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Edward Harrison Norton (August 18, 1969-) is an American film actor, screenwriter and director. In 1996, his supporting role in the courtroom drama ''Film/PrimalFear'' garnered him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. A year later, his lead role as a reformed white power skinhead in ''Film/AmericanHistoryX'' earned a nomination for Academy Award for Best Actor. His other films include period dramas such as ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven'', ''Film/TheIllusionist'', and ''Film/ThePaintedVeil''; and other notable films such as ''Film/{{Rounders}}'', ''Film/FightClub'', ''Film/TwentyFifthHour'', ''Film/RedDragon'', and ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk''.

Aside from acting, Norton made his directorial debut with the film ''Film/KeepingTheFaith'' and is slated to direct the film adaptation of the novel ''Literature/MotherlessBrooklyn'', set to be released in 2010 (though the time has passed and lord knows [[DevelopmentHell when it will come out]]). He is a member of the board of trustees of Enterprise Community Partners, a non-profit organization for developing affordable housing, as well as a social activist.

Rather famous as a DoingItForTheArt kind of actor, rather than [[HamAndCheese the]] [[MoneyDearBoy other]] [[SmallNameBigEgo kind]].

Also, he is fluent in Japanese and has a genius-level IQ.
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!!Selected works:
* ''Film/PrimalFear'' (1996)
* ''Film/EveryoneSaysILoveYou'' (1996)
* ''Film/ThePeopleVsLarryFlynt'' (1996)
* ''Film/AmericanHistoryX'' (1998)
* ''Film/{{Rounders}}'' (1998)
* ''Film/FightClub'' (1999)
* ''Film/KeepingTheFaith'' (2000)
* ''Film/DeathToSmoochy'' (2002)
* ''Film/TwentyFifthHour'' (2002)
* ''Film/RedDragon'' (2002)
* ''[[Film/TheItalianJob2003 The Italian Job]]'' (2003)
* ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven'' (2005)
* ''Film/TheIllusionist'' (2006)
* ''Film/ThePaintedVeil'' (2006)
* ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' (2008)
* ''Film/MoonriseKingdom'' (2012)
* ''Film/TheBourneLegacy'' (2012)
* ''Film/TheGrandBudapestHotel'' (2014)
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