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EDWARD NORTON (REX) has acted in the films PRIMAL FEAR, EVERYONE
SAYS I LOVE YOU, THE PEOPLE VS LARRY FLYNT, AMERICAN HISTORY X,
ROUNDERS, FIGHT CLUB, KEEPING THE FAITH, THE SCORE, DEATH TO SMOOCHY,
FRIDA, RED DRAGON, THE 25TH HOUR, THE ITALIAN JOB, DOWN IN THE VALLEY,
THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, THE ILLUSIONIST, THE PAINTED VEIL, THE
INCREDIBLE HULK, PRIDE & GLORY, LEAVES OF GRASS, STONE, MOONRISE
KINGDOM, THE BOURNE LEGACY, GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, BIRDMAN,
SAUSAGE PARTY and COLLATERAL BEAUTY.
Norton has been nominated for three Academy Awards, for PRIMAL FEAR,
AMERICAN HISTORY X and BIRDMAN, and won a Golden Globe along with numerous other
awards for his performances. In 2002 he won the Obie Award for his performance
Signature Theater production of Lanford Wilson's Burn This.
His last two films were each nominated for 9 Academy Awards, including his
for Best Supporting Actor in BIRDMAN, and each won 4, including Best Picture for
He directed the film KEEPING THE FAITH and also produced DOWN IN THE
VALLEY (Cannes Film Festival Selection), THE PAINTED VEIL, LEAVES OF GRASS,
THANKS FOR SHARING and the documentaries BY THE PEOPLE: THE ELECTION OF
BARACK OBAMA and MY OWN MAN, a Netflix Original documentary.
Norton also founded and runs Class 5 Films in partnership with Academy
screenwriter Stuart Blumberg and producer Bill Migliore. Class 5's first two
DOWN IN THE VALLEY (Cannes Film Festival) and THE PAINTED VEIL, were released in
2006. Class 5 more recently produced LEAVES OF GRASS (written and directed by
Nelson) and Blumberg's directorial debut, THANKS FOR SHARING. The company is
developing adaptations of American Hippopotamus and Jonathan Lethem's MOTHERLESS
BROOKLYN for which Norton wrote the screenplay and will direct.
Class 5's documentary, BY THE PEOPLE: THE ELECTION OF BARACK OBAMA,
was released by HBO in November 2009, and was nominated for 3 Emmy awards and
The company's most recent documentary production MY OWN MAN, by David Sampliner,
premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and was acquired by Netflix.
Class 5's other documentaries include: THE GREAT RIVERS EXPEDITION, a film by
Jim Norton, and DIRTY WORK, a film by David Sampliner that premiered at the
Festival and aired on the Sundance Channel. Class 5 also collaborated with the
Foundation on their highly acclaimed, multi-million-dollar series about earth
system sciences for
National Geographic, "Strange Days on Planet Earth," which Norton hosted and
which premiered on PBS in April 2008.
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