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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 Golden Globe. Another 21 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Little Miss Sunshine
(2006)
Looper
Looper Seth
(2012)
Prisoners
Prisoners Alex Jones
(2013)
Ruby Sparks
Ruby Sparks Calvin Weir-Fields
(2012)

Filmography

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 2015/I Youth
Jimmy Tree
 2012 Looper
Seth
 2012 Flatscreen (Video short)
Paul
 2012 For Ellen
Joby Taylor
 2010 The Extra Man
Louis Ives
 2009 The Good Heart
Lucas
 2007 Light and the Sufferer
Don (AKA: Light)
 2007 Weapons
Chris
 2006 Fast Food Nation
Brian
 2005 The King
Paul Sandow
 2005 The Ballad of Jack and Rose
Thaddius
 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
Joel
 1998 Smart Guy (TV Series)
Nicholas
- She Got Game (1998) ... Nicholas (as Paul Franklin Dano)
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Other Works:

Understudied on Ivan Turgenev's "A Month In The Country" - Criterion Center, NYC (1995). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Paul Franklin Dano

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on preparing for his role in Little Miss Sunshine (2006)] "In my house, I tried not talking for a couple days and it was almost impossible to be at a dinner table with my parents and not point out to them what I thought was silly that they were saying. You just want to rebel! It was so difficult". See more »

Trivia:

Paul's paternal grandparents, John Dano and Anna Herzo, were both from Slovak families that immigrated to Scranton, Pennsylvania. Paul's mother is of half Austrian (including Bohemian/Czech) and half Swedish descent. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays characters who receive beatings

Star Sign:

Gemini

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