Edward Norton’s contributions to film and entertainment
Learn about one of the greatest actors working in a variety of film genres.
Born on August 18, 1969, Edward Norton has had a very interesting career that includes three Academy Award nominations. His first major motion picture role was as “Aaron” in Primal Fear, a role that earned him a Golden Globe and an Academy Award nomination. He then went on to appear in a variety of films ranging from Fight Club to The Incredible Hulk.
One of his most iconic roles was his take on Derek Vinyard in American History X. This role allowed Norton to earn his first Academy Award nomination in a leading role rather than just as a supporting role. Even with such limited recognition, Norton actually excels in supporting roles. The best example would be his Oscar-nominated performance as “Mike” in the “Best Picture” winner Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) even though he lost to J.K. Simmons for Whiplash that year. Norton continues to work today, and he is currently filming Isle of Dogs by providing the voice of Rex. Hopefully Norton will be able to achieve more fame and recognition in the near future.