The character of Lester "Worm" Murphy in Rounders is played by Edward Norton. Norton said that the image he created for Worm was . . .

"Bugs Bunny dressed as Keith Richards. Like Bugs, he's a merry prankster who has this chaotic impulse. He's always scheming and staying just two steps ahead of a sound beating, but kind of laughing as he goes and never taking anything too seriously".

Matt Damon and Edward Norton played in the 1998 World Series of Poker Main Event at Binion's in 1998. They were sponsored by Binion's because Binion's thought it might bring some good publicity to the tournament. They both lasted half way through the first day before being eliminated. Norton held a full house and lost to a player with four tens.

Neither Matt Damon nor Edward Norton had played serious poker before and were coached pretty intensely for a period of about three months to prepare for the movie. After filming Rounders, Edward Norton had this to say about poker:

"I have great respect for the game of poker. I would never call poker gambling anymore. I would equate it much more with chess and other games of skill, games that require multi-level strategic, mathematical or psychological skills. For those who play seriously there's no luck involved, at all. Entering that tournament that Matt and I played in Vegas was the equivalent of us entering Wimbledon. We were getting beaten soundly by far, far suprior players at a game of skill."


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Edward Norton is one of the best actors ever. I loved him in "American History X". I love almost any movie this guy is in.

bad_dog76 on August 11, 2006

Best movie ever made. Go New York Jets.

Bender on July 30, 2006

Get a f-*-ing life yourself. It sounds to me that you are hot for the worm. Maybe you wanna little action yourself? Can that be? Anyway I loved rounders and I would be honered to meet the Worm. So GET A LIFE, go and get a damn life!

SweetieDi on July 30, 2006

IN the words of Canada Bill "Suckers have no buisness with money, anyway"

Unregistered on February 23, 2006

Who Wants To Make "rounders 2" ? Ill Write It

ROUNDERS 2 on August 23, 2005

i suck, u r losing it.

JetsFan315 on August 20, 2005

if you only knew how bad you sucked, why havent you killed yourself at?

getalife on August 16, 2005

so how r u 10 yr olds doing. i see getalife is a bit mad. how can i make it better? want to get some ice cream buddy, no, want some mcdonalds, no want to STFU. okay u can STFU then.

JetsFan315 on August 15, 2005


getalife on August 15, 2005

Family Guy Baby

JetsFan315 on August 15, 2005

its called abbreviations u idiot. look i used one. and whats ur favorite sport, laccrosse the guys who where skirts. and guess who lost last night, THE CUBS to the Mets who r the greatest baseball team EVER. and when was the last time the cubs won the World Series, and in 69 guess who the cubs lost to in the NLCS the METS. and i say u guys r 10 yr olds cause u r. u just come on here and bash the pros who could woop ur ass any day.

JetsFan315 on August 7, 2005

bash the pros? find a quote of mine where I bashed a pro.........I have never said one thing to insult any of the professional players on this board? You can find my two quotes under Layne FLack and David Chiu, where I have stuck up for them, two very close friends of mine. So go now please and find where I have bashed a pro, I would love to see it., and yes, dumbass, a pro could woop my ass any day, thats why they are pros......oh haha look what I found.....you said "laccrosse the guys who WHERE skirts", um....I think you ment WEAR......now your a DMUB GYA FKUC!!!! dont complain about my spelling...

getalife on August 7, 2005

football is gay-guys are tackling each other and shit - hmmmmmm, you said it your self - and excuse me for mispelling the word fkuc, I didnt really mean to mixup the letters. Maybe you should learn how to spell ARE(r) and YOU(u) a. oh one more thing, what does the word 'dank' mean again, and why do you call everyone a 10 year old? is that your big finish? you say that to everyone who hates you on these message boards you FKUC!

getalife on August 5, 2005

hey getalife, read ur own name then do it. how is football gay, guys r tackling each other and shit. and i am not gay and Joe Namath is a LEGEND, FOOTBALL HALLOF FAME MEMBER, and learn how to spell FUCK u crazy ass 10 year old.

JetsFan315 on August 4, 2005

yea football is gay, go cubs fkuc the jets!! stop sucking off Joe Namath

getalife on August 3, 2005

On your WSOP Pot Limit Omaha bracelet in '99, and your 2nd place at WPT Aruba in '03. U ROCK HEADWARD NOR-TOWN!

Congrats Worm! on August 1, 2005

ok im a steelers fan, we are better, you suck

getalife on August 1, 2005

and im dank!

getalife on August 1, 2005

how is it that every person i ask who they like they all say the steelers. i doubt that u r telling the truth. and if u r, this year we will be SUPERBOWL CHAMPS.

JetsFan315 on August 1, 2005

hey getalife, lets compare teams. some have the jets making the SUPERBOWL this year. oh yeah and we had a 10-6 record and also lost by only 3 to the 15-1 STEELERS.

JetsFan315 on August 1, 2005

oh thank you, dank is a complement right? like...."yo man, I got some dank weed" so....thanks again jets (suck)

getalife on July 31, 2005

who is nick?

getalife on July 31, 2005

its short for nickname u dank.

JetsFan315 on July 31, 2005

Now you come back for another pointless comment! Follow your own advice and do what your nick says.

To getalife on July 29, 2005


JetsFan315 on July 26, 2005

Then why the fuck did u bother to find this site and add a worthless comment yourself?

To getalife on July 23, 2005

i take it we have all seen the movie....we dont need everyone to post all the gay comments that worm says, movie sucked ass anyhow-ghostbusters 2 is the best movie possible, eat a dick you secret hand shaking assholes

getalife on July 21, 2005

You know what..You keep grinding out that rent money joey, it's noble work you're doing!

NortonRocks on July 16, 2005

Woman r the fucking rake. "i dont know y he hates me," "u fucked his mother," "yeah but she was a good looking older woman"

JetsFan315 on July 7, 2005

The personality of a poker player

Nedrow on July 6, 2005

"Gin...always gin"

hal on June 30, 2005

Um....james Whats A Noob?

billy on May 15, 2005

He wasn't even using a mechanics grip in any of those scenes. No wonder he caught a hanger.

man on May 7, 2005

Worm was the rake.......and hey [email]wessiu@sbcglobal.net...you[/email]'re a noob, go play crazy 8's or somethin.

james on May 6, 2005

Gramma, you been rollin' fags in the village again?

Unregistered on April 26, 2005

You know what cheers me up when Im feelin sh#%#$? Rolled up aces over kings. Check raising stupid tourists and winning huge pots.

pokerja3 on March 31, 2005

worm:shes really got him by the fucking balls
petra:that aint so bad is it?
worm:depends on the grip!

atal 216 on March 21, 2005

stop speaking fucking sputnik

IveyWannabe on February 22, 2005

great great actor..x and 25th hour were awesome movies..guy is way underrated

iveyfan05 on February 19, 2005

patrick is right on.... ed norton is the best actor ever. great performances in AH-X, fight club, Primal fear and yes even rounders

Unregistered on February 19, 2005

Greatest Actor of all time, No question No one can knock his acting in Primal Fear, American Histtory X, Fight Club and even Rounders and 25th Hour

patrick on February 17, 2005

you know... never mind Ed Nortons awesome versatility as an actor, If i was Mike McD i would have beaten the shit out of him when as soon as we had gotten to the "Municipal workers" game and realized it was nothing but state troopers if not earlier in the gym for all the shit he'd done putting me in the hole.

kgb1986 on February 17, 2005

i dont know why i'm typing this but to all of you that think poker in the real world is skill u r too crazy. me n my friends make a living off people who we constantly sucker in helping each other raise chip placement n stacking when u have the extras in your corner its makes it all that much easier. of course that are some individuals that u never mess with. i applaud worm's character for tilting things in his favor, heck we do it all the time after all the worst thing u can do to a mark or sucker is not take their money

junebug on February 12, 2005

Not a very good movie. Poker fans might be partial to it, but that doesn't make it good.

Unregistered on January 29, 2005

uh, wrong movie.

chad on January 28, 2005

seriously, this dude is fucked up. i don't really care that he cheats at cards, whatever. But I once saw him kill this dude by splitting his head wide open. I heard he got fucking raped in prison by his fellow neo-nazis. what a tool.

timeco on January 27, 2005

honestly, if i was mike mcdermott in that movie, i would have bounced worm a long time before binghamtom

chuck on January 5, 2005

"See now what did I ever do to that guy?""You fucked his mother""Yeah, but she was a good lookin older woman"

eddie on December 30, 2004

worm is the rialbird that always tells you that YOU misplayed the hand yet tries to panhandle you for a cup of coffee

djnpa_30 on November 30, 2004

Can you say curb sandwich? I still can't believe he did that!

Samsonite on November 26, 2004

Its like that saying goes in the poker game of life women they are the rake. They are the fucking Rake!

Brunson on October 28, 2004

"I thought you were the janitor"

worm on July 17, 2004

we'll, it's about time we include a mechanic in this list. though les murphy(worm)was eventully busted by those country bumpkin cops, he still had skill. it takes stones to deal the punch, double duke the way he did. he may be a fictional character but his aura remains. as a mechnic myself, our profession gets frowned upon. But, I can say with confidence, I've never been caught and never will.

the clareview kid on July 11, 2004

i will catch u easly and beat u down

gotubeat on July 11, 2004

"Women are the fucking rake"

worm on July 8, 2004

I'd have stabbed him when he got them beat up and lost all their money.

Roy Batty on July 3, 2004

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