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Danny Huston
American actor, director

Danny Huston

Danny Huston
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Intro American actor, director
A.K.A. Daniel Sallis "Danny" Huston
Is Television director Actor Film director Television actor Film actor
From Italy United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 14 May 1962, Rome, Italy
Age 61 years
Star sign Taurus
Father: John Huston
Siblings: Anjelica HustonAllegra Huston
Spouse: Virginia Madsen
Height: 1.8669 m
London Film School
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Daniel Sallis Huston (born May 14, 1962) is an American actor, writer, and director. Huston got his start directing Mr. North, starring Anthony Edwards, Robert Mitchum, and Huston's half-sister, Anjelica Huston. Later, Huston gave his breakthrough acting performance in the independent film Ivans Xtc and was nominated for Best Male Performance at the Independent Spirit Awards in 2003.

His film credits include Birth opposite Nicole Kidman, Martin Scorsese's The Aviator, for which the ensemble cast was nominated for a 2004 Screen Actors Guild Award, The Constant Gardener, for which he received the Golden Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance; Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette, Peter Berg's The Kingdom, Ridley Scott's Robin Hood and Sacha Gervasi's Hitchcock. Huston's film The Congress opened the 45th Director's Fortnight sidebar at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Huston co-starred in Tim Burton's film Big Eyes, alongside Christoph Waltz, Amy Adams, Krysten Ritter and Jason Schwartzman. He has appeared in the FX thriller series American Horror Story, portraying The Axeman in American Horror Story: Coven and Massimo Dolcefino in American Horror Story: Freak Show. He also starred as General Erich Ludendorff in the 2017 film Wonder Woman and as renegade ex-Army Ranger turned head of private military company Wade Jennings in Angel Has Fallen.

Huston is a graduate of London Film School.

Early life

Huston was born in Rome, Italy. He is the son of actress and author Zoe Sallis and director John Huston. After completing early schooling, Huston went to the London Film School, studying for a career in the movies.

Through his father he has an adoptive half-brother, Pablo Huston, and is the half-brother of actress Anjelica Huston and screenwriter Tony Huston. He is also the uncle of actor Jack Huston, and grandson of Academy Award-winning actor Walter Huston. His father was an American and Irish citizen, of English, Welsh, Scots-Irish and Scottish ancestry. His mother was of Indian and English descent.


Huston's first feature as a director, Mr. North, an adaptation of Thornton Wilder's last novel, Theophilus North, was produced by his father, John Huston. In 1995's Leaving Las Vegas, the younger Huston had an acting role and has since acted in more than 20 films. That same year, he directed the film The Maddening.

His breakthrough acting performance is considered to have been in the independent film Ivans Xtc. The Bernard Rose feature was nominated for several Independent Spirit Awards in 2003, including Best Male Performance for Huston's portrayal of Hollywood talent agent Ivan Beckman. Huston has worked nonstop as an actor ever since.

Soon after Ivans Xtc, Huston worked on Martin Scorsese's The Aviator with Leonardo DiCaprio and Alec Baldwin. The ensemble cast was nominated for a 2004 SAG Award. In 2006, Huston received the Golden Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Sandy Woodrow in Fernando Meirelles' The Constant Gardener. That year, Huston also starred in the critically acclaimed Australian western The Proposition, with Guy Pearce and Emily Watson. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Huston also starred in the British independent features Alpha Male and Oliver Parker's Fade to Black, in which he played Orson Welles alongside Christopher Walken and Paz Vega. He has collaborated several times with British directors Mike Figgis and Bernard Rose, most recently with Rose on The Kreutzer Sonata, which premiered at the 2008 Edinburgh International Film Festival.

His other film credits include Birth, Silver City, Marie Antoinette, The Number 23, The Kingdom, How to Lose Friends & Alienate People and 30 Days of Night. He portrayed Samuel Adams in the award-winning HBO miniseries John Adams and also portrayed Colonel William Stryker in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, a prequel for the trilogy.

His 2009–10 roles include Boogie Woogie, The Warrior's Way, the thriller Edge of Darkness, and the adventure films Clash of the Titans and Robin Hood. He played the famous lawyer Geoffrey Fieger HBO's film You Don't Know Jack. Huston will also feature alongside Nicolas Cage in the Simon West-directed film Medallion.

Huston played gangster Ben "The Butcher" Diamond on Mitch Glazer's Magic City on the Starz network from 2012 to 2013. He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film in 2013. Later that year, he portrayed The Axeman in a recurring role on American Horror Story: Coven.

Personal life

Huston has been married twice. His first marriage was in 1989 to Academy Award nominee Virginia Madsen; they divorced in 1992. He married his second wife, Katie Jane Evans, in 2001 and they separated in 2006. Evans took her own life in October 2008 before the divorce was finalized. They had one daughter named Stella. He dated his Magic City co-star Olga Kurylenko for approximately a year.

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2003 Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead Ivans Xtc Nominated
2004 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Cast 21 Grams Won
2005 Satellite Awards Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture The Constant Gardener Won
2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture The Aviator Nominated
2006 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor The Proposition Nominated
2008 Monte-Carlo Television Festival Outstanding Actor in a Miniseries John Adams Nominated
2011 Montreal World Film Festival Best Actor Playoff Won
2013 Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Magic City Nominated
2014 Saturn Awards Best Guest Starring Role on Television American Horror Story: Coven Nominated
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