Ed Norton is another star who was forced to make a film of which he wanted no part. Norton had signed a three-picture deal with Paramount when he landed his role in Primal Fear, which was released in 1996 and got him his start, and an Oscar nomination too. Soon after that, numerous studios offered Norton parts in their films, many of which Norton accepted. But all the while, he never got around to making another movie for Paramount. Finally, Paramount took action, and in order for Norton to appear in 1999's Fight Club, he had to negotiate a new deal with Paramount that obliged him to make only one more movie with the studio after filming on Fight Club ended. But by 2002, Norton had yet to agree on a film in which to appear, so the company offered him The Italian Job. After Norton told the studio that he didn't want to do the film, the studio sent him a letter saying he had to do it. They also threatened him with a lawsuit, so Norton finally complied. However, he refused to do any promotional work for the film.