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Paul Dano

Born: June 19, 1984, New York City, New York, USA

Paul Franklin Dano (born June 19, 1984) is an American actor and producer. He has appeared in films such as L.I.E. (2001), The Girl Next Door (2004), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), There Will Be Blood (2007), and Where the Wild Things Are (2009).


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Wildlife (2018)

Movie
Drama |
USA |
| 104 Min

Teenage Joe see his parents' marriage begin falling apart after they move to Montana in the early 1960s.

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Okja (2017)

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Adventure |
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South Korea |
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| 118 Min

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

75 2017 118
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Swiss Army Man (2016)

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Romance |
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USA |
| 95 Min

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.

70 2016 95
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Love & Mercy (2015)

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| 120 Min

The life of reclusive and eccentric Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson.

75 2015 120
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Youth (2015)

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Italy |
| 118 Min

YOUTH explores the lifelong bond between two friends 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?

74 2015 118
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Prisoners (2013)

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Crime |
Drama |
Thriller |
USA |
| 153 Min

When Keller Dovers daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?

81 2013 153
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12 Years a Slave (2013)

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Drama |
United Kingdom |
| 134 Min

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.

81 2013 134
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Looper (2012)

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Thriller |
USA |
| 118 Min

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 Joes future self for assassination.

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Being Flynn (2012)

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| 102 Min

During his twenties, a young man works at various homeless shelters in Boston, where he often intersects with his brilliant but troubled father.

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Ruby Sparks (2012)

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Romance |
| 104 Min

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.

72 2012 104
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Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

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Sci-Fi |
Thriller |
Western |
USA |
| 119 Min

A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child.

60 2011 119
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The Extra Man (2010)

Movie
Comedy |
France |
| 108 Min

THE EXTRA MAN is a sophisticated and moving comedy from filmmakers Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. THE EXTRA MAN follows Louis Ives (Paul Dano), a lonely dreamer who fancies himself the hero of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. When a deeply embarrassing incident forces him to leave his job at an exclusive Princeton prep school, Louis heads to New York City to make a fresh start. He quickly finds a 9 to 5 job at an environmental magazine, where he encounters an entrancing, green-obsessed co-worker Mary (Katie Holmes).

59 2010 108
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Meek's Cutoff (2010)

Movie
USA |
| 104 Min

Set in 1845, this drama follows a group of settlers as they embark on a punishing journey along the Oregon Trail. When their guide leads them astray, the expedition is forced to contend with the unforgiving conditions of the high plain desert.

65 2010 104
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Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

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Fantasy |
| 101 Min

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.

68 2009 101
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Taking Woodstock (2009)

Documentary
Comedy |
Drama |
USA |
| 120 Min

A generation began in his backyard. From Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), comes Taking Woodstock, a new comedy inspired by the true story of Elliot Tiber (Demetri Martin) and his family, who inadvertently played a pivotal role in making the famed Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the happening that it was. Its 1969, and Elliot Tib

67 2009 120
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The Good Heart (2009)

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Comedy |
Romance |
Denmark |
Iceland |
| 95 Min

Brian Cox stars as Jacques, the curmudgeonly owner of a gritty New York dive bar that serves as home to a motley assortment of professional drinkers. Jacques is determinedly drinking and smoking himself to death when he meets Lucas (Dano), a homeless young man who has already given up on life. Determined to keep his legacy alive, Jacques deems Lucas is a fitting heir and takes him under his wing, schooling him in the male-centric laws of his alcoholic clubhouse: no new customers, no fraternizing with customers and, absolutely no women. Lucas is a quick study, but their friendship is put to the test when the distraught and beautiful April (Isild Le Besco) shows up at the bar seeking shelter, and Lucas insists they help her out.

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Light and the Sufferer (2008)

Movie
| 70 Min

Realism and fantasy collide in Jonathan Lethem's genre-bending coming-of-age story, which follows two estranged brothers as they try to leave New York City for a new life in California only to find their plans--and lives--being forever changed by the appearance of a mysterious alien.

59 2008 70
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There Will Be Blood (2007)

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Drama |
USA |
| 158 Min

When Daniel Plainview - a ruthless oil prospector - learns of oil-rich land in California that can be bought cheaply, he moves his operation there and begins manipulating and exploiting the local landowners into selling him their property. Using his young adopted son H.W. to project the image of a caring family man, Plainview gains the cooperation of almost all the locals with lofty promises to build schools and cultivate the land to make their community flourish. Over time, Plainviews gradual accumulation of wealth and power causes his true self to surface, and he begins to slowly alienate himself from everyone in his life.

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Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

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Drama |
USA |
| 102 Min

Little Miss Sunshine is a comedy about a family of six who are all having a mental breakdown at the same time. To ease their mental lows they decide to take a cross country road trip to a “Little Miss Sunshine contest that their daughter has qualified for. An Academy Award winning comedy with memorable performances from its all actors.

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The King (2005)

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Drama |
| 105 Min

A motiveless malignancy? Elvis leaves the Navy and heads for Texas where he contacts his father, whom he's never met, the pastor at a Christian community church. Pastor Dave tells Elvis to stay away and, without telling his family that Elvis is his son from a pre-conversion liaison, tells them to have nothing to do with him. But Elvis has already connected with Malerie, the pastor's 16-year old daughter. Elvis embarks on the seduction of Malerie, while Dave examines his conscience and comes to a new conclusion. Can anyone get right with the Lord? Does the Lord hear?

67 2005 105
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The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)

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USA |
| 111 Min

Jack Slavin is an environmentalist with a heart condition who lives with his daughter, Rose, on an isolated island. While Jack fights against developers who wish to build in the area, he also craves more contact with other people. When he invites his girlfriend, Kathleen, and her sons, Rodney and Thaddius, to move in, Rose is upset. The complicated family dynamics makes things difficult for everyone in the house.

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The Girl Next Door (2004)

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Comedy |
USA |
| 108 Min

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.

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Taking Lives (2004)

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Thriller |
USA |
| 103 Min

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 its only a matter of time before the killer strikes again. Her most promising lead is a museum employee who might be the killers only eyewitness.

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