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ARTICLE KARLEEM AFTAB

PHOTOGRAPHY MARK ABRAHAMS

STYLIST MEL OTTENBERG

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PAUL DANO

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Production Erick Ruales (management artists)  Casting starworks  digital capture Jeff Denton (Picturehouse)  Equipment Redman Movies & Stories  Special thanks to Claudia Galindo (picturehouse)

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PAUL DANO

PHOTOGRAPHY mark abrahams
FASHION MEL OTTENBERG
TEXT Karleem Aftab




Paul Dano was as surprised as anyone by the success of Little Miss Sunshine. He’s far more at home as a college student studying English Literature in New York City than as a breakout star in Hollywood. On the school front, Dano’s been swept away lately reading Russian classics by Nabokov and Dostoyevsky, and there’s something in his soft-spoken manner that suggests an introspective streak. “Introspective! I don’t know if I want to say that about myself, but I guess so, yeah,” the 23-year-old concedes. In choosing roles like the one he had in Little Miss Sunshine or playing the mean, depressed video-camera-toting Chris in Adam Bhala Lough’s upcoming feature Weapons, Dano says, “I like doing projects that I think are risky, because when they fall the right way they are often the best experiences.” Hailing from Connecticut, the young actor is a big fan of hip-hop, although his musical tastes are wide—he once sang and played lead guitar for a band called Cherry Revision. Now, however, he’s concentrated on activities in the world of acting. Recently he flipped burgers on the screen for Richard Linklater in Fast Food Nation. Dano wants to make movies with his friends that are more socially relevant, but in the meantime his career path puts him right on the entertainment A-list. He stars as the son of a Texas oil prospector, played by Daniel Day-Lewis, in Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood. It’s his second time working with the actor after The Ballad of Jack and Rose. “Truthfully,” he says, “I feel like one of the luckiest guys.” 

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Production Erick Ruales (management artists)  Casting starworks  digital capture Jeff Denton (Picturehouse)  Equipment Redman Movies & Stories  Special thanks to Claudia Galindo (picturehouse)

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