Paul DanoPaul Franklin Dano (; born June 19, 1984) is an American actor. He began his career on Broadway. He won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance for his role in ''L.I.E.'' (2001) and gained wider recognition for playing a troubled teenager in ''Little Miss Sunshine'' (2006). For playing identical twins in Paul Thomas Anderson's period drama ''There Will Be Blood'' (2007), he was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Dano had critically acclaimed roles in ''12 Years a Slave'' and ''Prisoners'' (both 2013). For his portrayal of Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson in ''Love & Mercy'' (2014), he earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He played The Riddler in ''The Batman'' and a caring father in ''The Fabelmans'' (both 2022), receiving a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for the latter.
Dano made his directorial debut with the drama film ''Wildlife'' (2018), based on the novel by Richard Ford; he co-wrote its screenplay with his wife, Zoe Kazan. Also in 2018, he starred as a convicted murderer in the Showtime miniseries ''Escape at Dannemora'', for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor. Dano has also written the comic book ''The Riddler: Year One'' (2022). Provided by Wikipedia