It’s actually a really beautiful essay about trying to recover your solitude.
But it’s just such a different era now — the currency and the collateral and the mechanisms through which people talk about the work they do are so aggressive and fast-moving that they’ve almost changed the playbook.
Norton’s first starring role in nearly two years is a typically idiosyncratic choice: In Leaves Of Grass (written and directed by Hulk costar Tim Blake Nelson), he plays identical twins Bill and Brady—one a prim, cautious classical philosophy professor, and the other a pot-growing criminal—who find themselves tangled up in a stoner comedy of errors in the Oklahoma backwoods.
Soon after, Norton will be seen reuniting with Robert De Niro in Stone, in which he plays a cornrow-sporting arsonist who uses his girlfriend (Milla Jovavich) to blackmail De Niro’s parole officer into letting him out of prison. Club spoke with Norton shortly before the Leaves Of Grass première about finding the deeper meanings in his movies, his many characters with split personalities, and why he doesn’t really like talking about himself.
SPOILERS because this movie is INSANE Based on the trailers, you probably think Collateral Beauty, aka Will Smith’s holiday movie, is some kind of twenty-first century It’s A Wonderful Life, where the universe conspires to convince a sad schmuck that he’s better off being a sad schmuck, and he should learn to appreciate the little things that go with being a sad schmuck, like pleasant memories and warm air sometimes. Anyway, both Leonardo Di Caprio and Justin Timberlake were at the US Open Mens Final yesterday to see Rafael Nadal win in 4 sets of Novak Djokovic.
Full Story Edward Norton is currently promoting Collateral Beauty. Full Story It’s hard to crush on a celebrity who is truly private.
Now that his firstborn has entered the world, the highly lauded thespian is getting straight to work.
Edward is currently filming comedy Birdman opposite Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Naomi Watts and Michael Keaton.
His quiet, considered work in smaller films like Down In The Valley and The Painted Veil has been balanced by roles in big-budget genre films like Red Dragon, The Incredible Hulk, and the 2008 police procedural Pride And Glory, with Norton also taking long leaves of absence from screens entirely.
Actors impersonating characters During the “Weekend Update” bit several actors appeared as famous SNL characters. It’s an ASTOUNDING technical accomplishment and a genuinely affecting film that is funny, absurd, moving, and sad. I have weird celebrity crushes and they tend to stick -- number one on my Freebie 5 (Dave Grohl, don’t mess) is going on 16 years.
Emma Stone impersonated Gilda Radner’s “Roseanne Roseannadanna”, Melissa Mc Carthy attempted to take on Chris Farley and “Matt Foley”, and Edward Norton almost got there with “Stefon” and Bill Hader. The performances are fantastic, the score is terrific, and where Clouds of Sils Maria gets bogged down in the pedantics of actors talking about acting (click here Full Story Venice. Here’s the cast with director Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu at the photo call today…already looking triumphant? Full Story Dear Gossips, Moonrise Kingdom opened Cannes last night. I might however consider going in August go see The Bourne Legacy in theatres based on this trailer.
Norton graduated from Wilde Lake High School in 1987, then from Yale University in 1991 with a BA in History.
While in Yale Norton took as many classes in theatre as he could although never majoring in drama.