WorldCat Identities

Dano, Paul 1984-

Works: 97 works in 328 publications in 6 languages and 23,560 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Film and video adaptations  Biographical films  Fiction  Juvenile works  Folklore  Biography 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Paul Dano
12 years a slave by Steve McQueen( Visual )
15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of Solomon Northup. It is 1841, and Northup, an accomplished, free citizen of New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Stripped of his identity and deprived of all dignity, Northup is ultimately purchased by ruthless plantation owner Edwin Epps and must find the strength within to survive
There will be blood by Paul Thomas Anderson( Visual )
36 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A down-and-out silver miner raising a son, self-made oilman Daniel Plainview has a voracious appetite for oil and it turns him into a California tycoon in the early years of the 20th century. Getting the oil from the ground is an intensely physical process that later broadens into Plainview's equally indomitable urge to control land and power. Along the way, Plainview deals with a mighty derrick fire, a visit from a long-lost brother, the ongoing involvement of Plainview's poker-faced adoptive son, and Plainview's rivalry with Eli Sunday, the local preacher
Little Miss Sunshine by Jonathan Dayton( Visual )
28 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dysfunctional family undertakes a road trip to California in order to allow their 7-year old daughter to participate in the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant
Where the wild things are by Maurice Sendak( Visual )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Max has an active imagination, who will throw a fit if others don't go along with what he wants. Following an incident with his sister Claire and her friends, Max throws a tantrum when his mother pays more attention to her boyfriend than to him - runs away from home. Wearing his wolf costume at the time, Max not only runs away physically, but runs toward a world in his imagination. This world, an ocean away, is inhabited by large wild beasts, including Carol who has the same temperament as Max. Instead of eating Max like they normally would with creatures of his type, the wild things befriend Max after he proclaims himself a king who can magically solve all their problems
The emperor's club by Emile Hirsch( Visual )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quand un nouvel étudiant arrive dans la classe du professeur Hundert, celui-ci comprend que la vie de cet étudiant vient de prendre un nouveau tournant qui marquera sa vie à jamais. Une amitié indéfectible, marquée su sceau de l'honneur et de l'intégrité, les unira
Fast food nation by Eric Schlosser( Visual )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An ensemble drama examining the health issues and social consequences of America's love affair with fast food
Knight and day by Tom Cruise( Visual )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sequences of action violence throughout, and brief strong language
Meek's Cutoff by Kelly Reichardt( Visual )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A wagon train of three families has hired mountain man Stephen Meek to guide them over the Cascade Mountains. Claiming to know a shortcut, Meek leads the group on an unmarked path across the high plain desert, only to become lost in the dry rock and sage. Over the coming days, the emigrants face the scourges of hunger, thirst, and their own lack of faith in each other's instincts for survival. When they encounter a Native American, they must choose between following their guide or an 'enemy.'
Ruby Sparks by Paul Dano( Visual )
14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Struggling with writer's block and a lackluster love life, once-famous novelist Calvin (Dano) creates a beautiful fictitious character named Ruby (Kazan) who inspires him. But not only does this bring his work to life--it also brings Ruby to life--literally! Face-to-face with an actual relationship with his once-virtual girlfriend, Calvin must now decide whether to pen this love story or let it write itself"--Container
Prisoners by Denis Villeneuve( Visual )
11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Keller Dover is facing every parent's worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, together with her young friend, Joy. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki arrests its driver but a lack of evidence forces his release. As the police pursue multiple leads, Dover knows his child's life is at stake and decides he must take matters into his own hands. How far will he go to protect his family?
Being Flynn by Paul Dano( Visual )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A "compelling exploration of the unbreakable yet fragile bonds between parent and child... Nick Flynn ... is a young writer seeking to define himself. His father Jonathan..., however, scrapes through life on his own terms and has not seen his son in 18 years. Taking a job at a homeless shelter, Nick finds purpose in his own life and work until one night Jonathan arrives seeking a bed. To give the two of them a shot at a real future, Nick wrestles with the notion of reaching out to his dad"--Container
The extra man by Kevin Kline( Visual )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aspiring playwright Louis Ives moves to New York, taking an environmental job with a beautiful, infatuating co-worker. Louis rents a room from an eccentric former playwright who moonlights as an 'extra man, ' a social escort for the wealthy widows of Manhattan high society. The two men develop a volatile mentorship, which leads to a series of comic adventures
The ballad of Jack and Rose by Rebecca Miller( Visual )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack lives on the site of his abandoned island commune with his 16-year-old daughter Rose. Since the breakup of the commune, Jack has sheltered Rose completely from the influences of the outside world
The girl next door by Luke Greenfield( Visual )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Matthew is an eighteen year old, straight-laced overachiever who has never really lived life - until he falls for his hot new neighbor. When he finds out that she used to be a porn star, his sheltered existence totally spins out of control
Gigantic ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brian is a mattress salesman who gets swept up into a romance with Happy when she falls asleep on one of the beds in his store. To win her over, he must compete with her father, an art-collecting loudmouth with a bad back and deep pockets
Cowboys & aliens by Daniel Craig( Visual )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Old West ... where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world. 1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don't welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde. It's a town that lives in fear
The king ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discharged from the Navy with his duffle bag and service rifle in hand, Elvis sets out for the town of Corpus Christi. He is trying to track down the father he has never met. He soon learns that his father, David, is now the pastor of a thriving Baptist Church and wants nothing to do with Elvis. David orders his family to stay away from the stranger, but Elvis has already befriended the sheltered and lonely Malerie who has no idea of their blood relation
L.I.E ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and German and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fifteen-year-old Howie loses just about everything and everyone in the space of a single week, but ends up finding himself in the process. His mother has just died. His father, a corrupt building contractor, can barely keep tabs on his young girlfriend, let alone his own son. Thusly, the teen must navigate his adolescence virtually unsupervised. Floating towards an ill-behaved existence, Howie and his crowd begin robbing houses in the middle-class neighborhoods off the Long Island Expressway. Together, he and his best friend Gary break into a place belonging to an old guy named Big John, a local man who is a respected pillar of the community. When Big John fingers Gary for the crime, Howie learns that his pal has been leading the secret, dangerous life of a gay hustler. Subsequently, we also discover that Big John is a pedophile
Looper by Rian Johnson( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the year 2074, the mob sends problem people back in time to 2034, where a hired gun waits to eliminate them. Joe is one such hired gun, good at what he does. But problems arise when the mob tries to 'close the loop,' and Joe comes face-to-face with his future self during a hit. When Joe's future self escapes after he hesitates to finish the assignment, Joe must chase himself down and finish the job
The good heart by Dagur Kári( Visual )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jacques is the curmudgeonly owner of a New York dive bar who is determinedly drinking and smoking himself to death. When he meets Lucas, a homeless young man who has already given up on life, he concocts a plan to keep his legacy alive. Jacques takes Lucas under his wing, schooling him in the male-centric laws of his alcoholic clubhouse. Their friendship is tested when Lucas wishes to help a young woman thus defying one of Jacques' laws - no women
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Alternative Names
Dano, Paul Franklin.
Dano Paul Franklin 1984-....