"I wish I knew [when I was younger] that I was going to fall crazy in love with the perfect man," she reflects.
"I was so worried, and I dated some people I shouldn't have dated.
His father, Edward Norton Sr., was a former federal prosecutor under President Jimmy Carter's administration and his mother, Robin, was an English teacher.
He grew up the eldest of three children in the progressive, multicultural community of Columbia, Maryland, which was founded by his grandfather, James Rouse (the real-estate developer behind Boston's famed Faneuil Hall Marketplace).
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.
He famously fought with director Tony Kaye over the cut of in this context and Norton lets out a small laugh before explaining: “Yeah, I think that, one of the things for lots of people is that it can be transitory, or at least it evolves.
You start to think at the beginning, when you are younger, you think that it’s more empowering to be able to communicate on a public forum and I think that as you get older, you realise that what you are trying to do is protect the authenticity of what you are doing, rather than trying to project things onto the world.”Norton is placatory about his past battles, and seems partially to blame himself for some of his public spats: “If you’re lucky, you get more at ease with the idea that you are just a small part of the world and maybe the ambition for any number of things, starts to settle a bit.” he also showed several sides of a split personality. Now he has mellowed, but he is also more choosy about the choice of roles.
He reunited with Wes Anderson to play the nemesis Henckels in the highly stylised drama Both Keaton and Norton seemed to be playing versions of themselves in Birdman, or at the least the media perception of them.
Like his character, Norton has a reputation for being a great actor who can sometimes be difficult to manage.