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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 45 wins & 59 nominations. See more awards »

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Sideways Miles
Cinderella Man Joe Gould
American Splendor Harvey Pekar


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  San Andreas 2 (announced)
Dr. Lawrence Hayes
 2016-2018 Billions (TV Series)
Chuck Rhoades
- Elmsley Count (2018) ... Chuck Rhoades
- Kompenso (2018) ... Chuck Rhoades
- Redemption (2018) ... Chuck Rhoades
- Icebreaker (2018) ... Chuck Rhoades
- All the Wilburys (2018) ... Chuck Rhoades
 2018 Croc-Blanc
Beauty Smith (voice)
 2018 I Think We're Alone Now
 2018 The Catcher Was a Spy
Samuel Goudsmit
 2018 Private Life
Richard Grimes
 2017 At Home with Amy Sedaris (TV Series)
- TGIF (2017) ... Olgivley
 2017 BoJack Horseman (TV Series)
TV BoJack
- The Old Sugarman Place (2017) ... TV BoJack (voice)
 2016 Morgan
Dr. Alan Shapiro
 2016 The Phenom
Dr. Mobley
 2016 Ratchet & Clank
Drek (voice)
 2015/I Goldfish (Short)
Goldfish (voice)
 2015 Amboy
Amboy / Amgirl
 2015 Straight Outta Compton
Jerry Heller
 2015 Avril et le monde truqué
Pizoni (English version, voice)
 2015 Le Petit Prince
The Academy Teacher (voice)
 2015 San Andreas
Dr. Lawrence Hayes
 2014-2015 Inside Amy Schumer (TV Series)
Juror #10 / God
- 12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer (2015) ... Juror #10
- You Would Bang Her? (2014) ... God
 2015 Giant Sloth (Short)
Gordon Boonewell
 2014 Hoke (TV Movie)
Hoke Mosely
 2014 Love & Mercy
Dr. Eugene Landy
 2014 Madame Bovary
Monsieur Homais
 2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Aleksei Sytsevich
 2014 River of Fundament
 2013 Downton Abbey (TV Series)
Harold Levinson
- The London Season (2013) ... Harold Levinson
 2013 Saving Mr. Banks
 2013/II Romeo & Juliet
Friar Laurence
 2013 Parkland
Abraham Zapruder
 2013 12 Years a Slave
 2013 Turbo
Chet (voice)
 2013 The Congress
Dr. Barker
 2013 All Is Bright
 2012 Enduring Legacy (Short)
John Adams (voice)
 2012 Rock of Ages
Paul Gill
 2012 Cosmopolis
Benno Levin
 2012 Ernest et Célestine
Rat Judge (English version, voice)
 2012 John Dies at the End
Arnie Blondestone
 2011 The Ides of March
Tom Duffy
 2011 Too Big to Fail (TV Movie)
Ben Bernanke
 2011 The Hangover Part II
 2011 Ironclad
King John
 2011 Win Win
Mike Flaherty
 2010 30 Rock (TV Series)
- When It Rains, It Pours (2010) ... Ritchie
 2010 Barney's Version
Barney Panofsky
 2009 The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (Video)
Dr. Satan (voice)
 2009 The Last Station
 2009 Duplicity
Richard Garsik
 2009 Cold Souls
Paul Giamatti
 2008 John Adams (TV Mini-Series)
John Adams
- Peacefield (2008) ... John Adams
- Unnecessary War (2008) ... John Adams
- Unite or Die (2008) ... John Adams
- Reunion (2008) ... John Adams
- Don't Tread on Me (2008) ... John Adams
 2008 Pretty Bird
Rick Honeycutt
 2007 Fred Claus
Nick 'Santa' Claus
 2007 Too Loud a Solitude
Hanta (voice)
 2007 The Nanny Diaries
Mr. X
 2007 Shoot 'Em Up
 2006 The Amazing Screw-On Head (TV Short)
Screw-On Head (voice)
 2006 The Ant Bully
Stan Beals (voice)
 2006 Lady in the Water
Cleveland Heep
 2006 Astérix et les Vikings
Asterix (English version, voice)
 2006 The Illusionist
Inspector Uhl
 2006 The Hawk Is Dying
George Gattling
 2005 Cinderella Man
Joe Gould
 2005 The Fan and the Flower (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2005 Robots
Tim the Gate Guard (voice)
 2004 Sideways
 2003 Paycheck
 2003 The Pentagon Papers (TV Movie)
Anthony Russo
 2003 American Splendor
Harvey Pekar
 2003 Confidence
 2002 Thunderpants
Johnson J. Johnson
 2002 Big Fat Liar
Marty Wolf
 2001 Planet of the Apes
 2001 Storytelling
Toby Oxman (segment "Non-Fiction")
 2001 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Mr. McKay
- It's Not Easy Being Green (2001) ... Mr. McKay (voice)
 2000 Duets
Todd Woods
 2000 Big Momma's House
 2000 If These Walls Could Talk 2 (TV Movie)
Ted Hedley (segment "1961")
 1999 Man on the Moon
Bob Zmuda
 1999 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
- New York: Part V - Cosmopolis (1999) ... Narrator (voice)
 1999 Cradle Will Rock
 1998 Winchell (TV Movie)
Herman Kurfeld
 1998 Safe Men
Veal Chop
 1998 The Negotiator
 1998 Saving Private Ryan
Sergeant Hill
 1998 Doctor Dolittle
Blaine (uncredited)
 1998 The Truman Show
Control Room Director
 1998 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
Jeremiah Piper
- Tourist Trap (1998) ... Jeremiah Piper
 1998 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Harry Tjarks
- Pit Bull Sessions (1998) ... Harry Tjarks
 1997 A Further Gesture
Hotel Clerk
 1997 Deconstructing Harry
Professor Abbott
 1997 My Best Friend's Wedding
 1997 Private Parts
 1997 Donnie Brasco
FBI Technician
 1997 Arresting Gena
Detective Wilson
 1996 Ripper (Video Game)
Dr. Bud Cable
 1996 Breathing Room
 1996 The Show (TV Series)
Jeffrey Roffman
- Pilot (1996) ... Jeffrey Roffman
 1996 Before and After
Courtroom Audience (uncredited)
 1995 Sabrina
 1995 New York News (TV Series)
Dr. Wargner
- Past Imperfect ... Dr. Wargner
 1995 Mighty Aphrodite
Extras Guild Researcher
 1994 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Man in Sleeping Bag
- You Bet Your Life (1994) ... Man in Sleeping Bag
 1992 Singles
Kissing Man
 1991 Past Midnight
Larry Canipe
 1990 She'll Take Romance (TV Movie)
Heckler #2
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Other Works:

: Played Ezra Chater in "Arcadia" by Tom Stoppard (Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, New York, USA). See more »

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5 Interviews | 15 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Personal Quote:

(On working with Jim Carrey) "You can't do the goofy stuff he does without being a good actor. Exciting to work with, but hard. You gotta find a way to work with him. He's so frickin' intense all the time that you gotta get a break from it once in a while. Not that he's always 'on', he's just an intense guy. Everything is just burning away inside of him. I dunno how he gets through the day. ... See more »


Has starred in three films (Private Parts (1997), American Splendor (2003) and Man on the Moon (1999) that feature characters who appear on Late Show with David Letterman (1993) and a fourth, Storytelling (2001), that starred Conan O'Brien, who hosted "Late Night" after Letterman moved to his own show on CBS. See more »


Often plays either the reasonable friend of the protagonist, or an unscrupulous business man. See more »

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