Before They Were Stars: Edward Norton in “The 53rd Calypso”

Now that the nominations for the 87th Academy Awards have been announced, it’s time for an annual tradition here at The Back Row: “Before They Were Stars” clips for this year’s nominees! Edward Norton has garnered his third career Oscar nomination for his performance in Birdman. Given that Norton’s very first movie role in Primal Fear resulted in his first Academy Award nomination, I thought it would be impossible to do a “Before They Were Stars” feature on him. Well, it turns out that before Primal Fear, Norton actually acted in a 20-minute student short film called The 53rd Calypso. The short doesn’t seem to be available online, so I have no idea what it’s actually about, but here’s the trailer for it.

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