EDWARD NORTON (Scout Master Ward) has acted in such films as Gregory
Hoblit's Primal Fear, Woody Allen's Everyone Says I Love You, Milos
Forman's The People vs. Larry Flynt, Tony Kaye's American History X,
John Dahl's Rounders, David Fincher's Fight Club, Frank Oz's The
Score, Danny DeVito's Death to Smoochy, Julie Taymor's Frida, Brett
Ratner's Red Dragon, Spike Lee's 25th Hour, F. Gary Gray's The Italian
Job, David Jacobson's Down in the Valley, Ridley Scott's Kingdom of
Heaven, Neil Burger's The Illusionist, John Curran's The Painted Veil
and Stone, Louis Leterrier's The Incredible Hulk, Gavin O'Connor's
Pride & Glory, Tim Blake Nelson's Leaves of Grass, and Tony Gilroy's
upcoming The Bourne Legacy.
He has been nominated for two Academy Awards, for Primal Fear and
American History X; and won a Golden Globe Award for the former, along
with numerous other awards for his performances.
Mr. Norton produced and directed the feature film Keeping the Faith.
He founded and runs Class 5 Films, in partnership with Academy Award nominated
screenwriter Stuart Blumberg and producer Bill Migliore.
Class 5's first two features, David Jacobson's Down in the
Valley and John Curran's The Painted Veil, were released in 2006.
Class 5 more recently produced Leaves of Grass, written and directed
by Tim Blake Nelson; and Mr. Blumberg's directorial debut, Thanks for
Sharing. The company is developing adaptations of Dan
O'Brien's Buffalo for the Broken Heart and Jonathan Lethem's
Motherless Brooklyn, for which Mr. Norton is writing the screenplay.
Class 5's most recent documentary, By The People: The Election of
Barack Obama, directed by Amy Rice and Alicia Sams, aired on HBO in
November 2009; it won an Emmy Award and was nominated for two more.
Class 5's other documentaries include Jim Norton's The Great Rivers
Expedition and David Sampliner's Dirty Work; the latter premiered at
the Sundance Film Festival and aired on the Sundance Channel. Class 5
also collaborated with the Sea Studios Foundation on their highly
acclaimed, multi-million dollar series about earth system sciences for
National Geographic, Strange Days on Planet Earth, which Edward Norton
hosted and narrated, and which premiered on PBS in April 2008.
Class 5 is currently working in partnership with Brad Pitt's Plan B
and National Geographic to produce an epic miniseries for HBO based on
Stephen Ambrose's acclaimed book Undaunted Courage, about the Lewis
and Clark expedition. Edward Norton and Mr. Pitt will executiveproduce
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