Edward Norton was born on August 18, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts; he is a well celebrated Hollywood actor. His father, Edward Norton Sr., was a federal prosecutor under the Carter management and his mother, Robin, was an English teacher. He grew up as the eldest of three children in the developing multicultural society of Columbia, Maryland, which was founded by his grandfather, James Rouse.
Edward Norton was an exceptionally brilliant and stern young boy, deciding at age five to practice acting after watching a babysitter perform in If I Were a Princess. Shortly after, he controlled the theater in Annie Get Your Gun at Orenstein’s Columbia School for Theatrical Arts. He continued acting throughout high school and, after graduating, went on to Yale to practice studies in astronomy, history, and Japanese. He performed in quite a lot of undergraduate productions, frequently to campus-wide praise. After graduating in 1991 with a history degree, he moved to Japan where he served in his grandfather’s company, Enterprise Foundation, dedicated to found international low-income housing. It was not until his return to New York in 1994 that he deceived to put all other interests apart and allot his liveliness and aptitude to acting.
While financing himself as a waiter, he came into view in several of-off-Broadway productions including Brian Friel’s Lovers and John Patrick Shanley’s Italian American Reconciliation. After make an impact on celebrated dramatist Edward Albee in a trial, Norton was cast in his subsequent production, Fragments, and subsequently earned a place in the New York Signature Theater Company.
In the intervening time, the producers of a Hollywood courtroom adventure movie were stressed to find a co star for Richard Gere. After Leonardo DiCaprio rejected the role, they continued to audition 2,100 actors—none of whom were talented to capture the delicacies of an outwardly blameless southern boy on the threshold of lunacy. He showed up to audition, sporting a perfect southern pronunciation and telling casting directors that he comes from eastern Kentucky. He was right away cast, and was later attributed for rescuing Primal Fear (1996) from the archives of Hollywood gloom. He acquired a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar recommendation for Best Supporting Actor for the role.
On the influence of Hollywood word-of-mouth only, he had more than a few grave film performances lined up before Primal Fear hit theatres. He captivated audiences and added singing and dancing to his catalog of skills as Holden, a preppy youth struggling for the liking of Drew Barrymore’s Skylar, in Woody Allen’s Everyone Says I Love You (1996).He then played a painfully loyal attorney shielding America’s most scandalously rough pornographer in Milos Forman’s contentious film, The People Vs. Larry Flynt (1996). He perfectly balanced out Woody Harrelson’s rough nature, and directed his hyperactive nationalism to its beached theatrical impact.
He later began dating his other Larry Flynt costar, Courtney Love. After Love was publicly in a mess in a New Yorker article, he displayed his real-life faithfulness by jumping to her defense.
In 1996, a disaster outshined his brand new achievements. His grandfather passed away, and less than a year later, his mother died next to a surgical procedure to remove a brain tumor. He afterwards planned a screening of Everyone Says I Love You in Baltimore to help the study of the Johns Hopkins Hospital oncology team, who operated on his mother.
Edward Norton’s supporting turn in Rounders (1998), playing beside colleague rising star Matt Damon, stimulated yet more praise, but it was his sensitively violent presentation as a rehabilitated neo-Nazi in American History X (1998) that fetched him the second Oscar recommendation—this occasion as Best Actor—of his comparatively short silver screen career. He had again demonstrated his talent to almost smoothly toggle emotional gears within a character.
In 1999, He joined with Brad Pitt in another strong and turbulent character as an unnamed youthful man in David Fincher’s Fight Club, based on the unveiling novel by Chuck Palanhiuk. EdwardNorton performs a lonesome young professional who pretends poor health in order to go to disease support groups and connect with others, until he meets Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), the originator of Fight Club—an underground forum for prosperous professionals who find out a beneficial release of aggression through beating each other.
Keeping the Faith (2000), a romantic comedy featuring Norton, Ben Stiller, and Jenna Elfman in a remarkable love triangle, displayed Norton's producing and directing debut. In 2001, he costarred together with Robert De Niro and Marlon Brando in the crime film The Score.
Edward Norton dated vocalist Courtney Love from 1996 to 1999 and actress Salma Hayek between 1999 and 2003. He had broken commitment with both women.