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American actor, filmmaker and activist Edward Harrison Norton was born on August 18, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts, and was raised in Columbia, Maryland.
Interesting Facts about Edward Norton
- He was was going to play Terry Fitzgerald in Spawn (1997) but pulled out of the project.
- Was born in Boston, Massachusetts and was raised in Baltimore, Maryland.
- Has a tabby cat named Maggie, named after the character from Cat in a Hot Tin Roof.
- He treasures his private life and being able to live a normal life – and can’t imagine not being able to take the New York subway if he gets too famous.
- Norton already had two Oscar nominations before he was 30.
- Like fellow film actors Peter Sarsgaard, Kimilee Bryant and Jeanine Louise DeName, he studied at New York City’s famous T. Schreiber Studio.
- Married fiancé of six years, Shauna Robertson, in a secret wedding ceremony (2012).
- Auditioned for roles in With Honors (1994), Hackers (1995), and Up Close & Personal (1996) before his film debut in Primal Fear (1996).
- Turned down the role of Bruce Banner in Hulk (2003), but took the part in The Incredible Hulk (2008).
- Says if he wasn’t an actor he would be a pilot.
- As of 2015, has appeared in two films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014).
- Partner is producer Shauna Robertson.
Personal Quotes by Edward Norton
All people are paradoxical. No one is easily reducible, so I like characters who have contradictory impulses or shades of ambiguity. It’s fun, and it’s fun because it’s hard.- Edward Norton
If I ever have to stop taking the subway, I’m gonna have a heart attack.- Edward Norton
Well, I don’t feel that I’ve played so many bad guys, and I’m rot really drawn to villains per se. I think a lot of people relate to some of my characters’ inner struggles.- Edward Norton
The film industry needs to confront the physical footprint of the way films get made.- Edward Norton
Just because you’ve made a couple movies, you’ve done some good movies, you’ve been nominated for some Academy Awards, whatever, nobody’s entitled. It’s a business. If they don’t see it, I can think they’re wrong, but I’m not entitled to a $15 million budget to make a film.- Edward Norton