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 His performance as the good-hearted, but withdrawn Dwayne was singled out by critics, allowing him to expand his horizons.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
There Will Be Blood Little Miss Sunshine Love & Mercy Okja
Meek's Cutoff
L.I.E.

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Batman Edward Nashton (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fabelmans Sammy's Father (Character) - 2022
74% 47% The Guilty Matthew Fontenot (Voice) - 2021
94% 72% Wildlife Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$1.0M 2018
86% 81% Okja Jay (Character) - 2017
72% 72% Swiss Army Man Hank (Character) $4.3M 2016
71% 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% 37% 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
30% 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
36% 34% Gigantic Brian (Character) $102.1K 2008
54% 39% Explicit Ills Rocco (Character) $28.6K 2008
0% 55% 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
57% 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% 55% 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 30% The Newcomers Joel (Character) - 2000

TV

Credit
90% 90% Escape at Dannemora David Sweat (Character) 2018
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2018
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2015-2016 2018
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2018
No Score Yet 54% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Healthy Minds Guest 2016
No Score Yet 41% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016
88% 85% War and Peace Pierre Bezukhov (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2016
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2013
92% 97% The Sopranos Patrick Whalen (Guest Star) 2002