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      Paul Dano

      Paul Dano

      Highest Rated: 95% 12 Years a Slave (2013)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Jun 19, 1984

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      Having started his career on stage and screen as a child actor, Paul Dano quickly rose to stardom channeling the frustrations of adolescent awkwardness in a number of supporting turns before later graduating to more eclectic adult roles. Following attention-grabbing turns in films like "L.I.E." (2001) and "The Girl Next Door" (2004), Dano stole the show as an unhappy teenager taking a vow of silence while dealing with his dysfunctional family on a road trip in the indie darling "Little Miss Sunshine" (2006). His performance as the good-hearted, but withdrawn Dwayne was singled out by critics, allowing him to expand his horizons. He did just that when he delivered an excellent supporting performance as a fire-and-brimstone preacher opposite Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis in "There Will Be Blood" (2007). Dano went on to voice Alexander in "Where the Wild Things Are" (2009), before playing a variety of off-beat characters in a string of indies like "Gigantic" (2008), "Taking Woodstock" (2009), "The Good Heart" (2009) and "The Extra Man" (2010). Not one to be pigeonholed, Dano entered the blockbuster arena with supporting roles in "Knight and Day" (2010) and "Cowboys & Aliens" (2011). He returned to the indie fold as the star of co-star, writer and girlfriend Zoe Kazan's much-buzzed about romantic comedy "Ruby Sparks" (2012), which further demonstrated Dano's ability to continually surprise critics and fans with his diversity of choices.

      Highest rated movies

      12 Years a Slave
      Looper
      The Fabelmans There Will Be Blood Little Miss Sunshine Love & Mercy Okja
      Meek's Cutoff

      Photos

      Paul Dano Paul Dano Olivia Thirlby, Paul Dano at arrivals for Special NY Screening of BEING FLYNN, Tribeca Grand Hotel Screening Room, New York, NY March 1, 2012. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection Zoe Kazan, Paul Dano at arrivals for SHAME Premiere at 49th Annual New York Film Festival, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, New York, NY October 7, 2011. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection Paul Dano in attendance for GIRLS & BOYS Opening Night on Broadway, Minetta Lane Theatre, New York, NY June 20, 2018. Photo By: Jason Mendez/Everett Collection Zoe Kazan, Paul Dano at arrivals for SHAME Premiere at 49th Annual New York Film Festival, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, New York, NY October 7, 2011. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection Paul Dano at arrivals for 67th Primetime Emmy Awards 2015 - Arrivals 2, The Microsoft Theater (formerly Nokia Theatre L.A. Live), Los Angeles, CA September 20, 2015. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Paul Dano at arrivals for INTO THE WOODS World Premiere, Ziegfeld Theatre, New York, NY December 8, 2014. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection Paul Dano at arrivals for INTO THE WOODS World Premiere, Ziegfeld Theatre, New York, NY December 8, 2014. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection Paul Dano at arrivals for INHERENT VICE Premiere at the 52nd New York Film Festival, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, New York, NY October 4, 2014. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection Paul Dano at arrivals for The 86th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals 3 - Oscars 2014, The Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA March 2, 2014. Photo By: Gregorio Binuya/Everett Collection Paul Dano at arrivals for The 86th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals 3 - Oscars 2014, The Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA March 2, 2014. Photo By: Gregorio Binuya/Everett Collection Paul Dano at arrivals for FOR ELLEN Premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Library Center Theatre, Park City, UT January 21, 2012. Photo By: James Atoa/Everett Collection Paul Dano at arrivals for 12 YEARS A SLAVE Premiere at the 2013 New York Film Festival (NYFF), Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, New York, NY October 8, 2013. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection Paul Dano at arrivals for PRISONERS Premiere, The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), Los Angeles, CA September 12, 2013. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan at arrivals for RUBY SPARKS Premiere, The Egyptian Theatre, Los Angeles, CA July 19, 2012. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Paul Dano at arrivals for RUBY SPARKS Premiere, The Egyptian Theatre, Los Angeles, CA July 19, 2012. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Olivia Thirlby, Paul Dano at arrivals for Special NY Screening of BEING FLYNN, Tribeca Grand Hotel Screening Room, New York, NY March 1, 2012. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection Olivia Thirlby, Paul Dano at arrivals for Special NY Screening of BEING FLYNN, Tribeca Grand Hotel Screening Room, New York, NY March 1, 2012. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection Paul Dano at arrivals for FOR ELLEN Premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Library Center Theatre, Park City, UT January 21, 2012. Photo By: James Atoa/Everett Collection

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      61% No Score Yet Spaceman Hanuš (Voice) - 2024
      84% 85% Dumb Money Keith Gill (Character) $13.8M 2023
      92% 83% The Fabelmans Burt Fabelman (Character) $17.3M 2022
      85% 87% The Batman The Riddler (Character) $369.3M 2022
      74% 49% The Guilty Matthew Fontenot (Voice) - 2021
      94% 72% Wildlife Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $1.0M 2018
      86% 81% Okja Jay (Character) - 2017
      73% 72% Swiss Army Man Hank (Character) $4.3M 2016
      72% 69% Youth Jimmy Tree (Character) $2.7M 2015
      89% 85% Love & Mercy Young Brian Wilson (Character) $12.5M 2014
      95% 90% 12 Years a Slave Tibeats (Character) $56.7M 2013
      81% 87% Prisoners Alex Jones (Character) $61.0M 2013
      93% 82% Looper Seth (Character) $66.3M 2012
      67% 39% For Ellen Joby (Character),
      Executive Producer
      $7.3K 2012
      79% 75% Ruby Sparks Calvin Weir-Fields (Character),
      Executive Producer
      $2.5M 2012
      51% 41% Being Flynn Nick Flynn (Character) $526.3K 2012
      44% 43% Cowboys & Aliens Percy Dolarhyde (Character) $100.2M 2011
      86% 53% Meek's Cutoff Thomas Gately (Character) $977.6K 2010
      42% 37% The Extra Man Louis Ives (Character) $453.1K 2010
      52% 49% Knight and Day Simon Feck (Character) $76.4M 2010
      32% 58% The Good Heart Lucas (Character) $20.0K 2009
      73% 57% Where the Wild Things Are Alexander (Voice) $77.2M 2009
      48% 47% Taking Woodstock VW Guy (Character) $7.4M 2009
      35% 34% Gigantic Brian (Character) $102.1K 2008
      54% 39% Explicit Ills Rocco (Character) $28.6K 2008
      0% 54% Weapons Chris (Character) - 2007
      91% 86% There Will Be Blood Eli Sunday/Paul Sunday (Character) $40.2M 2007
      49% 42% Fast Food Nation Brian (Character) $1.0M 2006
      91% 91% Little Miss Sunshine Dwayne (Character) $59.9M 2006
      58% 66% The King Paul Sandow (Character) $281.3K 2005
      47% 61% The Ballad of Jack and Rose Thadius (Character) $712.3K 2005
      No Score Yet 0% Light and the Sufferer Don/Light (Character) - 2004
      22% 54% Taking Lives Young Asher (Character) $32.7M 2004
      56% 69% The Girl Next Door Klitz (Character) $14.6M 2004
      No Score Yet 77% Too Young to Be a Dad Matt Freeman (Character) - 2002
      84% 78% L.I.E. Howie Blitzer (Character) $1.1M 2001
      No Score Yet 33% The Newcomers Joel (Character) - 2000

      TV

      Credit
      90% 67% Mr. & Mrs. Smith Hot Neighbor (Guest Star) 2024
      No Score Yet 61% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2018 2022-2023
      No Score Yet 36% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2015 2023
      100% 93% Pantheon Caspian (Voice) 2022-2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2016 2023
      No Score Yet 19% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2015-2016 2018 2023
      No Score Yet 48% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016 2022
      No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015 2017-2018 2022
      88% 87% Escape at Dannemora David Sweat (Character) 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2018
      88% 86% La guerra y la paz Pierre Bezukhov (Character) 2016
      92% 96% The Sopranos Patrick Whalen (Guest Star) 2002