American History X is a 1998 American crime drama film directed by Tony Kaye and written by David McKenna. It stars Edward Norton and Edward Furlong. The film tells the story of two Venice, Los Angeles brothers who become involved in the neo-Nazi movement. The older brother serves three years in prison for voluntary manslaughter, changes his beliefs and tries to prevent his brother from going down the same path. The film is told in the style of nonlinear narrative. It was given an “R” rating by the MPAA for “graphic brutal violence including rape, pervasive language, strong sexuality and nudity”. Made on a budget of $20 million, it grossed over $23 million at the international box office. Critics mostly praised the film and Norton’s performance, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.