Edward Norton is a two-time Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-winning American film actor and director. He began his acting career in Off-Broadway theater. Moving into film, Norton cut his teeth playing a series of dark, grotesque characters, quickly launching him into the spotlight, beginning with 1996’s “Primal Fear”, for which he won a Golden Globe and a nomination for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. In 1998, his portrayal of a reformed neo-Nazi in “American History X” earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and his role as a card shark pitted him opposite Matt Damon in 1998’s poker-playing hit “Rounders”. His blockbuster performance alongside Brad Pitt as the misanthropic narrator in the 1999 adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s cult novel “Fight Club”, however, exponentially expanded his growing cult fan base.
He won critical acclaim for his uncredited role as the leper king of Jerusalem in “Kingdom of Heaven”. In 2006, he starred in the independent movie “The Illusionist”, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. He has also done uncredited script work on some of the films he has appeared in, specifically “Frida”, which he claims to have written entirely, and “The Score”. In 2000, he made his debut as a director with “Keeping the Faith”. He will also direct his film adaptation of the novel “Motherless Brooklyn.”
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