Paul Dano is having a light moment.
Seared into memory as "Little Miss Sunshine's" sullen, silent teen, "There Will Be Blood's" fire-and-brimstone devil, and "12 Years a Slave's" maniacal overseer, the young actor has a role in a heralded new movie that shows a — relatively anyway — softer side.
In "Love & Mercy," which premiered to a good deal of love at the Toronto International Film Festival this month, the maestro of emotional mayhem plays the Beach Boys' troubled genius, Brian Wilson, in his 20s. A time when the voices in his head helped make beautiful music, before things went terribly wrong.
Wilson is a two-man job...