Edward Norton

Born Aug 18, 1969

Edward Harrison Norton is an American actor, screenwriter, film director and producer. In 1996, his supporting role in the courtroom drama Primal Fear garnered him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Two years later, his lead role as a reformed white power skinhead in American History X earned a nomination for Academy Award for Best Actor.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Edward Norton.


1969 Birth Born on August 18, 1969.


1981 11 Years Old From 1981 to 1985, along with his brother, Norton attended Camp Pasquaney on the shores of Newfound Lake in Bristol, New Hampshire, where he won the acting cup in 1984; he returned to the camp's council for two years by directing theater, and maintains close connections with the camp. … Read More
1987 17 Years Old He graduated in 1987 from Columbia's Wilde Lake High School, where his classmates included New York City Council member Mark Levine and best-selling author Robert Kolker.


1991 21 Years Old He attended Yale University, where he was a competitive rower and acted in university productions alongside Ron Livingston and Paul Giamatti, graduating in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. … Read More
1993 23 Years Old He moved to New York City to star in the Off-Broadway theater, breaking through with his 1993 involvement in Edward Albee's Fragments, at the Signature Theatre Company. … Read More
1998 28 Years Old In 1998, he played Derek Vinyard, a reformed neo-Nazi, in the film American History X, David Denby of The New Yorker noted that he gives Derek "ambiguous erotic allure; he's almost appealing". … Read More
1999 29 Years Old In David Fincher's 1999 film Fight Club, Norton played an unreliable narrator who feels trapped with his white-collar position in society. … Read More


2000 30 Years Old …  In 2000, Norton made his directorial debut, Keeping the Faith. … Read More
2002 32 Years Old In 2002, Norton starred in Brett Ratner's Red Dragon as FBI profiler Will Graham and in Spike Lee's 25th Hour. … Read More
2003 33 Years Old In 2003, Norton was forced by Paramount Studios, under threat of lawsuit having signed a three-film contract when he signed up for Primal Fear, to appear in The Italian Job (2003), for which he accordingly refused to promote upon its release. … Read More
2006 36 Years Old In 2006, Norton starred in three films: Down in the Valley, as a dangerous drifter affecting to be a cowpoke, The Illusionist, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and later became a sleeper hit when it went into general release, and The Painted Veil, for each of which he won an award. … Read More
2007 37 Years Old …  He attended Ripken's ceremony at the Hall of Fame in July 2007. … Read More
2008 38 Years Old In 2008, Norton starred in New Line Cinema's Pride and Glory, as an honest detective assigned to investigate the precinct run by his older brother. … Read More


2010 40 Years Old Norton played himself in a cameo role in the experimental comedy show Stella, and made another comedic television appearance on the Emmy award-winning ABC show Modern Family in 2010, playing a fictional member of real life '80s new wave band Spandau Ballet.
2011 41 Years Old After six years of dating, Norton proposed to Canadian film producer Shauna Robertson in 2011 and they married in 2012.
2013 43 Years Old In 2013, Norton starred in The Lonely Island's music video, "Spring Break Anthem," alongside Andy Samberg, Zach Galifinakis, James Franco, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. … Read More
In 2014, Norton played Mike Shiner, a prickly Broadway actor in the black comedy film Birdman and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the role.
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