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DANNY HUSTON has followed in the family tradition of pursuing a varied creative career. A writer, director and producer, Huston broke through as an actor with his highly acclaimed role in the independent film Ivansxtc. The Bernard Rose directed feature was nominated for several Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Male Performance for Danny's portrayal of Hollywood talent agent Ivan Beckman. In just a few years, Huston has become one of the most sought after actors in Hollywood, working with directors including Martin Scorsese, Fernando Meirelles, Alfonso Cuaron, and Sofia Coppola.
Huston can currently be seen in Children of Men directed by Alfonso Cuaron and starring Julianne Moore, Michael Caine and Clive Owen.
Huston was last seen in Sony Pictures Marie Antoinette, which starred Kristen Dunst and was directed by Sofia Coppola.
Huston recently completed production on Fade to Black in which he portrays Orson Welles opposite Diego Luna. The Museum of Modern Art in New York recently screened the film as part of their Huston family retrospective series.
Huston has wrapped production on 30 Days of Night opposite Josh Hartnett and Melissa George. The Sony horror film is being produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert under their Ghost House banner. David Slade (Hard Candy) is directing. 30 Days of Night is based on the 2002 graphic novel created by Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith. The Story is set in Barrow, Alaska, where 30 days of continual winter darkness make the town the perfect feeding ground for vampires. Huston portrays the vampire villain "Marlowā€¯ in the film.
In 2005, Huston appeared in Fernando Meirelles' and Focus Films' The Constant Gardener opposite Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz. Huston was awarded a Golden Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance. He was also seen in the First Look film The Proposition written by Nick Cave. The cast included Guy Pierce, John Hurt and Emily Watson. The Proposition screened at the Sundance Film Festival and the London Film Festival and received rave reviews internationally. The film won four Australian Academy Awards.
In 2004, Huston appeared opposite Nicole Kidman and Lauren Bacall in Fineline's controversial drama Birth. The film was directed by Jonathan Glazer and tells the story of a woman who is faced with a child who claims to be the reincarnation of her late husband. Birth was screened at the Venice Film Festival and the Deauville Film Festival. Huston also appeared in the Martin Scorsese epic The Aviator starring Leonardo DiCaprio. In the film, which also stared Cate Blanchett and Kate Beckinsale, Huston portrayed the owner of TWA Airlines. The Aviator won Best Film: Drama at the 2005 Golden Globes Awards and was nominated for Best Ensemble at Screen Actors Guild Awards and Best Film at the British Academy of Film (BAFTA) and Television Awards.
In 2004, Huston starred in New Market's controversial film Silver City. The political drama and murder mystery tells the story of a small town in Colorado and the events leading up to a local election. Written and directed by John Sayles, the impressive cast included Chris Cooper, Maria Bello, Thora Birch, Richard Dreyfuss, Tim Roth, Daryl Hannah and Billy Zane. Silver City was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and the San Sebastian Film Festival.
In 2003, Huston appeared in 21 Grams, Alejandro Inarritu's critically-acclaimed third feature-length film, opposite Naomi Watts and Sean Penn.
Huston began as a painter, but gravitated early to film directing and has helmed numerous television and film projects. With a desire to learn more about the acting process so he could have better understanding of the craft as a filmmaker, he began to take small parts in movies. Danny has worked as an actor ever since. His directing cred
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