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  • Ed Norton

    Born on August 18, 1969 in Baltimore, Maryland

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American History X (1998)

Ed Norton as "Derek Vinyard"

Living a life marked by violence and racism, neo-Nazi Derek Vinyard (Edward Norton) finally goes to prison after killing two black youths who tried to steal his car. Upon his release, Derek vows to change his ways; he hopes to prevent his younger brother, Danny (Edward Furlong), who idolizes Derek, from following in his footsteps. As he struggles with his own deeply ingrained prejudices and watches their mother grow sicker, Derek wonders if his family can overcome a lifetime of hate.

Academy Award (1998) Nominated Best Actor

Primal Fear (1996)

Ed Norton as "Aaron Stampler"

Defense attorney Martin Vail takes on jobs for money and prestige rather than any sense of the greater good. His latest case involves an altar boy, accused of brutally murdering the archbishop of Chicago. Vail finds himself up against his ex-pupil and ex-lover, but as the case progresses and the Church's dark secrets are revealed, Vail finds that what appeared a simple case takes on a darker, more dangerous aspect.

Academy Award (1996) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996) Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (1996) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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