Daniel "Danny" Huston is the actor who plays Ben Diamond on Magic City. He is also a director. He is the son of legendary director John Huston. He is also the half-brother of actress Angelica Huston. Recently he was in the films Edge of Darkness, Clash of the Titans and Robin Hood.
DANNY HUSTON is an award winning actor known for his versatility and dramatic screen presence. True to Huston form, Danny is cultivating a storied career both in front of and behind the camera. Known as a writer, director and producer, Huston got his start directing Mr. North starring Anthony Edwards, Robert Mitchum and his sister, Anjelica Huston. Later, Huston gave his breakthrough acting performance in the independent film IVANSXTC and was nominated for Best Male Performance at the Independent Spirit Awards in 2003. Huston can be seen in Birth (directed by Jonathan Glazer) opposite Nicole Kidman, Silver City (directed by John Sayles) and Martin Scorsese‘s The Aviator starring Leonardo DiCaprio, for which the ensemble cast was nominated for a 2004 SAG Award. The following year, Huston received the Golden Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Sandy Woodrow in Fernando Meirelles‘ The Constant Gardner and starred in the critically acclaimed Australian western The Proposition (directed by John Hillcoat) alongside Guy Pierce and Emily Watson. Huston‘s other film credits include: Marie Antoinette (directed by Sofia Coppola), Children of Men (director Alfonso Cuaron), Fade to Black, in which he played Orson Welles directed by Oliver Parker, The Number 23 (director Joel Schumacher), The Kingdom (directed by Peter Berg), 30 Days of Night (director David Slade), The Kreutzer Sonata (director Bernard Rose), the comedy How to Lose Friends and Alienate People (directed by Robert Weide), and he portrayed Samuel Adams in the award-winning HBO miniseries John Adams and Stryker in the FOX blockbuster franchise X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Released in 2010, his films include Robert Redford‘s The Conspirator, with James McAvoy, Robin Wright and Kevin Kline, Martin Campbell‘s thriller Edge of Darkness opposite Mel Gibson, Ridley Scott‘s Robin Hood starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett, and the fantasy-action Sngmoo Lee‘s The Warrior‘s Way with Kate Bosworth and Geoffrey Rush. In Barry Levinson‘s HBO critically acclaimed award-winning You Don‘t Know Jack, Huston portrayed Geoffrey Feiger, Kevorkian‘s lawyer, opposite Al Pacino. Upcoming projects include A Monster in Paris animation directed by Bibo Bergeron and Playoff directed by Eran Riklis based on the life of Ralph Klein, infamous Israeli basketball coach. Huston recently completed filming Bernard Rose‘s Two Jacks opposite Sienna Miller and his nephew Jack Huston, Ari Folman‘s The Congress, with Harvey Keitel and Robin Wright, and Jonathan Liebesman‘s Clash of the Titans II, reprising his role as Poseidon opposite Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson, and Simon West‘s Medallion with Nicolas Cage.