Dane William DeHaan is an American actor. He is known for playing Jesse on the HBO series In Treatment, and for his roles in the films Chronicle, The Place Beyond the Pines, Kill Your Darlings, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Date Of Birth
February 6, 1986
Place Of Birth
Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
Emmaus High School, University of North Carolina School of the Arts
BAFTA Rising Star Award, Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor, Young Hollywood Award for We Love to Hate You
The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Kill Your Darlings, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Chronicle, Life, The Place Beyond the Pines, Life After Beth, Metallica Through the Never, Lawless, Tulip Fever, Two Lovers and a Bear, Devil’s Knot, Jack & Diane, Amigo, A Cure for Wellness, Lincoln, Ballerin…
Often plays dark, disturbed characters
I’d like to be a dad. But right now, I’m a “fur dad”. I have a dog that I treat like a human child.
If a friend’s in trouble, they can come to me, but I’m not that good at giving advice. They can come to me for honesty and truthfulness but I’m not a worker-througher. They go to my wife for that.
I guess I just let life happen and stick to my guns. I’m actually a really grateful person. I’m really pleased with how my life has gone.
I love to golf but was never good enough to go pro. Golf is my meditation.
[Interview with Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, 2014] ‘Everybody asks me what it’s like to kiss Daniel Radcliffe! That kiss has been sensationalized in a really strange way. I’m an actor. I make-believe what is happening in the movie is actually happening in real life. So it wasn’t me kissing Daniel Radcliffe, it was Lucien Carr finally kissing Allen Ginsberg, the person he’s been wanting to kiss since they met. And that’s a beautiful moment.’
I’m really bad at lying. I’m one of the worst liars I know. But if I can convince myself to believe something’s happening, I can do that.
Comic-book movies are where my childhood fantasies meet my adulthood acting fantasies. I really, truly started acting by playing superheroes in my backyard.
I like to believe that most human beings go about things with a point of view that they’re just doing what they feel like they need to do at that time. Sometimes people make bad decisions, but it’s not evil.
I always thought James Dean was this acting nerd like I am. He was just born with the talent to act and this vivid imagination. But the way he went about getting there was actually kind of annoying.
I love being directed. I always find it helpful to have someone else’s brain in the mix and not just have to rely on myself.
I always wanted to be an actor, but my top three favorite actors of all time are Al Pacino, James Dean and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
I’ve always said that if I could do anything in the world, I would be a professional golfer.
Is expecting his first child with his wife, Anna Wood.
Shares two roles with James Franco. They have both played Harry Osborn in the Spider-Man series and tragic film star James Dean.
Metallica preformed under his last name DeHaan in their Orion Festival, playing all of “Kill ‘Em All”, their first album. At the time of the show no one knew who ‘Dehaan’ was and as the word spread out, more and more people came to watch, not knowing the connection between Dane DeHaan and Metallica.
He has Dutch, German, Italian, English, and smaller amounts of Welsh and Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), ancestry. His surname is Dutch (“De Haan” or “de Haan” means “The Rooster” in Dutch).