Paul Dano

Paul Dano

actor, producer, director

Paul Dano was born on Jun 19, 1984 in USA. Paul Dano's big-screen debut came with The Newcomers directed by James Allen Bradley in 2000, strarring Joel. Paul Dano is known for Pantheon directed by Micah Gunnell, Paul Dano stars as Caspian and Katie Chang as Maddie. Paul Dano has got 25 awards and 62 nominations so far. The most recent award Paul Dano achieved is Miami Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Paul Dano plays is The Fabelmans which will be released on Nov 23, 2022.

An actor for all seasons and all kinds of roles (from dark, difficult characters to more loving ones) Paul Dano has an extensive body work that includes working with directors such as Paul Thomas Anderson, Steve McQueen, Dayton & Ferris, Ang Lee, Denis Villenueve and Paolo Sorrentino; acting with heavyweights such as Harrison Ford, Daniel Day-Lewis, Alan Arkin, Jake Gyllenhaal, Toni Collette, Michael Caine, Kevin Kline - just to mention a few names; and easily making a fine transition in between independent cinema, art-house films and mainstream Hollywood blockbusters.Paul Franklin Dano was born on 19 June, 1984 in New York City. At an early age he was already appearing in community plays and by his early teens he got his first TV appearance on an episode of Smart Guy (1998). His first major role was as Howie Blitzer, a trouble teenager who gets involved with an older man, played by Brian Cox, in the controversial and acclaimed L.I.E. Long Island Expressway (2001). For the role, Dano was awarded an Independent Spirit Award in the Best Debut Performance category, along with some other awards from Indie cinema. From the on, he moved on to supporting roles in Girl Next Door (2004), Taking Lives: Destins violés (2004), The King (2005), Fast Food Nation (2006) and The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005).Dano's rise to stardom came in consecutive films that showcased his talents and made him an important name in the business: as Dwayne, a rebel teen who copes with his teen angst by refusing to speak to everyone in his family, only using of his cold expressions and a notepad in Little Miss Sunshine (2006), he was praised by critics and audiences, a role that earned him among other awards the Screen Actors Guild as Best Ensemble Cast. The following year, he appeared on a dual role as twin brothers Paul and Eli Sunday - the latter character, a devoted preacher, is more extensive and challenging than the mysterious Paul, in Paul Thomas Anderson critically acclaimed There Will Be Blood (2007). The role was given to Dano after a recommendation from Daniel Day-Lewis who had worked with the young actor in The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005) and found him a very talented and interesting role. Anderson followed Day-Lewis suggestion, and the result was another hit for Dano, who received several awards nominations, including the Bafta as Best Supporting Actor.After that, he went on with his career with Hôtel Woodstock (2009), Cowboys & envahisseurs (2011), Elle s'appelle Ruby (2012) - in which he appears alongside his girlfriend Zoe Kazan, Looper (2012), as the tortured suspect in Prisoners (2013); the Oscar winning 12 Years a Slave (2013); as a young Method actor in Youth (2015); the freak comedy Swiss Army Man (2016); Okja (2017); and the miniseries Guerre et Paix (2016) and Escape at Dannemora (2018), the latter being a role completely the opposite he ever played in previous years, as an inmate who escapes jail, a very physical work for him. In between those films and projects, he gained notoriety by playing the young Brian Wilson in Love & Mercy, la véritable histoire de Brian Wilson des Beach Boys (2014), the Beach Boys leader who suffers a nervous breakdown while trying to compose an epic album. That role gave Paul Dano plenty of buzz during awards season, some deserved recognition and his first Golden Globe nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category.His career seems to always be going further each year goes by, always promising. He made his directorial debut in Wildlife: Une saison ardente (2018), which was co-written with Zoe Kazan. They're living together for a decade and have one daughter.In the 2020's, he provided the voice from a character in the thriller The Guilty (2021) and played the Riddler in the box-office hit The Batman (2022), in one of his most challenging roles.

  • Birthday

    Jun 19, 1984
  • Place of Birth

    New York City, New York, USA
  • Also known

    폴 다노, 保罗·达诺, Пол Дано, Paul Franklin Dano

Known For


25 wins & 62 nominations

Miami Film Festival
Winner - Precious Gem Award
Americana Film Fest
Special Mention
Winner - Critics Prize
Winner - Critics Prize
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