Paul Dano

Paul Dano

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

Lowest Rated: 0% Weapons (2007)

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 His performance as the good-hearted, but withdrawn Dwayne was singled out by critics, allowing him to expand his horizons.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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Batman Edward Nashton/The Riddler (Character) - 2021
93% 73% Wildlife Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$1M 2018
86% 81% Okja Jay (Character) - 2017
71% 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) $61M 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
73% 57% Where the Wild Things Are Alexander (Voice) $77.2M 2009
30% 58% The Good Heart Lucas (Character) $20K 2009
48% 47% Taking Woodstock VW Guy (Character) $7.4M 2009
36% 34% Gigantic Brian (Character) $102.1K 2008
52% 39% Explicit Ills Rocco (Character) $28.6K 2008
92% 86% There Will Be Blood Eli Sunday/Paul Sunday (Character) $40.2M 2007
0% 55% Weapons Chris (Character) - 2007
50% 42% Fast Food Nation Brian (Character) $1M 2006
91% 91% Little Miss Sunshine Dwayne (Character) $59.9M 2006
47% 61% The Ballad of Jack and Rose Thadius (Character) $712.3K 2005
57% 66% The King Paul Sandow (Character) $281.3K 2005
22% 55% Taking Lives Young Asher (Character) $32.7M 2004
56% 69% The Girl Next Door Klitz (Character) $14.6M 2004
No Score Yet 0% Light and the Sufferer Don/Light (Character) - 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 32% The Newcomers Joel (Character) - 2000

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2018 2015-2016
No Score Yet 26% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2018
No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2017-2018 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Healthy Minds Guest 2016
No Score Yet 38% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2013
92% 98% The Sopranos Patrick Whalen (Guest Star) 2002

QUOTES FROM Paul Dano CHARACTERS

Leda Ballinger says: I pretended to sleep, and for the first time in my life he caressed my cheek.

Mick Boyle says: Parents know when their children pretend.

Tibeats says: You will not live to see another day!

Alex Jones says: They didn't cry until I left them

Alex Jones says: They didn't cry until I left them.

Calvin says: I control you

Calvin says: I control you.

Calvin Weir-Fields says: I couldn't see you when you were here and, now that you're gone, I see you everywhere.

Calvin Weir-Fields says: I couldn't see you when you were here and now that you're gone, I see you everywhere.

Calvin says: "oh...i'm just having trouble wrapping my head around the reality of this situation".

Calvin says: Oh... I'm just having trouble wrapping my head around the reality of this situation.

Ruby says: I 'm not your child!

Ruby says: You don't get to decide what I do

Ruby says: You don't get to decide what I do.

Calvin says: Wanna bet?

Calvin says: i'm sorry for the words i wrote to change you

Calvin says: I'm sorry for every word I wrote to change you, I'm sorry for so many things.

Seth says: (crying) Please Joe! You gotta hide me!

Seth says: [crying] Please Joe! You gotta hide me!

John Taylor says: We wanted to make it so bad.

Ellen Taylor says: Have you made it?

John Taylor says: You don't talk to me that way!

John Taylor says: Hello?

Calvin says: Falling in love is an act of magic.

Dwayne says: You know what? Fuck beauty contests. Life is one fucking beauty contest after another. You know, school, then college, then work, fuck that. And fuck the air force academy. If I wanna fly, I'll find a way to fly. You do what you love, and fuck the rest.

Dwayne says: Hey, where are the dressing rooms?

Girl in Hallway says: Are you allowed to be here?

Dwayne says: Just tell me where the dressing rooms are!

Dwayne says: FUCK!!

Dwayne says: FUCK!

Eli Sunday says: You are a stupid man, Abel.

Daniel Plainview says: Drainage, Eli! Drained dry, I'm so sorry.

Eli Sunday says: [sobbing]

Daniel Plainview says: Here. If you have a milkshake.[pauses]. And I have a milkshake. And if I have a straw... My straw reaches acrooooooooooooooss the room, and starts to drink your milkshake. I drink your milkshake! I drink it up!

Daniel Plainview says: Here. If you have a milkshake.[pauses]. And I have a milkshake. And if I have a straw... My straw reaches across the room, and starts to drink your milkshake. I drink your milkshake! I drink it up!

Eli Sunday says: Don't bully me Daniel!

Daniel Plainview says: If you have a milkshake, and I have a milkshake. And I have a straw. This is a straw see it (Pointing at his index finger)? And my straw reaches ACROOOOOOOSS the room. I drink your milkshake! (Slurp). I drink it up!

Daniel Plainview says: If you have a milkshake, and I have a milkshake. And I have a straw. This is a straw, see it [Pointing at his index finger]? And my straw reaches across the room. I drink your milkshake! [Slurp]. I drink it up!

Eli Sunday says: Don't bully me Daniel!

Eli Sunday says: I am a false profit...GOD is a superstition

Eli Sunday says: I am a false prophet! God is a superstition!

April says: Is your name really Clitz?

Klitz says: Yeah, with a K.

Klitz says: Dude, am I ugly?

Dwayne says: You know what? Fuck beauty contests. Life is one fucking beauty contest after another. School, then college, then work... Fuck that. And fuck the Air Force Academy. If I want to fly, I'll find a way to fly. You do what you love, and fuck the rest.