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Paul Dano Net Worth

Paul Franklin Dano net worth is

$10 Million



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Paul Dano was born on 19th June 1984, in New York City, USA, and is an actor, producer, singer, and musician, best known for his roles in such movies as “Little Miss Sunshine” (2006), “There Will Be Blood” (2007), “Looper” (2012), and “Prisoners” (2013). Dano has won an Independent Spirit Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe too. His career started in 1998.

Have you ever wondered how rich Paul Dano is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Dano’s net worth is as high as $10 million, an amount earned largely through his successful acting career. In addition to being a popular and inspiring young actor, Dano also works as a producer, which has improved his wealth too.

Paul Dano Net Worth $10 Million

Paul Dano was born to Gladys and Paul A. Dano and spent his early years in New York with his sister Sarah, where he initially went to the Browning School in NYC, but then Dano’s family moved to Connecticut and settled in Wilton, where he continued his education at Wilton High School, matriculating in 2002, and then studied at the Eugene Lang College in New York City.

Following his experience in theatre, Dano took the opportunity to start his on-screen career with an appearance in an episode of the sitcom called “Smart Guy” in 1998. Paul’s movie debut came in 2000 in “The Newcomers”, before his starring role in “L.I.E.” (2001) secured him an Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance. In the early 2000s, Dano played in “The Emperor’s Club” (2002) alongside Kevin Kline, Emile Hirsch and Joel Gretsch, and appeared in two episodes of the cult TV series “The Sopranos” (2002-2004). He continued with supporting roles in the comedy “The Girl Next Door” (2004), and in D. J. Caruso’s thriller “Taking Lives” (2004) alongside Angelina Jolie, Ethan Hawke, and Kiefer Sutherland. His net worth was established.

One of the most notable parts of his young career was in the Oscar-winning family comedy “Little Miss Sunshine” (2006), in which Dano played the rebellious teenager Dwayne; he won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture with Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, and Greg Kinnear. The movie hit the box office with over $100 million grossed, and helped Dano to increase his net worth significantly. Paul teamed up with Kinnear again in Richard Linklater’s “Fast Food Nation” (2006), but then received excellent critiques for his dual role as Paul and Eli Sunday in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Oscar-winning drama “There Will Be Blood” (2007) starring Daniel Day-Lewis, which secured Dano a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor. By the end of the decade, he starred in such movies as “Gigantic” (2008) with Zooey Deschanel and John Goodman, and “The Good Heart” (2009) alongside Brian Cox.

Dano began the current decade with roles in “Knight and Day” (2010) starring Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, and Peter Sarsgaard, and then played in Jon Favreau’s sci-fi “Cowboys & Aliens” (2011) with Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, and Olivia Wilde. Paul was very busy in 2012 when he starred in “Being Flynn” alongside Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore, and together with Zoe Kazan in “Ruby Sparks”. With Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, and Emily Blunt, Dano appeared in Rian Johnson’s “Looper” (2012) – the movie grossed over $175 million and additionally improved Dano’s wealth. In 2013, he played Alex Jones in the Oscar-nominated mystery “Prisoners” with Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Viola Davis, and then appeared in the Oscar-winning drama “12 Years a Slave” (2013). Dano co-starred alongside John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks, and Paul Giamatti in “Love & Mercy” (2014), while in 2015, he played in Paolo Sorrentino’s “Youth” with Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, and Rachel Weisz. Most recently, Dano filmed “Swiss Army Man” (2016) with Daniel Radcliffe, and starred in the TV mini-series “War & Peace” also in 2016.

In addition to being an actor, Dano has also produced several movies, and is currently directing “Wildlife”, which will come out in 2017 as his directorial debut. Paul is also a vocalist and lead guitarist of the band called Mook.

Regarding his personal life, Paul Dano has been with actress and screenwriter Zoe Kazan since 2007.



Net Worth $10 Million
Date Of Birth June 19, 1984
Place Of Birth New York City, New York, United States
Height 1.8 m
Profession Actor
Education Wilton High School
Nationality American
Parents Paul Dano, Gladys Dano
Siblings Sarah Dano
Partner Zoe Kazan (2007-)
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0200452/
Allmusic http://www.allmusic.com/artist/paul-dano-mn0001538100
Awards Screen Actors Guild Award , Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Actor (2015),Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance(2002), BFCA Critics’ Choice Award for Best Young Actor (2007), Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actor (2008)
Movies “Knight and Day” (2010), “Cowboys & Aliens” (2011), “Being Flynn”, “Ruby Sparks”, “Looper” (2012), “Swiss Army Man” (2016), “War & Peace”
# Trademark
1 Often plays characters who receive beatings
# Quote
1 I want to get better and I want to do more. It’s less about stardom and more about being somebody who wants to help create work I want to see.
2 When you play a part like that, so far from yourself, it’s a turn-on. There’s this mystery to be solved. That’s my biggest challenge as an actor, figuring out what brought this person to where we meet them.
3 Taking Woodstock (2009), which is a small part, was basically just to spend a couple days on set with Ang Lee, who I admire a lot, just because I feel like he’s doing something different, every time out. I feel like he hasn’t lost the hunger to try new things. I really admire that and would like to, as an actor, be that way. I’d also want to make a film someday, so getting a chance to work with directors who I like is really important, because I definitely want to make a film or two.
4 (On if he watches his own films) Yeah, I like to see things once just to have closure. Anything beyond that, I don’t know. It’s probably not a good thing. Then I start to pick away at myself, you know? Maybe there’s something you can learn from it, but I kind of like to see things once, just to know what the movie is. I feel like a lot of the films I do, part of the reason I like doing them is I’m not 100 percent sure what it’s going to be. It’s exciting. I read an equal amount of very generic scripts, and you kind of know exactly what those are and that doesn’t whet my appetite. I already know what it is or I already know what the character is. It’s just a lot harder to get interested.
5 Cereal. I love cereal. I eat several bowls a day, mostly a few late at night. Crispix, Honey Nut Cheerios, Kashi, and Oh’s are a few favorites.
6 [on working with Steve Carell] “I knew Steve from The Daily Show (1996) and that funny scene he had in Bruce Almighty (2003). I didn’t maybe know him by name at that point, but I was just like, “That dude is hilarious!”. He’s genuinely a very down-to-earth, sweet guy. I have a lot of respect for him. We became good friends. Nobody was really on a pedestal or anything. When you’re working with people you look up to and they put you on the same level, it makes your job a little easier, confidence-wise. I never felt nervous, it was just a lot of fun”.
7 [on preparing for his role in Little Miss Sunshine (2006)] “In my house, I tried not talking for a couple days and it was almost impossible to be at a dinner table with my parents and not point out to them what I thought was silly that they were saying. You just want to rebel! It was so difficult”.
8 [on working with Daniel Day-Lewis in the movie, The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)] “It was incredible. I mean, Daniel Day-Lewis and I were enemies in the movie. I’m the “snake” and his daughter Rose is the “rose”. You couldn’t get any more opposite from the character I play in (The Girl Next Door (2004)) than the one I play in that. I’m the villain, the snake, sleazy and like this sexual creature. There were days when we wouldn’t even look at each other until the end of the day because we were intense. I got into that; it was great. It would help me, too. You know, I look up to him. Before I even auditioned for the movie I did, so it was incredible.
9 Everything you do, every experience that you have, enlightens you a little bit or worsens you. L.I.E. (2001) was big for me. I think it’s one of the best things I’ve been a part of in my life, so far.
10 [on why he chooses acting over music] “I think I’d be too stubborn and have to do it on my own terms. There’s a lot of hope in music and there are some really amazing artists out there, but as far as popular music goes, a lot of it is just not for me. So I don’t know where I’d fit in or whatever.”
# Fact
1 As of 2014, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Little Miss Sunshine (2006), There Will Be Blood (2007) and 12 Years a Slave (2013). The latter won in the category.
2 Paul’s paternal grandparents, John Dano and Anna Herzo, were both from Slovak families that immigrated to Scranton, Pennsylvania. Paul’s mother is of half Austrian (including Bohemian/Czech) and half Swedish descent.
3 Was ranked #5 on Entertainment Weekly’s ’30 Under 30′ the actors list. (2008).
4 Daniel Day-Lewis was so impressed by his work in the film, The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005), that he suggested him to Paul Thomas Anderson for the role of “Paul Sunday” in the film, There Will Be Blood (2007).
5 Lead guitar and vocals in the band Mook, based out of Wilton, Connecticut.
6 Graduated from high school on June 22, 2002.
7 He and Billy Kay were already friends at the time L.I.E. (2001) was filmed, having worked together on an earlier film (The Newcomers (2000)).

Actor

Title Year Status Character
Swiss Army Man 2016 Hank
Youth 2015/I Jimmy Tree
Love & Mercy 2014 Brian – Past
12 Years a Slave 2013 Tibeats
Prisoners 2013 Alex Jones
Looper 2012 Seth
Ruby Sparks 2012 Calvin Weir-Fields
Being Flynn 2012 Nick Flynn
Flatscreen 2012 Video short Paul
For Ellen 2012 Joby Taylor
Cowboys & Aliens 2011 Percy Dolarhyde
Meek’s Cutoff 2010 Thomas Gately
Knight and Day 2010 Simon Feck
The Extra Man 2010 Louis Ives
Where the Wild Things Are 2009 Alexander (voice)
The Good Heart 2009 Lucas
Taking Woodstock 2009 VW Guy
Gigantic 2008 Brian Weathersby
Explicit Ills 2008 Rocco
Light and the Sufferer 2007 Don (AKA: Light)
There Will Be Blood 2007 Paul Sunday Eli Sunday
Weapons 2007 Chris
Fast Food Nation 2006 Brian
Little Miss Sunshine 2006 Dwayne
The King 2005 Paul Sandow
The Ballad of Jack and Rose 2005 Thaddius
The Sopranos 2002-2004 TV Series Patrick Whaley Patrick Whalen
Taking Lives 2004 Young Asher
The Girl Next Door 2004 Klitz
The Emperor’s Club 2002 Martin Blythe
Too Young to Be a Dad 2002 TV Movie Matt Freeman (as Paul Franklin Dano)
L.I.E. 2001 Howie Blitzer (as Paul Franklin Dano)
The Newcomers 2000 Joel
Smart Guy 1998 TV Series Nicholas
Okja 2017 post-production
War & Peace 2016 TV Mini-Series Pierre Bezukhov

Soundtrack

Title Year Status Character
Swiss Army Man 2016 performer: “Cotton Eye Joe”, “Jurassic Park”, “Intro Song”, “Where Did You Come From?”, “Cave Ballad”, “When I Think About Mom”, “Talk To Her”, “Montage”, “River Rocket”, “Goodbye/Hello”
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Love & Mercy 2014 performer: “God Only Knows”, “You Still Believe In Me”, “Caroline, No”, “Good Vibrations”, “Surf’s Up”, “Black Hole”, “Be My Baby” uncredited
12 Years a Slave 2013 performer: “Run Nigger Run”
Meek’s Cutoff 2010 performer: “Nearer, My God, To Thee” – uncredited
The Good Heart 2009 “Lullaby for Kitten”
The King 2005 performer: “My Arms Belong to Jesus”, “Sad and Beautiful World” 2000, “Helplessly Hoping” 1969

Producer

Title Year Status Character
Wildlife 2017 producer filming
Ruby Sparks 2012 executive producer
For Ellen 2012 executive producer
Gigantic 2008 executive producer

Director

Title Year Status Character
Wildlife 2017 filming

Writer

Title Year Status Character
Wildlife 2017 adaptation filming

Thanks

Title Year Status Character
Night Moves 2013 thanks
Snowpiercer 2013 special thanks
Don Jon 2013 the producers would like to thank
What Goes Up 2009 special thanks

Self

Title Year Status Character
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Himself
Birthday Stories with Lynn Hirschberg 2016 TV Series short Himself
21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards 2016 TV Movie Himself
73rd Golden Globe Awards 2016 TV Special Himself – Nominee
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself – Guest
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors 2016 TV Series Himself
Off Camera with Sam Jones 2015 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series Himself
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards 2015 TV Special Himself – Audience Member
Made in Hollywood 2012-2015 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2015 TV Series Himself – Guest
Good Morning America 2015 TV Series Himself – Guest
12 Years a Slave: A Historical Portrait 2014 Video documentary Himself
The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards 2014 TV Special Himself – Presenter
Looper: The Future from the Beginning 2013 Video short Himself
Looper: The Science of Time Travel 2013 Video short Himself
The Hour 2013 TV Series Himself – Guest
Canada A.M. 2012 TV Series Himself – Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012 TV Series Himself – Guest
Igniting the Sky: The Making of Cowboys & Aliens 2011 Video documentary short Himself
HBO First Look 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
13th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
13th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards Red Carpet Premiere 2008 TV Special Himself
The Manufacturing of ‘Fast Food Nation’ 2007 Video documentary Himself
The 12th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2007 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2007 TV Series Himself – Guest
Dusty Wright’s Culture CatchCulture Catch 2005 TV Series Himself
Cartaz Cultural 2003 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2016 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Supporting Actor Love & Mercy (2014)
2016 Virtuoso Award Santa Barbara International Film Festival Youth (2015)
2015 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Actor Love & Mercy (2014)
2015 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Love & Mercy (2014)
2015 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Love & Mercy (2014)
2015 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Actor Love & Mercy (2014)
2015 NYFCO Award New York Film Critics, Online Best Actor Love & Mercy (2014)
2015 SFFCC Award San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Actor Love & Mercy (2014)
2013 BFCC Award Black Film Critics Circle Awards Best Ensemble 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Ensemble Prisoners (2013)
2012 New Hollywood Award Deauville Film Festival
2008 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Supporting Actor There Will Be Blood (2007)
2007 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Young Actor Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
2007 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
2007 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
2006 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
2006 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Cast Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
2003 Directors’ Week Award Fantasporto Best Actor L.I.E. (2001)
2002 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Debut Performance L.I.E. (2001)
2001 Grand Jury Award L.A. Outfest Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film L.I.E. (2001)
2001 Best Actor Stockholm Film Festival L.I.E. (2001)

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2016 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Love & Mercy (2014)
2016 AACTA International Award Australian Film Institute Best Supporting Actor Love & Mercy (2014)
2016 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Love & Mercy (2014)
2016 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Actor Love & Mercy (2014)
2016 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Male Love & Mercy (2014)
2016 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Actor of the Year Love & Mercy (2014)
2016 NCFCA Award North Carolina Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Love & Mercy (2014)
2015 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Supporting Actor Love & Mercy (2014)
2015 DFCC Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Love & Mercy (2014)
2015 ICP Award Indiewire Critics’ Poll Best Lead Actor Love & Mercy (2014)
2015 ICP Award Indiewire Critics’ Poll Best Supporting Actor Love & Mercy (2014)
2015 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Love & Mercy (2014)
2015 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor Love & Mercy (2014)
2015 SFFCC Award San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor Love & Mercy (2014)
2015 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Love & Mercy (2014)
2015 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Supporting Actor Love & Mercy (2014)
2015 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Actor Love & Mercy (2014)
2015 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Supporting Actor Love & Mercy (2014)
2015 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Love & Mercy (2014)
2014 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014 Seattle Film Critics Award Seattle Film Critics Awards Best Ensemble Cast 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Acting Ensemble 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2008 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Supporting Actor There Will Be Blood (2007)
2008 INOCA International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Best Supporting Actor There Will Be Blood (2007)
2008 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor There Will Be Blood (2007)
2007 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role There Will Be Blood (2007)
2007 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Supporting Actor There Will Be Blood (2007)
2007 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Male Newcomer Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
2007 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Supporting Actor of the Year There Will Be Blood (2007)
2007 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Male Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
2007 ICP Award Indiewire Critics’ Poll Best Supporting Performance There Will Be Blood (2007)
2007 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Supporting Actor There Will Be Blood (2007)
2006 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Ensemble Performance Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

2nd Place Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2007 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

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