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Paul Dano

Paul Dano was born on June 19, 1984 in New York City, New York, USA as Paul Franklin Dano. He is an actor, known for Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Looper (2012) and Prisoners (2013). See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 12 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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 2017 Okja (pre-production)
 2015 Codes of Conduct (TV Series) (post-production)
Jared 'Rowdy Rotty' Rotmensen
- Episode #1.6 ... Jared 'Rowdy Rotty' Rotmensen
- Episode #1.5 ... Jared 'Rowdy Rotty' Rotmensen
- Episode #1.4 ... Jared 'Rowdy Rotty' Rotmensen
- Episode #1.3 ... Jared 'Rowdy Rotty' Rotmensen
- Episode #1.2 ... Jared 'Rowdy Rotty' Rotmensen
 2015/I Youth
Jimmy Tree
 2012 Looper
 2012 Flatscreen (Video short)
 2012 For Ellen
Joby Taylor
 2010 The Extra Man
Louis Ives
 2009 The Good Heart
 2007 Light and the Sufferer
Don (AKA: Light)
 2007 Weapons
 2006 Fast Food Nation
 2005 The King
Paul Sandow
 2005 The Ballad of Jack and Rose
 2002-2004 The Sopranos (TV Series)
Patrick Whaley / Patrick Whalen
- All Due Respect (2004) ... Patrick Whaley (as Paul Franklin Dano)
- Everybody Hurts (2002) ... Patrick Whalen (as Paul Franklin Dano)
 2002 Too Young to Be a Dad (TV Movie)
Matt Freeman (as Paul Franklin Dano)
 2001 L.I.E.
Howie Blitzer (as Paul Franklin Dano)
 2000 The Newcomers
 1998 Smart Guy (TV Series)
- She Got Game (1998) ... Nicholas (as Paul Franklin Dano)
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Other Works:

Played Howard in "Inherit The Wind" by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee - Royale Theater, NYC (1996). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Paul Franklin Dano


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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Personal Quote:

(On if he watches his own films) Yeah, I like to see things once just to have closure. Anything beyond that, I don't know. It's probably not a good thing. Then I start to pick away at myself, you know? Maybe there's something you can learn from it, but I kind of like to see things once, just to know what the movie is. I feel like a lot of the films I do, part of the reason I like doing them is ... See more »


Was ranked #5 on Entertainment Weekly's '30 Under 30' the actors list. (2008). See more »


Often plays characters who receive beatings

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