Paul Dano

Paul Dano

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

Lowest Rated: 0% Weapons (2007)

Birthday: Jun 19, 1984

Birthplace: Wilton, Connecticut, USA

Paul Dano first caught major attention in 2006, when he played the grumpy, nihilistic teenager Dwayne in the sleeper hit Little Miss Sunshine. Dano had actually been paying his dues in the industry for five years when the indie comedy put him on the map, first starring in the tense 2001 drama L.I.E. at the age of 17, when he performed under the name Paul Franklin Dano. Even before that, young Dano appeared in several Broadway productions including A Christmas Carol and Ragtime. He went on to appear in the crime thriller Taking Lives as well as the critically acclaimed The Ballad of Jack & Rose. Then, in 2006, Dano took the infamous role in Little Miss Sunshine of a surly teenage brother who's taken a vow of silence. He immediately followed it with the subversive Fast Food Nation before signing on to re-team with his Ballad of Jack & Rose co-star Daniel Day-Lewis in the Paul Thomas Anderson historical drama There Will Be Blood. Dano also lent his voice to the big-screen computer-animated adaptation of the classic children's book Where the Wild Things Are, voicing the main character of Alexander. He continued to jungle indie fare like Gigantic, Meek's Cutoff, and Being Flynn with supporting turns in more high-profile projects including Knight and Day as well as Cowboys & Indians.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Under en öppen himmel Executive Producer Screenwriter Director Producer 2018
94% Wildlife Executive Producer Director Screenwriter 2018
86% Okja Jay 2017
71% Swiss Army Man Hank $4.3M 2016
72% Youth Mick Boyle $1.9M 2015
90% Love & Mercy Brian Wilson $8.8M 2015
95% 12 Years a Slave Tibeats $50.7M 2013
80% Prisoners Alex Jones $61M 2013
93% Looper Seth $66.4M 2012
67% For Ellen Joby Taylor Executive Producer 2012
79% Ruby Sparks Calvin Weir-Fields Executive Producer $2.6M 2012
51% Being Flynn Nick Flynn $0.6M 2012
45% Cowboys & Aliens Percy Dolarhyde $100.3M 2011
86% Meek's Cutoff Thomas Gately $1M 2011
42% The Extra Man Louis Ives $0.5M 2010
52% Knight & Day Simon Feck $76.5M 2010
30% The Good Heart Lucas 2010
73% Where the Wild Things Are Alexander $77.3M 2009
48% Taking Woodstock VW Guy $7.4M 2009
36% Gigantic Brian Weathersby 2009
54% Explicit Ills Rocco 2009
No Score Yet Light and the Sufferer Don 2008
91% There Will Be Blood Eli Sunday/Paul Sunday $40.2M 2007
0% Weapons Chris 2007
50% Fast Food Nation Brian $1M 2006
91% Little Miss Sunshine Dwayne Hoover $59.9M 2006
56% The King Paul Sandow 2006
47% The Ballad of Jack and Rose Thaddius $0.6M 2005
56% The Girl Next Door Klitz $14.6M 2004
22% Taking Lives Young Asher $32.7M 2004
No Score Yet Players, The - Live in Nashville Actor 2004
50% The Emperor's Club Martin Blythe $14M 2002
No Score Yet Too Young to Be a Dad Matt Freeman 2002
83% L.I.E. Howie Blitzer 2001
No Score Yet The Newcomers Joel 2000

TV

Credit
89% Escape at Dannemora
2018
David Sweat 2019
2018
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2018
2017
2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2018
2017
2015
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2016
87% War & Peace
2016
Pierre Bezukhov 2016
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest 2016
2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2015
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2007

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.