Paul Dano is an American actor. He started his acting career on Broadway. He then began his film career in the early 2000s with his debut in the movie The Newcomers. His performance in L.I.E. got him an Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance. He has since starred in the films The Emperor’s Club, The Girl Next Door, Taking Lives, and The Ballad of Jack and Rose. He became further known for his works in the films Little Miss Sunshine and There Will Be Blood. The latter earned him a nomination for BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor. In the 2010s, he starred in the movies 12 Years a Slave, Prisoners, Love & Mercy, and Okja. He’s also starred as Pierre Bezukhov on the BBC miniseries War & Peace.