This purpose of this blog is to put together a virtual list/collection of memorable (if fleeting) references to the cities of Wilkes-Barre, PA or Scranton, PA in movies/TV/music/Broadway/books (in the script, setting, lyrics, etc).
We'd like to thank everyone for the overwhelming support and suggestions for the Entertainment blog. I'll continue adding these as blog entries as time permits.
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Actor Paul Dano (1984 - ), Currently Starring In "The Extra Man" and "Knight & Day", Has Roots In Scranton
The July 30, 2010 issue of The Wall Street Journal featured a review of the new film The Extra Man, specifically praising young actor Paul Dano ((whose film credits include Little Miss Sunshine, There Will Be Blood and Knight & Day) for "stealing" the film from Kevin Kline. Though born in New York City, Dano's father grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania. In addition, Dano's grandfather (a lawyer) and Aunt Olga have also lived in Scranton in the past.