Sure you can make it big in Hollywood, but that won't help your favorite childhood baseball team from playing like garbage.

Edward Norton, one of show business' biggest stars, had a surprising birthday wish. The "Fight Club" actor celebrated his 42nd birthday last week, sharing the moment with over 1 million of his followers on Twitter.

After announcing to fans he didn't want any specific thing for his big day, the actor (worth a reported $50 million) asked his followers to donate to support Kenya's ecosystem by donating to the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust.

Norton, who grew up in Columbia, Md. between Baltimore and Washington D.C., then flashed back to his youth with a request to his beloved Baltimore Orioles:

Many fans in the town affectionately known as the Charm City have hoped for years that owner Peter Angelos would sell the Birds and return the franchise to its glory years.

From 1966 to 1985, the Orioles were consistently one of the best franchises in the Big Leagues. Known for playing baseball the "Oriole Way," they won six American League pennants during that stretch and brought home World Championships in 1966, 1970 and 1983.

MVPs Frank Robinson (1966), Boog Powell (1970) and Cal Ripken, Jr. (1983) helped support a pitching staff that produced six Cy Young winners: Mike Cuellar (1969), Jim Palmer (1973, 1975, and 1976), Mike Flanagan (1979) and Steve Stone in 1980.

Lately though, the O's haven't made the playoffs or had a winning record since taking the AL East in 1997. Baltimore is currently 47-76, 28.5 games behind the Yankees in the basement of the division, ahead of only the Houston Astros for the worst record in baseball.

Norton, who worked as a waiter and even tried to become a New York City cab driver before making it big in the movie business, was college buddies with former baseball commissioner Bart Giamatti's son, Paul, while attending Yale as an undergraduate.

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