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Edward Norton Past Present and Future Film today has changed a lot since the studio system dissipated Actors can choose their own paths and are forced to decide what would be best for their career Actors try not to play the same role for each character For example Edward Norton was a psycho killer in Primal Fear a skinhead in American History X and a mental case in Fight Club His characters were all completely different and yet they were all believable as people Edward Norton should not be considered an actor but a potential star Little is displayed by the press about Nortons personal life His mother and grand-father died a few months apart a few years ago1996-1997 This was tough on his emotions and his career He rejected a role in The Thin Red Line a film about the Vietnam War Drew Barrymore was quoted in sayingabout Mr Norton The most important person in his life was his mom It was a very hard year for him Not many people know that Edward Norton graduated from Yale in 1991 His acting career began with off Broadway roles Nortons breakthrough came with a starring role in an Edward Albee play called Fragments Norton also refuses to be typecast in his films His breakthrough role on the big screen was in Primal Fear alongside Richard Gere He was the antagonist in this film Norton portrayed Alan Isaacman the lawyer of Larry Flint in The People Versus Larry Flint Mr Norton directed his latest work Keeping the Faith a comedy about two friends a catholic priest and a rabbi who fall in love with the same woman Edward Norton plays the priest with Ben Stiller acting as the rabbi This was Mr Nortons first directing experience Edward Norton can barely be described as just an actor He is an actor of many diverse roles and the similarities between them are so few If Mr Norton
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