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Edward Harrison Norton was born on 18 August 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts USA. Edward is a famous actor, director, producer and screenwriter, perhaps best known for movies such as “Fight Club”, “The Illusionist”, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, and “Birdman” among others.

So how rich is Edward Norton? It is estimated that Norton’s net worth is $70 million, the main source of his wealth being Edward’s appearances in movies and television shows. His work as a director and screenwriter has also added to his net worth. As he is now just 45 years old, there is a high chance that his net worth will become higher as he will probably continue his acting career.

Edward Norton Net Worth $70 Million

When Edward Norton became interested in acting when still very young. He participated in different acting events while he was studying at school, and later when he continued his studies at Yale University, from where he graduated in 1991 with a BA degree in history. Edward then worked for his father for a short time, including in Japan, before beginning his acting career in several Broadway plays, one of the first of which was in the play called “Fragments”. Soon he received a invitation to act in the movie entitled “Primal Fear” in 1996, and this was the time when Edward’s net worth really began growing. In 1998 Norton acted in one of his most successful movies, “American History X”, which gained a lot of acclaim and Edward was praised for his acting skills. One year later, Edward became a part of another very famous movie, called “Fight Club”. This movie is now considered to be one of the best movies of all time, and its success had a huge impact on the growth of Edward Norton’s net worth. Other movies and television shows that Edward has appeared in include “Modern Family”, “Saturday Night Live”, “Moonrise Kingdom”, “Te Dictator”, “Leaves of Grass” and others. After the huge success that he gained in 2014for acting in the “Birdman”, there is no doubt that he will receive even more invitations to act in different projects, and that his fans will see his work soon.

During his outstanding career as an actor, Edward has appeared in over 30 films and TV shows. He has won several awards, including Golden Globe Award, Chicago Film Critics Association Award, Jupiter Award, Critics’ Choice Movie Award and others.

In addition to his career as an actor, Edward is involved in different organizations, which raise awareness and funds for different environmental and social problems. It is clear that Edward is a very talented and generous person, who will probably continue acting for a long time in the future.

Talking about Edward’s personal life, it can be said that in 2012 he married Shauna Robertson and the couple has one son now. Another reason why Edward has so many fans is that he is a very down to earth person, as he does not flaunt his fame, and tries to live a normal life. All in all, Edward Norton is one of the most popular contemporary actors, who has appeared in many successful and acclaimed movies. Let’s hope that he will continue acting in interesting projects and that his net worth will grow.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled Wes Anderson Project 2018 filming voice
Collateral Beauty 2016 completed Whit Yardsham
Sausage Party 2016 Sammy (voice)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 2015 TV Series Special Segment Actor
Nature Is Speaking 2014 TV Series short The Soil
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) 2014 Mike
The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 Henckels
Saturday Night Live 2013 TV Series Owen Wilson / Officer Rosen / Various / ...
The Simpsons 2000-2013 TV Series Reverend Elijah Hooper / Devon Bradley
The Bourne Legacy 2012 Col Eric Byer, USAF, Ret.
Moonrise Kingdom 2012 Scout Master Ward
The Dictator 2012 Edward Norton (uncredited)
Stone 2010 Stone
Modern Family 2009 TV Series Izzy LaFontaine
Leaves of Grass 2009 Bill Kincaid Brady Kincaid
The Invention of Lying 2009 Cop
Pride and Glory 2008 Ray Tierney
The Incredible Hulk 2008 Video Game Bruce Banner (voice)
The Incredible Hulk 2008 Bruce Banner
The Painted Veil 2006 Walter Fane
The Illusionist 2006 Eisenheim
Stella 2005 TV Series Edward Norton
Down in the Valley 2005 Harlan
Kingdom of Heaven 2005 King Baldwin
After the Sunset 2004 Edward Norton (uncredited)
The Italian Job 2003 Steve
25th Hour 2002 Monty Brogan
Red Dragon 2002 Will Graham
Frida 2002 Nelson Rockefeller
Death to Smoochy 2002 Sheldon Mopes Smoochy the Rhino
The Score 2001 Jack Teller
Keeping the Faith 2000 Father Brian Finn
Fight Club 1999 The Narrator
American History X 1998 Derek Vinyard
Rounders 1998 Worm
The People vs. Larry Flynt 1996 Alan Isaacman
Everyone Says I Love You 1996 Holden
Primal Fear 1996 Aaron
Only in America 1994 Video Duane / James / Bruno / ... (as Ed Norton)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lewis and Clark 2018 TV Mini-Series producer - 6 episodes pre-production
My Own Man 2014 Documentary executive producer
Wallace 2014/I Short executive producer
Thanks for Sharing 2012 executive producer
Leaves of Grass 2009 producer
By the People: The Election of Barack Obama 2009 Documentary producer
The Painted Veil 2006 producer
Down in the Valley 2005 producer
Dirty Work 2004 Documentary executive producer
25th Hour 2002 co-producer - uncredited
Keeping the Faith 2000 producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lewis and Clark 2018 TV Mini-Series 6 episodes pre-production

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Modern Family 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Death to Smoochy 2002 lyrics: "The Friends Song", "My Stepdad's Not Mean He's Just Adjusting" / music: "The Friends Song", "My Stepdad's Not Mean He's Just Adjusting" / performer: "Smoochy's Methadone Song", "Smoochy's Magic Jungle Theme", "The Cookie Chant", "The Friends Song", "My Stepdad's Not Mean He's Just Adjusting"
Keeping the Faith 2000 performer: "Ready to Take a Chance Again"
Everyone Says I Love You 1996 performer: "Just You, Just Me" 1929, "My Baby Just Cares for Me" 1930, "I'm Thru With Love" 1931

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Keeping the Faith 2000

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Yunnan Great Rivers Expedition 2003 TV Movie documentary

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Down in the Valley 2005 as Edward Harrison

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Incredible Hulk 2008 screenplay polisher - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Where the Weird Things Are Not 2012 Short very special thanks
Running in Traffic 2009 special thanks
Frida 2002 very special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
34th NAACP Image Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
The Making of 'Red Dragon' 2003 TV Short documentary Himself
The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2003 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
Inside the Actors Studio 2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
Declaration of Independence 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Comedy Central Canned Ham 2002 TV Series Himself
Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Independence Day 2001 2001 TV Movie Himself
Making 'The Score' 2001 Video documentary short Himself
American Experience 2001 TV Series documentary Himself - Reader
2001: A Year with Cal Ripken Jr. 2001 TV Movie documentary
The Concert for New York City 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
On Location: Fight Club 2000 Video documentary short Himself
Nulle part ailleurs 2000 TV Series Himself
Flogging 'Fight Club' 2000 Video short Himself
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Memorial Tribute
Forever Hollywood 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends 1999 TV Special documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Dustin Hoffman 1999 TV Special documentary Himself
The 71st Annual Academy Awards 1999 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
The Directors 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Rounders: Behind-the-Scenes Special 1998 Video short Himself
Rounders: Inside Professional Poker 1998 Video short Himself
Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business 1998 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Out of the Past 1998 Documentary Henry Gerber (voice)
The 69th Annual Academy Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Conan 2014-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 87th Annual Academy Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Today 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special 2015 TV Special Himself / Stefon
The EE British Academy Film Awards 2015 TV Special documentary Himself
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Ensemble in 'Birdman' / Winner
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2009-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
72nd Golden Globe Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Nominee
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2015 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Sessions 2014 TV Series Himself
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors 2014 TV Series Himself
IMDb: What to Watch 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Made in Hollywood 2014 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The View 2006-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
In Character With... 2014 TV Series Himself
30 for 30: Soccer Stories 2014 TV Series Himself - Narrator
The Big Interview with Dan Rather 2014 TV Series Himself
Rencontres de cinéma 2014 TV Series Himself
Salinger 2013 Documentary Himself
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis 2013 TV Series Himself
The Bourne Legacy: Inside the Crisis Suite 2012 Video short Himself
Janela Indiscreta 2012 TV Series Himself
Larry King Now 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Charlie Rose 1998-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
CBS This Morning 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2006-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
HBO First Look 2008-2012 TV Series documentary Eric Byer / Himself
All in for the 99% 2012 Short Himself
Cinema 3 2006-2012 TV Series Himself
At the Movies 2012 TV Series Himself
The 84th Annual Academy Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
The Apple Pushers 2011 Documentary Narrator
Huckabee 2010 TV Series Himself
Sidewalks Entertainment 2010 TV Series Himself
Tavis Smiley 2009-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Hour 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
AMC News Special: Toronto Film Festival 2010 2010 TV Movie Himself
The Daily Show 2001-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
SXSW Flashback 2010 2010 TV Movie Himself
The Rotten Tomatoes Show 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Asia Uncut with Jon Niermann 2010 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2006-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2009 TV Special Himself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Larry King Live 1998-2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Bustin' Down the Door 2009 Documentary Narrator
Spike's Guys Choice 2009 TV Movie Himself
Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America - A Final Night with George W Bush 2009 TV Special Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Source of Pride: The Making of 'Pride and Glory' 2009 Documentary Himself
The Girls Next Door 2008 TV Series Himself - Actor
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Incredible Hulk: An Incredible Evolution 2008 Video documentary short Himself
The Incredible Hulk: Becoming the Hulk 2008 Video documentary short Himself
The Incredible Hulk: Being Green 2008 Video documentary short Himself
The Incredible Hulk: Creating Hulk Comic Books 2008 Video documentary short Himself
The Incredible Hulk: Hulking Out in Harlem 2008 Documentary short Himself
The Incredible Hulk: Hulking Out in the Bottling Plant 2008 Documentary short Himself
The Incredible Hulk: Hulking Out on Campus 2008 Documentary short Himself
The Incredible Hulk: Scene Explorer 2008 Video documentary short Himself
The Incredible Hulk: The Hulk That Wasn't There 2008 Video documentary short Himself
The Incredible Hulk Screening in Austin, Texas 2008 Video short Himself
The Making of 'The Incredible Hulk' 2008 Video short Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2006-2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Charity Poker Festival 2008 TV Movie Himself - Poker Player #1
Shootout 2003-2008 TV Series Himself
Starz Inside: Comic Books Unbound 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself - Actor, The Incredible Hulk
2008 MTV Movie Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
Jimmy Carter Man from Plains 2007 Documentary Himself
Brando 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Making of 'The Illusionist' 2007 Video short Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2000-2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Cartelera 2006 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2001-2006 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Movie Rush 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Mon plus grand moment de cinéma 2005 TV Series short Himself
Comme au cinéma 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Strange Days on Planet Earth 2005 TV Series documentary Narrator / Himself - Presenter
Biography 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
The Yunnan Great Rivers Expedition 2003 TV Movie documentary Narrator
God kveld Norge 2003 TV Series Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Robert De Niro 2003 TV Movie Himself
Spike Lee's '25th Hour': The Evolution of an American Filmmaker 2003 Video documentary short Himself
A Director's Journey: The Making of 'Red Dragon' 2003 Video documentary short Himself
The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2003 TV Special Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live 1999-2003 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Himself
Stick 10 Even More Swag: The Blackman Cometh 2014 Short Himself
SNL Shorts 2014 TV Movie Owen Wilson (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Best of This Season 2014 TV Special Officer Rosen / Owen Wilson (uncredited)
Corazón de... 2006 TV Series Himself
Sendung ohne Namen 2002 TV Series documentary Will Graham
Who Is Alan Smithee? 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hello, He Lied & Other Truths from the Hollywood Trenches 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) · Ralph Fiennes
· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Adrien Brody
· Willem Dafoe
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Bill Murray
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
· Tony Revolori
2015 GFCA Award Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Best Ensemble The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) · Ralph Fiennes
· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Adrien Brody
· Willem Dafoe
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Bill Murray
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
· Tony Revolori
2015 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) · Lindsay Duncan
· Zach Galifianakis
· Michael Keaton
· Andrea Riseborough
· Amy Ryan
· Emma Stone
· Naomi Watts
2015 INOCA International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2015 Excellence Award Locarno International Film Festival
2015 NCFCA Award North Carolina Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2015 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) · Zach Galifianakis
· Michael Keaton
· Andrea Riseborough
· Amy Ryan
· Emma Stone
· Naomi Watts
2014 BOFCA Award Boston Online Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2014 BOFCA Award Boston Online Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) · Michael Keaton
· Zach Galifianakis
· Andrea Riseborough
· Amy Ryan
· Emma Stone
· Naomi Watts
2014 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Ensemble Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) · Michael Keaton
· Zach Galifianakis
· Andrea Riseborough
· Amy Ryan
· Emma Stone
· Naomi Watts
2014 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Ensemble The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) · Ralph Fiennes
· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Adrien Brody
· Willem Dafoe
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Bill Murray
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
· Tony Revolori
2014 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Ensemble The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) · Ralph Fiennes
· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Adrien Brody
· Willem Dafoe
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Bill Murray
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
· Tony Revolori
2014 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2014 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) · Michael Keaton
· Zach Galifianakis
· Andrea Riseborough
· Amy Ryan
· Emma Stone
· Naomi Watts
2014 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2014 NYFCO Award New York Film Critics, Online Best Ensemble Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) · Michael Keaton
· Zach Galifianakis
· Andrea Riseborough
· Amy Ryan
· Emma Stone
· Naomi Watts
2014 NTFCA Award North Texas Film Critics Association, US Best Ensemble Cast Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) · Michael Keaton
· Zach Galifianakis
· Andrea Riseborough
· Amy Ryan
· Emma Stone
· Naomi Watts
2014 OFCC Award Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2014 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2014 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Acting Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) · Michael Keaton
· Zach Galifianakis
· Andrea Riseborough
· Amy Ryan
· Emma Stone
· Naomi Watts
2014 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) · Michael Keaton
· Zach Galifianakis
· Andrea Riseborough
· Amy Ryan
· Emma Stone
· Naomi Watts
2014 SFFCC Award San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2014 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Ensemble The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) · Ralph Fiennes
· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Adrien Brody
· Willem Dafoe
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Bill Murray
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
· Tony Revolori
2014 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) · Michael Keaton
· Zach Galifianakis
· Andrea Riseborough
· Amy Ryan
· Emma Stone
· Naomi Watts
2013 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Moonrise Kingdom (2012) · Jared Gilman
· Kara Hayward
· Bruce Willis
· Bill Murray
· Frances McDormand
· Tilda Swinton
· Jason Schwartzman
· Bob Balaban
· Harvey Keitel
2012 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Acting Moonrise Kingdom (2012) · Jared Gilman
· Kara Hayward
· Harvey Keitel
· Frances McDormand
· Bill Murray
· Jason Schwartzman
· Tilda Swinton
· Bruce Willis
2011 François Truffaut Award Giffoni Film Festival
2006 Tribute Award Gotham Awards
2006 Special Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards The Illusionist (2006)
2004 Sant Jordi Sant Jordi Awards Best Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero) 25th Hour (2002)
2000 Street Award Street Film Festival, Milan Best Feature Film Keeping the Faith (2000)
1999 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Actor Fight Club (1999)
1999 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama American History X (1998)
1999 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor American History X (1998)
1999 Best Actor Taormina International Film Festival American History X (1998)
1998 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role American History X (1998)
1997 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Primal Fear (1996)
1997 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Most Promising Actor Primal Fear (1996)
1997 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor Primal Fear (1996)
1997 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor Primal Fear (1996)
1997 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Primal Fear (1996)
1996 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Supporting Actor The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
1996 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor Primal Fear (1996)
1996 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
1996 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Supporting Actor Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
1996 STFC Award Society of Texas Film Critics Awards Best Supporting Actor The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2015 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2015 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2015 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2015 AACTA International Award Australian Film Institute Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2015 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2015 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2015 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2015 GFCA Award Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2015 GFCA Award Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Best Ensemble Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) · Michael Keaton
· Zach Galifianakis
· Andrea Riseborough
· Amy Ryan
· Emma Stone
· Naomi Watts
2015 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2015 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2015 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Male Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2015 IOFCP Award International Online Film Critics' Poll Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2015 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Supporting Actor (Miglior attore non protagonista) Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2015 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Supporting Actor of the Year Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2015 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Fight Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) · Michael Keaton
2015 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2015 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2015 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) · F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Adrien Brody
· Willem Dafoe
· Ralph Fiennes
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Bill Murray
· Tony Revolori
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
2015 Seattle Film Critics Award Seattle Film Critics Awards Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2015 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2014 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2014 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2014 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2014 PCC Award Phoenix Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2014 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2014 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Acting The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) · Ralph Fiennes
· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Adrien Brody
· Willem Dafoe
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Bill Murray
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
· Tony Revolori
2014 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2014 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) · Ralph Fiennes
· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Adrien Brody
· Willem Dafoe
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Bill Murray
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
· Tony Revolori
2014 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2014 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2014 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2014 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) · Ralph Fiennes
· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Adrien Brody
· Willem Dafoe
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Bill Murray
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
· Tony Revolori
2012 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Ensemble Performance Moonrise Kingdom (2012) · Bruce Willis
· Bill Murray
· Frances McDormand
· Tilda Swinton
· Jared Gilman
· Kara Hayward
· Jason Schwartzman
· Bob Balaban
2010 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Nonfiction Special By the People: The Election of Barack Obama (2009) · Amy Rice (produced by)
· Alicia Sams (produced by)
· Stuart Blumberg (produced by)
· Bill Migliore (produced by)
2008 National Movie Award National Movie Awards, UK Best Performance - Male The Incredible Hulk (2008)
2007 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Grownup Love Story The Painted Veil (2006) · Naomi Watts
2007 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead The Painted Veil (2006)
2006 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Actor The Painted Veil (2006)
2005 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role, Drama Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
2004 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Actor (Miglior attore protagonista) 25th Hour (2002)
2003 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama 25th Hour (2002)
2001 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical Keeping the Faith (2000)
2000 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Fight Fight Club (1999)
2000 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Fight Club (1999)
2000 Tokyo Grand Prix Tokyo International Film Festival Keeping the Faith (2000)
1999 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role American History X (1998)
1999 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor American History X (1998)
1999 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role Fight Club (1999)
1999 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Fight Club (1999) · Brad Pitt
· Helena Bonham Carter
· Meat Loaf
· Zach Grenier
1999 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor American History X (1998)
1999 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Actor American History X (1998)
1999 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor American History X (1998)
1997 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role Primal Fear (1996)
1997 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Primal Fear (1996)
1997 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Primal Fear (1996)
1997 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Primal Fear (1996)
1997 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Villain Primal Fear (1996)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) · Michael Keaton
· Zach Galifianakis
· Andrea Riseborough
· Amy Ryan
· Emma Stone
· Naomi Watts
2015 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2014 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2014 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2014 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2014 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Supporting Actor of the Year Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2014 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2014 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2014 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2014 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Ensemble Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) · Michael Keaton
· Zach Galifianakis
· Andrea Riseborough
· Amy Ryan
· Emma Stone
· Naomi Watts
2014 UFCA Award Utah Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2014 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2012 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Ensemble Cast Moonrise Kingdom (2012) · Bruce Willis
· Bill Murray
· Frances McDormand
· Tilda Swinton
· Jared Gilman
· Kara Hayward
· Jason Schwartzman
2012 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Ensemble Moonrise Kingdom (2012) · Jared Gilman
· Kara Hayward
· Bruce Willis
· Bill Murray
· Frances McDormand
· Tilda Swinton
· Jason Schwartzman
· Harvey Keitel
· Bob Balaban
1997 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Primal Fear (1996)
1996 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Primal Fear (1996)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 IFC Award Iowa Film Critics Awards Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2015 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
2015 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
1997 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Supporting Actor Primal Fear (1996)

TitleSalary
The Italian Job (2003) $1,000,000
25th Hour (2002) $500,000
Red Dragon (2002) $8,000,000
Death to Smoochy (2002) $8,000,000
The Score (2001) $6,500,000
Fight Club (1999) $2,500,000
Primal Fear (1996) $50,000

#Fact
1 Was born on the exact same date as fellow actor Christian Slater (August 18, 1969).
2 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).
3 He has English, as well as German, Irish, and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), ancestry.
4 Has a son named Atlas with wife, Producer Shauna Robertson, born March 2013.
5 Married fiancé of six years, Shauna Robertson, in a secret wedding ceremony (2012).
6 His 5 favorite films are: 1. The Cruise (1998), 2. The King of Comedy (1982), 3. Tampopo (1986)_, 4. _Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966)_ and 5. Ruggles of Red Gap (1935).
7 In 2012, made a video for the campaign of President Barack Obama.
8 Was a big fan of the "Incredible Hulk" comics and played the title character in a 2008 Adaptation.
9 Ran the New York City Marathon in November 2009 in an effort to raise money for the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust.
10 Following graduation, Norton worked in Osaka, Japan, consulting for his grandfather's company, Enterprise Foundation. He also appeared in an ESL textbook, Only in America, used by Nova, a major Japanese language school.
11 Lives in New York City.
12 Specializes in characters with multiple personalities, be it as a mental defect or a disguise. He has played people with several identities in Primal Fear (1996), Fight Club (1999), The Score (2001), The Incredible Hulk (2008) and arguably in American History X (1998) in which his character turns 180° during the course of the story and in Death to Smoochy (2002) in which he portrayed a professional actor and his character Smoochie the Rhino.
13 He often works out daily, mainly weight-lifting, before he's on set.
14 Auditioned for roles in With Honors (1994), Hackers (1995), and Up Close & Personal (1996) before his film debut in Primal Fear (1996).
15 He was was going to play Terry Fitzgerald in Spawn (1997) but pulled out of the project.
16 Says if he wasn't an actor he would be a pilot.
17 Partner is producer Shauna Robertson.
18 Studied with renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who taught other actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Ben Foster and Girard Swan.
19 Turned down the role of Bruce Banner in Hulk (2003), but took the part in The Incredible Hulk (2008).
20 Speaks some French and said he really liked the work of François Truffaut, a French director.
21 Is an active member of Friends of The High Line, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and reuse of the High Line - a 1.5 mile elevated railway that runs along the West Side of Manhattan. Norton appears in a video made by Good Mag about the conversion of the old rail line into a multi-use trail.
22 Like fellow film actors Peter Sarsgaard, Kimilee Bryant and Jeanine Louise DeName, he studied at New York City's famous T. Schreiber Studio.
23 Credits legendary acting coach Terry Schreiber as being a major reason behind his success as an actor. The story was that Norton, who speaks Japanese, worked a deal with Schreiber to trade acting lessons for Norton teaching Schreiber Japanese. Schreiber was to direct a play in Japan at the time, and agreed to the deal. Norton studied with Schreiber for about three years in the early 90s in New York, and his career subsequently took off. Norton wrote the introduction to Schreiber's 2005 acting text "Acting: Advanced Techniques for the Actor, Director, and Teacher".
24 Did an uncredited rewrite of the script of Frida (2002).
25 Won a Village Voice Obie Award for his role in the off-Broadway show Burn This in 2003.
26 Stuart Blumberg, Edward's friend from his Yale college days, wrote most of what was to become the basis for Keeping the Faith (2000). Edward starred, produced, and directed the romantic comedy, but he also assisted Stuart in writing the original story.
27 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.
28 He speaks Spanish
29 Was 33 years old when he played Will Graham in Red Dragon (2002). His predecessor, William Petersen, was also 33 years old when he played the same role in Manhunter (1986).
30 Was born in Boston, Massachusetts and was raised in Baltimore, Maryland.
31 He served as Artistic Director for the Signature Theatre Company in New York from 2001-2003. He is currently still on the board.
32 Was once attached to star as the lead in Runaway Jury (2003)
33 Voted International Man of the Year (2003) By British GQ Magazine
34 Was attached at one point to star in Hart's War (2002) but walked away from the project and an $8 million salary. The role later went to Colin Farrell.
35 College buddies with Ron Livingston and Paul Giamatti at Yale University.
36 Norton already had two Oscar nominations before he was 30.
37 As a response to the events of September 11th and the increasing conflict in the Middle East, he contributed to establish the Middle East Peacemakers Fund at Yale University.
38 His father, Edward Norton Sr. was an attorney for president Jimmy Carter.
39 Did NOT attend the famed Yale Drama School, as reported in many news paper articles. He attended Yale merely as an undergraduate.
40 His grandfather, James Rouse, designed the planned community Norton was raised in - Columbia, Maryland.
41 Has a tabby cat named Maggie, named after the character from Cat in a Hot Tin Roof.
42 Played "The Captain" in a VH1 Captain & Tennille Behind the Music skit on Saturday Night Live (1975) with Drew Barrymore. The show aired the night before the 1999 Oscars where he was a nominee for American History X (1998). Barrymore accompanied Edward to the Oscars.
43 Producers of American Psycho (2000) wanted him to play Patrick Bateman.
44 Holds benefit screenings of his films mostly at The Senator Theatre in Baltimore, MD to benefit some charities that includes the Living Classroooms Foundation and the St. Frances Academy Robin Norton Scholarship Fund in honor of his late mother.
45 Lost several pounds for Fight Club (1999).
46 His grandfather, James Rouse, is credited with being the inventor of the modern shopping mall.
47 Was considered for the role of Andy Kaufman in Man on the Moon (1999). Director Milos Forman could not decide between him and Jim Carrey and left the decision up to the studio. The studio decided to go with Carrey.
48 Oldest of three children.
49 Turned down the role of Private Ryan in Saving Private Ryan (1998).
50 Older brother of Molly Norton and James Norton.
51 Dedicated his directoral debut, Keeping the Faith (2000), to his late mother, Robin.
52 Got the role for Fight Club (1999) because director David Fincher enjoyed his performance in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), which was the only film of the actor that he had seen.
53 Auditioned for the role of 'Rudy Baylor' in the movie The Rainmaker (1997). The role eventually went to Matt Damon.
54 His babysitter, Betsy True, went on to perform as Cossette in a Broadway version of Les Miserables. She was the one who originally piqued Edward's interest in acting, taking him to see his first play, If I Were A Princess, at age six.
55 While a precocious 8-year-old actor, he asked a surprised director of a play, "What is my objective here?" The director was startled by his interest in acting.
56 According to Yale's newspaper, he has wanted to play the poet Dylan Thomas for a long time, but feels he's not physically right for the part.
57 The theme song for Keeping the Faith (2000) - "Heart of Mine" by Peter Salett - was not written specifically for the film. Salett is a good friend of Edward's.
58 Received a B.A. in history from Yale in 1991, but took many theater and Japanese courses as an undergraduate. He has said in interviews that he took as many theater courses as he could without majoring in theater.
59 Wilde Lake High School in Columbia, Maryland, where Edward graduated in 1987, built a new auditorium for the performing arts several years ago. He revisited his alma mater and gave a lecture on the day of the dedication. It is named after Edward's grandfather, James Rouse.
60 Speaks some Japanese, which helped when he worked, briefly, for his grandfather's company, The Enterprise Foundation. He was assigned to the Osaka, Japan branch until he quit the desk job grind at his grandfather's suggestion and decided to try to break into acting in New York.
61 He worked as a waiter, a proofreader, and a director's assistant to try to get his foot in the door in New York City. He applied to be a New York City cab driver, but he was rejected for the license because he didn't meet the age requirement.
62 His character, Worm, in Rounders (1998) was originally supposed to smoke but being avid non-smoker, he refused and the part rewritten as a non-smoker.
63 He and Rounders (1998) co-star Matt Damon competed in the World Series of Poker at Las Vegas on May 1998 with the movie studio Miramax paying the $10,000 per person entrance fee.
64 During filming Fight Club (1999), he and co-star Brad Pitt took soap-making classes.
65 (June 29, 2000) Was one of the few celebrities invited to Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston's Malibu wedding.
66 His character Aaron Stampler in Primal Fear (1996), which was based on a book, did not have a stutter, but when he auditioned he gave him one.
67 When Norton met with the director for Primal Fear (1996), he told them that he, like Aaron, came from eastern Kentucky. Norton even spoke with the twang (which he prepared by watching Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)).
68 In July 1998, after a New Yorker jibe in a review of a documentary about Courtney Love, Norton sent the magazine a frameable letter. Norton's missive was in response to Endless Love, a piece by Daphne Merkin centering on Nick Broomfield's controversial documentary Kurt & Courtney (1998). The film, filled with speculation that Love's husband Kurt Cobain's death was murder rather than suicide, features a litany of Love-haters anxious to air their grievances. The magazine's coverage of Broomfield's film "along with Merkin's thoughtful contributions" didn't sit well with Norton.
69 He played guitar with Courtney Love's band, Hole, in two gigs in Los Angeles, in December 1998.
70 On his return to New York, it took less than two years of waiting tables before the young thespian to capture the eye of Edward Albee, one of the most celebrated playwrights of the 20th century. Albee was working with the Signature Theater Company on a new production of Fragments. One audition and Norton landed the role, as well as a slot in Signature's repertory company. He currently serves on its board of directors.
71 Following graduation, he worked in Osaka, Japan, consulting for his grandfather's company, Enterprise Foundation, which works to create decent, affordable housing for low-income families.

#Quote
1 I grew up an honorary Jew. If you go to more than ten barmitzvahs you get an honorary Jew certificate. I went to at least ten in one year. I was drunk on Manischevitz half of 1987!
2 [After not voting for George W. Bush in 2004] Do tax breaks for movie stars make any sense to you?
3 If I ever have to stop taking the subway, I'm going to have a heart attack.
4 [About George W. Bush] I almost forgot what it's like to be proud of my government.
5 [About congress & global warming] I have very little doubt that the legacy of my generation is going to hinge on how we respond to these revelations that we're not living sustainably and that we are altering the environment.
6 I spent a lot of my early career in the theatre - and by that I mean as an usher.
7 There's been a shift from people buying DVDs to streaming them online. The studios have been asleep at the switch and suffered a huge loss of revenue from falling DVD sales. Unfortunately, that revenue was often what helped convince them to make films which aren't blockbusters. Studios aren't as willing to make mid-budget, more thoughtful films aimed at adults. It's more challenging to get those films made than it was.
8 I studied music, theater and fine arts. My mother taught English literature and courses on Shakespeare (William Shakespeare). She was a regular theatergoer and I used to go with her. When I was 16, I saw Ian McKellen do a one-man show called Acting Shakespeare. It had an impact on my sense that acting was something you could do as an adult that affected people, that it wasn't just for entertainment, that you could change someone's mind with it. I started performing in the theater a lot more after that.
9 We've had a seminal legal decision whereby the Supreme Court defined corporations as having the same rights as individuals. It's having a massive impact on our politics. It's unleashed unlimited corporate spending on our elections, which is terrifying. The facade is now fully peeled off. There's no pretense about having limitations over how wealthy individuals and corporations can exert an unhealthy influence on politics with their money. It used to be a game - now no one's pretending any more. Individuals can contribute $20million while previously the maximum was $5,000. It's a radical transformation. You wonder what will occur before people feel it's creating an imbalance which diminishes them.
10 When you're working on a creative thing, everyone has an idea, and they're pushing it. The first time you work with anybody, you have to get comfortable with the way another person pushes hard for what they want. Familiarity breeds contempt, people say. But I've found, for creative things, familiarity breeds peace of mind, because you realize you know someone better. You trust each other. You know not to take things a certain way, or a wrong way. You get to where you don't have to waste quite so much time with diplomacy. Things are a little more efficient.
11 I haven't personally really engaged in a lot of this new kind of social networking stuff like Twitter or Facebook or MySpace. I mean, the notion of people following what I am doing every day is like torture for me. It's absolutely the last thing that I'm looking for. It seems to me to be really just about social chatter.
12 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.
13 [on his role as a policeman in Pride and Glory (2008)] I started to have a special interest in this project when I thought this could actually be something that's reflecting the moment we are going through - in terms of a nation and as a culture - regarding a sense of ethics.
14 I remember when I heard they were making The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), I was like, 'God, if they cheese those out, I'm going to be so disappointed. (But) those films were inspiring to me in terms of deciding to take The Incredible Hulk (2008).
15 [on Robert De Niro] I look at De Niro, and the thing I admire about him is just the length and diversity of his career. He has just done so much wonderful work and so many different kinds of work. That to me is worth something.
16 [on showing Marlon Brando The Simpsons (1989)] I showed him the episode where Marge gets cast in a musical version of "A Streetcar Named Desire". He loved it. Marlon loves stuff like that.
17 He has such a rich mellifluous voice. Anytime I would hear him speak, it would remind me of how flat my voice is. (about Ralph Fiennes)
18 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.
19 I get heartbroken flying into L.A. It's just this feeling of unspecific loss. Can you imagine what the San Fernando Valley was when it was all wheat fields? Can you imagine what John Steinbeck saw?
20 In fact, the United States today keeps on making the same sort of mistakes. We force those methods we think are useful on a few countries, hoping to make a few changes.
21 Nobody makes me uncomfortable here. It's a place where you can be eternally anonymous. - the reason he loves living in New York City.
22 I always felt that acting was an escape, like having the secret key to every door and permission to go into any realm and soak it up. I enjoy that free pass.
23 I'm not interested in making movies for everybody. I like making movies for myself and my friends and people with my sensibility.
24 People wrestle sometimes making movies, and I think that conflict is a very essential thing. I think a lot of very happy productions have produced a lot of very banal movies.
25 First of all, you never make all things for all people and can't always pander to the broadest denominator. I keep an eye toward doing the themes that interest me. Do they move me? Interest me? Make me think? When I run across something that is provocative in an unsettling way, it appeals to me.
26 It's a nice position to be in; I'm lucky. At the same time, all the excitement of that has been put into stark perspective ... In some ways, the highs of it have been blunted, which in a way, is a gift.
27 The more you can create that magic bubble, that suspension of disbelief, for a while, the better.
28 I'm an actor and, each time out, I'm trying to convince the audience that I'm this character. Every little thing that people know about you as a person impedes your ability to achieve that kind of terrific suspension of disbelief that happens when an audience goes with an actor and character [he's] playing.
29 I've never felt any particular encroachment of the 'celebrity' stuff into my life.
30 Fame is very corrosive and you have to guard very strictly against it.
31 If I ever have to stop taking the subway, I'm gonna have a heart attack.
32 Life, like poker has an element of risk. It shouldn't be avoided. It should be faced.
33 I don't smoke and I don't want to smoke. I am not a fan of gratuitous smoking in films.
34 Acting? It's a longstanding compulsion I've had since I was about five or six years old. I can literally identify the moment it struck me. I went to see a play [If I Were a Princess] in which a babysitter of mine [Betsy True, who later acted on Broadway] was performing. I was completely shell-shocked by the magic of this little community-theater play; it just riveted me.

#Trademark
1 Distinctive voice
2 Often plays intelligent but troubled characters
3 Known to play characters who have dual personalities

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