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Paul Dano

Highest Rated:   96% 12 Years a Slave (2013)
Lowest Rated:   0% Weapons (2007)
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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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Okja
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Wildlife
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
2017
69% Swiss Army Man
  • Hank
2016
74% Youth
  • Mick Boyle
2015
91% Love & Mercy
  • Brian Wilson
2015
96% 12 Years a Slave
  • Tibeats
2013
81% Prisoners
  • Alex Jones
2013
93% Looper
  • Seth
2012
66% For Ellen
  • Joby Taylor
  • Executive Producer
2012
78% Ruby Sparks
  • Executive Producer
  • Calvin Weir-Fields
2012
51% Being Flynn
  • Nick Flynn
2012
43% Cowboys & Aliens
  • Percy Dolarhyde
2011
86% Meek's Cutoff
  • Thomas Gately
2011
42% The Extra Man
  • Louis Ives
2010
52% Knight & Day
  • Simon Feck
2010
31% The Good Heart
  • Lucas
2010
73% Where the Wild Things Are
  • Alexander
2009
47% Taking Woodstock
  • VW Guy
2009
37% Gigantic
  • Brian Weathersby
2009
54% Explicit Ills
  • Rocco
2009
No Score Yet Light and the Sufferer
  • Don
2008
No Score Yet Light and the Sufferer
  • Actor
2008
91% There Will Be Blood
  • Eli Sunday/Paul Sunday
2007
0% Weapons
  • Chris
2007
50% Fast Food Nation
  • Brian
2006
91% Little Miss Sunshine
  • Dwayne Hoover
2006
56% The King
  • Paul Sandow
2006
47% The Ballad of Jack and Rose
  • Thaddius
2005
55% The Girl Next Door
  • Klitz
2004
22% Taking Lives
  • Young Asher
2004
No Score Yet Players, The - Live in Nashville
  • Actor
2004
50% The Emperor's Club
  • Martin Blythe
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

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
83% War & Peace
2016
  • Pierre Bezukhov
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest

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