Award-winning actor Danny Huston is known for his versatility and dramatic screen presence. True to Huston form, Danny is cultivating a storied career both in front of and behind the camera.
Known as a writer, director and producer, Huston got his start directing Mr. North, starring Anthony Edwards, Robert Mitchum and his sister, Anjelica Huston. Later, Huston gave his breakthrough acting performance in the independent film Ivansxtc and was nominated for Best Male Performance at the Independent Spirit Awards in 2003.
Huston’s other film credits include Birth (directed by Jonathan Glazer) opposite Nicole Kidman, Silver City (directed by John Sayles) and Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator starring Leonardo DiCaprio, for which the ensemble cast was nominated for a 2004 Screen Actors Guild Award. The following year, Huston received the Golden Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as ‘Sandy Woodrow’ in Fernando Meirelles’ The Constant Gardener and starred in the critically acclaimed Australian Western The Proposition (directed by John Hillcoat) alongside Guy Pearce and Emily Watson. Marie Antoinette (directed by Sofia Coppola), Children of Men (director Alfonso Cuarón), Fade to Black, in which he played Orson Welles directed by Oliver Parker, The Number 23 (director Joel Schumacher), The Kingdom (directed by Peter Berg), 30 Days of Night (director David Slade), The Kreutzer Sonata (director Bernard Rose), the comedy How to Lose Friends and Alienate People (directed by Robert Weide), the FOX blockbuster franchise X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and he portrayed Samuel Adams in the award-winning HBO miniseries “John Adams.”
Released in 2010, films included Martin Campbell’s thriller Edge of Darkness opposite Mel Gibson, and Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett, and the fantasy-action Sngmoo Lee’s The Warriors Way with Kate Bosworth and Geoffrey Rush. In Barry Levinson’s HBO critically acclaimed award-winning “You Don’t Know Jack,” Huston portrayed ‘Geoffrey Feiger,’ Kevorkian’s lawyer, opposite Al Pacino.
Released in 2011, Robert Redford’s The Conspirator, with James McAvoy, Robin Wright and Kevin Kline, A Monster in Paris animation directed by Bibo Bergeron, and Playoff directed by Eran Riklis based on the life of Ralph Klein, the infamous Israeli basketball coach, which garnered him the 2011 Best Male Lead Performance Award at the Montreal Film Festival.
In March 2012, Huston starred in Jonathan Liebesman’s Wrath of the Titans, reprising his role as ‘Poseidon’ opposite Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson. Huston also appeared in Simon West’s Stolen, with Nicolas Cage, Malin Akerman and Josh Lucas.
Huston is currently starring as ‘Whitfield Cook’ in Fox Searchlight’s Hitchcock. The film follows Alfred Hitchcock’s (Hopkins) struggles during the filmmaking of his horror classic Psycho. Huston stars alongside Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Jessica Biel and Scarlett Johansson.
Presently, Huston plays the role of ‘Ben Diamond’ on his first television series helmed by Mitch Glazer for STARZ, “Magic City.” Huston received a Golden Globe® nomination for his chilling performance in season one. Season two is set to return in summer 2013.
Huston also appeared in Bernard Rose’s Two Jacks opposite Sienna Miller and his nephew, Jack Huston and will be seen in Ari Folman’s The Congress, with Harvey Keitel and Robin Wright. In July 2012, Huston wrapped production on Libertador for director Alberto Arvel Mendoza in Madrid.