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Edward Norton

48 Jahre

Wenn es darum geht, Prügel einzustecken, ist Edward Norton Hollywoods Nummer 1. Oder wenn hinter einem Engelsgesicht ein fieser Kerl stecken soll

  • Geboren , Boston, Massachusetts / USA
  • VornameEdward Harrison
  • Name Norton
  • Grösse 1.83 m
  • Sternzeichen Löwe
  • Partner Shauna Robertson (verheiratet); Courtney Love (1996-1999)

Biografie von Edward Norton

hatte kurzfristig abgesagt. Nun musste für den Gerichtsthriller „Zwielicht“ schnellstens ein junger Schauspieler gefunden werden, der an der Seite von die Rolle eines berechnend bösartigen Killers übernehmen konnte. Die Entscheidung für erwies sich als Glücksgriff: Der Kinodebütant mit dem unscheinbaren Gesicht erhielt blendende Kritiken, räumte 1998 den Golden Globe ab und wurde als bester Nebendarsteller für den Oscar nominiert.

Faszination Schauspielerei

Selten hat ein Schauspieler gleich mit seinem ersten Film so viel Furore gemacht. Von der Schauspielerei war Edward Norton seit dem zarten Alter von fünf Jahren fasziniert, als auf der Bühne seiner Grundschule in Columbia „If I were a Princess“ aufgeführt wurde. „Ich kann mich genau an den Moment erinnern, als es mich packte“, erinnert er sich. „Ich war völlig verstört und gefesselt von der Magie dieses kleinen Provinztheater-Stücks.“

Nortons Charakterrollen

Einen Hauch dieser Magie vermag Edward Norton, der vor seiner Karriere in Yale Geschichte studierte, seinen Figuren stets mitzugeben. Und seien sie auch noch so bösartig. Edward Norton erhält 1999 für die Rolle des geläuterten Neo-Nazis „Derek Vinyard“ in „American History X“ seine zweite Oscar-Nominierung und löst gleichzeitig eine große Diskussion über Rechtsradikalismus in den USA aus. Ein Jahr später folgte die heftige Gesellschaftskritik „Fight Club“ an der Seite von . 2012 und 2014 arbeitete er mit dem Regisseur zusammen, er besetzte ihn in den beiden Filmen „Moonrise Kingdom“ und „Grand Budapest Hotel“. Letzterer war im Jahr drauf für den Oscar als bester Film nominiert, konnte sich jedoch nicht durchsetzen. Aber das machte gar nichts, denn Norton war noch mit einem anderen Film in derselben Kategorie im Rennen. And the oscar goes to…: Birdman oder (Die unverhoffte Macht der Ahnungslosigkeit)!

Multitalent Edward Norton

Im Jahr 2000 gab Edward mit „Glauben ist alles!“ sein Regiedebüt. Er selbst übernahm eine der Hauptrollen und konnte für die anderen tragenden Rollen und gewinnen. In der Komödie, die durchweg gute Kritiken bekam, geht es um eine Dreiecksbeziehung zwischen einem katholischen Priester, einem Rabbi und ihrer Sandkastenfreundin. Dieser Film muss für Norton etwas ganz Besonderes sein: Er hat ihn seiner im Jahr 1997 an einem Gehirntumor verstorbenen Mutter Robin gewidmet.

Begabt und engagiert

Norton ist ein politischer Mensch, der sich häufiger mal in Diskussionen zu Wort meldet, schreckt dabei auch nicht vor heftiger Kritik an Präsident zurück. So verglich er die damalige Politik des Präsidenten gar mit „1984“. 2012 unterstützte er den Wahlkampf von Barak Obama und drehte ein Video für seine Kampagne. Aber er redet nicht nur, sondern bringt sich aktiv ein. In New York unterstützt Norton, der selbst in gutbürgerlichen Verhältnissen aufwuchs, eine Organisation, die sozial schwächer gestellten Familien bezahlbaren Wohnraum in der Metropole zur Verfügung stellt.

Social Media von Edward Norton

My third hero salute of the morning: these guys https://t.co/jeW1NIw3wL For just $10 in support you could win dream safari of a lifetime

13.10.2017

And huge applause to my pal @LeoDiCaprio for this: https://t.co/H8WUtUvhLj Huge support for the most important work in the world. Inspiring

13.10.2017

Huge kudos to @tiffanyandco This is what real corporate leadership in defense of our planet looks like.So inspiring: https://t.co/BYYIeSF0cu

13.10.2017

I narrated this terrific video bc I'm inspired by these people & this org. They give me hope for the world https://t.co/fwm7WZv2jb

28.09.2017

Happy birthday, Bill Murray. Long may you run the coolest game in town. https://t.co/ZLW9aj5NoQ

22.09.2017

Mood antidote to hurricanes & earthquake sadness: our new trailer for Wes Anderson's 'Isle of Dogs' I'm 'Rex' : https://t.co/YHHwOaljdC

21.09.2017

Beautiful appeal & incredible match donation by the wonderful Salma Hayek to help disaster efforts in Mexico https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/team/salma

20.09.2017

Beautiful appeal & incredible match donation by the wonderful Salma Hayek to help disaster efforts in Mexico https://t.co/KCmiJJnI9r

20.09.2017

RT @emjbourne: On this anniversary of #HurricaneKatrina making landfall let us never forget... Barack Obama wasn't president. Stay in sc…

30.08.2017

My friends at theCHIVE are partnering with Triple G Group to help all affected by #HurricaneHarvey and the resulting flooding https://www.crowdrise.com/ChiveHurricaneHarveyRelief

29.08.2017

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala Online Art Auction is now open. Great stuff. Check it out: www.2017ldfauction.org All proceeds go to LDF grantees working to protect our planet. LDF is a major supporter of our Maasai Wilderness Conservation program and I can't speak highly enough about what Leo and his team are doing to confront the most critical challenge we face.

17.08.2017

For all the #WizardingWorld Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter fans out there - you can win a trip to visit the set of the FB sequel and meet members of the cast. All by supporting kids and J.K. Rowling's charity Lumos. Enter http://bit.ly/2uYVdm4

15.08.2017

"This is our last chance to help our oceans survive and recover their lost productivity, so that marine ecosystems can continue to provide food and livelihood security for even more than the one billion people who currently depend on the ocean's bounty." United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Edward Norton shares why and how we can #SaveOurOcean ahead of the UN Ocean Conference: http://bit.ly/2rDO2SH #GlobalGoals

29.05.2017

Cheers to my friend & ally @MikeBloomberg & his whole team at Bloomberg Philanthropies for this http://tinyurl.com/lxsuf6r The depth of your commitment to the Arts is a beautiful thing

24.05.2017

Time is running out to save one of America’s most spectacular landscapes – the Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah. The U.S. Department of the Interior wants to hear our thoughts about eliminating or reducing the size of the monument following an Executive Order from President Trump. You can defend this national treasure at monumentsforall.org. #MonumentsForAll #StandWithBearsEars

21.05.2017

I'm giving away 5 teaser posters for Wes Anderson's 'Isle of Dogs' signed by me & Wes. Literally nobody has one. I don’t even have one. These will be some of the first off the press and you’ll be the envy of every Wes fan in the world. You can win one here:https://www.crowdrise.com/mwctroadmap2017

09.05.2017

I may be late to the party but I’m finally on Instagram - you can follow me www.instagram.com/edwardnortonofficial

09.05.2017

Chris Pratt has teamed up with Seattle Children's Hospital and an amazing girl named Makenna to help other kids like her. You can win a trip to visit Chris in Hawaii on the set of the Jurassic World sequel all via CrowdRise www.crowdrise.com/jurassicworld

05.05.2017

In the often scary & depressing flow of human activity, at least there's my friend #BillMurray, who’s William Murray Golf line teamed up with CrowdRise to support Mercy Home for Boys & Girls. Having fun and doing good is in Bill’s DNA I think. And after every purchase you’ll have a chance to win a trip to play golf with Bill and his brothers. tinyurl.com/l9ulfwv http://www.williammurraygolf.com

25.04.2017

The Roadmap Earth Day Challenge is officially live. In honor of Earth Day, there's $300,000 in prize money up for grabs. Nonprofits dedicated to environmental conservation/climate/sustainability, you can still join us. Defenders of the planet, it's time to rally & fight -- support those organizations doing the hard work today. #TheRoadmap #EarthDayChallenge: http://bit.ly/2pI6mWJ

21.04.2017

20.04.2017

Less than 3 weeks until Earth day and the #EarthDayChallenge is on and $300,000 in prize money is up for grabs. If you are part of a nonprofit dedicated to environmental conservation/climate/sustainability apply to join the Challenge today: www.crowdrise.com/edrccapplication Defenders of the planet, it's time to rally & fight. #TheRoadmap

04.04.2017

Happy bday my eternally young friend Connie Britton We used to push each other to auditions in NY Look at you now! https://www.crowdrise.com/connie-bs-birthday-wish-with-irc

22.03.2017

My friend Connie Britton is celebrating her 50th in an inspiring way. We should all use our bday for a cause like this https://www.crowdrise.com/connie-bs-birthday-wish-with-irc

22.03.2017

For rural poor in developing countries, forests are often the only available source of energy. 90% of fuelwood and charcoal use takes place in developing countries. Celebrate the #IntlForestDay on 21 March by supporting sustainably produced wood products! #GlobalGoals http://bit.ly/DayForests

21.03.2017

Call out to all nonprofit conservation/climate/sustainability orgs: the #EarthDayChallenge is on. $300,000 in prize - and to all the defenders of the planet: read #TheRoadmap & sign up your org -www.crowdrise.com/edrccapplication -- Time to rally & fight

11.03.2017

Real efforts on lower carbon rides need attention. I partnered w @Honda to intro the new Hydrogen powered #HondaClarity #HondaPartner https://youtu.be/_aU7og5ZT1c

12.02.2017

You can be a part of Airbnb's commitment to support refugees and those affected by the ban by donating to the International Rescue Committee, International Refugee Assistance Project & National Immigration Law Center on CrowdRise where Airbnb is matching $100,000 in donations per organization #weaccept https://action.crowdrise.com/AirbnbImmigrationSupport

06.02.2017

Wes Anderson just officially announced his next film and released a first sneak peek at a clip from it…hilarious. Check it out: http://bit.ly/2haER7E

21.12.2016

I just narrated a ​quick ​ video about our Decent Human community on CrowdRise. Decent Humans is a movement of some pretty incredible people who are relentlessly driving impact and changing the world. These are people who inspire our deepest admiration, and ​attraction aspiration by devoting themselves to making the world a better place and caring for other people. That’s sexier than any movie star…more heroic than any athletic feat. It's something we need more than ever right now. We started making tees for our community of Decent Humans two years ago. Now we're making them available to anyone who wants one, and all the profits go to charity. Great ​h​oliday present for all your friends who give back. Please check out the video, and share the message. Thanks. Edward ​

20.12.2016

My pal Bill Murray just solved half my holiday gift decisions for me: http://www.williammurraygolf.com "So I got that going for me..which is nice."

30.11.2016

To all Friends and forward thinking folks in WA State: You have a huge opportunity to set an example for our country and point the way to a sustainable future. We’re entering a truly desperate moment of crisis for our global environment and we need bold action and strong demands by citizenry. Carbon intensive energy businesses have been subsidized and allowed to socialize the costs of their pollution to the rest of us for long enough. It’s time for a tax on carbon. Vote YES on I-732 for Clean Air/ Clean Water/ Clean Energy #YesOn732 #waelex And spread the word. We can make this change.

04.11.2016

#TEAMMAASAI in NYC! These guys are my heroes. Kick in $10 & you're entered to win safari of a lifetime Thanks! https://www.crowdrise.com/MaasaiWildernessNYC2016/fundraiser/parashi-john-luca

03.11.2016

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