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Movie Actor and Director - Edward Norton
born : Edward Harrison Norton, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, 18th of August, 1969
famous for : Being a successful award winning actor of movies like Primal Fear, Fight Club, American History X, and The Illusionist.
lives: USA.

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Edward Harrison Norton is an American actor and director born on the 18th of August, 1969. Norton is a private figure who does not typically embrace his celebrity status.

He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, but he grew up in Columbia, Maryland, his mother Robin is an English teacher and father, Edward Sr. was an attorney and one-time federal prosecutor under the Carter administration, who now works for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He is the grandson of developer James Rouse. He graduated from Yale with a degree in history and has since played roles in many movies including a film adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's cult hit Fight Club.

Norton was launched into the celebrity spotlight by Primal Fear, for which he garnered numerous nominations and won a Golden Globe for best supporting actor, playing a young, timid-but-vicious convict. He has since earned numerous nominations for his role as a neo-Nazi in American History X. Norton continues to be a dedicated social activist, working to improve the quality of living in low-income communities among many other projects. He is engaged to actress Salma Hayek.

Eward Norton was romantically involved with the singer Courtney Love from 1996 through to 1999 and the actress Salma Hayek from 1999 through to 2003.

Edward Norton Filmography
Primal Fear (1996)
The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
Rounders (1998)
American History X (1998)
Fight Club (1999)
Keeping the Faith (2000) (starred and directed)
The Score (2001)
Death to Smoochy (2002)
Frida (2002)
Red Dragon (2002)
25th Hour (2002)
The Italian Job (2003)
Down in the Valley (2005)
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
The Illusionist (2006)
The Painted Veil (2006)
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Pride and Glory (2008)

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