Edward Norton

Edward Harrison Norton (born August 18, 1969) is an American actor, screenwriter, film director and producer. In 1996, his supporting role in the courtroom drama Primal Fear garnered him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Two years later, his lead role as a reformed white power skinhead in American History X earned a nomination for Academy Award for Best Actor. His other films include period dramas such as Kingdom of Heaven (2005), The Illusionist (2006), and The Painted Veil (2006); and other notable films such as Rounders (1998), Fight Club (1999), 25th Hour (2002), Red Dragon (2002), and The Incredible Hulk (2008).

In addition to acting, Norton is also a writer and director. He made his directorial debut with the film Keeping the Faith (2000) and is slated to direct the film adaptation of the novel Motherless Brooklyn. Norton did uncredited work on the scripts for The Score, Frida, and The Incredible Hulk.

In his private life, Norton is an environmental and social activist. He 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 Biodiversityby UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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Motherless Brooklyn Review

Edward Norton becomes Edward Noir-ton in this throwback crime tale

Isle of Dogs Review

Dog days are over in Megasaki City.

Sausage Party Review

Seth Rogen is a sentient sausage: we know where this is going...or do we?

Birdman Review

What we talk about when we talk about Birdman

The Spike Lee Joint Collection Vol. 1 (25th Hour and He Got Game) Review

A brilliant, region-free release of two of Spike Lee's finest - bolstered by new commentaries

The Bourne Legacy Review

Can the Bourne franchise survive without Bourne?

Pride & Glory (R2/UK BD) in March

Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight and Noah Emmerich star in this crime thriller that arrives on UK DVD and Blu-ray in March...