Edward Norton Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


15th January 2015

Fact: Two of this year's (15) Oscar nominees have played giant green superhero The Hulk. Edward Norton and Mark Ruffalo, who have both portrayed the character in separate movies, are going up against each other in the Best Supporting Actor category for Birdman and Foxcatcher respectively.


21st November 2014

Quote: "We couldn't have had more fun making that movie... but I literally stopped going to Vegas for many years because so many people would scream 'Worm'!" Actor Edward Norton on cult card-playing movie Rounders. The actor portrayed a character called Worm.


21st November 2014

Quote: "He was one of the absolute giants... Every great actor and director and writer you've ever known, at some point, went to Mike for advice... I was such a fan. He was really one of the gods for people of my generation... He was so encouraging and engaging and generous." Actor Edward Norton pays tribute to moviemaker Mike Nichols, who died on Wednesday (19Nov14).


13th November 2014

Fact: Actor Edward Norton and singer Jennifer Hudson feature in chilling advertisements to raise awareness of heart disease among women. The public service announcements are part of a campaign called Fight the Lady Killer from the Women's Heart Alliance organisation, which is co-founded by Barbra Streisand.


11th November 2014

Quote: "He told me that when... they did The Last Temptation of Christ together and Willem had to be lifted once, bolted to the cross, that he came out of his loincloth... He said, 'Guys, I'm gonna need some help!' And Harvey told me that a grip... said, 'Is that props or animal wrangler?'" Edward Norton fuels the myth that Willem Dafoe is one of Hollywood's most well-endowed stars thanks to a story Harvey Keitel told him.


17th October 2014

Quote: "In New York they have a thing now where it's just a messenger delivery service - you can use to pick something up and take it somewhere, and I like bicycles and scooters and motorbikes, so I think I'm gonna be an Uber messenger." Actor Edward Norton is considering a side career as a for-hire messenger man as part of a new Uber service.


15th October 2014

Fact: Edward Norton's magical 2006 movie The Illusionist is to be adapted for the small screen. Mark Hudis, who recently executive produced vampire drama True Blood, has signed on to script the series.


30th June 2014

Tweet: "Mexico robbed!! Give that guy on the Orange an Oscar for that flop." Actor Edward Norton is not happy with the soccer referee's decision to award the Netherlands a penalty in the 94th minute following Arjen Robben's tumble in their World Cup clash with Mexico on Sunday (29Jun14). The ruling helped the Netherlands steal a late victory in their 2-1 win over Mexico to advance to the Quarter Finals.


8th June 2012

Quote: "Having worked with Harvey a couple of times before, I knew him to be a very dense man... Somehow he's five-foot-eight and weighs, like, 240 (pounds) and there's no fat on him; it's all this granite-like body and so when Wes (Anderson) showed me these scenes where I was gonna run around with him on my back and leap over rivers, I said..., 'I really think we need to work something out...' We ended up coming up with the Harvey Keitel backpack dummy, which is a dummy of Harvey but with backpack straps that I could wear." Actor Edward Norton on the trick he used to carry his heavy co-star in new film Moonrise Kingdom.


15th April 2011

Quote: "It's a possibility. We've talked about it but me and Brad being in something together is a complicated thing to put together." Edward Norton is keen to reunite with his Fight Club co-star Brad Pitt in the future if their busy schedules allow it.


18th October 2010

Quote: "I did, like, 3:47... I ran with these Masai warriors... and I beat two of them. I schooled the Africans." Actor Edward Norton on his 2009 New York Marathon feat.


10th August 2010

Quote: "We feel like it's our generation's Hamlet, and we're all going to get a crack (at) it. We're copacetic; we're cool." Mark Ruffalo insists there is no bad blood between him and his HULK predecessor Edward Norton after movie bosses ditched the Fight Club star from The Avengers.


1st July 2010

Quote: "No, not this year!" Actor Edward Norton has no plans to repeat his success at the 2009 New York Marathon, when he completed the 26.2 mile (42.2 kilometre) race in three hours, 48 minutes and one second, raising $300,000 (£200,000) for the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust.


16th February 2010

Quote: "I think The People vs. Larry Flynt really holds up... Someone said they use that film in civics classes in Slovenia... The film is a great portrait of the messiness of a true democratic society." Edward Norton on his favourite film experience.


15th January 2010

Fact: Movie star Edward Norton's father has been working on reef conservation projects in Bali, Indonesia for the past decade.


15th January 2010

Quote: "No mask, no air. He's very strange. He's very odd." Actor Edward Norton on scuba diving with illusionist David Blaine in Indonesia over Christmas (09).


2nd November 2009

Fact: Alanis Morissette completed the New York marathon in an impressive time of four hours, 28 minutes and raised nearly $4,000 (£2,500) for her chosen charity - the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust. Former E.R. star Anthony Edwards, actor Edward Norton and illusionist David Blaine also donned their running shoes to compete in the event.


29th October 2009

Quote: "I'm definitely most intimidated by the Queensboro Bridge. Everyone says that's just the soul-killer." Actor Edward Norton is dreading tackling the landmark which links the Big Apple boroughs of Queens and Manhattan when he runs the New York Marathon on Sunday (01Nov09).


29th October 2009

Quote: "I think they find a lot of (New York City) strange and intense. The community they come from is 7,000 people in about 300 square miles. They're going to run a race with 40,000 people... The density of people is one of the things that's most striking to them. They're really just staggered by how many people are here." Edward Norton admits his Maasai warrior friends are overwhelmed by the sheer number of people in the Big Apple. The actor is running Sunday's (01Nov09) New York Marathon for charity with three Maasai warriors he befriended during a recent trip to Kenya.


20th October 2008

Quote: "BRAD (PITT) might do that. I might not... He's more of a musical theatre type and he's got the whole chorus; his whole family. But that would be really strange." Edward Norton on reports Fight Club is to be adapted as a stage musical.


18th May 2008

Fact: Actors Goldie Hawn, Woody Harrelson, Dennis Hopper, SALMA HAYAK and Edward Norton are all competing for the $1 million (GBP500,000) prize at the Partouche Charity Poker Festival in Cannes, France this weekend (16-18May08).


6th December 2007

Fact: Edward Norton will double up to play identical twins in director/actor Tim Blake Nelson's upcoming movie LEAVES OF GRASS.


11th May 2007

Fact: Tim Roth is joining Edward Norton and Liv Tyler in the cast of upcoming sequel The Incredible Hulk.


17th August 2006

Fact: THE ILLUSIONIST co-stars Edward Norton and Paul Giamatti once appeared in a play together when they were teenage students at Yale University.


14th August 2006

Quote: "She's like one of those Slavic princesses." Edward Norton is amazed by the beauty of his THE ILLUSIONIST co-star JESSICA BIEL.


8th May 2006

Fact: FIGHT CLUB star Edward Norton took a year-long break from acting to learn how to fly a plane and gain his pilot's license.


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