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The Best Edward Norton Characters

Updated October 13, 2018 1.9k votes 274 voters 6.1k views28 items

List RulesVote for your favorite Edward Norton character or performance, which doesn't have to be their best movie.

Edward Norton characters list, ranked from best to worst along with movie clips when available. These roles are ordered by the number of votes they receive, so only the greatest roles played by Edward Norton are at the top of the list. The list you're viewing contains items like Eisenheim and Derek Vinyard. The ability to play any kind of role is what makes an actor or actress great, and the diversity of the characters listed below is a testament to that. This list includes both movie and TV performances, so you don't have to choose between one or the other.

If you're asking yourself, "Who is the best Edward Norton character?" or "What are the top Edward Norton performances of all time?" then this list will help you out.

Do you think the best Edward Norton performance isn't as high as it should be? Then vote it up so that it can be number one. You can also make your own version of this greatest Edward Norton roles list by re-ranking it and putting it in your own order.
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    101
    19

    Derek Vinyard

    American History X
  • 2
    94
    15

    Narrator

    Fight Club
  • 3
    87
    38

    Aaron Stampler

    Primal Fear
  • 4
    76
    29

    Lester 'Worm' Murphy

    Rounders
  • 5
    80
    47

    Walter Fane

    The Painted Veil
  • 6
    46
    17

    Eisenheim

    The Illusionist
  • 7
    43
    35

    Alan Isaacman

    The People vs. Larry Flynt
  • 8
    37
    30
  • 9
    24
    15

    Father Brian Finn

    Keeping the Faith
  • 10
    40
    43

    Will Graham

    Red Dragon
  • 11
    33
    37

    Ray Tierney

    Pride and Glory
  • 12
    28
    30

    Monty Brogan

    25th Hour
  • 13
    27
    36

    Brady Kincaid

    Leaves of Grass
  • 14
    26
    36

    Jack Teller

    The Score
  • 15
    27
    38

    Bill Kincaid

    Leaves of Grass
  • 16
    19
    31

    Nelson Rockefeller

    Frida
  • 17
    16
    27

    Mike Shiner

    Birdman
  • 18
    22
    39

    Steve

    The Italian Job
  • 19
    17
    32

    Sheldon Mopes

    Death to Smoochy
  • 20
    19
    37

    Smoochy the Rhino

    Death to Smoochy
  • 21
    30
    57

    Bruce Banner

    The Incredible Hulk
  • 22
    16
    40

    Henckels

    The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • 23
    16
    41

    King Baldwin

    Kingdom of Heaven
  • 24
    12
    38

    Stone

    Stone
  • 25
    13
    40

    Scout Master Ward

    Moonrise Kingdom