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February 26, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
A film version of Jonathan Lethem's novel "Motherless Brooklyn" has been in the hands of  Edward Norton for more than 15 years. Last week, funding finally came through for the project , which is scheduled to begin filming in New York later this year. Published in 1999, "Motherless Brooklyn" is a novel about a small-time detective agency and a mobster's murder. What made it special -- it won that year's National Book Critics Circle award for fiction -- is its narrator, Lionel Essrog, and his unique voice.
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February 26, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
A film version of Jonathan Lethem's novel "Motherless Brooklyn" has been in the hands of  Edward Norton for more than 15 years. Last week, funding finally came through for the project , which is scheduled to begin filming in New York later this year. Published in 1999, "Motherless Brooklyn" is a novel about a small-time detective agency and a mobster's murder. What made it special -- it won that year's National Book Critics Circle award for fiction -- is its narrator, Lionel Essrog, and his unique voice.
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October 25, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
It's hard to say exactly what skills are needed to become an expert at the game of Egg Russian Roulette, but it's safe to say that Edward Norton has them. The actor, who's hosting "Saturday Night Live" this week, stopped by "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" to talk about the gig, praise fellow guests Pearl Jam and play an infinitely silly game of Egg Russian Roulette. As Norton himself described it, "It's like Willy Wonka meets 'The Deer Hunter' torture. " The game, as introduced by announcer Steve Higgins in an over-the-top silly voice, required Fallon and Norton to select eggs from a standard carton of a dozen and smash them on their heads.
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February 6, 2014 | By Henry Chu and Oliver Gettell
One of the chief pleasures of watching a Wes Anderson movie is being immersed in the idiosyncratic, slightly off-kilter worlds he creates. The director's latest effort, "The Grand Budapest Hotel, whisks the audience to a fictional country in pre-World War II Europe to follow the escapades of a famed concierge seeking to recover a famous Renaissance painting with the help of his trusted lobby boy. After the film opened the Berlin International Film...
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October 3, 2010 | By Sam Adams, Special to the Los Angeles Times
As they sit next to each other in a Toronto hotel, Robert De Niro and Edward Norton make an odd pair. A few hours before the premiere of their movie "Stone" at the recent Toronto International Film Festival, Norton sports a dress shirt and slacks, De Niro a blazer paired with cargo shorts and open-toed sandals, like a news anchor whose business attire ends at the waist. Norton is voluble, a self-styled intellectual ready to clarify his answers with citations from De Tocqueville, where De Niro's conversation is riddled with gray areas and no-go zones.
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April 16, 1996 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is a scenario too often repeated in Hollywood. A young, unknown actor draws rave reviews in his first film. The town begins to buzz. He is courted by big-time agents. Then the hype begins. The magazine interviews. The photo shoots. The TV talk-show circuit. Suddenly, everything begins to hinge on the success of his next movie. And if that movie doesn't reach expectations, people quickly dismiss his once-budding career. Edward Norton has chosen to do none of that.
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April 18, 2005 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
Edward Norton is an environmentally friendly actor. Whenever he is in town -- the 35-year-old Norton's home base is New York -- he drives a hybrid car. His Los Angeles home is equipped with solar panels. And through a foundation started by his grandfather years ago to help families move out of poverty, Norton has persuaded a solar energy company in L.A. to donate a full system to a low-income family every time a celebrity or public figure buys one.
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December 29, 2002 | Rachel Abramowitz, Times Staff Writer
Edward Norton is eating a burrito. It seems more a pastime that would have better suited Ed Norton, as he was known before he became famous. Unlike some of his contemporaries, Edward does not use a faux-familiar nickname like Tom, Brad, Matt or Ben; he's made it clear that he's not the guy who would ever end up in a Tiger Beat poster or deemed by People magazine the sexiest man alive.
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June 13, 2008 | Chris Lee
Edward Norton may be one of the best actors of his generation, not to mention a guy with a lot of Hollywood hustle. But after his recent tango with Marvel Studios and Universal over the final cut of the big-budget comic adaptation “The Incredible Hulk” (in which he stars), Norton has in all likelihood sealed his image as a prickly perfectionist. Norton couldn't be reached for comment; earlier this week, the actor-writer-producer-director embarked on a monthlong African vacation at what would have been the peak of his promotional duties for "Hulk" (which smashes into multiplexes today)
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February 6, 2014 | By Henry Chu and Oliver Gettell
One of the chief pleasures of watching a Wes Anderson movie is being immersed in the idiosyncratic, slightly off-kilter worlds he creates. The director's latest effort, "The Grand Budapest Hotel, whisks the audience to a fictional country in pre-World War II Europe to follow the escapades of a famed concierge seeking to recover a famous Renaissance painting with the help of his trusted lobby boy. After the film opened the Berlin International Film...
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February 5, 2014 | By David Ng
One of the defining collaborations of Philip Seymour Hoffman's career was his long association with New York's Labyrinth Theater Company, which he helped to found and where he served as an artistic director for many years. A new fundraising campaign, organized in part by actor Edward Norton, was launched earlier this week in Hoffman's memory that is intended to benefit the Labyrinth. The Crowdrise campaign has so far raised nearly $12,000 for the company. "All donations made here by admirers or friends will go to support the Labyrinth in celebration of Phil's great talent, his enormous contributions and his spirit," says the campaign.
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November 5, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" may be hitting theaters after awards season ends, but the film has landed a different kind of honor: It will open the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival. The Fox Searchlight film will kick off the European event next February, a few weeks before its theatrical debut in the U.S. on March 7. Anderson's last picture, "Moonrise Kingdom," launched at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012, but both his  " The Royal Tenenbaums " and " The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou " have played in competition at Berlin in years past.
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October 27, 2013 | By Claire Zulkey
Did you feel sad when the Miley Cyrus -hosted episode of "Saturday Night Live" ended a few weeks ago, knowing that you probably wouldn't get to see the singer twerk or stick her tongue out on the show for another season? Well, Christmas came early for you last night, as Cyrus made two appearances on Edward Norton's episode, one in the monologue, where she stuck out her tongue, and another in a sketch about a freed slave where she, of course, twerked. Standard Miley fare.
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October 25, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
It's hard to say exactly what skills are needed to become an expert at the game of Egg Russian Roulette, but it's safe to say that Edward Norton has them. The actor, who's hosting "Saturday Night Live" this week, stopped by "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" to talk about the gig, praise fellow guests Pearl Jam and play an infinitely silly game of Egg Russian Roulette. As Norton himself described it, "It's like Willy Wonka meets 'The Deer Hunter' torture. " The game, as introduced by announcer Steve Higgins in an over-the-top silly voice, required Fallon and Norton to select eggs from a standard carton of a dozen and smash them on their heads.
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April 18, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Edward Norton and fiancee Shauna Robertson have welcomed a baby boy to their family, according to reports swirling online. The "Moonrise Kingdom" actor, 43, and Canadian film producer are said to have had the baby in March, Us Weekly reported , and they are "thrilled and excited for parenthood. " The mag was also first to report the pregnancy last month. PHOTOS: Hollywood baby boom Norton's publicists would neither confirm nor deny the report and have told The Times that they do not comment on his personal life.
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August 9, 2012 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"There was never just one. " That advertising tag line for "The Bourne Legacy"has an almost apologetic ring to it, as if making a Bourne film without Matt Damon - the star of the first three and the epitome of the empathetic killing machine that is Jason Bourne - was a brash and risky move. As it turns out, no one needed to worry, because few films have less to apologize for than this one. Complex, unexpected and dazzling, alternating relentless tension with resonant emotional moments, this is an exemplary espionage thriller that has a strong sense of what it wants to accomplish and how best to get there.
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January 5, 2003
The quasi-paean, six-column tribute to Edward Norton by Rachel Abramowitz ("He Has a Bigger Picture in Mind," Dec. 29) was, hopefully, as cautionary as it was disgusting. The constant adulation of these latter-day, strutting popinjays like Norton who just want "to make anything ... the best it can be," while savaging the work of a film's writer and director, is still no cover-up for aggressive arrogance, total manipulation and "Look, Ma, I'm a bona fide control freak!" Can you picture Louis B. Mayer or Harry Cohn putting up with this nonsense?
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November 15, 1999
The Nov. 8 Counterpunch letters featured a number of passionate, loving and caring individuals concerned about our modern American culture responding with great disgust to the "Fight Club" viewpoints of 16-year-old David Green ("Readers Take a Moral Swing at Defender of 'Fight Club' "). What is so interesting about this back-and-forth volley is how clearly it demonstrates the importance of the issues and themes David Fincher's film explores. The notion that the film promotes casual views and an adolescent embracing of violence is so comical that I wonder if Rachel Rosenthal (who has not even seen the film)
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June 24, 2012 | By Chris Barton, Los Angeles Times
UNDERRATED Japandroids: Is there a more aptly titled album in 2012 than this Canadian duo's "Celebration Rock"? It's full of fuzzed-out guitars, fist-pumping energy and sharp lyrics that demand to be screamed across a tiny club (or an even tinier car). Guitarist Brian King and drummer David Prowse hit a few classic sound-of-youth musical touchstones such as Husker Dü and the Replacements but still come out with something that makes you feel recklessly alive today. Edward Norton in "Moonrise Kingdom": Wes Anderson's skewed view feels even more sweetly strange than usual in his latest film from an uncertain universe where Scout camps resemble military installations.
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October 8, 2010 | By Michael Phillips, Tribune Newspapers critic
A stern four-character chamber piece, "Stone" begins with the line "You keep my soul in a dungeon" and follows it up immediately with "I'm leaving. " This is not a movie afraid of stating its business and hitting the nail on the head. Yet it is about people who do not leave, at least up front; it is about being stuck but nearing a boiling point. Odd in its mixture of bluntness and indirection, screenwriter Angus MacLachlan's study in biblical temptation is saved from its own heavy-handedness by a fine quartet of actors.
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