The Many Faces of… Paul Dano

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This week I decided to take a look at the many roles of Paul Dano, who I first noticed in Being Flynn where he impressed me. I started noticing him other movies as well and am impressed by the number of great movies he has appeared in the last couple of years.

Paul Dano was born on June 19, 1984 in New York, but grew up in Conneticut. As he was growing up he did community theater. He appeared in the play Inherit the Wind and in 1998 had a small role in the TV show Smart Guy. His first movie was The Newcomers, followed by several other small movies. He landed a role in The Sopranos, playing Patrick Whaley in 2 episodes. After this he acted in The Ballad of Jack and Rose, followed by The King and Little Miss Sunshine. Daniel Day-Lewis was so impressed by him when he acted with him on The Ballad of Jack and Rose that he wanted him to act in There Will Be Blood. Other movies he appeared in were Meek’s Cutoff, Knight and Day, Being Flynn playing the son of a character played by Robert de Niro, Ruby Sparks, Loop, 12 Years a Slave and Prisoners.

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From left to right:
Smart Guy, The Newcomers, L.I.E., Too Young to Be a Dad, The Emperor’s Club, The Girl Next Door, Taking Lives, The Sopranos, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, The King, Little Miss Sunshine, Fast Food Nation, Weapons, There Will Be Blood, Light and the Sufferer, Explicit Ills, Gigantic, Taking Woodstock, The Good Heart, Where The Wild Things Are, The Extra Man, Knight and Day, Meek’s Cutoff, Cowboys & Aliens, For Ellen, Flatscreen, Being Flynn, Ruby Sparks, Looper, 12 Years a Slave, Prisoners, Love & Mercy

What’s your favorite Paul Dano role?

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17 thoughts on “The Many Faces of… Paul Dano

  1. For a guy who can hold his own against DeNiro and Day Lewis, he’s too bad at all. I’ve been a fan of Dano’s for a while now. Nice highlight Nostra!

  2. I think I like his character in Ruby Sparks the best. It was a very underrated movie and the relationship problems he has related to me in some ways. He is a good actor, thanks for showing Mr. Dano some love.

  3. Nice highlights here, Nostra! He’s one of the most brilliant actors in his age group, and he hasn’t really skipped a beat in performances. Definitely an Oscar in his future.

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