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Overview (3)

Born in Rome, Lazio, Italy
Birth NameDaniel Sallis Huston
Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Award-winning actor, writer and director, Danny Huston is known for his versatility and dramatic screen presence. Most recognized for his roles in films like Martin Scorsese's The Aviator, Alfonso Cuaron's Children of Men and Alejandro Inarritu's 21 Grams, Huston has worked with some of the finest film directors of his generation.

Huston got his start directing Mr. North with Robert Mitchum, Anthony Edwards and his sister Anjelica Huston. He went on to give his breakthrough acting performance in the independent film Ivansxtc for which he was nominated for Best Male Performance at the 2003 Independent Spirit Awards. Since then his film acting work has included: X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Ridley Scott's Robin Hood, Hitchcock with Anthony Hopkins, Wrath of the Titans with Liam Neeson, The Constant Gardener with Rachel Weisz and Ralph Fiennes, Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette, John Sayles Silver City, The Libertador with Edgar Ramirez, The Congress with Harvey Keitel, John Hillcoat's The Proposition with Guy Pearce, Birth opposite Nicole Kidman, 30 Days of Night with Josh Hartnett, Peter Berg's The Kingdom, and many more.

In 2013, his critically acclaimed role of Ben the butcher in Magic City (STARZ), earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. His other television acting work includes the hit television series Masters Of Sex (Showtime), a recurring role in the hugely popular American Horror Story (FX), and performances in You Don't Know Jack (HBO)with Al Pacino and John Adams (HBO/Playtone).

Additional credits include, Paranoid for Netflix and ITV Studios, Marc Forster's All I See Is You, Frankenstein directed by Bernard Rose, Pressure, directed by Ron Scalpello; and Tim Burton's Big Eyes. Huston also directed himself in The Last Photograph which screened at The Edinburgh Film Festival and the Mill Valley Film Festival.

In 2017, Huston portrayed Robert Evans in the stage adaptation of The Kid Stays in the Picture directed by Simon McBurney, for The Royal Court Theatre in London. Huston also recently appeared in the global box office hit Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins.

He could recently be seen in the Netflix feature IO opposite Anthony Mackie, as well as the feature Stan and Ollie, which was directed by Jon Baird for BBC films.

Huston will next be seen in Angel Has Fallen alongside Morgan Freeman and Gerard Butler, which will be released in theaters on August 23rd, 2019, as well as the IM Global feature Richard Says Goodbye with Johnny Depp for writer/director Wayne Roberts. Huston continues to star as "Dan Jenkins" on the Taylor Sheridan and Paramount TV series Yellowstone, which is now airing its second season. It is the number one Summer series of 2019. Huston can be see in a season long-arc on the critically acclaimed series Succession for HBO.

In addition, Huston starred in and directed the feature The Last Photograph (2017), which was on September 6, 2019.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Untitled Entertainment

Family (4)

Spouse Katie Jane Evans (2001 - October 2008)  (her death)  (1 child)
Virginia Madsen (2 September 1989 - 1992)  (divorced)
Children Huston, Stella
Parents Zoe Sallis
John Huston
Relatives Anjelica Huston (half sibling)

Trivia (18)

Son of filmmaker and actor John Huston and actress Zoe Sallis.
Grandson of Walter Huston.
In The Aviator (2004), he works with Cate Blanchett, who plays Katharine Hepburn, star of his father's film The African Queen (1951).
Went to boarding school in Somerset.
Born while his father, director John Huston, was shooting Freud (1962) in Rome.
Former brother-in-law of Michael Madsen
Invited to join to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences [2007].
One of 115 people invited to join AMPAS in 2007.
Has a daughter named Stella (b. 2002), with his wife Katie Jane Evans.
Uncle of Jack Huston.
In two of his films, he kills a character by stomping on them, The Proposition (2005) and 30 Days of Night (2007).
He is known for his ear for dialects, which often vary from role to role for him. This may be due partially to his assimilation to various regions while his parents moved him around as a kid.
In 1943, his grandfather Walter Huston starred in a film called Edge of Darkness (1943). In 2009, he starred in a film with the same name Edge of Darkness (2010), based on the British mini-series.
His divorce from Katie Evans was never finalized. She committed suicide in 2008.
He and his Hitchcock (2012) cast mate, Anthony Hopkins have both played King Richard the Lionheart. Hopkins made his film debut in that role in The Lion in Winter (1968), while Huston played the part in Robin Hood (2010). They have also both played members of the Adams political clan: Huston played Samuel Adams in John Adams (2008), while Hopkins played his cousin John Quincy Adams in Amistad (1997).
His father was of English, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, distant German, and remote Portuguese, ancestry. His mother was of English and Indian ancestry.
Visited 12. Sarajevo Film Festival (Bosnia) to promote his film The Proposition (2005). [August 2006]

Personal Quotes (3)

Sometimes film is just the family business. Some families are generations of carpenters or farmers, or they make clothes, or they're all lawyers. I'm in the family business.
Why should I ever get fed up talking about my father? He was a brilliant, colorful man who left us with thousands of memories. Most people remember his films, but I've got anecdotes and advice and episodes of real life tucked away inside my head. I'm always amazed that there are more to come out, but one day something triggers something off and a new memory of him emerges, like a ghost.
I seem to play a lot of losers.

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