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Danny Huston

Danny Huston at 2016 Toronto International Film Festival
Born Daniel Sallis Huston
(1962-05-14) May 14, 1962 (age 54)
Rome, Italy
Occupation Actor, director
Years active 1984–present
Spouse(s) Virginia Madsen
(m. 1989; div. 1992)

Katie Jane Evans
(m. 2001; her death 2008)
Children 1
Parent(s) John Huston
Zoe Sallis
Relatives

Anjelica Huston (paternal half-sister)
Jack Huston (nephew)
Allegra Huston (step-sister)
Walter Huston (paternal grandfather)

I had no ambition to become an actor at all.
I loved painting and drawing for many reasons. One of them was that all it really required was me, a pencil and a pad. It was something I was passionate about, and still am.
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As an actor, it's hard to direct because, suddenly, you're not around. The thing which I hate about directing is the waiting game, but you've really got to wait it out and be resilient and keep it going and keep everybody motivated.
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I started as a director and just fell upon acting.
Also, in my acting, I feel very much like a storyteller, exploring the flaws of the characters that I interpret. I look for the imperfections, and I love a character that is just so flawed.
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I resisted the film business as long as I could, because of the big circus act and the amount of money that it costs to make films – I saw my father suffer through that.
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Why should I ever get fed up talking about my father? He was a brilliant, colorful man who left us with thousands of memories. Most people remember his films, but I've got anecdotes and advice and episodes of real life tucked away inside my head.
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You know, the great thing about acting or, indeed, filmmaking in general, is that we're all given a reason to do research. You kind of have to, really, if you want to know what you're doing, but it opens up this whole new understanding.
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I seem to play a lot of losers.
I love playing bad. But my whole thing is usually villains that don't know that they're evil.
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When I was really young, I shot a lot with my Super 8.
There's a point where art is not subjective, and my example for that is Picasso. If you don't like Picasso, that's your problem.
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The whole thing of doing a TV series, I find it very daunting not knowing where the story's going.
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Sometimes film is just the family business. Some families are generations of carpenters or farmers, or they make clothes, or they're all lawyers. I'm in the family business.
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I guess I've played a lot of failures, which is a Huston quality, I guess. I love losers, though, and have never met anyone who hasn't been one sometime. I'm always looking to understand them, and my father had an extremely keen eye to be able to dissect and bring that forward in the way he told his stories.
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Growing up, I spent a lot of time on film sets all over the world.