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Edward Norton has reportedly joined the long list of celebrities to lash out on photographers after an incident this week.
The reputably private "Bourne Legacy" star was said to have been involved in an altercation with an amateur paparazzo in New York City, according to the New York Post.
Alain Becerra-Calderon reportedly approached Norton in Manhattan on Tuesday, camera in hand, when the actor became annoyed.
"Why are you stalking me," Norton asked before finally shoving the camera away. The incident resulted in an injury to Becerra-Calderon's finger, and he is now allegedly seeking legal action.
Norton is not the first actor to have become embroiled in conflict with photographers, and many celebrities have long lamented the media's following in public areas. Alec Baldwin, Sean Penn, and Halle Berry's fiancé Olivier Martinez have each been known to lose their tempers in regard to paparazzi.
In fact, a past incident saw Penn in a violent altercation with a photographer that involved kicking, resulting in a three-year probation for the actor.
Meanwhile, news of the fight arrives just weeks after Norton was named in much happier headlines. The actor and his fiancée Shauna Robertson, a film producer, welcomed their first child last month, according to multiple sources.
Norton and Robertson, who got engaged in 2011 after a six-year relationship, are "thrilled and excited for parenthood," according to Us Weekly.
Staunchly tight-lipped, Norton has never publicly addressed his engagement or Robertson's pregnancy. In addition, the actor once said that he does not allow his celebrity status to affect his life.
"If I ever have to stop taking the subway, I'll have a heart attack," Norton told Vogue magazine in 2008.
Despite his reserve, the actor does occasionally take to Twitter. Norton took the opportunity to reach out to his followers after the tragic Boston Marathon bombings earlier this month.
"Crushed about Boston," wrote the actor, adding a link to a blood drive. "So senseless. Lots of the runners were running for charity. A nice way to support them now."
Norton, who ran in 2009's New York City Marathon for charity, is an environmental and social activist.
Looking ahead, the actor will appear in films "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Birdman," both expected for release in 2014.
"Birdman" will also star Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, and Naomi Watts.