Edward Norton is a renowned actor and filmmaker from the United States. The two-time Academy Award nominee is set to feature in Rian Johnson’s Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. The gripping crime thriller stars Norton in the role of Miles Bron, a tech billionaire, who invites his friends for a getaway on his private Greek island. But things take a dark turn when one of his guests dies under mysterious circumstances. Suspects are many, their motives are many. Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) takes up the case and thus begins the cat-and-mouse chase between the detective and the murderer.

The Golden Globe Award nominee has spent 28 years in the Hollywood industry, gaining global acclaim for his incredible acting prowess. He has appeared in a broad spectrum of roles, from playing a detective who hunts down a cannibal, an anarchist tormented by his alter ego and a former Neo-Nazi leader with a conflicting conscience to the green-superhero Hulk.

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Who is Edward Norton?

Edward Norton was born in Boston, Massachusetts on August 18, 1969. The American actor is known for his intense performances and unwavering dedication to his craft.

Norton, the only son of a high school English teacher and an attorney, grew up in Columbia, Maryland. He pursued history at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut before moving to Osaka, where he landed a job as a consultant. He then relocated to New York City to pursue his acting career.

After six years of dating, Norton proposed to Canadian film producer Shauna Robertson in 2011. They got married in 2012 and were blessed with a son in 2013.

Norton’s acting career

Norton’s film career began with his appearance in Primal Fear alongside Richard Gere (1996). His performance as a mentally disturbed choirboy accused of killing a priest earned him an Academy Award nomination for best-supporting actor. That same year, he appeared in Woody Allen’s romantic comedy Everyone Says I Love You, starring Drew Barrymore, and in The People vs. Larry Flint, alongside Woody Harrelson (1996).

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Norton went on to star in two intense films about the lives of dissident and socially isolated young men. He received his second Academy Award nomination for the role of Derek Vinyard in American History X (1998), in which he played a radical white supremacist in contemporary California who returns from prison to guide his brother away from racial hatred and crime. The following year, Norton co-starred with Brad Pitt in Fight Club (1999), a film about emotionally hollow men who turn to underground combat to escape their monotonous lives in a materialistic and institutional society. Norton’s stature as a formidable actor capable of taking on complex and culturally sensitive roles was cemented by these two roles.

Norton made his directorial debut in 2000 with Keeping the Faith, starring Ben Stiller. He later co-starred with Anthony Hopkins in Red Dragon (2002), a prequel to the 1991 blockbuster Silence of the Lambs, and starred in Spike Lee’s 25th Hour as a convicted drug dealer contemplating his life in the 24-hour period preceding his incarceration (2002).

The actor has won several hearts and numerous accolades including Satellite Auteur Award (2020), Golden Globe Award (1997) and Obie Award for Performance (2003) to name a few. His net worth is estimated to be around $300 million dollars.