Edward Norton

Edward Norton

Highest Rated: 93% Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Lowest Rated: 14% Collateral Beauty (2016)

Birthday: Aug 18, 1969

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

An actor of unusual talent, Edward Norton attained almost instant stardom with his film debut in 1996's Primal Fear. For his thoroughly chilling breakthrough performance as a Kentucky altar boy accused of murder, Norton was credited with saving an otherwise mediocre film and further rewarded with Golden Globe and Oscar nominations. Remarkably disconnected from all of the hype that is usually associated with fresh talent, Norton has gone on to further prove his worth in such films as American History X, The People vs. Larry Flynt, and Fight Club.The son of a former Carter Administration federal prosecutor and an English teacher, as well as the grandson of famed developer James Rouse, Norton was born in Boston on August 18, 1969. He was raised in the planned community of Columbia, MD, and from an early age was known as an extremely bright and somewhat serious person. His interest in acting began at the age of five when his babysitter, Betsy True (who went on to become an actress on stage and screen), took him to a musical adaptation of Cinderella. Shortly after that, Norton enrolled at Orenstein's Columbia School for Theatrical Arts, making his stage debut at the age of eight in a local production of Annie Get Your Gun. Although young, Norton already exhibited an unusual amount of professionalism and took his subsequent roles seriously. After high school, he studied astronomy, history, and Japanese at Yale, and was also active in the university's theatrical productions. After earning a history degree, Norton spent a few months in Japan and then moved to New York, where he worked for the Enterprise Foundation, a group devoted to stopping urban decay. Again, Norton continued acting at every opportunity and eventually decided to become a full-time actor. In 1994, he appeared in Edward Albee's Fragments after deeply impressing the distinguished playwright during an audition. Norton then joined the New York Signature Theater Company, which frequently premieres Albee's plays. With a number of off-Broadway credits to his name, Norton won his role in Primal Fear after being chosen out of 2,100 hopefuls. He nabbed the part after telling casting directors in a flawless drawl that he was a native of eastern Kentucky, the same area where the character came from; legend has it that the actor watched Coal Miner's Daughter to learn the accent. The intensity of Norton's screen test readings stunned almost all who saw them, and the actor became something of a hot property even before the film was released. The same year, Norton was cast as Drew Barrymore's affable fiancé in Woody Allen's tribute to Hollywood musicals, Everyone Says I Love You. Like all of the other actors in the film (excepting Barrymore), Norton did his own singing, further impressing audiences and critics alike with his versatility. Then, as if two completely different films in one year weren't enough, Norton again wowed audiences that same year with his portrayal of a determined defense attorney in Milos Forman's widely acclaimed The People vs. Larry Flynt. In 1998, Norton turned in two more stellar performances. The first was as Matt Damon's low-life buddy, the appropriately named Worm, in Rounders. The fact that Norton's work was more or less overshadowed by the film's lackluster reviews was almost negligible when compared to the controversy surrounding his other major project that year, American History X. Norton's stunningly powerful portrayal of a reformed white supremacist won him an Oscar nomination, but the film itself was both a box-office disappointment and the subject of vituperative disassociation on the part of its director Tony Kaye, who insisted that Norton and the studio had edited his film beyond recognition. Despite such embittered controversy, Norton managed to emerge from the mess relatively unscathed. After serving as one of the narrators for the acclaimed documentary Out of the Past the same year, he went on to star opposite Brad Pitt and Helena Bonham C

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
63% Motherless Brooklyn Director Screenwriter Producer Lionel Essrog 2019
90% Isle of Dogs Rex 2018
No Score Yet Bunker77 Executive Producer 2017
14% Collateral Beauty Whit $31M 2016
82% Sausage Party Sammy Bagel Jr. $97.7M 2016
No Score Yet The Guardian Brothers Actor 2016
91% Birdman Mike 2014
91% The Grand Budapest Hotel Henckels $57M 2014
No Score Yet My Own Man Executive Producer 2014
No Score Yet Saving Africa's Giants with Yao Ming Actor 2014
51% Thanks For Sharing Executive Producer $0.8M 2013
36% Salinger Actor $0.6M 2013
55% The Bourne Legacy Retired Col. Eric Byer, USAF $113.2M 2012
93% Moonrise Kingdom Scout Master Ward $45.6M 2012
No Score Yet The Apple Pushers Narrator 2012
51% Stone Gerald "Stone" Creeson $1.8M 2010
61% Leaves of Grass Producer Bill Kincaid/Brady Kincaid $68.5K 2010
56% The Invention of Lying Cop $18.5M 2009
No Score Yet By the People: The Election of Barack Obama Producer 2009
84% State of Play Actor $37M 2009
35% Pride and Glory Ray Tierney $15.8M 2008
79% Bustin' Down the Door Narrator 2008
67% The Incredible Hulk Bruce Banner $134.6M 2008
No Score Yet Strange Days on Planet Earth 2 Actor 2008
79% Jimmy Carter Man From Plains Actor 2007
No Score Yet Brando Actor 2007
74% The Painted Veil Producer Walter Fane $8M 2006
74% The Illusionist Eisenheim $39.7M 2006
52% Down in the Valley Harlan Producer $0.5M 2006
39% Kingdom of Heaven King Baldwin $47.3M 2005
No Score Yet Strange Days on Planet Earth Actor 2005
57% Dirty Work Executive Producer 2004
73% The Italian Job Steve $106M 2003
78% 25th Hour Producer Monty Brogan 2003
75% Frida Nelson Rockefeller $25.7M 2002
68% Red Dragon Will Graham $93M 2002
42% Death to Smoochy Sheldon Mopes $8.4M 2002
73% The Score Jack Teller/Brian $70.4M 2001
69% Keeping the Faith Producer Director Father Brian Finn 2000
79% Fight Club Narrator 1999
84% American History X Derek Vinyard 1998
65% Rounders Lester `Worm' Murphy 1998
No Score Yet Out of the Past Voice of Henry Gerber 1998
88% The People Vs. Larry Flynt Alan Isaacman 1996
79% Everyone Says I Love You Holden 1996
75% Primal Fear Aaron Stampler 1996

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Ask the StoryBots
2016-2019
Voice 2019
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2019
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2019
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2019
2016
2015
2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2019
2014
2012
85% Modern Family
2009
Izzy LaFontaine 2019
2009
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest 2016
2015
2014
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015-2019
Guest 2015
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015-2019
Guest 2015
98% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
2014
Appearing 2015
2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2015
2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2015
2014
2012
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest 2014
2001
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest 2013
2010
2009
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice 2013
2000
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest 2012
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest 2010
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2010
2006
2004
No Score Yet It's On With Alexa Chung
2009
Guest 2009
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2002
2000
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Voice Narrator 2001
67% The Movies
2019

QUOTES FROM Edward Norton CHARACTERS

Will Graham says: It makes him God, would you give that up?

Mike says: Do you see that lady who looks like she licked a homesless mans ass?

Henckels says: Cease fire! Cease fire! Stop it! Who's shooting who?

Dmitri says: That's Gustave H! The escaped murderer and art thief! I got him cornered!

M. Gustave says: That's Dmitri Desgoffe und Taxis! He's responsible for the killings of Deputy Kovacs, Serge X. and his club-footed sister, plus his own mother!

Henckels says: ...Nobody move! Everybody's under arrest!

Mike says: Leslie, play with my balls.

Mike says: Does she speak?

Sam says: She does. Yeah, she can sit, stay, and roll over if you have any treats.

Mike says: Popularity is the slutty little cousin of prestige.

Henckels says: By order of the commissioner of police, Zubrowka Province, I hereby place you under arrest for the murder of Madame Celine Villenueve Desgoffe-und-Taxis.

M. Gustave says: I knew there was something fishy. We never got the cause of death. She's been murdered, and you think I did it. [runs away]

M. Gustave says: I knew there was something fishy. We never got the cause of death. She's been murdered, and you think I did it?

Narrator says: Marla you liar, you big tourist, I need this now get out!

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: HULK SMASH!

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: Hulk smash!

Scout Master Ward says: How's that lanyard coming?

Narrator says: I am Jack's raging bile duct.

Narrator says: I Am Jack's Cold Sweat.

Narrator says: I Am Jack's cold sweat.

Retired Col. Eric Byer USAF says: We are morally indefensible and absolutely necessary.

Narrator says: I Am Jack's Smirking Revenge.

Lazy-Eye says: What's your real job, sir?

Scout Master Ward says: I'm a math teacher.

Lazy-Eye says: What grade?

Scout Master Ward says: Eighth.

Lazy-Eye says: Do you need a PhD for that?

Tyler Durden says: Would you like to say a few words to mark the occasion ?

Narrator says: (Mumbles)

Narrator says: [mumbles]

Tyler Durden says: I'm sorry....

Tyler Durden says: I'm sorry...

Narrator says: I still can't think of anything.

Narrator says: Ah....Flashback humour.

Narrator says: Ah... flashback humour.

Mrs. Bishop says: I beg your pardon. Are you a lawyer?

Scout Master Ward says: No, maâ??am, but

Scout Master Ward says: No, ma'am, but

Mrs. Bishop says: Well, I am!

Drone Pilot says: What kind of weapon systems is this guy operating?

Dita Mandy says: He's probably got a riffle.

Retired Col. Eric Byer USAF says: It's a high powered riffle.

Retired Adm. Mark Turso USN says: This went from something I don't know about to something on the drawing board, and now you're telling me it's up and running?

Retired Col. Eric Byer USAF says: It's up and running. Consider yourself informed.

Chief Inspector Uhl says: You can't destroy him you know. You can't bring down the Monarchy!

Eisenheim says: I know I can't.

Chief Inspector Uhl says: Then don't raise her again! Don't provoke those questions! [Short Pause] Eisenheim I don't want to arrest you. I'm a cynical man, God knows. But if your manifestations are somehow real, then even I am willing to admit you're a very special person. And if its a trick, then its equally impressive. Either way you have a gift, so don't make me put you in jail! Promise me you won't do it again!

Chief Inspector Uhl says: Then don't raise her again! Don't provoke those questions! [short Pause] Eisenheim I don't want to arrest you. I'm a cynical man, God knows. But if your manifestations are somehow real, then even I am willing to admit you're a very special person. And if its a trick, then its equally impressive. Either way you have a gift, so don't make me put you in jail! Promise me you won't do it again!

Eisenheim says: I promise you, you'll enjoy this next show.

Chief Inspector Uhl says: What do you want?

Eisenheim says: Nothing.

Chief Inspector Uhl says: Then why bring her back?!

Chief Inspector Uhl says: Then why bring her back?

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: Betty Ross: Subway's probably quickest. Bruce Banner/ The Hulk: Me in a metal tube in the most aggressive city in the world? Betty Ross: You're right. Let's get a cab.

Betty Ross says: Subway's probably quickest.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: Me in a metal tube in the most aggressive city in the world?

Betty Ross says: You're right. Let's get a cab.

Mr. Bishop says: WHY can't you control your scouts?!

Mr. Bishop says: WHY can't you control your scouts?

Scout Master Ward says: Umm...I'm trying to...

Narrator says: I'm jack's complete lack of surprise.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: You know? i know some techniques you can use for the umm...

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: You know? I know some techniques you can use for the umm...

Betty Ross says: Zip it!!

Betty Ross says: Zip it!

Eisenheim says: I always meant to return... I just... I kept thinking I'll find around the next corner...

Duchess Sophie von Teschen says: What?

Eisenheim says: A real mystery. I saw remarkable things but the only mystery I never solved was... why my heart couldn't let go of you.

Crown Prince Leopold says: And we'll gather our best minds next time. You'll really have a challenge then.

Eisenheim says: Then I shall prepare something special. Perhaps I'll make you disappear.

Narrator says: This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time.

Grama says: I consolidated your outstanding debt.

Worm says: where did you get the scrach for that, youv been rolling fags in the village.

Worm says: Where did you get the scrach for that, youv been rolling fags in the village.

Worm says: Where'd you get the scratch for that? You've been rolling fags in the Village again.

Narrator says: If I had a tumor, I'd name it Marla.

Narrator says: Most people...normal people...do just about anything to avoid a fight.

Narrator says: You met me at a very strange time in my life.

Retired Col. Eric Byer USAF says: jason bourne was just the tip of the iceberg

Retired Col. Eric Byer USAF says: Jason Bourne was just the tip of the iceberg.

Tyler Durden says: How's that working out for you?

Narrator says: What?

Tyler Durden says: Being clever.

Narrator says: Great.

Ricky says: Keep it up then.

Retired Col. Eric Byer USAF says: You think Jason Bourne was the whole story? Sorry, but there is a whole lot going out there that you don't know of.

Scout Master Ward says: You know what, scratch that. This is my job... math teacher on the side.

Narrator says: This chick Marla Singer did not have testicular cancer. She was a liar. She had no diseases at all. I had seen her at Free and Clear, my blood parasites group Thursdays. Then at Hope, my bimonthly sickle cell circle. And again at Seize the Day, my tuberculosis Friday night. Marla, the big tourist. Her lie reflected my lie, and suddenly, I felt nothing.

Narrator says: If I did have a tumor, I'd name it Marla.

Narrator says: When you have insomnia, you're never really asleep... and you're never really awake.

Scout Master Ward says: "He is the least popular scout in the troop â?¦ by a significant margin."

Scout Master Ward says: I suppose, because Sam is, unfortunately, the least popular scout in the troop, by a significant margin.

Scout Master Ward says: "This is not just a rescue party. This is a great scouting opportunity."

Scout Master Ward says: This is not just a rescue party. This is a great scouting opportunity.

Narrator says: I am Jack's inflamed sense of rejection

Narrator says: I am Jack's inflamed sense of rejection.

Danny Vinyard says: I'm sorry, Derek. I'm sorry that happened to you.

Derek Vinyard says: I'm not. I'm lucky. I feel lucky because it's wrong, Danny. It's wrong and it was eating me up, it was going to kill me. And I kept asking myself all the time, how did I buy into this shit? It was because I was pissed off, and nothing I ever did ever took that feeling away. I killed two guys, Danny, I killed them. And it didn't make me feel any different. It just got me more lost and I'm tired of being pissed off, Danny. I'm just tired of it.

Bob Sweeney says: There was a moment, when I used to blame everything and everyone for all the pain and suffering and vile things that happened to me, that I saw happen to my people. Used to blame everybody. Blamed white people, blamed society, blamed God. I didn't get no answers 'cause I was asking the wrong questions. You have to ask the right questions.

Derek Vinyard says: Like what?

Bob Sweeney says: Has anything you've done made your life better?

Ft. Lebanon Khaki Scout says: Well, where would you build it?

Scout Master Ward says: I would build it....lower!

Scout Master Ward says: Jiminey Cricket, he flew the coop!

Narrator says: You can swallow a pint of blood before you get sick.

Narrator says: On a long enough time line, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.

Social Services says: Where's the boy? I'm told that he's just been struck by lightening.

Scout MasterWard says: It's true.

Narrator says: This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time.

Tyler Durden says: We're consumers. We are by-products of a lifestyle obsession. Murder, crime, poverty, these things don't concern me. What concerns me are celebrity magazines, television with 500 channels, some guy's name on my underwear. Rogaine, Viagra, Olestra.

Narrator says: Martha Stewart.

Tyler Durden says: Fuck Martha Stewart. Martha's polishing the brass on the Titanic. It's all going down, man. So fuck off with your sofa units and Strinne green stripe patterns.

Narrator says: You met me at a very strange time in my life.

Tyler Durden says: This is your pain. This is your burning hand. It's right here. Look at it.

Narrator says: I'm going to my cave. I'm going to my cave and I'm going to find my power animal.

Tyler Durden says: No! Don't deal with this the way those dead people do. Deal with it the way a living person does.

Lloyd Bowman says: What about sweating Lecter?

FBI Agent Will Graham says: We tried sodium amatol on him three years ago to find where he buried a Princeton student; he gave them a recipe for dip.

Tyler Durden says: We're consumers. We are by-products of a lifestyle obsession. Murder, crime, poverty, these things don't concern me. What concerns me are celebrity magazines, television with 500 channels, some guy's name on my underwear. Rogaine, Viagra, Olestra.

Narrator says: Martha Stewart

Narrator says: Martha Stewart.

Tyler Durden says: Fuck Martha Stewart. Martha's polishing the brass on the Titanic. It's all going down, man. So fuck off with your sofa units and Strinne green stripe patterns.

Narrator says: When people think you're dying, they really, really listen to you, instead of just...

Marla Singer says: instead of just waiting for their turn to speak?

Marla Singer says: Instead of just waiting for their turn to speak?

Narrator says: I am Jack's smirking revenge.

Tyler Durden says: Where'd you go, psycho boy?

Narrator says: I felt like destroying something beautiful.

Derek Vinyard says: I am out! OUT! Danny is out too, and if you come near my family again, I'm gonna fucking kill you.

Narrator says: I felt like putting a bullet between the eyes of every Panda that wouldn't screw to save its species.

Narrator says: On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.

Walter Fane says: It was silly of us to look for qualities in each other that we never had.

Ward says: Jiminey Cricket, he flew the coop!

Tyler Durden says: You know why they put oxygen masks on planes?

Narrator says: So you can breath.

Tyler Durden says: Oxygen makes you high. In a catastrophic emergency, you're taking giant panicked breaths. Suddenly you become euphoric, docile. You accept your fate.

Narrator says: "With a gun barrel pressed between you're teeth, you speak only in vowels"

Narrator says: With a gun barrel pressed between you're teeth, you speak only in vowels.

Narrator says: "When deep space exploration ramps up, it will be the corporations that name everything, the Microsoft Galaxy, the IBM stellar sphere, Planet Starbucks... "

Narrator says: When deep space exploration ramps up, it will be the corporations that name everything, the Microsoft Galaxy, the IBM stellar sphere, Planet Starbucks...

Narrator says: On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero

Narrator says: On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.

Derek Vinyard says: You see this, it means NOT WELCOME

Derek Vinyard says: You see this? It means NOT WELCOME!

Narrator says: When you have a gun in your mouth, you can only speak in vowels.

Kitty Fane says: I've never thought of you in that way.

Walter Fane says: I think I improve greatly upon acquaintance.

Tyler Durden says: Stop controlling everything and just let go! (Narrator lets car go and crashes)

Tyler Durden says: Stop controlling everything and just let go! [car crashes]

Narrator says: I've never been in an accident before, this is my first time.

Narrator says: And then, something happened. I let go. Lost in oblivion. Dark and silent and complete. I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom.

Narrator says: And then, something happened. I let go. Lost in oblivion. Dark and silent and complete. I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom.

Narrator says: I got in everyone's hostile little face. Yes, these are bruises from fighting. Yes, I'm comfortable with that. I am enlightened.

Narrator says: Every evening I died, and every evening I was born again.

Narrator says: Every evening I died, and every evening I was born again, resurrected.

King Baldwin IV says: A king may move a man, a father may claim a son, but that man can also move himself, and only then does that man truly begin his own game. Remember that howsoever you are played or by whom, your soul is in your keeping alone, even though those who presume to play you be kings or men of power. When you stand before God, you cannot say, "But I was told by others to do thus," or that virtue was not convenient at the time. This will not suffice. Remember that.

King Baldwin IV says: A king may move a man, a father may claim a son, but that man can also move himself, and only then does that man truly begin his own game. Remember that howsoever you are played or by whom, your soul is in your keeping alone, even though those who presume to play you be kings or men of power. When you stand before God, you cannot say, 'But I was told by others to do thus,' or that virtue was not convenient at the time. This will not suffice. Remember that.

Brady Kincaid says: You can’t synthesize that. That is nature’s delivery system for goodness. Distilled into a pure form. It glides down into your belly, and blooms into a feeling of peace. In this world beset by evil.

Brady Kincaid says: You can't synthesize that. That is nature?s delivery system for goodness. Distilled into a pure form. It glides down into your belly, and blooms into a feeling of peace. In this world beset by evil.

Narrator says: On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone reaches zero.

Narrator says: On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.

Narrator says: It was beautiful. We were selling rich women their own fat asses back to them.

Narrator says: If you wake up at a different time in a different place, could you wake up as a different person?

Cameron Alexander says: You made the fat kid a little nervous. He thinks the joint messed with your mind.

Derek Vinyard says: It did.

Montgomery "Monty" Brogan says: "Fuck this whole city and everyone in it."

Montgomery "Monty" Brogan says: Fuck you and this whole city and everyone in it.

Narrator says: "With insomnia, nothing's real. Everything is far away. Everything is a copy of a copy of a copy."

Narrator says: With insomnia, nothing is real. Everything is far away. Everything is a copy of a copy of a copy.

Tyler Durden says: Where'd you go, psycho boy?

Narrator says: I felt like destroying something beautiful.

Narrator says: I am Jack's smirking revenge

Narrator says: I am Jack's smirking revenge.

Derek Vinyard says: Fuck you! (while getting raped)

Narrator says: You wake up at Seatac, SFO, LAX. You wake up at O'Hare, Dallas-Fort Worth, BWI. Pacific, mountain, central. Lose an hour, gain an hour. This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time. You wake up at Air Harbor International. If you wake up at a different time, in a different place, could you wake up as a different person?

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: Urrgh!!!!!

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: Urrgh!

Narrator says: I Am Jack's Complete Lack of Surprise

Narrator says: I am Jack's complete lack of surprise.

Montgomery "Monty" Brogan says: I need you to make me ugly.

Montgomery "Monty" Brogan says: Champagne for my real friends, and real pain for my sham friends.

Stella Bridger says: I don't go out with strange men. I just met you five minutes ago.

Steve Frezelli says: I guess I'll just have to sabotage my cable, you know, till we get to know each other well enough.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: Hulk, SMASH!

Narrator says: I Am Jack's Inflamed Sense of Rejection

Narrator says: You met me at a very strange time in my life.

Eisenheim says: My intention has only been to entertain, nothing more.

Eisenheim says: Everything you have seen here has been an illusion.

Brady Kincaid says: I was born just a few minutes before my brother, Brady. He lived life on his own terms, indifferent to fear - either his own, or those of others. And, let's be honest, by any normal measure my brother was a criminal and a colossal fuckup.

Daisy says: What's your aversion to proper grammar?

Brady Kincaid says: Rhythm maybe.

Stone says: They say the sound part comes first. They say, when you experience a spiritual truth, that it comes to you as a sound that goes through you, changes your vibration, gets you back in the harmony. Like God's tuning fork or something... And then, if you let that happen to you, then you get the light, you get an illumination.

Stone says: Things they say go on forever - like... what's that mean, you know? The sky, like, they say the sky goes on forever. But what is that really? That's - I mean, you can't see nothing you can't see, so... it's like a big bowl of blue above you. You can see clouds during the day or you can see stars at night maybe, but even with a telescope you can't see forever. So how do they know?

Narrator says: This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time.