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Paul Giamatti

Paul Giamatti is an American actor who has worked steadily and prominently for over twenty years, and is best known for leading roles in the films American Splendor (2003), Sideways (2004), and Barney's Version (2010) (for which he won a Golden Globe), and supporting roles in the films Cinderella Man (2005), The Illusionist (2006), and San Andreas... See full bio »

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 2015 The Phenom (completed)
Dr. Mobley
  Prey (pre-production)
Actor (rumored)
 2015 The Little Prince
The Academy Teacher (voice)
 2014 River of Fundament
 2013 Turbo
Chet (voice)
 2012 Ernest & Celestine
Rat Judge (English version, voice)
 2011 The Hangover Part II
 2009 Cold Souls
Paul Giamatti
 2008 Pretty Bird
Rick Honeycutt
 2007 Too Loud a Solitude
Hanta (voice)
 2007 The Nanny Diaries
Mr. X
 2006 The Ant Bully
Stan Beals (voice)
 2006 Asterix and the Vikings
Asterix (English version, voice)
 2006 The Hawk Is Dying
George Gattling
 2005 Robots
Tim the Gate Guard (voice)
 2004 Sideways
 2003 Paycheck
 2003 Confidence
 2000 Duets
Todd Woods
 1999 Man on the Moon
Bob Zmuda
 1999 Cradle Will Rock
 1998 The Negotiator
 1998 Saving Private Ryan
Sergeant Hill
 1998 Doctor Dolittle
Blaine (uncredited)
 1997 The Break
Hotel Clerk
 1997 Deconstructing Harry
Professor Abbott
 1997 My Best Friend's Wedding
 1997 Donnie Brasco
FBI Technician
 1997 Arresting Gena
Detective Wilson
 1996 Breathing Room
 1996 Before and After
Courtroom Audience (uncredited)
 1995 Sabrina
 1992 Singles
Kissing Man
 1991 Past Midnight
Larry Canipe
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Voice of the "A Scanner Darkly" audiobook, released summer of 2006. See more »

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5 Interviews | 13 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


5' 8½" (1.74 m)

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You are absolutely free to describe me as a turtle or something. Seriously. When you profile someone, there has to be a narrative, and my narrative just happens to be 'Who is he?', 'Oh, he's that guy' and 'He looks like a squid!' Sideways (2004) doesn't change that. Honestly, I never wanted to be more than a good supporting actor. Really, I enjoy it. See more »


During the shooting of The Hawk Is Dying (2006), which is mainly about his character and a Red-Tailed Hawk, Giamatti became a raptor (birds of prey) enthusiast. See more »


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