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      Paul Giamatti

      Paul Giamatti

      Highest Rated: 98% Ernest & Celestine (2012)

      Lowest Rated: 20% Pretty Bird (2008)

      Birthday: Jun 6, 1967

      Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, USA

      Prior to becoming one of the more unlikely leading men in Hollywood, actor Paul Giamatti made a career out of playing comic foils and repressed loners constantly on the verge of exploding with rage. Giamatti first grabbed the public's attention with his vitriolic performance as Kenny - a.k.a. Pig Vomit - Howard Stern's nemesis in "Private Parts" (1997), before quickly developing into the go-to guy for a director looking for an everyman-type actor who could convincingly project simmering intensity. His sour yet endearing performance as bitter comic book writer Harvey Pekar in the offbeat biopic, "American Splendor" (2003) did much to put him on the mainstream moviegoer's radar. But it was with his highly-lauded performance in the surprise hit "Sideways" (2004), that Giamatti vaulted to the A-list as a kind of unlikely leading man, a leap that made the comfortable character actor a bit unsettled. With award-worthy performances in "John Adams" (HBO, 2008) and "Barney's Version" (2010), Giamatti became one of those rare actors capable of excelling in both leading and supporting roles, allowing him the freedom to oscillate between big budget fare and small indie films, while developing a reputation as one of the most mesmerizing performers of his time.

      Highest rated movies

      The Holdovers Sideways 12 Years a Slave Private Life
      Win Win
      American Splendor
      The Truman Show Saving Private Ryan

      Photos

      COLD SOULS, Paul Giamatti (left), director Sophie Barthes (center), on set, 2008. ©Samuel Goldwyn Films AMERICAN SPLENDOR, Paul Giamatti, Hope Davis, 2003, (c) Fine Line AMERICAN SPLENDOR, Paul Giamatti, 2003, (c) Fine Line AMERICAN SPLENDOR, Paul Giamatti, 2003, (c) Fine Line BIG FAT LIAR, Frankie Muniz, Paul Giamatti, Amanda Bynes, 2002. (c) Universal Pictures. BIG MOMMA'S HOUSE, Martin Lawrence, Paul Giamatti, 2000. (c)TM and Copyright 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved. BIG FAT LIAR, Paul Giamatti, Frankie Muniz, 2002. (c) Universal Pictures. WIN WIN, from left: Amy Ryan, Paul Giamatti, 2011. ph: Kimberly Wright/TM and ©Fox Searchlight Pictures. All rights reserved. THE NEGOTIATOR, Paul Giamatti, 1998, (c)Warner Bros BIG FAT LIAR, Director Shawn Levy, Paul Giamatti on the set, 2002. (c) Universal Pictures. CINDERELLA MAN, Russell Crowe, Paul Giamatti, 2005, (c) Universal MAN ON THE MOON, Paul Giamatti, Jim Carrey, 1999. (c)Universal Studios. SIDEWAYS, Paul Giamatti, 2004, (c) Fox Searchlight BIG MOMMA'S HOUSE, Paul Giamatti, 2000. (c)TM and Copyright 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved. BIG MOMMA'S HOUSE, Martin Lawrence, Paul Giamatti, 2000. (c)TM and Copyright 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved. THE TRUMAN SHOW, Una Damon, Paul Giamatti, Ed Harris, 1998. CINDERELLA MAN, Paul Giamatti, Russell Crowe, director Ron Howard, Renee Zellweger, Linda Kash on set, 2005, (c) Universal CINDERELLA MAN, Paul Giamatti, Russell Crowe, 2005, (c) Universal COLD SOULS, Paul Giamatti, 2008. ©Samuel Goldwyn Films PLANET OF THE APES, Mark Wahlberg, Luke Eberl, Erick Avari, Evan Dexter Parke, Estella Warren, Paul Giamatti, Helena Bonham Carter, et. all, 2001 TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved."

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      97% 91% The Holdovers Paul Hunham (Character) $19.9M 2023
      68% 81% A Mouthful of Air Dr. Sylvester (Character) $247.5K 2021
      63% 92% Jungle Cruise Nilo (Character) $117.0M 2021
      60% 48% Gunpowder Milkshake Nathan (Character) - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet White Fang Beauty Smith (Voice) - 2018
      94% 79% Private Life Richard (Character) - 2018
      64% 38% I Think We're Alone Now Patrick (Character) - 2018
      33% 51% The Catcher Was a Spy Samuel Goudsmit (Character) $706.6K 2018
      92% 87% Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton Unknown (Character) - 2017
      37% 30% Morgan Dr. Alan Shapiro (Character) $3.9M 2016
      79% 38% The Phenom Dr. Mobley (Character) - 2016
      22% 42% Ratchet & Clank Chairman Drek (Voice) $8.8M 2016
      97% 77% April and the Extraordinary World Pizoni (Voice) $294.3K 2015
      92% 84% The Little Prince The Academy Teacher (Voice) $1.3M 2015
      89% 91% Straight Outta Compton Jerry Heller (Character) $161.0M 2015
      49% 52% San Andreas Lawrence (Character) $155.2M 2015
      No Score Yet 83% River of Fundament Ptah-Nem-Hotep (Character) $43.1K 2014
      43% 27% Madame Bovary Monsieur Homais (Character) $44.2K 2014
      89% 85% Love & Mercy Dr. Eugene Landy (Character) $12.5M 2014
      51% 64% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Aleksei Sytsevich (Character) $202.8M 2014
      73% 53% The Congress Dr. Barker (Character) $137.8K 2013
      79% 84% Saving Mr. Banks Ralph (Character) $83.3M 2013
      51% 47% Parkland Abraham Zapruder (Character) $652.4K 2013
      95% 90% 12 Years a Slave Theophilus Freeman (Character) $56.7M 2013
      24% 46% Romeo & Juliet Friar Laurence (Character) $1.2M 2013
      48% 23% All Is Bright Dennis (Character),
      Executive Producer
      $4.6K 2013
      67% 65% Turbo Chet (Voice) $83.0M 2013
      98% 88% Ernest & Celestine Rat Judge (Voice) $71.4K 2012
      60% 54% John Dies at the End Arnie (Character),
      Executive Producer
      $141.3K 2012
      67% 31% Cosmopolis Benno Levin (Character) $743.6K 2012
      42% 55% Rock of Ages Paul Gill (Character) $38.5M 2012
      77% 75% Too Big to Fail Ben Bernanke (Character) - 2011
      83% 73% The Ides of March Tom Duffy (Character) $41.0M 2011
      43% 41% Ironclad King John (Character) - 2011
      34% 52% The Hangover Part II Kingsley (Character) $254.5M 2011
      94% 85% Win Win Mike Flaherty (Character) $10.2M 2011
      77% 78% Barney's Version Barney (Character) $7.5M 2010
      71% 67% The Last Station Chertkov (Character) $6.6M 2009
      40% 48% The Haunted World of El Superbeasto Dr. Satan (Voice) - 2009
      75% 54% Cold Souls Paul (Character) $903.1K 2009
      65% 37% Duplicity Richard Garsik (Character) $40.6M 2009
      20% 16% Pretty Bird Rick Honeycutt (Character),
      Producer
      - 2008
      84% 78% Trumbo Unknown (Character) $108.3K 2007
      21% 45% Fred Claus Nicholas (Character) $72.0M 2007
      67% 65% Shoot 'Em Up Mr. Hertz (Character) $12.8M 2007
      34% 51% The Nanny Diaries Mr. X (Character) $25.9M 2007
      30% 43% The Hawk Is Dying George (Character) $6.1K 2006
      73% 83% The Illusionist Inspector Uhl (Character) $39.8M 2006
      62% 42% The Ant Bully Stan Beals (Voice) $28.1M 2006
      25% 49% Lady in the Water Cleveland Heep (Character) $42.3M 2006
      No Score Yet 88% Amazing Screw-On Head Unknown (Character) - 2006
      80% 91% Cinderella Man Joe Gould (Character) $61.6M 2005
      64% 54% Robots Crank (Voice) - 2005
      97% 79% Sideways Miles Raymond (Character) $71.5M 2004
      No Score Yet 64% The Pentagon Papers Anthony Russo (Character) - 2003
      27% 45% Paycheck Shorty (Character) $53.8M 2003
      94% 86% American Splendor Harvey (Character) $6.0M 2003
      69% 70% Confidence Gordo (Character) $12.2M 2003
      67% 44% Thunderpants Johnson J. Johnson (Character) - 2002
      45% 44% Big Fat Liar Marty Wolf (Character) $47.8M 2002
      54% 67% Storytelling Toby Oxman (Character) $912.4K 2001
      44% 27% Planet of the Apes Limbo (Character) $180.0M 2001
      21% 49% Duets Todd (Character) $4.7M 2000
      30% 57% Big Momma's House John (Character) $117.6M 2000
      No Score Yet 83% If These Walls Could Talk 2 Ted Hedley (Character) - 2000
      64% 79% Man on the Moon Bob Zmuda (Character) $34.6M 1999
      65% 71% Cradle Will Rock Carlo (Character) $2.9M 1999
      57% 54% Safe Men Veal Chop (Character) $36.7K 1998
      94% 89% The Truman Show Control Room Director (Character) $125.6M 1998
      74% 79% The Negotiator Rudy Timmons (Character) $44.7M 1998
      83% 71% Winchell Herman Klurfeld (Character) - 1998
      94% 95% Saving Private Ryan Sergeant Hill (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 57% Tourist Trap Jeremiah Piper (Character) - 1998
      74% 73% My Best Friend's Wedding Richard the Bellman (Character) $126.8M 1997
      73% 68% Private Parts Kenny 'Pig Vomit' Rushton (Character) $41.2M 1997
      No Score Yet 34% Past Midnight Larry Canipe (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I'll Take Romance Heckler 2 (Character) - 1990

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 36% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2007-2009 2015 2024
      91% 77% 30 Coins Christian Barbrow (Character) 2023
      No Score Yet 61% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016 2019-2020 2023
      No Score Yet 48% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016 2018-2021 2023
      87% 67% Billions Chuck Rhoades (Character) 2016-2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nature Narrator 2018 2022
      100% 85% The U.S. and the Holocaust Madison Grant (Voice) 2022
      78% 85% Benjamin Franklin John Adams (Voice) 2022
      58% 69% The Sons of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness Narrator 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Empires of New York Self 2020
      93% 89% Lodge 49 Unknown (Guest Star),
      Executive Producer,
      Producer
      2018-2019
      No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015 2017-2019
      No Score Yet 19% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2019
      No Score Yet 85% Outsiders Executive Producer 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Breakthrough Director,
      Narrator
      2015
      100% 94% The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Unknown (Voice) 2014
      87% 93% Downton Abbey Harold Levinson (Guest Star) 2013
      No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colbert Report Guest 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009 2011-2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2001 2003 2005-2006 2009 2011
      78% 92% 30 Rock Ritchie (Guest Star) 2010
      82% 87% John Adams John Adams (Character) 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2007-2008
      No Score Yet 58% Saturday Night Live Host 2005
      No Score Yet 71% King of the Hill Mr. McKay (Guest Voice) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1996