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DeHaan at the London Film Festival premiere of Kill Your Darlings , November 2013
Dane William DeHaan [1]

(1986-02-06) February 6, 1986 (age 33)
Residence Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma mater University of North Carolina School of the Arts
OccupationActor, model
Years active2008–present
Anna Wood (m. 2012)

Dane William DeHaan ( /dəˈhɑːn/ də-HAHN; born February 6, 1986 [2] [3] [4] ) is an American actor. His roles include Andrew Detmer in Chronicle (2012), Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), Lockhart in Gore Verbinski's A Cure for Wellness (2016), and the title character in Luc Besson's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017).

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Early life

DeHaan was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania. His father, Jeff DeHaan, is a computer programmer, and his mother, Cynthia Boscia, is an executive at Metlife. [3] He has an older sister, Meghann, [3] and had what the New York Times Magazine has described as a "very normal, super-supportive childhood." [5] He attended Emmaus High School in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, for three years and appeared in community theater. He switched to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts for his senior year of high school, where he was "around artists for the first time." [5] [6] He continued at UNCSA for undergraduate studies, graduating in 2008. [7]

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DeHaan got his start on stage as understudy for Haley Joel Osment in the short-lived Broadway revival of American Buffalo . In 2008, he made his television debut, guest-appearing on an episode of Law & Order Special Victims Unit , and his 2010 feature film debut in John Sayles' Amigo . He played Jesse in the third season of In Treatment and played Timbo in the fourth season of True Blood . [8]

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In 2012, DeHaan starred in the camcorder drama film Chronicle , and as Cricket in Lawless . In 2013, he played Lucien Carr, a contemporary of Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, in Kill Your Darlings , alongside Daniel Radcliffe. It was a role for which he has received critical acclaim. [9] He was the cover star of Hero magazine issue 10, shot by Hedi Slimane and published in October 2013. [10] In 2014, Annie Leibovitz photographed DeHaan for a Prada clothing "men’s spring advertising campaign". [11] Also that year, he played Harry Osborn, in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 [2] and Zach Orfman in Life After Beth .

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DeHaan with Cara Delevingne at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con. Cara Delevingne & Dane DeHaan (28439120622).jpg
DeHaan with Cara Delevingne at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con.

In 2015, DeHaan starred as James Dean in the drama Life , opposite Robert Pattinson as photographer Dennis Stock. In September 2015 Dehaan was the cover star of Another Man issue 20, shot by Willy Vanderperre. [12] DeHaan then played Roman in the 2016 independent drama film Two Lovers and a Bear.

James Dean American actor

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In 2017, DeHaan starred in Luc Besson's science fiction film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets , with Cara Delevingne, based on the French comics series Valérian and Laureline . [13] He also starred in the 17th-century romance Tulip Fever .

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is a 2017 English-language French 3D space opera film written and directed by Luc Besson, and co-produced by Besson and his wife, Virginie Besson-Silla. The film is based on the French science fiction comics series Valérian and Laureline, written by Pierre Christin and illustrated by Jean-Claude Mézières. It stars Dane DeHaan as Valerian and Cara Delevingne as Laureline, with Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu and Rutger Hauer in supporting roles. Besson independently crowd-sourced and personally funded Valerian. With a production budget of around $180 million, it is both the most expensive European and independent film ever made.

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In July 2017, it was announced that Vincent D'Onofrio would be the director of a new western film The Kid , [14] starring DeHaan in the role of Billy the Kid and costarring Ethan Hawke. [15] [16]

Appearances in other media

DeHaan played a fictional version of himself in the music video for Imagine Dragons' song "I Bet My Life".

Personal life

DeHaan married actress Anna Wood in a private ceremony on June 30, 2012. The two have been together since 2006 and both appeared in Chronicle . [17] They live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Their daughter, Bowie Rose DeHaan, was born on April 2, 2017. [18]



2010 Amigo Gil
At Risk Cal Tradd
The FrontCal Tradd
2012 Chronicle Andrew Detmer
Jack & Diane Chris
Lawless Cricket Pate
Lincoln Second White Soldier
The Place Beyond the Pines Jason Glanton
2013 Devil's Knot Chris Morgan
Kill Your Darlings Lucien Carr
Metallica: Through the Never Trip
2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Harry Osborn / Green Goblin
Life After Beth Zach Orfman
2015 Knight of Cups Paul
Life James Dean
2016 Ballerina VictorVoice role
Two Lovers and a Bear Roman
2017 A Cure for Wellness Lockhart
Tulip Fever Jan Van Loos
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Valérian
2019 The Kid [19] Billy the Kid


2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Vincent BeckwithEpisode: "Lunacy"
2010 In Treatment Jesse D'Amato7 episodes
2011 True Blood Timbo3 episodes

Music videos

2013 Metallica: Through the Never Metallica
2014 I Bet My Life Imagine Dragons

Awards and nominations


YearAwardCategoryNominated workResultRef.
2013 Hamptons International Film Festival Breakthrough Performer Kill Your Darlings Won
Gotham Awards Breakthrough AwardKill Your DarlingsNominated
2014 BAFTA Awards EE Rising Star Award Nominated


YearAwardCategoryNominated WorkResultRef.
2010 Obie Award Obie Award for Performance The Aliens Won

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