Paul Dano



Place of birth:

New York City, New York, USA:


Paul Franklin Dano (born June 19, 1984) is an American actor, writer, director, and producer. He is known for films such as There Will Be Blood (2007), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Prisoners (2013), Twelve Years a Slave (2013), Swiss Army Man (2016) and Okja (2017). In 2018, he made his directing debut with Wildlife, which he co-wrote with his partner, Zoe Kazan.

Film Credits

The Batman (2021)
as Edward Nashton / The Riddler
Okja (2017)
as Jay
Swiss Army Man (2016)
as Hank
Love & Mercy (2015)
as Brian Wilson - Past
Youth (2015)
as Jimmy Tree
12 Years a Slave (2013)
as John Tibeats
Prisoners (2013)
as Alex Jones
Looper (2012)
as Seth
Ruby Sparks (2012)
as Calvin
Being Flynn (2012)
as Nick Flynn
For Ellen (2012)
as Joby Taylor
Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
as Percy Dolarhyde
Meek's Cutoff (2010)
as Thomas Gately
The Extra Man (2010)
as Louis Ives
Knight and Day (2010)
as Simon Feck
Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
as Alexander (voice)
The Good Heart (2009)
as Lucas
Taking Woodstock (2009)
as VW Guy
Light and the Sufferer (2008)
as Don (AKA: Light)
Gigantic (2008)
as Brian
Explicit Ills (2008)
as Rocco
There Will Be Blood (2007)
as Paul Sunday / Eli Sunday
Weapons (2007)
as Chris
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
as Dwayne Hoover
Fast Food Nation (2006)
as Brian
The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)
as Thaddius
The King (2005)
as Paul
The Girl Next Door (2004)
as Klitz
Taking Lives (2004)
as Young Asher
The Emperor's Club (2002)
as Martin Blythe
Too Young to Be a Dad (2002)
as Matt Freeman
L.I.E. (2001)
as Howie Blitzer
The Newcomers (2000)
as Joel

Production Credits

Wildlife (2018)
Wildlife (2018)
Wildlife (2018)
Ruby Sparks (2012)
Executive Producer
For Ellen (2012)
Executive Producer
Gigantic (2008)
Executive Producer