Actor, Script Writer, Director

United States

Paul DANO © Jay L. Clendenin / Getty Images

Internationally celebrated for portraying characters with complex motives and morals, Paul Dano has starred in many acclaimed films, since his debut at the age of 17 including Little Miss Sunshine by Johnathan Dayton & Valerie Faris (2006), There Will Be Blood by Paul Thomas Anderson (2007), Prisoners by Denis Villeneuve (2013), Twelve Years a Slave by Steve McQueen (2013), Oscar winner for Best Picture in 2014 and Love & Mercy by Bill Pohlad. In 2015, he was cast in Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth, in Festival de Cannes’ Competition, where he came back in 2017 with Okja by Bong Joon-ho. In 2018, Dano’s directorial debut Wildlife, has met with critical acclaim debuting at Sundance. Last year, Dano starred in the Spielberg’s Oscar nominated drama, The Fabelmans, and The Batman by Matt Reeves. Dano’s upcoming films include Craig Gillespie’s Dumb Money and Johan Renck’s Spaceman.

Jury attendance

  • Member Feature films, 2023

Feature films


In Competition - Feature Films, 2017Actor


In Competition - Feature Films, 2015Actor


Un Certain Regard, 2005Actor