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Edward Norton to be honored at Hamptons International Film Festival

Actor Edward Norton was nominated for an Oscar

Actor Edward Norton was nominated for an Oscar for his first feature film, "Primal Fear." Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / ROBYN BECK

Edward Norton, the Oscar-nominated star of “Birdman,” “Primal Fear” and “American History X,” will receive a career achievement award at this year’s Hamptons International Film Festival.

Norton will be honored at a dinner Oct. 9 at Bridgehampton’s Topping Rose House restaurant. Tickets are available to the public at $500 per person.

Norton earned an Oscar nomination for his first feature film, “Primal Fear” (1996), in which he played a mentally unstable former altar boy. Although Norton became known for such intense roles as a violent skinhead in “American History X” and the punch-drunk hero of “Fight Club,” he also starred in Woody Allen’s musical “Everyone Says I Love You” and played the title role in “The Incredible Hulk.” He can be heard as the voice of a bagel in this year’s animated farce “Sausage Party.”

The festival will also salute Norton as the founder of CrowdRise, a philanthropic crowdfunding website that has reportedly raised more than $500 million for nonprofit organizations and charities.

The Hamptons International Film Festival will take place Oct. 6 through 10 at venues throughout the East End.

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