Edward Norton Biography
Edward Harrison Norton is known to be an influential, ardent and the resplendent film star, scriptwriter, prominent producer and director in Hollywood. A multi-talented celebrity was born on August 18, 1969 in Boston, Massachusetts to an auspicious parent and he grew up in Columbia, Maryland. Edward Mower Norton, Jr., is his father and he was considered to be an environmental counselor, a former district attorney for the Carter administration and conservation advocate in Asia. His mother, Lydia Robinson was a school teacher, died of a brain tumor in 1997. He also has two younger siblings named as James and Molly. Edward Norton is a Chairperson of the American branch of the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, work as Social Activist to raise money for charity and donations.
Edward Norton Wedding
In 2011, Edward Norton got engaged to Canadian film producer Shauna Robertson after six years of being in a relationship. The celebrity couple got married in 2012 and they have blessed with a baby boy in March, 2013. Rumor says that a couple got married secretly without giving any official announcement, but no further details were endorsed.
Edward Norton Showbiz Career
In his childhood life, Edward Norton has always shown enthusiasm in acting and he attended many acting schools and theater while studying. After succeeding as graduate in Yale university, he moved to Osaka, Japan, where he worked as a consultant in his grandfather’s company, Enterprise Community Partner. Then he quit his job, went back to New York and started his acting career in off Broadway theater. The well-known and esteemed playwright Edward Albee offered him a role in the premiere of ‘Fragments’ in 1994 and he became a member of Signature players. However, he received the recognition through his big screen debut Primal Fear (1996), got several nominations and Golden Globe award for best supporting actor.
After a while, Norton performed and nominated as supporting characters in pictures like The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), Everyone Says I Love You (1996), Kingdom of heaven (2005) and Moonrise Kingdom (2012). He earned a nomination for Academy Award Best actor in super-hit film, American History X (1998) through his brilliant performance. His other movies, Rounders (1998), Fight Club (1999) and The Illusionist (2006) are claimed to be successful in box-office. In addition, he has also played in Death to Smoochy (2002), Red Dragon (2002), The Italian Job (2003), The Invention of Lying (2009), Stone (2010) and The Bourne Legacy (2012). He has acted in and produced as well as movies like 25th Hour (2002), Down in the valley (2005), The Painted Veil (2006), Pride and Glory (2008), Leaves of Grass (2012). He dedicated debut directional film Keeping the faith (2000) to his late mother. Norton has also written a script on some movies in which he acted The Score (2001), Frida (2002), and The Incredible Hulk (2008) respectively. He produced a documentary film too about the historic Presidential campaign of Obama named as By the People: The Election of Barack Obama telecasted on HBO in 2009.
Edward Norton News Stories
Edward Norton has recently cast along with other movie stars in the film, The Grand Budapest Hotel released in February 2014. His upcoming projects are Birdman (2014) and Sausage Party (2015). Moreover, it says that stunning Edward Norton will act in and direct Motherless Brooklyn, his scripted adaptation impressed by the Jonathan Lethem novel.
Edward Norton Interview
In an interview, Edward Norton expressed that he would be a pilot if he was not an actor. At the age of 5, his eagerness towards acting was inspired by the performance of his babysitter, Betsy True on Broadway. Being an actor, out on every occasion, he is making an attempt to persuade the audience that he is this personality. Managing the acting and perfectionism can be hectic on the other side, it also gives joyful experience. At one moment, Norton says, “It is fascinating to me, if you take the variety of natural learning in acting, in a certain direction you will acquire an access to these universes of experience that most people do not attain with the possible exclusion of writers, or journalists.” He stated that he turned into an environmental activist because of his father’s spiritual love for outdoors and wild places; and worries about environmental degradation and ecosystem collapse was going to be the most important threat to civilization in the next century.