There’s sadness and plenty of humor and but the movie tries so hard to be uplifting and deep, that it just gets in the way of itself.
Norton tends to be a reserved person in interviews, so it's actually very rare to hear him speak about his career at length as he does in this video.
The actors go into all aspects of the their performances in Birdman and also features some hilarious interplay between Keaton and Norton, just like in the film.
Here's the screenplay to 'Birdman'
Download Wes Anderson's screenplay for 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'!
Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu narrates a scene from Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance that features stars Michael Keaton and Edward Norton. The film is wonderful and if it’s playing in your town, definitely check it out!
Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) — famous for portraying an iconic superhero — as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself. Cast: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, and Naomi Watts Director: Alejandro G. Narritu
I hope Anderson adds Fiennes to his growing list of actors who he works with because this collaboration is well worth seeing again and again.
Edward Norton has to admit he likes playing the bad guy role. Except he’s not quite ready to say his character, Colonel Eric Byer, is the villain in the latest entry in the Bourne series.
Edward Norton has been nominated for two Academy Awards, for Primal Fear and American History X; and won a Golden Globe Award for the former, along with numerous other awards for his performances.
Edward Norton is such a great fit for Wes Anderson's trademark style that while watching a screening of Moonrise Kingdom I was surprised that it had taken Norton and Anderson so long to work together.
Here's a video of Bill Murray on the set talking about the film all while being a bit sauced on some good ole' Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum.
In theaters: August 3rd, 2012
Edward Norton playing twins? Tim Blake Nelson directing, writing and playing the loyal redneck friend? How can you not see their new film, Leaves of Grass!