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Danny Huston Biography

Birth Name:
Daniel Huston
Birth Place:
Rome, Italy
Director, actor

Fast Facts

  • Born in Rome but grew up in Ireland and London
  • Began making his own movies with a Super-8 camera at the age of 7
  • Considered becoming a painter before getting into the family business
  • Directed his father (John Huston) in a TV-movie called Mister Corbett's Ghost (1986)
  • Made his acting debut in Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
  • Earned a 2003 Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Male Lead for his performance in the film Ivans xtc
  • Invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2007


  • 2013Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2006Toronto Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2004Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2003Independent Spirit Awards-Best Male Lead: nominated