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.
The Beach Boys songwriter is portrayed by Paul Dano and John Cusack in this moving biopic.
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 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).
In the mid-1960s, The Beach Boys were at the top of their game. Having released ten classic albums, a young songwriter and leader of the band, Brian Wilson (Paul Dano), was preparing to create the greatest album in history. His aggressive pursuit of the perfect sound for the band's eleventh studio album, 'Pet Sounds', had a negative effect on his psychological well-being. Almost two decades later in the 1980s, Wilson (John Cusack) is trapped in his own mind, sedated by medication and a troubled psychiatrist. But a young woman, Melinda Ledbetter (Elizabeth Banks), believes that she can restore him to the great man he once was, through a mixture of Love and Mercy.
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In the 1980s, the streets of Compton were brutal. Five friends were brought together by their raw talent for translating the struggles they faced into powerful, poetic music. As the group came together, adopting the name N.W.A., their world steadily began to change around them, becoming a far darker place. And with the release of one particularly controversial song in the wake of a horrific tragedy, N.W.A. were thrown into the public eye, and became the forerunners of a revolution. But looking back, Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella still saw themselves as just a group of friends, straight outta Compton.
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Emma Bovary is a young Christian woman from Normandy, France with proper values, whose marriage to the town's doctor she hopes will bring money, high status and unending excitement compared to her miserly life on her father's farm. A handsome and intelligent fellow, it seems Emma couldn't wish for a better husband, though as time progresses his frequent coldness towards her and lack of ambition starts to weigh heavy on her heart. On one of her rare social occasions, she and Charles attend a dinner party hosted by Monsieur Homais, and it's there she meets a handsome young man named Leon Dupuis. Dupuis presents gifts and the romantic exhilaration she so craves, but she is trapped by the conventions of respectable marriage. Meanwhile, her taste for the finer things in life have thrust her into huge debt and now she has serious worries about her future.
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California is well-known for playing host to regular earthquakes, being located right on top of the San Andreas fault; in other words, the tectonic plate boundary that separates the Pacific and the North American Plates. However, rarely have earthquakes been seen that have reduced whole cites to rubble, caused huge chasms in the Earth and deadly tidal waves through streets killing thousands of people. The only option for residents is to get as far away as possible, though with such a huge disaster ripping through the state, this one is still going to have an effect on the other side of the country. Meanwhile, chopper pilot Ray and his estranged wife are desperate to find their missing daughter Blake first, and use a Fire Department rescue helicopter to search high and low throughout the state.
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