Edward Norton: Overcoming Bad Behavior and Career Setbacks

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TLDR The video explores the challenges and successes of Edward Norton's acting career, including his ability to overcome bad behavior and play negative characters, his improvisational behavior affecting his future career, and his rewriting of The Incredible Hulk script, which dealt a serious blow to his career.

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    Norton's breakthrough came with the film "Primal Fear," which not only garnered awards for the lead actors but also recognized the entire ensemble of actors.
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    Joaquin Phoenix turned down the main role in "American History X," which eventually led to Edward Norton's Oscar and Golden Globe-winning performance in the film.
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    The studio disregarded the director's opinion and allowed Edward Norton to rewrite the script, causing problems on set and ultimately affecting the final result of the movie.
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    Despite its initial limited release and low box office earnings, "American History X" went on to become a cult film with a million viewer ratings, highlighting the unpredictable nature of film success.
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    Norton's decision to sign up for "Fight Club" and "The Verdict" shows his willingness to take on unconventional and risky projects, even if it means turning down other opportunities.
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    Edward Norton rewrote the script for "Red Dragon" because he found it tasteless, stupid, and ridiculous, showing his dedication to the quality of the film.
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    Edward Norton's decision to change the script during filming caused problems with the Chinese company that financed the project, highlighting the challenges of creative control in the film industry.
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    Edward Norton took on the role of the Hulk in the Marvel film despite initially being uninterested, but only on the condition that he could rewrite the script, resulting in the introduction of new characters and less screen time for the Hulk himself.
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    Norton's friendship with Wes Anderson saved him from being forgotten, leading him to roles in Moonrise Kingdom and The Grand Budapest Hotel.

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    Some Hollywood stars have overcome their bad behavior and learned to feel good about playing negative characters.
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    01:09
    Edward Norton found success in Hollywood with "Primal Fear" after leaving theater, while his audition for a film role led to the creation of a box office hit.
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    04:58
    American History X had a controversial edit by Edward Norton, but still gained a cult following.
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    08:47
    Norton missed out on roles, but signed up for Fight Club after seeing the script, and later turned down roles to direct his debut film.
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    12:23
    Edward Norton faced various challenges and failures in his acting career, including difficult co-stars, denied screen credits, and conflicts over scripts.
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    Edward Norton's improvisational behavior affected his future career, while two films about magicians were developed in parallel in 1998 with Prestige becoming more popular over time, and Norton caused problems with Chinese investors during filming of "The Painted Veil."
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    20:58
    Edward Norton rewrote the script for The Incredible Hulk, resulting in new characters and less screen time for the Hulk, but his departure from the role dealt a serious blow to his career.
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    Despite mixed reviews for recent projects, Edward Norton's latest film was a success and he remains a valuable option for moviegoers.
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