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
  • 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
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
86% 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
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  • 2007

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