Paul Giamatti

Paul Giamatti

  • Highest Rated: 97% Sideways (2004)
  • Lowest Rated: 20% Pretty Bird (2008)
  • Birthday: Jun 6, 1967
  • Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, USA
  • The balding, likeable, nervous-looking character actor Paul Giamatti is the son of the author, Yale president, and Major League Baseball commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti. After earning his M.F.A. in Drama from Yale, the younger Giamatti got started on his acting career with small film parts and TV guest spots. He quickly became a recognizable face but his name was not yet well-known in Hollywood, while on-stage he appeared in lead roles for Broadway productions of The Three Sisters and The Iceman Cometh. Giamatti's film breakthrough came in 1997 with the role of media executive Kenny (aka "Pig Vomit") in the Howard Stern movie Private Parts. In his next few films, he played small yet funny parts like the inept mob henchman in Safe Men, the slave-peddling ape in Planet of the Apes, and the bellboy in My Best Friend's Wedding. He then got starring roles in the HBO movies Winchell (opposite fellow character actor Stanley Tucci) and If These Walls Could Talk 2. Giamatti seemed to get good parts in both independent films (Storytelling, Confidence) and in major studio blockbusters (Big Momma's House, Big Fat Liar). After playing the real-life eccentric Bob Zmuda in Milos Forman's Man on the Moon, he got his first major starring role in 2003 as the leading real-life eccentric Harvey Pekar in American Splendor, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The same year he starred in the FX original movie The Pentagon Papers with James Spader.Many thought Giamatti was more than deserving of an Academy Award nomination for his role in American Splendor, but when the nods were announced his name was absent. Nonetheless, he received even more raves for his next film. As the wine-loving love-lorn lead in Sideways, Giamatti wowed critics and increased his popularity with audiences exponentially. However, despite the overwhelming accolades and multiple Oscar nominations for the film, Giamatti was again ignored by the Academy.Next up, Giamatti returned to supporting work with a role in director Ron Howard's acclaimed 2005 biopic of boxer Jim Braddock, Cinderella Man. Playing the concerned, passionate manager to Russell Crowe's headstrong underdog, Giamatti finally received some belated Academy attention, even if he lost the 2005 Best Supporting Actor prize to popular favorite George Clooney. No matter, since Giamatti was already at work on his next leading man project in M. Night Shyamalan's Lady in the Water. Of course his role as the befuddled apartment complex supervisor attempting to protect a mysterious woman who emerges from the swimming pool in Shyamalan's eagerly-anticipated fairy-tale thriller still only seemed like the beginning of an incredibly productive period that continued to capitalize on Giamatti's post-Sideways success, and with an exhausting six films featuring the actor scheduled for release in 2006 alone, the actor previously content essaying supporting roles found himself increasingly gravitating towards the status of leading man. Still, it wasn't all big budget blockbusters for the screen's most well-known wine connisseur, and with a prominant role as an obsessive falconer in writer/director Julian Goldberger's 2006 adaptation of author Harry Crews 1973 novel The Hawk is Dying, Giamatti delivered the distinct message that his career was still very much about the creativity afforded to actors and not necessarily the financial payoff. An additional role in the romantic fantasy adventure The Illusionist that same year found Giamatti taking a trip back to turn-of-the-century Vienna to play a conflicted police inspector whose outward obligations to the aristocracy belie his growing suspicions that they may be covering up an especially confounding murder. With a voice that was equally as recognizable as his distinctive face, Giamatti began lending his vocal chords to a variety of animated projects including Robots, The Ant Bully, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto and the curiously titled Amazing Screw-on H

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

94% Private Life Richard 2018
64% I Think We're Alone Now Patrick 2018
32% The Catcher Was A Spy Samuel Goudsmit 2018
80% White Fang (Croc-Blanc) Actor 2018
38% Morgan Dr. Alan Shapiro $4M 2016
93% The Little Prince The Academy Teacher 2016
79% The Phenom Dr. Mobley 2016
22% Ratchet & Clank Drek 2016
No Score Yet River Of Fundament Ptah-nem-hotep $43.6K 2015
88% Straight Outta Compton Jerry Heller $129.5M 2015
43% Madame Bovary Monsieur Homais $0.2M 2015
90% Love & Mercy Eugene Landy $8.8M 2015
50% San Andreas Lawrence $127.7M 2015
73% The Congress Dr. Baker 2014
52% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Aleksei Sytsevich $183.3M 2014
79% Saving Mr. Banks Ralph $53.3M 2013
95% 12 Years a Slave Freeman $50.7M 2013
24% Romeo and Juliet Friar Laurence $1.2M 2013
50% Parkland Abraham Zapruder $0.7M 2013
48% All Is Bright Executive Producer Dennis $5.1K 2013
67% Turbo Chet $81.2M 2013
60% John Dies at the End Arnie Blondestone Executive Producer $0.2M 2013
65% Love, Marilyn Actor $2.9K 2012
65% Cosmopolis Benno Levin $0.7M 2012
42% Rock of Ages Paul Gill $38.6M 2012
84% The Ides of March Tom Duffy $41M 2011
42% Ironclad King John 2011
33% The Hangover Part II Kingsley $254.5M 2011
94% Win Win Mike Flaherty $10.2M 2011
79% Barney's Version Barney Panofsky $7.6M 2011
No Score Yet Bubba Nosferatu and the Curse of the She-Vampires Actor 2011
74% Too Big to Fail Ben Bernanke 2011
71% The Last Station Vladimir Chertkov $6.6M 2010
No Score Yet The Goon Producer 2010
40% The Haunted World of El Superbeasto Dr. Satan 2009
75% Cold Souls Paul Giamatti $0.8M 2009
65% Duplicity Richard Garsik $40.6M 2009
20% Pretty Bird Rick 2008
20% Fred Claus Nick (Santa) Claus $72M 2007
83% Trumbo Actor $28.6K 2007
67% Shoot 'Em Up Hertz $12.9M 2007
34% The Nanny Diaries Mr. X $25.9M 2007
No Score Yet Amazing Screw-On Head Screw-On Head 2006
73% The Illusionist Chief Inspector Uhl $39.7M 2006
62% The Ant Bully Stan Beals $28.2M 2006
25% Lady in the Water Cleveland Heep $42.3M 2006
30% The Hawk Is Dying George Gattling 2006
80% Cinderella Man Joe Gould $61.7M 2005
64% Robots Tim the Gate Guard $128.2M 2005
97% Sideways Miles $71.5M 2004
27% Paycheck Shorty $53.7M 2003
94% American Splendor Harvey Pekar $6M 2003
69% Confidence Gordo $12.2M 2003
No Score Yet The Pentagon Papers Anthony Russo 2003
53% Storytelling Toby Oxman $0.9M 2002
44% Big Fat Liar Marty Wolf $47.9M 2002
44% Planet of the Apes Limbo $178.1M 2001
60% Thunderpants Johnson J. Johnson 2001
21% Duets Todd Woods $4.3M 2000
30% Big Momma's House John $0.5M 2000
No Score Yet If These Walls Could Talk 2 Ted 2000
63% Man on the Moon Bob Zmuda 1999
64% Cradle Will Rock Carlo 1999
83% Winchell Herman Klurfeld 1998
57% Safe Men Veal Chop 1998
75% The Negotiator Rudy 1998
93% Saving Private Ryan Sgt. Hill 1998
94% The Truman Show Simeon/Control Room Director 1998
No Score Yet Tourist Trap Jeremiah Piper 1998
67% The Break Hotel Clerk 1998
73% My Best Friend's Wedding Richard 1997
75% Private Parts Kenny 1997
88% Donnie Brasco FBI Technician 1997
No Score Yet Breathing Room George 1996
65% Sabrina Scott 1995
77% Mighty Aphrodite Extras Guild Researcher 1995
79% Singles Kissing Man 1992
No Score Yet Past Midnight Larry Canipe 1991

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

93% Lodge 49
2018
Producer
  • 2019
  • 2018
89% Billions
2016
Chuck Rhoades Chuck Rhodes
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet Nature
1982
Narrator
  • 2018
  • 2012
76% Outsiders
2016-2017
Executive Producer
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2005
86% Inside Amy Schumer
2013-2016
Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2013
86% Downton Abbey
2011-2016
Harold Levinson
  • 2014
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Harold Levinson
  • 2014
100% The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
2014
Voice
  • 2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2011
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2006
  • 2005
85% 30 Rock
2006-2013
Ritchie
  • 2010
81% John Adams
2008
John Adams
  • 2008
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Performer
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2005
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Voice
  • 2001
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice
  • 2001
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
Henry Tjarks
  • 1998
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Man in Sleeping Bag
  • 1994
No Score Yet Prohibition
2011
Voice
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015

QUOTES FROM Paul Giamatti CHARACTERS

Captain Qwark
I know you're working with Nefarious on this!
Chairman Drek
Yes, isn't it wonderful? We're all part of the same dream team. We should make t-shirts!
Lawrence
God be with you
Lawrence
God be with you.
Lawrence
San Francisco is going to get hit again and it's going to be an even bigger monster this time..
Lawrence
San Francisco is going to get hit again and it's going to be an even bigger monster this time.
Jerry Heller
What's NWA stand for, anyway? "No Whites Allowed", something like that?
Eazy-E
No...Niggaz Wit' Attitudes
Lawrence
Right now I wish I were so wrong!
Ralph
This is your night. None of this would be possible without you.
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
You want me to come down there so you can kill me?
Aleksei Sytsevich
Yes!
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
I'll be right there.
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
You want me to come down there so you can kill me?
Aleksei Sytsevich
Yeah!
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Okay, I'll be right there.
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
You want me to come down there so you can kill me?
The Rhino
Yes!
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
I'll be right there.
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Knock knock! Mr. Criminal? (knocks on semi truck window, signals Rhino to roll the window down)
The Rhino
(Rolls truck window down)
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
(Extends hand out to Rhino out of courtesy) Hey, my name's Spider-Man. You can call me "Web-Head", you can call me "Amazing", pssh, some call me "Late-For-Dinner". Get it?
The Rhino
(Throws a punch at Spider-Man)
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
(Dodges the punch, disappears, then reappears on top of the truck, looking at Rhino upside down through the window) Not a shaker...? Are you a hugger...?
The Rhino
(Reaches for machine gun, fires shots at Spider-Man) I'm a killer!
The Rhino
Say hello to Aleksei Sytsevich!!
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Oh, hi.
Abraham Zapruder
What a shitty place to die.
Ford
What is the price for the ones Platt and Eliza?
Freeman
A thousand for Platt; he is a nigger of talent. Seven hundred for Eliza. My fairest price.
Ford
You will accept a note?
Freeman
Always from you, Mr. Ford.
Ralph
Welcome, Mrs. P.L. Travers, to the city of angels.
P.L. Travers
It smells... of...
Ralph
Jasmine?
P.L. Travers
Chlorine, and sweat.
Freeman
My sympathies extend the length of a coin.
Chet
What if you lose your Super Powers tomorrow? Trubo - I'll make most of it today!
Ralph
There he is.
Tim the Gate Guard
Boy, when you pick a lost cause, you really commit. Where do they make dreamers like you? Get lost, freak!
Barney Panofsky
Watch your mouth. I am still your father.
Michael Panofsky
Yeah, I know. There's nothing I can do about that.
Benno Levin
There is nothing in the world but other people.
Marty Wolf
God bless you all, God bless America, & God Bless BIG FAT LIAR! [everyone cheers]
Marty Wolf
(almost hits a car) GET GLASSES, GRANDMA!!!
Marty Wolf
[almost hits a car] GET GLASSES, GRANDMA!
Old Lady
UP YOURS, BLUE BOY!!!
Old Lady
UP YOURS, BLUE BOY!
Marty Wolf
[after seeing himself dyed in blue] OH MY... GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!
Marty Wolf
[after seeing himself dyed in blue] OH MY... GOD!
Chief Inspector Uhl
You can't destroy him you know. You can't bring down the Monarchy!
Eisenheim
I know I can't.
Chief Inspector Uhl
Then don't raise her again! Don't provoke those questions! [Short Pause] Eisenheim I don't want to arrest you. I'm a cynical man, God knows. But if your manifestations are somehow real, then even I am willing to admit you're a very special person. And if its a trick, then its equally impressive. Either way you have a gift, so don't make me put you in jail! Promise me you won't do it again!
Chief Inspector Uhl
Then don't raise her again! Don't provoke those questions! [short Pause] Eisenheim I don't want to arrest you. I'm a cynical man, God knows. But if your manifestations are somehow real, then even I am willing to admit you're a very special person. And if its a trick, then its equally impressive. Either way you have a gift, so don't make me put you in jail! Promise me you won't do it again!
Eisenheim
I promise you, you'll enjoy this next show.
Chief Inspector Uhl
What do you want?
Eisenheim
Nothing.
Chief Inspector Uhl
Then why bring her back?!
Chief Inspector Uhl
Then why bring her back?
Chief Inspector Uhl
They don't recognise you
Chief Inspector Uhl
They don't recognise you.
Crown Prince Leopold
Keep your distance. I don't want to be seen with a Policeman
Crown Prince Leopold
Keep your distance. I don't want to be seen with a Policeman.
Paul Giamatti
My soul is a chickpea?
Crown Prince Leopold
He has tricked you, it is all an illusion!
Chief Inspector Uhl
Perhaps there is truth in this illusion.
Sergeant Hill
Gotta get this god damn hitchhiker out my boot!
Sergeant Hill
I can get this goddamn hitchhiker out of my boot.
Miles Raymond
Quaffable but far from transcending.
Benno Levin
Everything in our lives, has brought us to this moment.
Benno Levin
Your whole waking life is of contradiction.
Hertz
The leader that stays in the rear, takes it in the rear.
Smith
*eats carrot* what's up dock?
Smith
[eats carrot] What's up dock?
Hertz
aww you're a wascally little wabbit
Hertz
Aww you're a wascally little wabbit.
Rudy
You know what Nietzsche says: Even the strongest have their moments of fatigue. And I'm fatigued, Danny. I'm just, I'm fucking fatigued.
Tom Duffy
The ability to win people's respect, by making them mistake their fear, for love.
Barney Panofsky
"you look like a king,a fucking king"
Barney Panofsky
You look like a king, a fucking king.
John
No! You cannot go in there, nope.
Big Momma
You're telling me that I can't go into my own house?!
John
No! I'm telling you, you cannot go in there without giving me a big, Southern welcome!
John
I think I need a splint, or something. Just-- I'll be all right.
Stan Beals
Stan Beals is the name.
Hertz
By God, do we erally suck, or is this guy really that good?
Hertz
My god! Do we really suck, or is this guy really that good?
King John
This castle belongs to me!
King John
England is mine.
Harvey Pekar
You know, ordinary life is pretty complicated.
Harvey Pekar
Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff.
John
I used to be married, but not anymore.
Sadie
Is your wife with Jesus now?
John
Actually, the guy's name was pronounced "Hey-soos." He was the gardner, and one day I caught him spreading some fertilizer around the bedroom, if you know what I mean.
John
I'm a married man, I'm not used to this much attention.
Richard 'Dick' Garsik
Who writes with a fountain pen? How friggin' pretentious is that?
Miles Raymond
It tastes like the back of a fucking L.A. school bus. Now they probably didn't de-stem, hoping for some semblance of concentration, crushed it up with leaves and mice, and then wound up with this rancid tar and turpentine bullshit. Fuckin' Raid.
Jack Lapate
Tastes pretty good to me.
Jackie Flaherty
I did not think it would get this complicated.
Mike Flaherty
I did not think it would get this complicated.
Jackie Flaherty
This kids got a chance to do something special, maybe even change his life.
Mike Flaherty
This kids got a chance to do something special, maybe even change his life.
Jack Lapate
If they want to drink Merlot, we're drinking Merlot.
Miles Raymond
No, if anyone orders Merlot, I'm leaving. I am NOT drinking any fucking Merlot!
Barney Panofsky
I'm an idiot". "Don't flatter yourself"