The best Paul Dano’s movies

Paul Dano

Paul Dano

19/06/1984 (37 años)
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), The Batman (2022), 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.
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The Batman

The Batman
8/10
  • Genre: ActionCrimeDrama
  • Release: 02/03/2022
  • Character: Edward Nashton / Riddler
In his second year of fighting crime, Batman uncovers corruption in Gotham City that connects to his own family while facing a serial killer known as the Riddler.

Cowboys & Aliens

Cowboys & Aliens
6/10
A stranger stumbles into the desert town of Absolution with no memory of his past and a futuristic shackle around his wrist. With the help of mysterious beauty Ella and the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde, he finds himself leading an unlikely posse of cowboys, outlaws, and Apache warriors against a common enemy from beyond this world in an epic showdown for survival.

Knight and Day

Knight and Day
6.3/10
  • Genre: ActionComedy
  • Release: 15/06/2010
  • Character: Simon Feck
A fugitive couple goes on a glamorous and sometimes deadly adventure where nothing and no one – even themselves – are what they seem. Amid shifting alliances and unexpected betrayals, they race across the globe, with their survival ultimately hinging on the battle of truth vs. trust.

Prisoners

Prisoners
8.1/10
Keller Dover faces a parent's worst nightmare when his 6-year-old daughter, Anna, and her friend go missing. The only lead is an old motorhome that had been parked on their street. The head of the investigation, Detective Loki, arrests the driver, but a lack of evidence forces Loki to release his only suspect. Dover, knowing that his daughter's life is at stake, decides that he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands.

Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are
6.7/10
Max imagines running away from his mom and sailing to a far-off land where large talking beasts—Ira, Carol, Douglas, the Bull, Judith and Alexander—crown him as their king, play rumpus, build forts and discover secret hideaways.

The Girl Next Door

The Girl Next Door
6.7/10
Exceptionally ambitious high schooler Matthew has aspirations for a career in politics when he falls in love with his gorgeous 19-year-old neighbor, Danielle. But Matthew's bright future is jeopardized when he finds Danielle was once a porn star. As Danielle's past catches up with her, Matthew's love for her forces him to re-evaluate his goals.

The Guilty

The Guilty
6.3/10
  • Genre: DramaThriller
  • Release: 24/09/2021
  • Character: Matthew Fontenot (voice)
A demoted police officer assigned to a call dispatch desk is conflicted when he receives an emergency phone call from a kidnapped woman.

Looper

Looper
7.4/10
In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a hired gun, like Joe is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good until the day the mob decides to close the loop, sending back Joe's future self for assassination.

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave
8.1/10
  • Genre: DramaHistory
  • Release: 18/10/2013
  • Character: John Tibeats
In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

Okja

Okja
7.3/10
A young girl named Mija risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend - a massive animal named Okja.

There Will Be Blood

There Will Be Blood
8.2/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 26/12/2007
  • Character: Paul Sunday / Eli Sunday
Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview, moves to oil-rich California. Using his son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. However, local preacher Eli Sunday suspects Plainview's motives and intentions, starting a slow-burning feud that threatens both their lives.

Taking Lives

Taking Lives
6.2/10
  • Genre: CrimeThriller
  • Release: 19/03/2004
  • Character: Young Asher
Recruited to assist Montreal police in their desperate search for a serial killer who assumes the identities of his victims, FBI profiler Illeana Scott knows it's only a matter of time before the killer strikes again. Her most promising lead is a museum employee who might be the killer's only eyewitness.

Swiss Army Man

Swiss Army Man
6.9/10
Alone on a tiny deserted island, Hank has given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a dead body washes ashore, and he soon realizes it may be his last opportunity to escape certain death. Armed with his new “friend” and an unusual bag of tricks, the duo go on an epic adventure to bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams.

Little Miss Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine
7.8/10
  • Genre: ComedyDrama
  • Release: 26/07/2006
  • Character: Dwayne Hoover
A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.

Ruby Sparks

Ruby Sparks
7.2/10
Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby, in the flesh, sitting on his couch about a week later, he is completely flabbergasted that his words have turned into a living, breathing person.

Youth

Youth
7.3/10
  • Genre: ComedyDrama
  • Release: 20/05/2015
  • Character: Jimmy Tree
Two lifelong friends bond whilst vacationing in a luxury Swiss Alps lodge as they ponder retirement. While Fred has no plans to resume his musical career despite the urging of his loving daughter Lena, Mick is intent on finishing the screenplay for what may be his last important film for his muse Brenda. And where will inspiration lead their younger friend Jimmy, an actor grasping to make sense of his next performance?

Love & Mercy

Love & Mercy
7.4/10
In the late 1960s, the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson stops touring, produces "Pet Sounds" and begins to lose his grip on reality. By the 1980s, Wilson, under the sway of a controlling therapist, finds a savior in Melinda Ledbetter.

Taking Woodstock

Taking Woodstock
6.7/10
The story of Elliot Tiber and his family, who inadvertently played a pivotal role in making the famed Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the happening that it was. When Elliot hears that a neighboring town has pulled the permit on a hippie music festival, he calls the producers thinking he could drum up some much-needed business for his parents' run-down motel. Three weeks later, half a million people are on their way to his neighbor’s farm in White Lake, New York, and Elliot finds himself swept up in a generation-defining experience that would change his life–and American culture–forever.

Being Flynn

Being Flynn
6.4/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 02/03/2012
  • Character: Nick Flynn
Working in a Boston homeless shelter, Nick Flynn re-encounters his father, a con man and self-proclaimed poet. Sensing trouble in his own life, Nick wrestles with the notion of reaching out yet again to his dad.

The Emperor's Club

The Emperor's Club
6.9/10
  • Genre: DramaRomance
  • Release: 22/11/2002
  • Character: Martin Blythe
William Hundert is a passionate and principled Classics professor who finds his tightly-controlled world shaken and inexorably altered when a new student, Sedgewick Bell, walks into his classroom. What begins as a fierce battle of wills gives way to a close student-teacher relationship, but results in a life lesson for Hundert that will still haunt him a quarter of a century later.

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