“[…] From the start there’s an undertow of cruelty to the teenagers’ high jinks as they learn what they can do, as when they levitate a stuffed animal to frighten a child. Mr. Trank brings a light touch to these self-discovery scenes — the three are flexing fast-evolving muscles — as well as a creeping sense of menace.
In this respect, Mr. DeHaan, whose vulnerability and physical awkwardness here can evoke the young Leonardo DiCaprio in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” is invaluable. Mr. Russell and Mr. Jordan are as likable as their characters, but it’s Mr. DeHaan who pulls you uneasily in.” (x)
“I do what I do because I love to do it, and I love to do it because it’s a neverending quest. It’s an artform that you can do for your whole life and try to get better and better, and never be as good as you want to be. The fact that the world has embraced me in the way that they have makes my life so awesome and so cool.”
Help us get this happy trio together again to work on the film Young Americans!
Last night I tweeted at John Krokidas, director of Kill Your Darlings, to say that I still wanted to see the film Young Americans, which had been rumored for ages to have Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan on board and John would direct. All three of them still want to do the film, but we need to show studios that there’s enough interest to garner funding. John suggested a petition.
“I remember when I was living in New York and shooting In Treatment, and I was deciding whether or not I was going to move to LA to pursue a film career. I would leaving this community of people that I had formed around myself, and it was a scary thing. And Gabriel Byrne wrote me a letter which said something like, ‘Don’t be afraid to take leaps and fall off cliffs.’ I heeded that advice, and it worked out quite nicely.” - Dane DeHaan for GQ Style UK (2013)
I have no idea what’s going to happen down the line, but I just am really excited about all the great scripts that are coming my way and all of the many great opportunities that are presenting themselves. I just hope to continue to challenge myself and to grow as an actor and to continue to be presented with amazing opportunities. I’m extremely thankful for everything that has happened so far and I really hope it doesn’t stop anytime soon.
What about the Jeopardy! theme Harry hums? Was that your idea? That was in the script. But then on the day they were like, “I don’t think we can do the Jeopardy! song!,” because, you know, you have to pay for it! And I was like, “No, we have to do the Jeopardy! song—it’s way too cool!” I fought for it. x