Edward Norton Discusses the Collaborative Process in Highlights from Locarno Film Festival Panel
As an actor, Edward Norton is synonymous with modern masterpieces thanks to his list of iconic roles. At the Locarno Film Festival, Norton received the Excellence Award from Moet & Chandon. Following an interview with Indiewire Chief Film Critic Eric Kohn, in which Norton discussed the “monetization” of the Oscars, he participated in a panel discussion.
Kohn also moderated the panel and questioned Norton on the highlights of his career. Featuring Norton reflecting on his collaborations, the creative process and his various roles, here are all of the highlights from the discussion below.
“Star Wars” and Spike Lee inspired him.
Norton’s memories of career-inspiring films stuck out in phases. “When I was a child, I was really affected by Disney movies. I was very affected by ‘Star Wars.’ I remember seeing it in a wonderful old cinema in Baltimore where I grew up, one of those old, art deco movie palaces. I went with my little brother and the opening of ‘Star Wars,’ where the ships come down from the top of the screen was, I don’t want to say was a life changing moment, but it really had a huge impact on my sense of awe and what you could see in a movie.”