Paul Giamatti

Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti (born June 6, 1967) is an American actor. Giamatti began his career as a supporting actor in several commercially successful and critically acclaimed films produced during the 1990s including Private Parts, The Truman Show, Saving Private Ryan, The Negotiator, and Man on the Moon, before earning lead roles in several projects in the 2000s including American Splendor, Sideways, Cinderella Man, The Illusionist, John Adams, Cold Souls, and Barney's Version. Description above from the Wikipedia article Paul Giamatti, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

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Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Lee Hancock
CAST:  Emma Thompson  •  Tom Hanks  •  Colin Farrell  •  Paul Giamatti

Paycheck (2003)

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Michael Jennings is a genius who's hired – and paid handsomely – by high-tech firms to work on highly sensitive projects, after which his short-term memory is erased so he's incapable of breaching security. But at the end of a three-year job, he's told he isn't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Uma Thurman  •  Paul Giamatti

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

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As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Tom Sizemore  •  Dennis Farina  •  Max Martini

The Illusionist (2006)

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With his eye on a lovely aristocrat, a gifted illusionist named Eisenheim uses his powers to win her away from her betrothed, a crown prince. But Eisenheim's scheme creates tumult within the monarchy and ignites the suspicion of a dogged inspector.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil Burger
CAST:  Edward Norton  •  Jessica Biel  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Rufus Sewell

American Splendor (2003)

An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shari Springer Berman  •  Robert Pulcini
CAST:  Chris Ambrose  •  Joey Krajcar  •  Hope Davis  •  Josh Hutcherson

Big Fat Liar (2002)

Fourteen-year-old Jason Shepherd has a reputation for stretching the truth. So, when big-time Hollywood producer Marty Wolf steals his class paper and turns it into a smash movie, no one believes Jason's latest tall tale! On a cross-country adventure to set the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shawn Levy
CAST:  Frankie Muniz  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Amanda Bynes  •  Amanda Detmer

Big Momma's House (2000)

When a street-smart FBI agent is sent to Georgia to protect a beautiful single mother and her son from an escaped convict, he is forced to impersonate a crass Southern granny known as Big Momma in order to remain incognito.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raja Gosnell
CAST:  Martin Lawrence  •  Nia Long  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Jascha Washington

Cinderella Man (2005)

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The true story of boxer Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s following his retirement, makes a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Craig Bierko

Confidence (2003)

What Jake Vig doesn't know just might get him killed. A sharp and polished grifter, Jake has just swindled thousands of dollars from the unsuspecting Lionel Dolby with the help of his crew. It becomes clear that Lionel wasn't just any mark, he was an accountant for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Foley
CAST:  Edward Burns  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Morris Chestnut  •  Dustin Hoffman

Cradle Will Rock (1999)

A true story of politics and art in the 1930s USA, centered around a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Robbins
CAST:  Hank Azaria  •  Rubén Blades  •  Joan Cusack  •  John Cusack

Deconstructing Harry (1997)

This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him as a result.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Kirstie Alley  •  Billy Crystal  •  Judy Davis

Donnie Brasco (1997)

An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Michael Madsen  •  Bruno Kirby  •  James Russo

Doctor Dolittle (1998)

A successful physician and devoted family man, John Dolittle seems to have the world by the tail, until a long suppressed talent he possessed as a child, the ability to communicate with animals is suddenly reawakened with a vengeance! Now every creature within ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Betty Thomas
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Ossie Davis  •  Oliver Platt  •  Peter Boyle

Duets (2000)

Duets is a road-trip comedy which revolves around the little known world of karaoke and the whimsical characters who inhabit it. All roads lead to Omaha, site of a national karaoke competition where this motley group of singers and stars come together for a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Paltrow
CAST:  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Scott Speedman  •  Maria Bello  •  Paul Giamatti

Jungle Cruise (2021)

Dr. Lily Houghton enlists the aid of wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff to take her down the Amazon in his ramshackle boat. Together, they search for an ancient tree that holds the power to heal -- a discovery that will change the future of medicine.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jaume Collet-Serra
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Emily Blunt  •  Jack Whitehall  •  Edgar Ramírez

Lady in the Water (2006)

Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep rescues what he thinks is a young woman from the pool he maintains. When he discovers that she is actually a character from a bedtime story who is trying to make the journey back to her home, he works with his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Paul Giamatti  •  Jeffrey Wright  •  Bob Balaban  •  Sarita Choudhury

Man on the Moon (1999)

The story of the life and career of eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miloš Forman
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Courtney Love  •  Bob Zmuda  •  Danny DeVito

Mighty Aphrodite (1995)

When Lenny and his wife, Amanda, adopt a baby, Lenny realizes that his son is a genius and becomes obsessed with finding the boy's biological mother in hopes that she will be brilliant too. But when he learns that Max's mother is Linda Ash, a kindhearted prostitute ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Mira Sorvino  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  F. Murray Abraham

My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

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When she receives word that her longtime platonic pal Michael O'Neal is getting married to debutante Kimberly Wallace, food critic Julianne Potter realizes her true feelings for Michael -- and sets out to sabotage the wedding.  (more)

DIRECTION:  P.J. Hogan
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Dermot Mulroney  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Rupert Everett

Planet of the Apes (2001)

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After a spectacular crash-landing on an uncharted planet, brash astronaut Leo Davidson finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Desperate to find a way home, Leo must evade the invincible gorilla army led by Ruthless ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Tim Roth  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Michael Clarke Duncan
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