Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti

Birth Date: June 6, 1967
Birth Place: New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Birth Name
Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
2009 Duplicity - Richard Garsik
2009 Cold Souls - Paul
2008 John Adams - John Adams (TV Miniseries)
2008 Pretty Bird - Curt
2007 Fred Claus - Nick (Santa) Claus
2007 Too Loud a Solitude - Hanta
2007 The Nanny Diaries - Mr. X
2007 Shoot 'Em Up - Hertz
2006 The Amazing Screw-On Head - Screw-On Head
2006 The Ant Bully - Stan Beals
2006 Lady in the Water - Cleveland Heep
2006 The Illusionist - Inspector Uhl
2006 Astérix et les Vikings - Asterix  (voice for English version)
2006 The Hawk Is Dying - George Gattling
2005 Cinderella Man - Joe Gould
2005 The Fan and the Flower
2005 Robots - Tim the Gate Guard
2004 Sideways - Miles
2003 Paycheck - Shorty
2003 The Pentagon Papers - Anthony Russo
2003 Confidence - Gordo
2003 American Splendor - Harvey Pekar
2002 Thunderpants - Johnson J. Johnson
2002 Big Fat Liar - Marty Wolf
2001 Planet of the Apes - Limbo
2001 Storytelling - Toby Oxman
2001 "King of the Hill" - Mr. McKay (TV)
2000 Duets - Todd Woods
2000 Big Momma's House - John
2000 If These Walls Could Talk 2 - Ted Hedley (segment "1961")
1999 Man on the Moon - Bob Zmuda
1999 Cradle Will Rock - Carlo
1998 Winchell - Herman Kurfeld
1998 Safe Men - Veal Chop
1998 The Negotiator - Rudy Timmons
1998 Saving Private Ryan - Sgt. Hill
1998 Doctor Dolittle - Blaine
1998 The Truman Show - Control Room Director
1998 Tourist Trap - Jeremiah Piper
1998 "Homicide: Life on the Street" - Harry Tjarks (TV)
1997 A Further Gesture - Hotel Clerk
1997 Deconstructing Harry - Prof. Abbott
1997 My Best Friend's Wedding - Richard the Bellman
1997 Private Parts - Kenny
1997 Donnie Brasco - FBI Technician
1997 Arresting Gena - Detective Wilson
1996 Breathing Room - George
1996 "The Show" - Jeffrey Roffman (TV pilot)
1996 Before and After - Courtroom Audience
1995 Sabrina - Scott
1995 "New York News" - Dr. Wargner (TV)
1995 Mighty Aphrodite - Extras Guild Researcher
1994 "NYPD Blue" - Man in Sleeping Bag (TV)
1992 Singles - Kissing Man
1991 Past Midnight - Larry Canipe
1990 She'll Take Romance - Heckler #2
I first noticed Paul Giamatti in the musical film "Duets". His acting ability is without question but I found the guy can actually sing - he wont
be winning any Grammy's but he can carry a tune (sort of). I then started noticing him bit parts in all sorts of my favorite films like Saving
private Ryan, Sabrina, The Truman Show. He often plays a sort of everyman, an ordinary shmoe, so you tend to not really notice him. He
has since become one of my favorite actors. He was the runaway favorite for the Delta Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Miles in
the 2004 film "Sideways"

Giamatti was born in New Haven, Connecticut to A. Bartlett Giamatti, a Yale University professor who later became president of the
university and commissioner of Major League Baseball. His mother, Toni Smith, was a teacher at Hopkins School. Giamatti's paternal
grandfather was the child of Italian immigrants; his other grandparents were American.

Giamatti has a brother, Marcus, who is also an actor. Giamatti attended the elite boarding school Choate Rosemary Hall, was an English
major at Yale, and has a Master's degree in Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama. Following his graduation, he performed in
numerous theatrical productions (including Broadway) before appearing in some small television and film roles in the early 1990s.

His first high profile role was in the film adaptation of Howard Stern's Private Parts. Paul Giamatti played Kenny "Pig Vomit" Rushton,
Howard's antagonistic program director at WNBC. Howard praised Paul's performance often on his radio program, calling for him to be
nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. That didn't happen, but Paul's career certainly received a boost. He
appeared in a number of supporting roles in big-budget movies such as The Truman Show, Saving Private Ryan, and The Negotiator (all
1998). In 1999 he played Bob Zmuda (and Tony Clifton) in the Andy Kaufman biopic, Man on the Moon. Paul Giamatti continued to
appear in major studio releases such as Big Momma's House (2000) and the Planet of the Apes remake (2001), and co-starred in Big Fat
Liar (2002).

He is most often confused in public as Rob Schneider. When he guest hosted for Saturday Night Live, he had a sketch reflecting this.

Paul's most acclaimed performances were in lead roles in American Splendor (2003) and Sideways (2004). He was nominated for a
Golden Globe for the latter but did not win. He was not nominated for an Academy Award, an omission which rankled many fans of the film
and left many film critics dumbfounded. He was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Oscar in 2005 for his role in Cinderella Man and
also won the SAG award for Best Supporting Actor for the same movie.
Boston Society of Film Critics Awards
2005 - BSFC Award Best Supporting Actor     for: Cinderella Man  
2004 - BSFC Award Best Ensemble Cast      for: Sideways
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
2006 - Critics Choice Award Best Supporting Actor      for: Cinderella Man
2005 - Critics Choice Award Best Acting Ensemble       for: Sideways
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards
2004 - CFCA Award Best Actor      for: Sideways
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards
2005 - DFWFCA Award Best Actor      for: Sideways
Deltas Choice Awards
2005 - Best Actor       for: Sideways
Emmy Awards
2008 - Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
        for: "John Adams"
Florida Film Critics Circle Awards
2005 - FFCC Award Best Supporting Actor     for: Cinderella Man
Golden Globes, USA
2009 - Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion
Picture Made for Television     for: "John Adams"
Independent Spirit Awards
2005 - Independent Spirit Award Best Male Lead      for: Sideways
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards
2006 - KCFCC Award Best Supporting Actor      for: Cinderella Man
Monte-Carlo TV Festival
2008 - Golden Nymph Best Performance by an Actor - Mini Series   
         for: "John Adams"
National Board of Review, USA
2003 - NBR Award Best Breakthrough Performance by an Actor   
        for: American Splendor
New York Film Critics Circle Awards
2004 - NYFCC Award Best Actor      for: Sideways
Online Film Critics Society Awards
2005 - OFCS Award Best Actor      for: Sideways
Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards
2004 - PFCS Award Best Ensemble Acting      for: Sideways
San Francisco Film Critics Circle
2004 - SFFCC Award Best Actor      for: Sideways
Sant Jordi Awards
2006 - Sant Jordi Best Foreign Actor     for: Cinderella Man
         Also for Sideways and American Splendor
Satellite Awards
2008 - Satellite Award Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for
       Television     for: "John Adams"
Screen Actors Guild Awards
2009 - Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or
        Miniseries      for: "John Adams"
2006 - Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
        for: Cinderella Man
2005 - Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture    for: Sideways
Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards
2005 - SEFCA Award Best Supporting Actor      for: Cinderella Man
Television Critics Association Awards
2008 - TCA Award Individual Achievement in Drama      for: "John Adams"
Toronto Film Critics Association Awards
2005 - TFCA Award Best Supporting Performance, Male      for: Cinderella Man
2004 - TFCA Award Best Performance, Male      for: Sideways
U.S. Comedy Arts Festival
2005 - Comedy Film Honor Best Actor      for: Sideways
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards
2005 - WAFCA Award Best Supporting Actor      for: Cinderella Man