Paul Giamatti

Paul Giamatti

Highest Rated: 97% April and the Extraordinary World (2015)

Lowest Rated: 20% Pretty Bird (2008)

Birthday: Jun 6, 1967

Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Prior to becoming one of the more unlikely leading men in Hollywood, actor Paul Giamatti made a career out of playing comic foils and repressed loners constantly on the verge of exploding with rage. Giamatti first grabbed the public's attention with his vitriolic performance as Kenny - a.k.a. Pig Vomit - Howard Stern's nemesis in "Private Parts" (1997), before quickly developing into the go-to guy for a director looking for an everyman-type actor who could convincingly project simmering intensity. His sour yet endearing performance as bitter comic book writer Harvey Pekar in the offbeat biopic, "American Splendor" (2003) did much to put him on the mainstream moviegoer's radar. But it was with his highly-lauded performance in the surprise hit "Sideways" (2004), that Giamatti vaulted to the A-list as a kind of unlikely leading man, a leap that made the comfortable character actor a bit unsettled. With award-worthy performances in "John Adams" (HBO, 2008) and "Barney's Version" (2010), Giamatti became one of those rare actors capable of excelling in both leading and supporting roles, allowing him the freedom to oscillate between big budget fare and small indie films, while developing a reputation as one of the most mesmerizing performers of his time.

Highest rated movies

Sideways
12 Years a Slave
The Truman Show
Win Win
American Splendor
Saving Private Ryan
Private Life
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
68% 81% A Mouthful of Air Dr. Sylvester (Character) $247.5K 2021
62% 92% Jungle Cruise Nilo (Character) $117.0M 2021
60% 47% Gunpowder Milkshake Nathan (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet White Fang Beauty Smith (Voice) - 2018
93% 78% Private Life Richard (Character) - 2018
63% 39% I Think We're Alone Now Patrick (Character) - 2018
32% 51% The Catcher Was a Spy Samuel Goudsmit (Character) $706.6K 2018
92% 87% Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton Unknown (Character) - 2017
37% 29% Morgan Dr. Alan Shapiro (Character) $3.9M 2016
79% 38% The Phenom Dr. Mobley (Character) - 2016
21% 42% Ratchet & Clank Chairman Drek (Voice) $8.8M 2016
97% 77% April and the Extraordinary World Pizoni (Voice) $294.3K 2015
92% 84% The Little Prince The Academy Teacher (Voice) $1.3M 2015
89% 91% Straight Outta Compton Jerry Heller (Character) $161.0M 2015
48% 52% San Andreas Lawrence (Character) $155.2M 2015
No Score Yet 80% River of Fundament Ptah-Nem-Hotep (Character) $43.1K 2014
43% 27% Madame Bovary Monsieur Homais (Character) $44.2K 2014
90% 85% Love & Mercy Dr. Eugene Landy (Character) $12.5M 2014
51% 64% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Aleksei Sytsevich (Character) $202.8M 2014
73% 53% The Congress Dr. Barker (Character) $137.8K 2013
79% 84% Saving Mr. Banks Ralph (Character) $83.3M 2013
50% 47% Parkland Abraham Zapruder (Character) $652.4K 2013
95% 90% 12 Years a Slave Theophilus Freeman (Character) $56.7M 2013
23% 46% Romeo & Juliet Friar Laurence (Character) $1.2M 2013
49% 23% All Is Bright Dennis (Character),
Executive Producer
$4.6K 2013
67% 65% Turbo Chet (Voice) $83.0M 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ernest & Celestine Unknown (Voice) $71.4K 2012
60% 54% John Dies at the End Arnie (Character),
Executive Producer
$141.3K 2012
66% 31% Cosmopolis Benno Levin (Character) $743.6K 2012
43% 55% Rock of Ages Paul Gill (Character) $38.5M 2012
77% 76% Too Big to Fail Ben Bernanke (Character) - 2011
83% 73% The Ides of March Tom Duffy (Character) $41.0M 2011
42% 41% Ironclad King John (Character) - 2011
34% 52% The Hangover Part II Kingsley (Character) $254.5M 2011
94% 85% Win Win Mike Flaherty (Character) $10.2M 2011
77% 78% Barney's Version Barney (Character) $7.5M 2010
71% 67% The Last Station Chertkov (Character) $6.6M 2009
40% 48% The Haunted World of El Superbeasto Dr. Satan (Voice) - 2009
75% 54% Cold Souls Paul (Character) $903.1K 2009
65% 37% Duplicity Richard Garsik (Character) $40.6M 2009
20% 16% Pretty Bird Rick Honeycutt (Character),
Producer
- 2008
84% 78% Trumbo Unknown (Character) $108.3K 2007
21% 45% Fred Claus Nicholas (Character) $72.0M 2007
67% 65% Shoot 'Em Up Mr. Hertz (Character) $12.8M 2007
34% 51% The Nanny Diaries Mr. X (Character) $25.9M 2007
30% 42% The Hawk Is Dying George (Character) $6.1K 2006
73% 83% The Illusionist Inspector Uhl (Character) $39.8M 2006
62% 42% The Ant Bully Stan Beals (Voice) $28.1M 2006
25% 49% Lady in the Water Cleveland Heep (Character) $42.3M 2006
No Score Yet 88% Amazing Screw-On Head Unknown (Character) - 2006
80% 91% Cinderella Man Joe Gould (Character) $61.6M 2005
64% 53% Robots Crank (Voice) - 2005
97% 79% Sideways Miles Raymond (Character) $71.5M 2004
No Score Yet 64% The Pentagon Papers Anthony Russo (Character) - 2003
27% 45% Paycheck Shorty (Character) $53.8M 2003
94% 86% American Splendor Harvey (Character) $6.0M 2003
69% 70% Confidence Gordo (Character) $12.2M 2003
67% 44% Thunderpants Johnson J. Johnson (Character) - 2002
45% 44% Big Fat Liar Marty Wolf (Character) $47.8M 2002
54% 67% Storytelling Toby Oxman (Character) $912.4K 2001
44% 27% Planet of the Apes Limbo (Character) $180.0M 2001
21% 48% Duets Todd (Character) $4.7M 2000
30% 57% Big Momma's House John (Character) $117.6M 2000
No Score Yet 83% If These Walls Could Talk 2 Ted Hedley (Character) - 2000
64% 79% Man on the Moon Bob Zmuda (Character) $34.6M 1999
65% 71% Cradle Will Rock Carlo (Character) $2.9M 1999
57% 54% Safe Men Veal Chop (Character) $36.7K 1998
95% 89% The Truman Show Control Room Director (Character) $125.6M 1998
74% 79% The Negotiator Rudy Timmons (Character) $44.7M 1998
83% 71% Winchell Herman Klurfeld (Character) - 1998
94% 95% Saving Private Ryan Sergeant Hill (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 57% Tourist Trap Jeremiah Piper (Character) - 1998
73% 73% My Best Friend's Wedding Richard the Bellman (Character) $126.8M 1997
73% 68% Private Parts Kenny 'Pig Vomit' Rushton (Character) $41.2M 1997
No Score Yet 30% Past Midnight Larry Canipe (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet I'll Take Romance Heckler 2 (Character) - 1990

TV

Credit
100% No Score Yet The U.S. and the Holocaust Madison Grant (Voice) 2022
91% 69% Billions Chuck Rhoades (Character) 2016-2022
78% 90% Benjamin Franklin John Adams (Voice) 2022
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016 2018-2021
56% 67% The Sons of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness Narrator 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Empires of New York Self 2020
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016 2019-2020
93% 89% Lodge 49 Unknown (Guest Star),
Executive Producer,
Producer
2018-2019
No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015 2017-2019
No Score Yet 26% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2019
No Score Yet 100% Nature Narrator 2018
75% 87% Outsiders Executive Producer 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Breakthrough Director,
Narrator
2015
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2007-2009 2015
No Score Yet 100% The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Unknown (Voice) 2014
91% 93% Downton Abbey Harold Levinson (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2013
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2013
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009 2011-2013
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2011
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2001 2003 2005-2006 2009 2011
78% 93% 30 Rock Ritchie (Guest Star) 2010
82% 86% John Adams John Adams (Character) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2007-2008
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 2005
No Score Yet 57% King of the Hill Mr. McKay (Guest Voice) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1996