EDWARD NORTON (Mike) 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, 25TH HOUR,
THE ITALIAN JOB, DOWN IN THE VALLEY, THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, THE ILLUSIONIST, THE
PAINTED VEIL, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, PRIDE AND GLORY, LEAVES OF GRASS, STONE,
MOONRISE KINGDOM, THE BOURNE LEGACY, and earlier this year, he appeared in Wes
Anderson's THE GRAND HOTEL BUDAPEST.
His upcoming projects include MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN, for which he wrote the
screenplay and will also direct, and SAUSAGE PARTY, the animated comedy by Seth
Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
Norton has been nominated for two Academy Awards, for PRIMAL FEAR and AMERICAN
HISTORY X, and won a Golden Globe for 'Best Performance by an Actor in a
Supporting Role in a Motion Picture,' for PRIMAL FEAR, along with numerous other
awards for his performances. In 2002, he also won the Obie Award for his
performance in the Signature Theater production of Lanford Wilson's Burn This.
Norton directed the film KEEPING THE FAITH and also produced the Cannes Film
Festival selection DOWN IN THE VALLEY, THE PAINTED VEIL, LEAVES OF GRASS, THANKS
FOR SHARING and the documentary BY THE PEOPLE: THE ELECTION OF BARACK OBAMA.
Norton founded and runs Class 5 Films in partnership with Academy
Award-nominated screenwriter Stuart Blumberg and producer Bill Migliore. Class 5
Film's first two features, DOWN IN THE VALLEY and THE PAINTED VEIL, were
released in 2006. More recently, the company produced LEAVES OF GRASS, which was
written and directed by Tim Blake Nelson, and Stuart Blumberg's directorial
debut, THANKS FOR SHARING. The company is also developing adaptations of
American Hippopotamus and Jonathan Lethem's Motherless Brooklyn.
Class 5 Films is currently working in partnership with Brad Pitt's Plan B to
produce an epic seven-part series for HBO based on Stephen Ambrose's acclaimed
book about the Lewis and Clark expedition, Undaunted Courage. Norton and Pitt
will executive produce the series, which is to be directed by Norton's frequent
collaborator, John Curran.
Class 5 Film's documentary BY THE PEOPLE: THE ELECTION OF BARACK OBAMA was
released by HBO in November 2009 and was nominated for three Emmy awards and won
for 'Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming.' The company's most
recent documentary production, David Sampliner's MY OWN MAN, premiered at the
Tribeca Film Festival and was acquired by Netflix. It will be released as a
Netflix Original Documentary in 2015.
Class 5 Film's other documentaries include THE GREAT RIVERS EXPEDITION, a film
by Jim Norton, and David Sampliner's DIRTY WORK, which premiered at the Sundance
Film Festival and aired on the Sundance Channel. The company 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 Norton hosted and narrated. The film premiered on PBS in