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Edward Norton

Edward NortonAKA Edward H. Norton

Born: 18-Aug-1969
Birthplace: Boston, MA

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Fight Club

Edward Norton has played a maniacal Southern hick in Primal Fear with Richard Gere, the pornographer's lawyer in The People vs. Larry Flynt, a neo-nazi in American History X, and a gadded roustabout Fight Club. He has also played Nelson Rockefeller in Frida, and the titular purple rhino in Death to Smoochy.

Norton's grandfather, James Rouse, was a famous architect and urban designer, often credited with inventing the first shopping malls. He designed the development in Columbia, Maryland, where Norton was brought up.

Norton is so clean-cut he refuses to even pretend to smoke for the camera. He dated Courtney Love while they were filming Flynt, and she later credited him with saving her life, after he talked her into entering rehab.

Politically, Norton is a Democrat, supporting prominent candidates with substantial donations. He is on the board of the Enterprise Foundation, a charity founded by Norton's grandparents, that helps low-income families find affordable housing. He is also involved with numerous environmental groups.


[1] Per Keeping the Faith (DVD commentary).

Father: Edward M. Norton, Jr. (attorney, National Trust for Historic Preservation)
Mother: Robin Rouse (teacher, d. 6-Mar-1997 brain cancer)
Sister: Molly Norton
Brother: James Norton (executive, Class Five Films)
Girlfriend:
Courtney Love (dated, 1996-98)
Girlfriend: Drew Barrymore (dated, 1999)
Girlfriend: Salma Hayek (dated, 1999-2003)
Girlfriend: Brianna Bell (dating since 2005)
Girlfriend: Shauna Robertson (engaged to be married, one son)
Son: (b. 2013)

    High School: Wilde Lake High School, Columbia, MD (1987)
    University: BA History, Yale University (1991)

    Al Franken for Senate
    Enterprise Foundation Board of Trustees
    Environmental Media Association Board of Directors
    John Kerry for President
    Kerry Victory 2004
    Kucinich for President
    National Conservation System Foundation Board of Trustees
    National Leadership PAC
    Obama for America
    Laser Eye Surgery
    Wedding: Francois-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek (2009)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    Keeping the Faith (5-Apr-2000)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Grand Budapest Hotel (6-Feb-2014)
    Salinger (5-Sep-2013) · Himself
    The Bourne Legacy (30-Jul-2012)
    Moonrise Kingdom (16-May-2012) · Scout Master Ward
    Stone (10-Sep-2010) · Stone
    The Invention of Lying (14-Sep-2009) · Cop
    Leaves of Grass (14-Sep-2009) · Bill Kincaid
    Pride and Glory (9-Sep-2008)
    The Incredible Hulk (12-Jun-2008)
    Bustin' Down the Door (2008) · Narrator
    Jimmy Carter: Man from Plains (7-Sep-2007) · Himself
    The Painted Veil (20-Dec-2006) · Walter Fane
    The Illusionist (27-Apr-2006)
    Down in the Valley (13-May-2005)
    Kingdom of Heaven (4-May-2005)
    The Italian Job (30-May-2003) · Steve
    25th Hour (16-Dec-2002)
    Red Dragon (30-Sep-2002) · Will Graham
    Frida (29-Aug-2002) · Nelson Rockefeller
    Death to Smoochy (28-Feb-2002)
    The Score (9-Jul-2001)
    Keeping the Faith (5-Apr-2000)
    Fight Club (6-Oct-1999)
    American History X (30-Oct-1998) · Derek
    Rounders (11-Sep-1998) · Worm
    Out of the Past (16-Jan-1998) [VOICE]
    Everyone Says I Love You (6-Dec-1996)
    The People vs. Larry Flynt (13-Oct-1996) · Isaacman
    Primal Fear (3-Apr-1996) · Aaron


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