April 2014

Dane DeHaan on “Good Morning America”

April 30, 2014: Dane DeHaan visited ABC Studios in New York City for an appearance on ‘Good Morning America‘ to promote ‘The Amazing Spiderman 2‘. I have added HQ images from Dane’s appearance to our gallery, so please check them out:

And I also added HQ photos from Dane‘s appearance at GMA with the rest of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 cast on April 24 (professional HQ photos only became available now). So please check them below:

VIDEO: Dane DeHaan on “The Tonight Show” – April 29

For those of you who’ve missed it when it was first shown: Dane on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. See Dane talking about why his dad was extra excited when he learned his son was cast as the Green Goblin in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and he explains why a burger made him cry.
Also don’t forget to check HQ photos in our gallery:

All Aboard the Dane Train: Dane DeHaan Talks Green Goblin, James Dean, and the Joy of Being Defaced on the Subway

Dane DeHaan radiates cool. He’s perched loosely cross-legged in a comfortable armchair at the center of a trendy downtown New York hotel suite, backlit by floor-to-ceiling windows that frame an expansive, sunny skyline. Even in the act of checking his iPhone (he’s been glued to Twitter all day, but we’ll get to that), his movements are slick, fluid—precise, yet unstudied.

The same could be said of his acting style. His roles tend toward the dark, complicated soul, with a chord of volcanic anger bubbling beneath the surface—but where some young actors might push too far, DeHaan manages a delicate balance of empathy and unbridled chaos. He burst onto the scene via a regular role on HBO’s In Treatment, followed by a pivotal role in Josh Trank’s Chronicle, then steadily built his credits aside Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf in Lawless, as Ryan Gosling’s son in The Place Beyond the Pines, and as Lucien Carr to Danielle Radcliffe’s Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings.

DeHaan’s latest part takes him into big-budget film-franchise territory: as Harry Osborn in director Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which sees him tackling the part of Spidey’s (Andrew Garfield) nemesis, Harry’s evil alter ego, the Green Goblin. It’s a role that raises DeHaan’s talent for embodying firecracker-like tempers to an extreme level, but—while speaking with Vanity Fair during the NYC leg of the Spider-Man 2 press tour—he was nothing but laughs, enthralled and delighted by the flood of PhotoShop mockups pouring in that afternoon via Twitter, thanks to a tweet (and one very catchy hashtag) posted the night before, by his onscreen co-villain Jamie Foxx, who plays Max Dillon, a.k.a. super-villain Electro.

Dane DeHaan: Jamie started #GetOnTheDaneTrain and it’s made my Twitter really fun. Everyone’s making all these “Dane Train” images now [scrolls through a few to show me]. I think the hashtag was trending a little while ago on Twitter! I also think that maybe Dane Cook has used “get on the Dane Train” before, because he got in on it and he was like, “I had a Dane train 15 years ago, but welcome aboard!” My Twitter wasn’t working for half of the day [still looking at phone]. Look at all these submissions! Here’s a Dane Train with great danes! [Reading] “Choo-choo! All aboard the Dane Train!” [Laughs] A bunch of Dane Trains and great danes! They’re so fun!

You’re obviously getting a taste for the level of public adoration that a big film like this affords you.

It is really wild, but it’s fun! I’m having a good time with it, I’m embracing it. I’m excited!

You’ve worked with Daniel Radcliffe, Andrew Garfield, and next with Rob Pattinson—so you basically got the British royal-film-actor guide to handling the fame that comes with huge franchise films.

Yeah, look it’s not like we sat around talking about it, and they didn’t actually give me advice, but I think inevitably it was really helpful to be around people whose lives have been affected by franchises like this. The movie hasn’t come out yet but it’s not like a ton of this has been a huge surprise to me. I am experiencing it for the first time, but it hasn’t been overwhelming because I’ve seen people deal with it before.

You live in Brooklyn, right?

I do!

I’m in Bed-Stuy. It’s the best borough in the world.

Hell yeah! Brooklyn! Dane Train! [Laughs] Dane Train’s going to Brooklyn!

How does Brooklyn hold up to all this amazing world traveling you’ve been doing? Which do you prefer?

Brooklyn! I’m happy to travel with things like this, and it’s really cool to be in all these cities, but I always can’t wait to go home. Brooklyn just feels like home to me.

Speaking of trains, have you seen any particularly noteworthy subway graffiti on a Spider-Man 2 poster?

I haven’t really been in the subway that much recently! When there were In Treatment posters, I was riding the subway a lot, and I always loved when I saw someone draw a dick in my mouth. [Laughs] That’s on my wife’s [actress Anna Wood] bucket list, actually, is to be defaced on a subway poster. You know, it’s the small things.


What is this I hear about you getting severely dehydrated in your Green Goblin suit during filming?

It wasn’t so much dehydration, as it was heat exhaustion. Like, my brain was literally melting—that’s how hot my body temperature was. Basically, the first day they just had to pour buckets of ice water down my suit, but it was literally turning to steam—that was how hot my body was. The next day they got me this cooling vest—I wore it underneath the suit, it has these tubes so in between takes I would hook up to a cooler full of ice water and it would pump ice water through me and keep my core cooler. But I lost seven pounds in two days of filming! Which was pretty much all the weight I’d put on for the movie!

That’s insane. I guess the whole “With great power comes great responsibility” line applies, here.

Yeah, I mean—look—it’s nothing to complain about! I still got to be the Green Goblin, which is the coolest thing ever, and I knew when it was happening that these are the stories you tell. It’s exciting, and if it was easy, it wouldn’t be fun.

I’m loving Green Goblin’s coif in this film. What pomade does he use? Is it Dapper Dan?

[Laughs] Yeah! The hair pays homage to the purple hood that he used to wear, it crowns in the front and it swoops in the back, and that’s why it has that shape, because that was the general shape of the purple hood. But we knew wearing purple booty shorts and a purple tank top and a purple hood wouldn’t really hold up in a modern-day interpretation.

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.

Where do you stand on watching yourself in a film, once it’s finished?

I think it’s important. I don’t do it a lot, I probably see my films like two or three times, but I think it’s important to watch and to be able to be critical just as an artist. And to be able to think, What can I do better next time? I never watch while I’m filming—I don’t watch playback or anything—but I enjoy watching the film after we’ve made it. I could be reminiscing or I could just be watching it from a critical standpoint.

It must’ve been a new experience to watch yourself in Spider-Man, since there were moments when it must’ve looked wildly different than when you were on set.

Yeah, and it’s a Spider-Man movie, so the six-year-old in me is like, “Yeahhhh!” So yeah, this is different and there are more surprises, because I didn’t even know what some of that stuff was going to look like.

You’re playing James Dean next—that’s a fairly iconic role, in its own right.

It’s an interesting thing, because when I told people I was playing James Dean in a movie, they would just tell me something about James Dean. And most of the time they would be wrong. Because he’s such a myth! So it became about reading as many books as I could find and comparing and contrasting what’s in those. He’s always been one of my favorite actors—I’ve had a poster of him on my wall since I was in college. For me too, there were things I thought about him that I found out weren’t true. Like he was mythical to me as well, but I had to make him human.

As a fan of his, did you feel pressure taking the role?

I had a lot of trepidations about doing the film. I said no to it a lot, before I decided to take it on. And ultimately what made me want to do it is that I wanted to show people who he really was. One of the things that’s really interesting about the film is that you see how a normal person can be turned into an icon. And also, I want to introduce younger generations to James Dean. Because unfortunately a lot of kids don’t know who James Dean is, and that’s a scary thought to me. I want teenagers to watch this movie and then go and watch James Dean movies!

The film follows his work with photographer Dennis Stock [played by Robert Pattinson], right?

Yeah, it’s like two weeks of his life right before East of Eden comes out, and Dennis Stock gets permission to do the first ever photo essay of him, for Lifemagazine, and they go back to New York and they go to his hometown in Indiana right before the East of Eden premiere.

I saw that you retweeted one of Dennis Stock’s photos of Dean, where he’s taking a ballet class. Tell me that’s a hint toward a scene in the film!

No, we didn’t do that part of it! But he used to take dance class with Eartha Kitt! I’ve had some dance class in my day. I’ve done tap, I’ve done ballet, I’ve done modern dance—I’m a classically trained actor, so dance is part of that training, just to get us into our bodies and make us feel free to move. Not that I’m the best dancer in the world, but I have taken a bunch of classes!

Source: Vanity Fair

‘Spider-Man 2’ continues DeHaan’s amazing string of successes

Dane DeHaan during The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Press Conference
Though he had just been accepted at one of the best acting schools in the country, Dane DeHaan insists he had modest aspirations upon enrolling in 2004 at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem.

My goal was to hopefully have a career in regional theater at some point — to not have to wait tables,

recalls DeHaan, a native of the Allentown, Pa. area.

Ten years later, unless his fortunes change dramatically, the only way you’re going to see him as a waiter is if he plays one in a Hollywood film.

In fact, American audiences are about to see DeHaan, 28, in his biggest movie yet: “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” which opens Friday, cost more than $200 million to produce, and is already a monster hit in Europe and Asia (where it’s been out for two weeks).

The UNCSA alum stars as Peter Parker’s childhood friend Harry Osborn, opposite Andrew Garfield (Parker/Spider-Man), Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx.

Osborn, of course — and this is a spoiler only for those who don’t know the comic book, or who haven’t seen last decade’s “Spider-Man” trilogy starring Tobey Maguire — eventually becomes the Green Goblin, Spidey’s most well-known nemesis.

For DeHaan, it’s his second major turn as a complicated man-child turned superpowered villain since 2012, when he earned notice for portraying a bullied high school student who goes mad in the sci-fi thriller “Chronicle.”

One of the things that’s fun about acting is you get permission to misbehave, to sometimes literally be the bad guy. And I grew up playing superheroes and playing pretend. That’s how I got started acting. So when all of a sudden I’m all dressed up as the Green Goblin and my job for the day is to try to kill Spider-Man, I mean, that’s like a dream come true.

The young actor had to lobby hard for the critical role in director Marc Webb’s film, and the odds of landing it were slim. But DeHaan has a solid track record when it comes to long shots.

After three years at Emmaus High School in Pennsylvania, he was one of just three students accepted to UNCSA‘s drama program for high school seniors in 2003.

Then, to get into the college’s acting school — which has produced Mary-Louise Parker, former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Chris Parnell, and Anthony Mackie (last seen in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier) — DeHaan had to audition along with more than 1,000 other hopefuls; he was one of only 25 selected for the Class of 2008.

While in Winston-Salem, he met and studied with his future wife, Anna Wood of Mount Airy, who also has found success and will star in the forthcoming CBS crime drama “Reckless.” (The couple lives in Brooklyn, but usually spends Christmas in Mount Airy.)

DeHaan calls his alma mater “a magical place,” and says “I would stay there forever if I could.”

His schedule is a bit too busy for that right now, though. Earlier this month, he wrapped “Life,” a drama in which he portrays James Dean that was shot in Toronto. Then he met up with the “Spider-Man” cast in London to do press and talk up the Green Goblin. Next, he’ll shoot a period drama co-starring Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz (“Django Unchained”).

And when he has time, he’ll pinch himself.

If someone asked me five years ago, ‘Where will you be five years from now?’ I would have sold myself way short. So I try to just live day by day, and luckily, as the days go by the opportunities are getting bigger and greater, and the people I’m getting to work with continue to blow my mind. I just don’t want that to stop. I’m having the time of my life.

Source: Thestate.com

Dane DeHaan: “…my life is about to change in a big way”

For many actors, sitting in a makeup chair for hours can be tedious. Not Dane DeHaan of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” He’s like one of those rare cats that likes a bath.

“I get really into it – I love it,” he said of wearing prosthetics, in this case to play the Green Goblin in “Spider-Man 2,” which opens Friday. “It’s interesting because so many actors are always trying to look so different, and do such different things, but they don’t really tap into the (makeup and costume) part of it that can truly make you look like a different person.”

DeHaan, 28, was willing to go green and don a 50-pound suit to play the villainous alter ego of Harry Osborn, Peter Parker’s (Andrew Garfield) childhood friend.

After completing the daily, four-hour transformative process,

you get to stare in the mirror and you are like … ‘I am the Green Goblin, and I get to spend all day trying to kill Spider-Man. I would wait four hours for that any day.

“Spider-Man 2” marks DeHaan’s first foray into comic-book films, but not prosthetics. His breakout films, the 2012 high school sci-fi fantasy “Chronicle” and 2013 multigenerational family drama “The Place Beyond the Pines,” both messed with DeHaan’s angelic face. In “Chronicle,” explosions altered his looks. In “Pines,” in which he played a criminal’s confused, searching son, it was fists.

DeHaan said he does not look for extreme roles, just interesting ones. The makeup jobs manifest from there.

When I read a script and say, ‘There’s no way I can do that,’ it’s probably the (role) I will want to do. That probably correlates to the fact I play a lot of characters who go through a lot – even as far as turning into monsters.

Expectations for “Amazing Spider-Man 2,” sequel to the 2012 movie that rebooted the “Spider-Man” franchise and earned more than $750 million worldwide, are considerably higher than for previous DeHaan films. As in, as high as the Manhattan skyscrapers from which Spidey swings.

DeHaan’s profile – up to now that of a mostly independent-film actor who plays tortured exceptionally well – also is likely to soar.

Speaking by phone from the Brooklyn apartment he shares with his actress wife, Anna Wood, DeHaan acknowledges that “my life is about to change in a big way” with “Spider-Man 2’s” release.

Yet he also still sees the pure fun of appearing in a comic-book film, viewing it as a (very expensive) extension of playtime activities from his Allentown, Pa., boyhood.

I always wanted to be an actor, and I started wanting to be an actor by playing pretend in my house and dressing up like superheroes. Now I get to do it on a bigger scale, and take it a lot more seriously, in a way that fulfills the ‘serious actor’ part of me.

DeHaan also liked the nuances within Harry, who turns villain as part of a bid to stop a disease inherited from his dying father, Norman (Chris Cooper). Norman Osborn owns Oscorp, the corporation that once employed Peter’s father and manufactures trouble for the Parkers more than any other product.

He is forced to make all these decisions about how to save his own life,” DeHaan said of Harry. “He doesn’t just resort to the most extreme option first. It is quite an arc that Harry goes through. … It is not just an evil journey.

DeHaan has seen the aughts “Spider-Man” films in which James Franco played Harry. But not since they came out, “and certainly not for this,” he said, referring to the new “Spider-Man 2.” “I wanted my own take on the role.”

DeHaan also has followed Franco in playing James Dean. Franco starred as Dean in a 2001 TV movie and DeHaan plays him in the forthcoming “Life,” opposite Robert Pattinson, who plays Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock.

Of course the delicately handsome DeHaan is playing Dean. All sensitive young actors since Dean inevitably are compared with him, from Franco to Leonardo DiCaprio and Ryan Gosling.

DeHaan looks most like DiCaprio, but his screen presence hews closer to Gosling’s in that both can seem like threats to others as well as themselves.

In last year’s “Kill Your Darlings,” DeHaan charmed and mesmerized as Beat Generation figure and convicted killer Lucien Carr, a college friend of Allen Ginsberg’s (Daniel Radcliffe).

In the movie, Ginsberg harbors an intense crush on Carr, who DeHaan plays as a dangerous combination of young, reckless and profoundly sad. You worry for little Harry Potter.

“DeHaan’s performance is the reason to see this film,” Betsy Sharkey wrote in her “Darlings” review in the Los Angeles Times. “The actor … brings such a complex mix of bravado and vulnerability to Lucien, you feel an absence any time he leaves the screen.”

Spending time with Garfield, Radcliffe and “Twilight” star Pattinson – contemporaries age-wise but old hands at fame – presented DeHaan with examples of how to handle the media and fan scrutiny he might face after “Spider-Man 2’s” release. Seeing Radcliffe handle himself with what DeHaan called “grace and graciousness” was particularly instructive.

“Dan is amazing at dealing with it,” he said. “People come up to him like, ‘Oh my gosh, it’s so good to see you,’ and he is just like really happy that someone’s there and telling him they really like him.”

Observing famous co-stars provided lessons otherwise hard to come by.

There are questions you have that you can’t Google,” DeHaan said. “You can’t really Google, ‘Hey, I am at dinner, and there’s 20 people waiting outside the restaurant for me. What do I do?’

His marriage to Wood, who appeared in “Chronicle,” has been “a big grounding force in my life” as his film roles have grown more prominent. “The fact that I have somebody in my life (there) before this all got crazy, who knows who I really am … it keeps me sane,” DeHaan said.

But if his career goes the way he wants, he need not worry about anyone recognizing him on the street. First there’s his affection for prosthetics.

He also admires how actors disappear into roles without them. Like Guy Pearce, with whom DeHaan appeared in the 2012 period crime drama “Lawless.”

He showed up on set with his eyebrows shaved, and this part shaved down his hair. That guy is such a chameleon. I feel like every time I see him in a movie, it takes me maybe the entire movie to realize it’s him. That is really exciting to me.

Source: Sacbee

VIDEO: Dane DeHaan’s short interview during ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Volunteer Day Empire State Cermony

Watch a short interview of Dane during TASM2 Volunteer Day Empire State Cermony. Listen to Dane speaking about participating in charity work, and in his own words, “…using art education to keep [children’s] imagination alive, allow them to feel free to express themselves“. Very inspirational, as usual :)

*EDIT* I also added a few unseen photos from Be Amazing Day Volunteer Day at I.S. 145 Joseph Pulitzerin NYC. It’s so amazing to see Dane participating in the charity work with his genuine amazing beautiful smile <3

Page 1 of 512345