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EDWARD NORTON (Henckels) has starred 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, 25th Hour, The Italian Job, Down in the Valley, Kingdom of Heaven, The
Illusionist, The Painted Veil, The Incredible Hulk, Pride and Glory, Leaves of
Grass, Stone, Moonrise Kingdom and The Bourne Legacy.
He has been nominated for two Academy Awards , for Primal Fear and American
History X, and won a Golden Globe along with numerous other awards for his
performances. He produced and directed Keeping the Faith and also produced Down
in the Valley (a Cannes Film Festival selection), The Painted Veil, Leaves of
Grass and the documentary By the People: The Election of Barack Obama, which was
nominated for three Emmy Awards.
Norton also founded and runs Class 5 Films in partnership with writer Stuart
Blumberg and producer Bill Migliore. Class 5's first two features, Down in the
Valley and The Painted Veil, were released in 2006. The company's documentary
division produces nature, science and documentary films independently.
Class 5's documentary productions include: The Yunnan Great Rivers
Expedition, a film made by Jim Norton for Versus, about a historic white-water
adventure that took place in China in 2003, and Dirty Work, a film by David
Sampliner and Tim Nackashi that 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, multimillion-dollar series about earth
system sciences for National Geographic, Strange Days on Planet Earth, hosted
and narrated by Norton. The second installment in the series premiered on PBS in
Class 5 recently announced a partnership with Brad Pitt's Plan B
Entertainment and National Geographic to produce an epic 10-part series for HBO
based on Stephen Ambrose's acclaimed book Undaunted Courage about the Lewis and
Clark expedition. Norton and Pitt will executive produce the series.
Norton is also a committed social and environmental activist.
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