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5 hidden facts about actor and filmmaker Edward Norton

The American actor and filmmaker is one of many stars to be on Hollywood's black list. Apparently Norton is complicated to work with. Check out the video to see why nobody wants to work with him and other interesting facts.

  • Edward Norton's breakthrough role was alongside Richard Gere in Primal Fear. His acting immediately positioned him in Hollywood.
  • He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor.
  • He has shown a lot of professionalism although sometimes he can be a bit intense. Check out the video to learn more about the star.

1. Norton recut the film 'American History X' himself despite the directors objections. The director demanded his name be removed from the credits and replaced with “Humpty Dumpty".

2. In 1998, he played guitar with Courtney Love’s band twice in Los Angeles.

Edward Norton and Courtney Love

3. During 'The Incredible Hulk' he insisted the director make the changes he suggested. The movie was a flop and Marvel was angry.

4. He turned down the roles for 'Saving Private Ryan' and 'American Psycho'.

5. He and his 'Rounders' co-star, Matt Damon entered the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas and Miramax paid the $10,000 entry fee.

1998 film Rounders

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