About Edward Norton
As for the day, Edward Norton net worth amounts to $70 million. Although this is an incredible fortune, I feel pretty confident saying that this actor, screenwriter, producer and director deserves every penny of it. As a director, he is known for a movie Keeping the Faith and as a screenwriter he has done some uncredited work on the scripts for The Incredible Hulk, Frida and The Score. But the main source of Edward Norton net worth is his acting career, thus in the rest of this article I am going to concentrate on his achievements in this field.
Most people spend decades just trying to figure out what they are actually supposed to do with their lives and still, end up stuck at jobs that they do not enjoy. For Edward, it was completely different. The actor is quoted saying: “Acting? It’s a longstanding compulsion I’ve had since I was about five or six years old. I can literally identify the moment it struck me. I went to see a play [If I Were a Princess] in which a babysitter of mine [Betsy True, who later acted on Broadway] was performing. I was completely shell-shocked by the magic of this little community-theater play; it just riveted me“. Even though the millionaire has always known that his true passion is acting and attended theatrical schools throughout his life, his education is not limited to this one field. Edward also holds a degree in history from Yale University. Not bad, isn‘t it?
Now let‘s talk about his professional career in front of the cameras. Even though Edward has trained as an actor since a little age, it is surprising how critically successful his movie debut was. The portrayal of Aaron Stampler in Primal Fear has garnered the young actor an impressive number of accolades, including Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor and a nomination for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. The same year, in 1996, Norton did a couple more critically acclaimed roles: he portrayed Alan Isaacman in The People vs. Larry Flynt and Holden Spence in Everyone Says I Love You. As everybody agreed that his performance in these movies was stunning, Edward Norton net worth growth accelerated.
In 1999 Edward starred alongside Brad Pitt in a movie Fight Club. Although the revenues of this movie were not particularly impressive (it grossed about $100 million against a budget of $63 million) and it was often criticized for the promotion of violence, it earned the status of „cult film“. Speaking about the most recent of Edward‘s performances, I would like to mention his portrayal of Scout Master Randy Ward in Moonrise Kingdom. Not only this role has added a considerable sum to Edward Norton net worth, it has also brought him shared nominations for best ensemble in a movie.