Apparently Norton proposed on a trip to India three weeks ago and this is the first we’ve heard about it.Norton used to date Courtney back in the 90s when they did together.At the time Norton had already established himself as one of the world’s leading actors, following up his Oscar-nominated debut in . “He said relationships are hard work and you have to keep redefining them.” Clearly these words have struck a chord, because the description that Norton gives of Springsteen could today be applied to the actor himself: Norton brought his Canadian film producer wife, Shauna Robertson, and their son to the Locarno Film Festival, where the actor picked up a career achievement award.He’s also more than fulfilling his quota of being human, having helped set up Crowdrise, a not-for-profit crowd-funding website for those raising funds for charitable causes, as well as being on the board of an affordable-housing scheme, and is supporting several environmental causes. Last year he was elected the chairman of the board of trustees for Signature Theatre, the not-for-profit arts organisation that gave Norton his first high-profile Off-Broadway role in Edward Albee’s , in 1993.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.I really think its truly creepy how jealous and obsessed w [Frances] he is,” shot back Courtney, who lost custody of her daughter this year.
There was a blurb yesterday in the NY Post that had cuckoo Courtney Love’s response to the news that Ed Norton, 41, had proposed to his girlfriend of six years.
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.
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).