Special Report

These Are Edward Norton's Best and Worst Movies

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7. 25th Hour (2002)
> Fellow leads: Barry Pepper, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rosario Dawson
> Director: Spike Lee
> Domestic box office: $13.08 million

This film follows Norton as a man on his last day of freedom before he turns himself in to serve seven years in prison for dealing drugs.

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6. The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
> Fellow leads: Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, Brett Harrelson
> Director: Milos Forman
> Domestic box office: $20.19 million

Norton plays real-life attorney Alan Isaacman, who argues the landmark Hustler Magazine, Inc. v. Falwell case before the Supreme Court in 1988.

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5. Primal Fear (1996)
> Fellow leads: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, John Mahoney
> Director: Gregory Hoblit
> Domestic box office: $56.12 million

In this award-winning performance, Norton plays an altar boy accused of murdering his archbishop.

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4. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
> Fellow leads: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Andrea Riseborough
> Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu
> Domestic box office: $42.34 million

As a famous method actor co-starring in another performer’s last gasp at artistic credibility, Norton proceeds to make life impossible for everyone involved.

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3. Isle of Dogs (2018)
> Fellow leads: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Bob Balaban
> Director: Wes Anderson
> Domestic box office: $32.02 million

In this stop-motion animated fantasy, Norton appears as the voice of Rex, one of many dogs exiled to a landfill by a vengeful city mayor after “canine flu” ravages the local dog population.