Danny Huston

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Danny Huston
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Born
Daniel Sallis Huston

(1962-05-14) May 14, 1962 (age 59)
Rome, Italy
Alma materLondon Film School
OccupationActor, director
Years active1984–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 1989; div. 1992)

Katie Jane Evans
(m. 2001; d. 2008)
Parent(s)
Relatives

Daniel Sallis Huston (born May 14, 1962) is an American actor, writer, and director. In 1989, Huston directed Mr. North which starred his half-sister, Anjelica Huston.[1] Huston was nominated for Best Male Performance at the Independent Spirit Awards in 2003 for his performance in the independent film Ivans Xtc.[2]

His film credits include Birth and Martin Scorsese's The Aviator, for which the ensemble cast was nominated for a 2004 Screen Actors Guild Award.[3] Huston received the Golden Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Constant Gardener.[4] He appeared in Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette, Peter Berg's The Kingdom, Ridley Scott's Robin Hood and Sacha Gervasi's Hitchcock.[5][6][7][8] He starred in The Congress, which opened the 45th Directors' Fortnight sidebar at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.[9] Huston co-starred as gossip columnist Dick Nolan in Tim Burton's film Big Eyes.[10] He portrayed The Axeman in the FX thriller series American Horror Story: Coven and Massimo Dolcefino in American Horror Story: Freak Show.[11][12] He starred as General Erich Ludendorff in the 2017 film Wonder Woman and as Wade Jennings in Angel Has Fallen.[13][14] From 2018 to 2019, he had a role in the first two seasons of the Paramount drama series Yellowstone.

Huston is a graduate of London Film School.[15]

Early life[edit]

Huston was born May 14, 1962 in Rome, Italy. He is the son of actress and author Zoe Sallis and director John Huston.[16]

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 the uncle of actor Jack Huston and grandson of Academy Award-winning actor Walter Huston. His father was an American and Irish citizen,[17] of English, Welsh, Scots-Irish and Scottish ancestry.[18] His mother was of Indian and English descent.[19]

Career[edit]

In 1998, Huston directed Mr. North, which was an adaptation of Thornton Wilder's Theophilus North. The film was produced by his father, John Huston, who died before its completion.[20] In 1995, Huston played Bartender #2 in Leaving Las Vegas and directed the film The Maddening.[21][22]

Huston was nominated for Best Male Performance at the Independent Spirit Awards in 2003 for his performance in the independent film Ivans Xtc.[2]

Huston appeared in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator. The ensemble cast was nominated for a 2004 SAG Award.[3] In 2006, Huston received the Golden Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Sandy Woodrow in Fernando Meirelles' The Constant Gardener.[4] Huston starred in the Australian western The Proposition.[23]

Huston starred in Alpha Male and Oliver Parker's Fade to Black, in which he played Orson Welles.[24][25] He starred in The Kreutzer Sonata, which premiered at the 2008 Edinburgh International Film Festival.[26]

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 Colonel William Stryker in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, a prequel to the original trilogy of X-Men films.[27]

Huston has been featured in Boogie Woogie, The Warrior's Way, Edge of Darkness, Clash of the Titans, Robin Hood, You Don't Know Jack and Medallion.[27]

Huston played gangster Ben "The Butcher" Diamond on Mitch Glazer's Magic City for which was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film in 2013.[28] He portrayed The Axeman in the FX thriller series American Horror Story: Coven and Massimo Dolcefino in American Horror Story: Freak Show.[11] Huston starred as General Erich Ludendorff in the 2017 film Wonder Woman and as Wade Jennings in Angel Has Fallen.[13][14]

Personal life[edit]

In 1989, Huston married Academy Award nominee Virginia Madsen. They divorced in 1992. In 2001, Huston married Katie Jane Evans with whom he had a child, Stella.[29] Huston and Evans separated in 2006. Evans died by suicide in October 2008 before the divorce was finalized.[citation needed] He dated his Magic City co-star Olga Kurylenko for about a year.[30] Huston's relationship with New York socialite Anastasia Lenglet in 2016 resulted in the birth of a son, Balthazar.[31] As Lenglet pursued a child-support proceeding against Huston, another Huston girlfriend, English actress Rosie Fellner, became pregnant with the couple's daughter.[31][29]

Filmography[edit]

As Actor[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Leaving Las Vegas Bartender #2
1997 Anna Karenina Stiva
1998 Spanish Fly John
Susan's Plan Gambler #2
1999 Rockin' Good Times Jimmy's Manager
2000 Timecode Randy
Ivans Xtc Ivan Beckman
2001 Eden Kalman
Hotel Hotel manager
2002 Torture TV Gary Silverman
The Bacchae Herdsman
2003 21 Grams Michael
2004 Silver City Danny O'Brien
Birth Joseph
The Aviator Jack Frye
2005 The Proposition Arthur Burns
The Constant Gardener Sandy Woodrow
2006 Marie Antoinette Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor
Alpha Male Jim Ferris
Children of Men Nigel
Fade to Black Orson Welles
2007 The Number 23 Isaac French / Dr. Miles Phoenix
I Really Hate My Job Al Bowlly / Himself
The Kingdom Gideon Young
30 Days of Night Marlow
2008 The Kreutzer Sonata Edgar
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Lawrence Maddox
2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine William Stryker
Boogie Woogie Art Spindle
2010 Edge of Darkness Jack Bennett
You Don’t Know Jack Geoffrey Fieger
Clash of the Titans Poseidon
The Warrior's Way The Colonel
Robin Hood Richard the Lionheart
The Conspirator Joseph Holt
2011 Un monstre à Paris Préfet Maynott Voice
Playoff Max Stoller
2012 Two Jacks Jack
Wrath of the Titans Poseidon
Stolen Tim Harlend
Hitchcock Whitfield Cook
Boxing Day Basil
2013 The Congress Jeff
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox Sam Lane Voice
2014 Big Eyes Dick Nolan
Tigers Alex Indian film
The Liberator Martin Torkington
2015 Pressure Engel
Frankenstein Viktor Frankenstein
2016 All I See Is You Dr. Hughes
2017 The Last Photograph Tom Hammond Also director
Newness Larry Bejerano
Wonder Woman General Erich Ludendorff
2018 Game Night Donald Anderton
The Professor Peter
Stan & Ollie Hal Roach
2019 Io Dr. Henry Walden
Angel Has Fallen Wade Jennings
Samurai Marathon Matthew C. Perry Japanese film
TBA Across the River and Into the Trees Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Ty Caulfield Episode: "Suckers"
2006 Covert One: The Hades Factor Frank Klein Recurring role; 2 episodes
2008 John Adams Samuel Adams Recurring role; 3 episodes
2010 You Don't Know Jack Geoffrey Fieger Television film
2012–2013 Magic City Ben "The Butcher" Diamond Recurring role; 16 episodes
2013–2014 American Horror Story: Coven The Axeman Recurring role; 7 episodes
2014 Masters of Sex Dr. Douglas Greathouse Recurring role; 3 episodes
2014–2015 American Horror Story: Freak Show Massimo Dolcefino Guest role; 3 episodes
2016 Paranoid Nick Waingrow Recurring role; 4 episodes
2018–2019 Yellowstone Dan Jenkins Main role; 19 episodes
2019–present Succession Jamie Laird Recurring role; 5 episodes
2019 Doc Martin Robert Brooke Episode: "Wild West Country"

As Director[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2003 Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead Ivans Xtc Nominated[32]
2004 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Cast 21 Grams Won[33]
2005 Satellite Awards Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture The Constant Gardener Won[34]
2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture The Aviator Nominated[35]
2006 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor The Proposition Nominated[36]
2008 Monte-Carlo Television Festival Outstanding Actor in a Miniseries John Adams Nominated[37]
2011 Montreal World Film Festival Best Actor Playoff Won[38]
2013 Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Magic City Nominated[39]
2014 Saturn Awards Best Guest Starring Role on Television American Horror Story: Coven Nominated[40]

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