I love how often the self righteous, artistic ones are always end up being the douchiest and the perviest.
The backstory: Several years ago, while dating a high profile, fiery actress, he was on location shooting a movie and found himself one night at a local bar.
His grandfather passed away, and less than a year later, his mother died following surgery to remove a brain tumor.
It was not until his return to New York in 1994 that Norton decided to put all other interests aside and devote his energy and intelligence to acting., and subsequently earned a place in the New York Signature Theater Company.
In the meantime, the producers of a Hollywood courtroom thriller were struggling to find a co-star for actor Richard Gere, who was threatening to walk away from the film.
Unfortunately the same team wasn’t entirely intact.
So instead, now single, he went to great lengths to secure a very capable staff to make sure he didn’t find himself in the kind of icky underage situation as last time.
He garnered a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for the role.
Regarding his success in the film, Norton commented that "the potency of the revelation about who my character really was in that film was, in part, reliant on the fact that people had absolutely no prior knowledge of me.
Every few days or so, his people had to scour the city looking a girl he could spend a short time with.
They’d all start off at a group dinner, and by the end of the night, he’d end up sated at place.
Actor Edward Norton was born on August 18, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts.
His father, Edward Norton Sr., was a former federal prosecutor under President Jimmy Carter's administration and his mother, Robin, was an English teacher.
During the audition, he crouched in a corner and decided to give the young man a stutter, blowing away casting directors in the screen test with the convincing intensity of his performance.