Edward Norton

54, from Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Artwork for Alita: Battle AngelImage of Edward Norton

Biography

Edward Harrison Norton (born August 18, 1969) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received numerous awards and nominations, including a Golden Globe Award and three Academy Award nominations.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Columbia, Maryland, Norton was drawn to theatrical productions at local venues as a child. After graduating from Yale College in 1991, he worked for a few months in Japan before moving to New York City to pursue an acting career. He gained immediate recognition and critical acclaim for his debut in Primal Fear (1996), which earned him a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and an Academy Award nomination in the same category. His role as a reformed neo-Nazi in American History X (1998) earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He also starred in the film Fight Club (1999), which garnered a cult following.

Norton emerged as a filmmaker in the 2000s. He established the production company Class 5 Films in 2003, and was director or producer of the films Keeping the Faith (2000), Down in the Valley (2005), and The Painted Veil (2006). He continued to receive critical acclaim for his acting roles in films such as The Score (2001), 25th Hour (2002), The Illusionist (2006), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). His biggest commercial successes have been Red Dragon (2002), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), The Incredible Hulk (2008), and The Bourne Legacy (2012). For his role in the black comedy Birdman (2014), Norton earned another Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

Timeline

2023Aged 54

  • Poster for Asteroid City

    Conrad Earp

  • Poster for UnCharitable

    Self

2022Aged 53

  • Poster for High Noon on the Waterfront

    Carl Foreman (voice)

  • Poster for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    Miles Bron

2021Aged 52

  • Poster for Paper Birds

    Robert

  • Poster for The French Dispatch

    The Chauffeur

2020Aged 51

  • Poster for Belmondo l'influenceur

    Self (archive footage)

2019Aged 50

  • Poster for Alita: Battle Angel

    Nova (uncredited)

  • Poster for Motherless Brooklyn

    Lionel Essrog

2018Aged 49

  • Poster for Isle of Dogs

    Rex (voice)

  • Poster for Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis

    Self

  • Poster for Gotti

    Producer

2017Aged 48

  • Poster for One October

    Executive Producer

2016Aged 47

  • Poster for Sausage Party

    Sammy Bagel Jr. (voice)

  • Poster for Collateral Beauty

    Whit Yardsham

2015Aged 46

  • Poster for Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special

    Self / Stefon

  • Poster for Birdman: All-Access (A View From the Wings)

    Self

  • Poster for Exploring the Set of 'Moonrise Kingdom'

    Self / Scout Ward

2014Aged 45

  • Poster for The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Albert Henckels

  • Poster for Mysteries of the Jules Rimet Trophy

    Self - Narrator (voice)

  • Poster for The Making of The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Self / Henckels

  • Poster for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    Mike Shiner

2013Aged 44

  • Poster for Salinger

    Self - Actor

2012Aged 43

  • Poster for The Apple Pushers

    Narrator (voice)

  • Poster for The Dictator

    Self

  • Poster for Moonrise Kingdom

    Scout Master Ward

  • Poster for The Bourne Legacy

    Byer

  • Poster for Moonrise Kingdom: Welcome to the Island of New Penzance

    Self

2011Aged 42

  • Poster for Behind Bars: The Making of Stone

    Self

2010Aged 41

  • Poster for Stone

    Stone

2009Aged 40

2008Aged 39

  • Poster for Starz Inside: Comic Books Unbound

    Self - Bruce Banner / Hulk, The Incredible Hulk (2008)

  • Poster for The Incredible Hulk

    Bruce Banner / The Hulk

  • Poster for Bustin' Down the Door

    Narrator (voice)

  • Poster for Pride and Glory

    Ray Tierney

2007Aged 38

  • Poster for Killers Kill, Dead Men Die

    The Undercover Cop

  • Poster for Brando

    Self

2006Aged 37

  • Poster for The Illusionist

    Eisenheim

  • Poster for The Painted Veil

    Dr. Walter Fane

2005Aged 36

  • Poster for Kingdom of Heaven

    King Baldwin

  • Poster for Down in the Valley

    Harlan

2004Aged 35

2002Aged 33

  • Poster for Death to Smoochy

    Sheldon Mopes / Smoochy

  • Poster for Frida

    Nelson Rockefeller

  • Poster for Red Dragon

    Will Graham

  • Poster for 25th Hour

    Monty Brogan

2001Aged 32

  • Poster for The Score

    Jack Teller

  • Poster for The Concert for New York City

    Self

2000Aged 31

  • Poster for Keeping the Faith

    Father Brian Finn

1999Aged 30

1998Aged 29

  • Poster for American History X

    Derek

  • Poster for Out of the Past

    Henry Gerber (voice)

  • Poster for Rounders

    Lester 'Worm' Murphy

1996Aged 27

  • Poster for The 53rd Calypso

    Jon Sodon

  • Poster for Primal Fear

    Aaron

  • Poster for Everyone Says I Love You

    Holden Spence

  • Poster for The People vs. Larry Flynt

    Alan Isaacman

1995Aged 26

  • Poster for Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

    Bill

Year unknown

  • Only in America

    Duane / James / Bruno / Eric / The museum guard

  • Poster for A Complete Unknown

    Pete Seeger

  • Poster for Fool's Day

    Producer