Paul Giamatti


Paul Giamatti (born 06.06.1967) Paul Giamatti is an American actor.

Childhood: Paul Giamatti was born in New Haven, Connecticut. His parents are Bartlett Giamatti, Yale University president, and Toni, an English teacher and former actor. He attended The Foote School and later Choate Rosemary Hall. He then went to Yale to study English and Drama and joined the Skull and Bones secret society.

Acting Career: Paul Giamatti appeared in 1997's film adaptation of Howard Stern's 'Private Parts'. In 1998, he had a role in 'The Truman Show' opposite Jim Carrey, 'Saving Private Ryan' with Tom Hanks and 'The Negotiator' with Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey. The following year he had a part in 'Man on the Moon', again with Jim Carrey. Between 2000 and 2002, he appeared in 'Big Momma's House' alongside Martin Lawrence, 'Planet of the Apes' with Mark Wahlberg and 'Big Fat Liar' opposite Frankie Muniz and Amanda Bynes.

He landed the leading role in 2003's 'American Splendour' with Hope Davis and garnered major mainstream attention with 2004's 'Sideways' which also earned him a Golden Globe nomination. In 2005, he earned an Academy Award nomination for his role in 'Cinderella Man' alongside Renee Zellweger and Russell Crowe. 2006 saw him in 'Lady in the Water' with Bryce Dallas Howard, 'The Ant Bully' alongside Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage and Meryl Streep and 'The Illusionist' opposite Edward Norton.

He received an Emmy Award in 2008 for his performance in the series 'John Adams'. In 2011, he made an appearance in 'The Hangover Part II' and 'Rock of Ages' in 2011 with Tom Cruise. In 2013 he was announced to play supervillain The Rhino in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'.

Personal life: Paul Giamatti currently lives in Brooklyn Heights, New York. He married Elizabeth Cohen in 1997 and they have a son named Samuel Paul. He is atheist though his wife is of Jewish faith.

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Brian Wilson's Troubled Life Story Hits The Big Screen In Bill Pohlad's 'Love & Mercy' [Trailer]

Tags: Brian Wilson - Beach Boys - Paul Dano - John Cusack - Elizabeth Banks - Paul Giamatti - Oren Moverman

The full story of The Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson is finally hitting the movies in the form of Bill Pohlad's challenging, life-spanning biopic 'Love & Mercy' which stars Paul Dano and John Cusack as the respective younger and older Wilsons.

Paul Dano in 'Love & Mercy'
Paul Dano stars as a young Brian Wilson in 'Love & Mercy'

While being responsible for writing one of the most important rock albums in history, 1966's 'Pet Sounds', Brian Wilson was at the most fragile stage of his life during that decade. Dragged down mentally and emotionally by the stress of song-writing he took comfort in drug use and was subsequently forced to seek a range of psychological treatments. As tensions within the band grew, he became more and more erratic and lost in a confusing world of hallucinations and psychosis. Paul Dano plays Wilson's enthusiastic younger self, while John Cusack takes on the role of the broken man that came decades after. Paul Giamatti also makes an appearance as Wilson's crooked psychologist Eugene Landy who fed him excessively high dosages of medicative drugs and prevented him from seeing his partner Melinda Ledbetter (who is played by Elizabeth Banks). 

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Paul Giamatti - The New York premiere of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' at The Ziegfeld Theater - Arrivals - New York, United States - Thursday 24th April 2014

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