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Paul Dano is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Executive Producer American born on 19 june 1984 at New York City (USA)

Paul Dano

Paul Dano
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Birth name Paul Franklin Dano
Nationality USA
Birth 19 june 1984 (34 years) at New York City (USA)

Paul Franklin Dano (born June 19, 1984) is an American actor and producer. Dano started his career on Broadway before making his film debut in The Newcomers (2000).

He won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance for his role in L.I.E. (2002) and received accolades for his role as Dwayne Hoover in Little Miss Sunshine (2006). For his roles as Paul & Eli Sunday in There Will Be Blood (2007), Dano was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor. He has also received awards and accolades for roles such as John Tibeats in 12 Years a Slave (2013) and Alex Jones in Prisoners (2013). His recent acting credits include the portrayal of musician Brian Wilson in Love & Mercy (2014).

Biography

Dano has been dating actress and screenwriter Zoe Kazan since 2007. He is a vocalist and lead guitar player in his band Mook.

Best films

Knight and Day (2010)
(Actor)
12 Years a Slave (2013)
(Actor)
Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
(Actor)
Prisoners (2013)
(Actor)
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
(Actor)
There Will Be Blood (2007)
(Actor)

Usually with

Zoe Kazan
Zoe Kazan
(3 films)
So Yong Kim
So Yong Kim
(1 films)
Mark Webber
Mark Webber
(2 films)
Oren Moverman
Oren Moverman
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Paul Dano (32 films)

Display filmography as list

Actor

Okja
Okja (2017)
, 2h
Directed by Bong Joon-ho
Origin Coree du sud
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Films about pigs, Giant monster films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Eco-terrorism in fiction
Actors Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Byun Hee-bong, Lily Collins, Giancarlo Esposito, Yoon Je-moon
Roles Jay
Rating73% 3.6539853.6539853.6539853.6539853.653985
Lucy Mirando qui est à la tête de la société Mirando Corporation annonce la création de cochons géants. Vingt-six seront élevés par le monde selon les spécificités locales et au bout de dix ans, un des cochons sera couronné le plus beau cochon.
Swiss Army Man, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Paul Dano, Shane Carruth
Roles Hank
Rating69% 3.4990353.4990353.4990353.4990353.499035
Hank, désespéré et sur le point de se suicider, découvre un mystérieux cadavre au bord de la mer. Hank va vivre plusieurs aventures avec ce cadavre, pas si « décédé » que cela, et qui a un nom, Manny. Il va devenir pour Hank un véritable "couteau suisse" (Swiss Army (knife) Man).
Love & Mercy, 2h1
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Themes Films about families, Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti, Kenny Wormald, Brett Davern
Roles Brian Wilson - Past
Rating73% 3.698613.698613.698613.698613.69861
In the 1960s, young songwriter and recording savant Brian Wilson (Paul Dano) finds himself in the midst of extraordinary success after scoring numerous hit records with The Beach Boys. Following a panic attack, he resigns from concert touring and ventures into the studio intent on creating "the greatest album ever made", Pet Sounds. Meanwhile, his grip on reality slowly loosens as he attempts to cope with the overwhelming voices in his head. Later, in the 1980s, a middle-aged Wilson (John Cusack) is shown to be a broken, confused man under the pharmacological and legal thrall of his abusive therapist Dr. Eugene Landy (Paul Giamatti). After meeting Wilson, Cadillac saleswoman Melinda Ledbetter (Elizabeth Banks) is determined to save him from Landy's manipulation.
Youth
Youth (2015)
, 2h4
Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about music and musicians, Buddy films
Actors Rachel Weisz, Michael Caine, Jane Fonda, Paul Dano, Harvey Keitel, Mădălina Ghenea
Roles Jimmy Tree
Rating72% 3.645963.645963.645963.645963.64596
Septuagenarian best friends Fred Ballinger and Mick Boyle are on vacation in the Swiss Alps, staying at a luxury resort. Fred is a retired composer of classical music; at the hotel, he is approached by an emissary for Queen Elizabeth II to perform his popular piece "Simple Songs" at Prince Philip's birthday concert. Fred turns down the offer, claiming he is not interested in performing anymore – although he still composes pieces in his head when alone. Mick is a filmmaker, and is working with a group of writers to develop the screenplay for his latest film, which he calls his "testament". Also with them is actor Jimmy Tree, who is researching for an upcoming role and frustrated that he is only remembered for his role as a robot. The hotel is inhabited by other quirky individuals, including a young masseuse, an overweight Maradona, and Miss Universe.
Prisoners
Prisoners (2013)
, 2h33
Directed by Denis Villeneuve
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about suicide, Serial killer films, Auto-justice
Actors Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Melissa Leo, Paul Dano, Maria Bello, Viola Davis
Roles Alex Jones
Rating80% 4.049474.049474.049474.049474.04947
Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) and his wife Grace (Maria Bello) attend a Thanksgiving dinner at the home of their friends, Franklin (Terrence Howard) and Nancy (Viola Davis) Birch. The children go for a walk in the neighborhood and approach a campervan that is parked outside a house nearby. There is music playing, which suggests there is somebody inside. After dinner, both families' younger daughters, Anna Dover and Joy Birch, go missing.
12 Years a Slave, 2h13
Directed by Steve McQueen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about slavery, Films about racism
Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Paul Dano, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti
Roles John Tibeats
Rating80% 4.048944.048944.048944.048944.04894
In 1841, Solomon Northup is a free African-American man working as a violinist, who lives with his wife, Anne Hampton, and two children, Margaret and Alonzo, in Saratoga Springs, New York. Two men, Brown and Hamilton, offer him a two-week job as a musician if he will travel to Washington, D.C., with them. Once there, they drug Northup and deliver him to a slave pen owned by James Burch.
Ruby Sparks, 1h44
Directed by Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas, Steve Coogan, Elliott Gould
Roles Calvin
Rating71% 3.5990053.5990053.5990053.5990053.599005
Calvin Weir-Fields (Paul Dano) is a young novelist who is struggling to recreate the early success of his first novel but unable to commit to any of his ideas. With his introverted personality and idealistic view of what it means to be in love, Calvin also struggles in finding relationships, feeling most women are only interested in an idolized and preconceived notion of who they believe him to be.
Looper
Looper (2012)
, 1h58
Directed by Rian Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about suicide, Time travel films, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Piper Perabo
Roles Seth
Rating73% 3.696213.696213.696213.696213.69621
In 2044, 25-year-old Joe works for a Kansas City crime syndicate as a "looper." Since technology in the future has made it almost impossible to successfully dispose of murdered bodies, the syndicates use time travel which was invented in 2074 and subsequently outlawed. Managed by a man sent from the future named Abe, loopers kill and dispose of victims sent back in time whose faces are hidden by a bag. They are paid with bars of silver strapped to the target. To prevent connections to the use of illegal time travel, when a looper is retired, his future self is sent back to 2044 as a target for his younger self, but with gold bars as a payment. This event is referred to as "closing the loop" and signals the end of a looper's contract. Failing to close the loop is punishable by execution.
Being Flynn, 1h42
Directed by Paul Weitz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about writers, Films about families
Actors Robert De Niro, Paul Dano, Olivia Thirlby, Julianne Moore, Eddie Rouse, Lili Taylor
Roles Nick Flynn
Rating63% 3.198923.198923.198923.198923.19892
Nick Flynn (Dano) is an aspiring writer who works at a homeless shelter where his estranged father Jonathan (De Niro) is a client. Jonathan, an alcoholic ex-con and self-proclaimed "master storyteller", left Nick's mother Jody (Moore) years earlier to raise Nick on her own. She eventually committed suicide, for which Nick feels responsible. Jonathan gets into fights with the other clients, and Nick is tempted to throw him out. Nick and Jonathan get into an intense argument, during which Jonathan tells Nick that they are the same. The stress of seeing his father again drives Nick to drink heavily and abuse drugs, costing him his relationship with his girlfriend and coworker, Denise (Olivia Thirlby).
For Ellen
For Ellen (2012)
, 1h33
Directed by So Yong Kim
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Paul Dano, Jon Heder, Jena Malone, Margarita Levieva, Dakota Johnson
Roles Joby Taylor
Rating60% 3.0002653.0002653.0002653.0002653.000265
Joby Taylor (Paul Dano) is a musician that in the midst of a nasty divorce and child custody battle faces hard choices about his floundering music career and being a father.
Cowboys & Aliens, 1h58
Directed by Jon Favreau
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Western
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Abigail Spencer, Sam Rockwell, Clancy Brown
Roles Percy Dolarhyde
Rating59% 2.99642.99642.99642.99642.9964
In 1873, New Mexico Territory, an unnamed loner (Daniel Craig) wakes up in the desert being injured with no memory and with a strange metal object on his wrist. After killing three drifters who think he might be worth bounty money, he takes their clothes, weapons and a horse. He wanders into the small town of Absolution where the local preacher Meacham (Clancy Brown) treats his wound. After the stranger subdues Percy Dolarhyde (Paul Dano), a volatile drunk who has been terrorizing the town, Sheriff Taggart (Keith Carradine) recognizes the stranger as Jake Lonergan, a wanted outlaw, and attempts to arrest him. Jake beats up the posse sent to take him in and nearly escapes, but a mysterious woman named Ella Swenson (Olivia Wilde) knocks him out. Taggart prepares to transport both Jake and Percy to Santa Fe for trial.
Knight and Day, 1h50
Directed by James Mangold
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Spy films
Actors Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard, Maggie Grace, Paul Dano, Marc Blucas
Roles Simon Feck
Rating62% 3.1480053.1480053.1480053.1480053.148005
After colliding with Miller twice in the airport departure terminal on the way home from Wichita to pick up car parts, Havens is told she has been bumped to a later flight. C.I.A. Agent John Fitzgerald (Peter Sarsgaard), believing Havens is working with Miller, puts her back on the plane. Completely taken with Miller, Havens goes to the restroom to prep herself up. Meanwhile, Miller fights and kills everyone else on the plane, even the pilots, who were all agents sent by Fitzgerald. After Havens reemerges and gives him a kiss, Miller crash-lands the plane in a cornfield. He drugs a shocked and confused Havens, warning her about the agents who will come after her and that she is not safe with them.
The Extra Man, 1h48
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Kevin Kline, Paul Dano, Katie Holmes, John C. Reilly, Dan Hedaya, Patti D'Arbanville
Roles Louis Ives
Rating59% 2.951092.951092.951092.951092.95109
A failed playwright, Henry Harrison, develops an odd mentor relationship with Louis Ives, a troubled, cross-dressing, aspiring writer to whom Henry sublets a room in his New York apartment. Henry teaches Louis the art of being an "extra man", accompanying and entertaining wealthy older women in their fanciful social lives. Along the way, Louis encounters an environmentally conscious co-worker, Mary Powell, and a jealous, eccentric neighbor, Gershon.
Meek's Cutoff, 1h44
Directed by Kelly Reichardt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Western
Themes Films about religion, Le désert
Actors Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Bruce Greenwood, Shirley Henderson, Neal Huff, Zoe Kazan
Roles Thomas Gately
Rating65% 3.299193.299193.299193.299193.29919
In 1845, a small band of settlers traveling across the Oregon High Desert suspect their guide, Stephen Meek, may not actually know where he is going. What was supposed to be a two-week journey stretches into five. With no relief in sight, tensions rise as water becomes increasingly scarce and supplies run low. The wives look on as the husbands discuss what to do, unable to participate in the decision making. The dynamics of power begins to shift when they capture a lone Indian and hold him captive so he may lead them to water. Questions plague the settlers as they press on with dwindling resources: Should they trust Meek? Will the Indian lead them to water or a trap? Are there others following them? How much longer can they survive?
Taking Woodstock, 2h
Directed by Ang Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Political films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Imelda Staunton, Demetri Martin, Henry Goodman, Liev Schreiber, Edward Hibbert, Jonathan Groff
Roles VW Guy
Rating66% 3.3484853.3484853.3484853.3484853.348485
Set in 1969, the film follows the true story of Elliot Tiber (Demetri Martin), an aspiring Greenwich Village interior designer whose parents, Jake (Henry Goodman) and Sonia (Imelda Staunton), own the small dilapidated El Monaco Resort in White Lake, in the town of Bethel, New York. A hippie theater troupe, The Earthlight Players, rents the barn, but can hardly pay any rent. Due to financial trouble, the motel may have to be closed, but Elliot pleads with the local bank not to foreclose on the mortgage and Sonia delivers a tirade about her struggles as a Russian refugee. The family is given until the end of the summer to pay up.