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  • Paul Dano

    Born on June 19, 1984 in New York, New York

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12 Years a Slave (2013)

Paul Dano as "Tibeats"

In the years before the Civil War, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. Subjected to the cruelty of one malevolent owner (Michael Fassbender), he also finds unexpected kindness from another, as he struggles continually to survive and maintain some of his dignity. Then in the 12th year of the disheartening ordeal, a chance meeting with an abolitionist from Canada changes Solomon's life forever.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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'12 Years a Slave' NYFF Premiere: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and More Hit the Red Carpet (PHOTOS)

Posted by
Erin Whitney on Oct 12th 2013, 11:00AM

Oct 12th 2013, 11:00AM

'Prisoners' Cast and Crew 'Needed Therapy' After Making the Crime Thriller

Posted by
Rick Mele on Sep 20th 2013, 1:00PM

Sep 20th 2013, 1:00PM

'Prisoners' Review: 10 Things to Know About the Crime Thriller

Posted by
Erin Whitney on Sep 19th 2013, 8:30AM

Sep 19th 2013, 8:30AM

Popcorn Preview: Ruby Sparks

Posted by
Leslie Sisman on Aug 8th 2012, 1:07PM

Aug 8th 2012, 1:07PM

Paul Dano, 'Being Flynn' Star, Looks Back On 'Little Miss Sunshine' And 'There Will Be Blood'

Posted by
Mike Ryan on Mar 1st 2012, 10:03AM

Mar 1st 2012, 10:03AM

'Being Flynn' Trailer: Robert De Niro Heads to 'Suck City'

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Nov 14th 2011, 12:10PM

Nov 14th 2011, 12:10PM

Early Edition: Paul Dano Plays a 'Turd'; Ryan Gosling Embarrasses Himself; Semi-Naked Jennifer Lawrence; Gemma Ward Joins 'Gatsby'

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Aug 31st 2011, 4:00AM

Aug 31st 2011, 4:00AM

'Meek's Cutoff' Poster Premiere: Michelle Williams Shows Off Her Gun

Posted by
Gabrielle Dunn on Feb 15th 2011, 10:45AM

Feb 15th 2011, 10:45AM

Nightly News: 'Little Miss Sunshine' Team Reunite for Indie 'He Loves Me'

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Feb 8th 2011, 9:08PM

Feb 8th 2011, 9:08PM

Movie News Quick Hits: 'Jack the Giant Killer,' 'Jackass 3.5' and More 'X-Men' Casting

Posted by
Peter Hall on Dec 1st 2010, 11:00AM

Dec 1st 2010, 11:00AM

'Cowboys & Aliens' Set Visit: 10 Things To Get You Excited About the 2011 Blockbuster

Posted by
Erik Davis on Nov 29th 2010, 8:00AM

Nov 29th 2010, 8:00AM

'Cowboys & Aliens' Trailer: Daniel Craig Rides Into an Alien Attack

Posted by
Erik Davis on Nov 17th 2010, 7:58AM

Nov 17th 2010, 7:58AM

Review: The Extra Man

Posted by
Peter Hall on Jul 31st 2010, 1:02PM

Jul 31st 2010, 1:02PM

Edinburgh Review: The Extra Man

Posted by
Joe Utichi on Jun 27th 2010, 3:07PM

Jun 27th 2010, 3:07PM

Review: Knight and Day

Posted by
John Gholson on Jun 23rd 2010, 8:45AM

Jun 23rd 2010, 8:45AM

The Remake Game: Toy Story

Posted by
William Goss on Jun 22nd 2010, 5:48PM

Jun 22nd 2010, 5:48PM

Exclusive: Poster Premiere for 'The Extra Man'

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Jun 3rd 2010, 9:37AM

Jun 3rd 2010, 9:37AM

Nightly News: DeNiro Joins 'Killer Elite'; Latest From the Wachowskis; Cannes News

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on May 14th 2010, 8:01PM

May 14th 2010, 8:01PM

(The New) Trailer Park: Scott Pilgrim vs. World Cinema

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Mar 26th 2010, 4:02PM

Mar 26th 2010, 4:02PM

Cinematical Seven: Favorite Dual Roles

Posted by
William Goss on Jan 12th 2010, 5:02PM

Jan 12th 2010, 5:02PM

Tom Cruise Returns to Action in 'Knight and Day' Trailer

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Dec 22nd 2009, 10:02AM

Dec 22nd 2009, 10:02AM

Review: Where the Wild Things Are

Posted by
Todd Gilchrist on Oct 15th 2009, 5:32PM

Oct 15th 2009, 5:32PM

Tom Cruise's 'Wichita' Turns to 'Knight & Day'

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Oct 13th 2009, 2:15PM

Oct 13th 2009, 2:15PM

The Big Names Circling Hillcoat's 'Wettest County'

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Oct 1st 2009, 12:02PM

Oct 1st 2009, 12:02PM

Review: Taking Woodstock

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Aug 28th 2009, 2:02PM

Aug 28th 2009, 2:02PM

Scenes We Love: There Will Be Blood

Posted by
Erik Davis on Feb 17th 2009, 7:45AM

Feb 17th 2009, 7:45AM

Exclusive: 'Explicit Ills' Poster Premiere!

Posted by
Erik Davis on Feb 11th 2009, 7:45AM

Feb 11th 2009, 7:45AM

Exclusive: 'Gigantic' Poster Premiere

Posted by
Erik Davis on Jan 30th 2009, 9:32AM

Jan 30th 2009, 9:32AM

Kline + Dano + Holmes + Reilly = 'The Extra Man'

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Jan 20th 2009, 11:03AM

Jan 20th 2009, 11:03AM

'Taking Woodstock' Gears Up for Production & Finalizes Cast

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Aug 6th 2008, 5:02PM

Aug 6th 2008, 5:02PM

Paul Dano Has 'The Good Heart' in the Hospital

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Jun 20th 2008, 3:32PM

Jun 20th 2008, 3:32PM

SXSW Review: Explicit Ills

Posted by
Scott Weinberg on Mar 13th 2008, 7:02AM

Mar 13th 2008, 7:02AM

Live from SXSW: Rounding Out Day Two

Posted by
Erik Davis on Mar 8th 2008, 10:54PM

Mar 8th 2008, 10:54PM

'Gigantic' Cast -- Almost As Big As the Title!

Posted by
Elisabeth Rappe on Mar 3rd 2008, 4:02AM

Mar 3rd 2008, 4:02AM

Paul Dano Signs Up For a 'Gigantic' Romantic Comedy

Posted by
Jessica Barnes on Feb 27th 2008, 12:32PM

Feb 27th 2008, 12:32PM

Paul Dano Has 'The Good Heart'

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Jan 21st 2008, 4:32PM

Jan 21st 2008, 4:32PM

Paul Dano Talks 'Blood' In-Depth, Answers Key Plot Questions

Posted by
Ryan Stewart on Jan 10th 2008, 8:02AM

Jan 10th 2008, 8:02AM

Review: There Will Be Blood

Posted by
Jeffrey M. Anderson on Dec 24th 2007, 4:32AM

Dec 24th 2007, 4:32AM

Oscar Watch: Day-Lewis Looks Like a Lock, but Will Dano Get a Nod?

Posted by
Kim Voynar on Nov 17th 2007, 7:33AM

Nov 17th 2007, 7:33AM

GALLERY: Spider-Man 4 -- Who Else Could Play Spidey?

Posted by
Kim Voynar on Nov 10th 2007, 3:02PM

Nov 10th 2007, 3:02PM

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