA lost trace of Jason Bourne's whereabouts in Moscow six weeks ago. Meanwhile, Aaron Cross is a government operative assigned to Operation Outcome, a Department of Defense black operation program using experimental pills known as "chems" to enhance the physical and mental abilities of their users. Aaron is assigned to Alaska for a training exercise, where he must survive weather extremes and traverse rugged terrain in order to arrive at a remote cabin. The cabin is operated by an exiled Outcome operative, Number Three, who informs Aaron that he has broken the mission record by two days.
Moonrise Kingdom, 1h34
Directed by Wes Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about children, Scoutisme, Transport films, Road movies
Actors Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand
Roles Scout Master Ward
Rating77% 3.8994853.8994853.8994853.8994853.899485
In September 1965, on a New England island called New Penzance, 12-year-old orphan Sam Shakusky is attending Camp Ivanhoe, a Khaki Scout summer camp led by Scoutmaster Randy Ward. Suzy Bishop, also 12, lives on the island with her parents, Walt and Laura, both attorneys, and her three younger brothers in a house called Summer's End. Sam and Suzy, both introverted, intelligent and mature for their age, met in the summer of 1964 during a church performance of Noye's Fludde and have been pen pals since then. Having fallen in love over the course of their correspondence, they have made a secret pact to reunite and run away together. Sam brings camping equipment, and Suzy brings her binoculars, six books, her kitten, and her brother's battery-powered record player. They hike, camp and fish together in the wilderness with the goal of reaching a secluded cove on the island. They are confronted by a group of Khaki Scouts who try to capture them, and during the resulting altercation, Suzy injures one of the Scouts with scissors and Camp Ivanhoe's dog is killed by a stray shot from a bow and arrow wielded by one of the Scouts. The Scouts flee and Sam and Suzy hike to the cove which they name Moonrise Kingdom. They set up camp and go swimming. Later, while drying off, they begin dancing to Françoise Hardy in their underwear. As the romantic tension between them grows, they kiss repeatedly.
Stone
Stone (2010)
, 1h45
Directed by John Curran
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Milla Jovovich, Frances Conroy, Enver Gjokaj, Liam Ferguson
Roles Gerald Creeson
Rating53% 2.699472.699472.699472.699472.69947
À la veille de prendre sa retraite, Jack Mabry, un fonctionnaire de l’administration pénitentiaire, est chargé de revoir le cas de Gerald Creeson, surnommé « Stone », emprisonné pour le meurtre de ses grands-parents. Mais Jack n'est pas convaincu par la défense de Stone. Stone demande alors à Lucetta, sa petite amie, de séduire Jack...
Leaves of Grass, 1h45
Directed by Tim Blake Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Escroquerie, Jumeaux ou jumelles
Actors Edward Norton, Keri Russell, Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, Melanie Lynskey, Tim Blake Nelson
Roles Bill Kincaid / Brady Kincaid
Rating64% 3.2480653.2480653.2480653.2480653.248065
The film opens with Bill Kincaid (Edward Norton) lecturing his class at Brown University about Plato's Socratic dialogues. Meanwhile, Bill's identical twin brother Brady Kincaid (also played by Edward Norton) is living in Oklahoma, growing and selling hydroponic marijuana. Brady is under pressure from local drug lord Pug Rothbaum (Richard Dreyfuss) to expand his sales. Despite needing money to repay a debt to Rothbaum, Brady refuses.
The Invention of Lying, 1h39
Directed by Ricky Gervais
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Alternate history films
Actors Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Louis C.K., Rob Lowe, Tina Fey
Roles Cop
Rating63% 3.199293.199293.199293.199293.19929
The film features a narrative set in an alternative reality in which there is no such thing as lying and everything said is the absolute truth. In this world people make blunt, often unintentionally cruel statements. Not being able to lie has resulted in this alternative reality having no religions. The absence of fiction results in a movie industry limited to lecture-style historical readings and advertisements as bluntly truthful as the people are.
Pride and Glory, 2h10
Directed by Gavin O'Connor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes La corruption policière
Actors Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight, Noah Emmerich, Jennifer Ehle, John Ortiz
Roles Ray Tierney
Rating66% 3.348973.348973.348973.348973.34897
Jimmy Egan (Colin Farrell) leads the New York City Police Department to victory in police-league football. While everybody is celebrating, Francis "Franny'" Tierney Jr. (Noah Emmerich), Jimmy's brother-in-law and superior officer, answers his phone to find out that several men from their unit have been killed during a failed drug bust of a local gang leader, Angel Tezo.