Actor Paul Dano is rapidly becoming a big star, having appeared in many acclaimed films, such as Little Miss Sunshine and There Will Be Blood. Dano began his acting career on Broadway at the age of 12, later appearing in his first film role at age in the film L.I.E. Other film credits to Paul Dano’s name include roles in The Emperor’s Club, The Girl Next Door, Taking Lives, Fast Food Nation, Meek’s Cutoff, Cowboys & Aliens, and Taking Woodstock, as well as lending his voice to the character Alexander in Where The Wild Things Are. He’ll be seen in the upcoming Rian Johnson film Looper, and when he’s not acting, Paul Dano provides vocals and lead guitar for the band Mook. He turns 28 today.