Paul Dano

Profession: Actor
Paul Dano
Birthdate: June 19, 1984
Age: 39 years
Country: United States United States
Horoscope: Gemini


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Paul Dano is an American Actor. He has won an Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG), an Critics Choice Awards and an Gotham Awards. He's known for 12 Years a Slave (2013), Little Miss Sunshine (2006) and There Will Be Blood (2007).

All Movies of Paul Dano

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  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith (TV Series)
    TV Series (2024-). 8 Episodes. The Smiths, John and Jane, have abandoned their identities to be together as partners, in espionage and in marriage. Paired by a mysterious agency that assigns them different and dangerous missions, ...
    United States  2024
  • Dumb Money
    Dumb Money is the ultimate David vs. Goliath tale, based on the insane true story of everyday people who flipped the script on Wall Street and got rich by turning GameStop (yes, the mall videogame store) into the world's hottest c
    United States  2023
  • The Fabelmans
    A semi-autobiography from Spielberg's own childhood. Set in the late 1950s and early ‘60s, this coming-of-age epic is told through the lens of Sammy Fabelman, who falls in love with moviemaking and grapples with the family turmo...
    United States  2022
  • The Batman
    In his second year of fighting crime, Batman explores the corruption that plagues Gotham City and how it may tie to his own family, in addition to coming into conflict with a serial killer known as the Riddler.
    Character: The Riddler
    United States  2022
  • The Guilty
    A demoted police officer assigned to a call dispatch desk is conflicted when he receives an emergency phone call from a kidnapped woman.
    Character: Matthew Fontenot (voice)
    United States  2021
  • Escape at Dannemora (TV Miniseries)
    TV Miniseries based on a prison break in upstate New York that spawned a massive manhunt. The series is based on a real-life 2015 prison break in NY that saw two convicts escape with the help of a married female prison employee, w...
    Character:  David Sweat 7 episodes, 2018
    United States  2018
  • Wildlife
    Montana, 1960: A boy witnesses his parent's marriage falling apart after his mom finds another man. Based on the novel by Richard Ford.
    Director of the film
    United States  2018
  • Okja
    A young girl named Mija risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend - a massive animal named Okja.
    Character: Jay
    South Korea  2017
  • Swiss Army Man
    Hank, stranded on a deserted island and about to kill himself, notices a corpse washed up on the beach. He befriends it, naming it Manny, only to discover that his new friend can talk and has a myriad of supernatural abilities...w...
    Character: Hank
    United States  2016
  • War and Peace (TV Miniseries)
    TV Miniseries (2016). 6 episodes. A story that revolves around five aristocratic families, set during the reign of Alexander I, and centered on the love triangle between Natasha Rostova, Pierre Bezukhov, and Andrei Bolkonsky.
    United Kingdom  2016
  • Youth
    Youth is the story of Fred Ballinger (Michael Caine), a great orchestra conductor on holiday in a hotel in the Alps with his daughter Lena and friend, Mick, a director who is finding his latest film difficult to wrap up. Fred gave...
    Italy  2015
  • Love & Mercy
    The life of reclusive Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson, from his successes with highly-influential orchestral pop albums to his nervous breakdown and subsequent encounter with controversial therapist Dr. Eugene Land
    United States  2014
  • Prisoners
    When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
    Character: Alex Jones
    United States  2013
  • 12 Years a Slave
    Based on a true story, 12 YEARS A SLAVE is a riveting account of a free black man kidnapped and sold into brutal slavery in mid-1850s Louisiana, and the inspiring story of his desperate struggle to return home to his family. Solom...
    Character: Tibeats
    United States  2013
  • Being Flynn
    During his twenties, a young man (Paul Dano) works at various homeless shelters in Boston, where he often intersects with his brilliant but troubled father (Robert De Niro).
    Character: Nick Flynn
    United States  2012
  • Looper
    The mid-21st century. Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is employed as a ‘looper’, a hit man who executes victims sent back from 30 years in his future, when time travel has been invented and is controlled by organised crime. When hi...
    Character: Seth
    United States  2012
  • Ruby Sparks
    Calvin Weir-Fields (Paul Dano) is a novelist struggling with writer's block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character named Ruby Sparks (Zoe Kazan) he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence
    United States  2012
  • For Ellen
    A struggling musician takes an overnight long-distance drive in order to fight his estranged wife for custody of their young daughter.
    United States  2011
  • Cowboys & Aliens
    Year 1873. In Silver City, Arizona Territory, Apache Indians and Western settlers must lay their differences aside when an alien spaceship crash lands in their city. It all begins when a stranger (Daniel Craig) with no memory of h...
    Character: Percy Dolarhyde
    United States  2011
  • The Extra Man
    A man who escorts wealthy widows in New York's Upper East Side takes a young aspiring playwright under his wing.
    Character: Louis Ives
    United States  2010
  • Meek's Cutoff
    The year is 1845, the earliest days of the Oregon Trail, and a wagon team of three families has hired the mountain man Stephen Meek to guide them over the Cascade Mountains. Claiming to know a short cut, Meek leads the group on an...
    Character: Thomas Gately
    United States  2010
  • Knight & Day
    An action-comedy centered on a fugitive couple (Cruise and Diaz) on a glamorous and sometimes deadly adventure where nothing and no one – even themselves – are what they seem. Amid shifting alliances and unexpected betrayals, ...
    Character: Simon Feck
    United States  2010
  • The Good Heart
    A cantankerous but ailing bartender takes a kindly young homeless man in under his wing.
    Iceland  2009
  • Taking Woodstock
    A man working at his parents' motel in the Catskills inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969.
    Character: VW Guy
    United States  2009
  • Where the Wild Things Are
    An adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's story, where Max, a disobedient little boy sent to bed without his supper, creates his own world--a forest inhabited by ferocious wild creatures that crown Max as their ruler.
    Character: voz Alexander
    United States  2009
  • Gigantic
    Brian Weathersby (PAUL DANO) is a 28 year-old salesman at a high-end Swedish mattress company. The afterthought child to elderly parents (ED ASNER, JANE ALEXANDER), and the youngest son in a trio of successful brothers, a shady oi...
    Character: Brian Weathersby
    United States  2008
  • Explicit Ills
    A drama of four interconnecting stories revolving around love, drugs and poverty in Philadelphia.
    United States  2008
  • Light and the Sufferer
    Realism and fantasy collide in Jonathan Lethem's genre-bending coming-of-age story, which follows two estranged brothers as they try to leave New York City for a new life in California only to find their plans--and lives--being fo...
    United States  2007
  • Weapons
    Weapons presents a series of brutal, seemingly random youth-related killings over the course of a weekend in a typical small town in America, and tragically reveals how they are all interrelated.
    United States  2007
  • There Will Be Blood
    Year 1902. When Daniel Plainview gets a mysterious tip-off that there's a little town out West where an ocean of oil is oozing out of the ground, he heads there with his son, H.W., to take their chances in dust-worn Little Boston....
    Character: Paul Sunday/Eli Sunday
    United States  2007
  • Fast Food Nation
    Don Henderson (Greg Kinnear)-a marketing executive at Mickey's Fast Food Restaurant chain, home of "The Big One"-has a problem. Contaminated meat is getting into the frozen patties of the company's best-selling burger. T...
    United States  2006
  • Little Miss Sunshine
    Meet the conflictive Hoover family: a grandfather who snorts coke and swears, the father, a struggling motivational speaker, a mother who can't cope, an uncle recovering from a failed suicide attempt after being dumped by his boyf...
    Character: Dwayne
    United States  2006
  • The Ballad of Jack and Rose
    Jack (Daniel Day-Lewis) lives on the site of his abandoned island commune with his 16-year-old daughter Rose (Camilla Belle). Jack has sheltered Rose from the influences of the outside world, but now Rose's emerging womanhood pose...
    Character: Thaddius
    United States  2005
  • Taking Lives
    When Montreal detectives handling a local homicide investigation reluctantly ask for an outsider’s help to get inside the head of a cunning serial killer, top FBI profiler Illeana Scott (Angelina Jolie) joins the case. With meti...
    Character: Young Asher
    United States  2004
  • The Girl Next Door
    A straight-arrow high-school senior (Emile Hirsch) falls in love with the perfect 'girl-next-door', only to discover she is a former porn star (Elisha Cuthbert). He comes to realize that if he wants this very special woman, he bet...
    Character: Klitz
    United States  2004
  • The Emperor's Club
    William Hundert, St. Benedict's assistant headmaster, practices what he teaches. Striving to inspire his students to live rightly, he's the kind of impassioned Classics professor who believes the history of the Greeks and Romans i...
    Character: Martin Blythe
    United States  2002
  • L.I.E. (Long Island Expressway)
    One of the most astonishing American independent films in years, L.I.E. tells the story of fifteen-year-old Howie, a young New Jersey native whose life falls apart around him, but who also ends up finding himself during the proces...
    Character: Howie Blitzer (as Paul Franklin Dano)
    United States  2001
  • The Sopranos (TV Series)
    TV Series (1999-2007). 6 seasons. 86 episodes. The Sopranos is an American television drama created by David Chase. The series revolves around the New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) and the d...
    United States  1999