Edward Norton came out of absolute nowhere and immediately blew the critic’s minds as early back as his debut performance. Since then he’s gone on to star in some of the most popular and successful cult films of the last fifteen years and has risen today to the level of A-list celebrity figure.
If Ed Norton is in a film, you know it’s probably worth watching. Whether he’s playing a central or supporting role, Norton always brings something to the table, whether that’s his massive range or his irresistible likeability.
That’s why assembling this list was more difficult than either of the previous lists in this series (the first being Christian Bale and the second being Colin Farrell); when choosing an Ed Norton performance that sucked, you’re choosing from a decidedly short list.
With his recent turn in The Bourne Legacy (which I haven’t yet had chance to see, so you’ll forgive its absence from this list… I hope), we thought it was about time we took a look back over Norton’s short career to date, to pick out what we believe to be 5 of his most awesome performances vs. 5 we’d rather forget – we’re sorry Ed, but there are some, please don’t get angry. We don’t like you when you’re angry.
So without further faffing, let’s hop right to it.