Paul Giamatti

Biography: Paul Giamatti is the son of A. Bartlett Giamatti, the youngest president of Yale University and later, the 7th Commissioner of Major League Baseball. His mother, Toni Smith, was a teacher at Hopkins School. Before his career took off, he attended Choate Rosemary Hall (a boarding school), was an English major at Yale, and received a Master's degree in Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama. Afterwards, his career received a boost when Howard Stern praised Giamatti's performance often on his radio program, calling for him to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Kenny "Pig Vomit" Rushton in his film "Private Parts". Although that would never happen, he would later go on to appear in supporting roles in big-budget films such as The Truman Show, Saving Private Ryan, The Negotiator, and others. His most acclaimed performances to date include his lead roles in American Splendor and Sideways. He has won a SAG award for Best SupportingPaul Giamatti is the son of A. Bartlett Giamatti, the youngest president of Yale University and later, the 7th Commissioner of Major League Baseball. His mother, Toni Smith, was a teacher at Hopkins School. Before his career took off, he attended Choate Rosemary Hall (a boarding school), was an English major at Yale, and received a Master's degree in Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama. Afterwards, his career received a boost when Howard Stern praised Giamatti's performance often on his radio program, calling for him to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Kenny "Pig Vomit" Rushton in his film "Private Parts". Although that would never happen, he would later go on to appear in supporting roles in big-budget films such as The Truman Show, Saving Private Ryan, The Negotiator, and others. His most acclaimed performances to date include his lead roles in American Splendor and Sideways. He has won a SAG award for Best Supporting Actor for Cinderella Man but lost the Academy Award and Golden Globe to George Clooney. He has also been nominated for and won several critics' awards. Expand

Paul Giamatti's Scores

Average career score: 60
Highest Metascore: 97 12 Years a Slave
Lowest Metascore: 29 Ratchet & Clank
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 51
  2. Negative: 4 out of 51
51 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
71 The Little Prince Aug 5, 2016 The Academy Teacher tbd
66 The Phenom Jun 24, 2016 Dr. Mobley 10
85 April and the Extraordinary World Mar 25, 2016 Pizoni 7.1
72 Straight Outta Compton Aug 14, 2015 Jerry Heller 7.6
80 Love & Mercy Jun 5, 2015 Dr. Eugene Landy / Dr. Eugene Landy 8.2
75 One Cut, One Life May 13, 2015 Himself 9.0
63 The Congress Aug 29, 2014 Cast / Dr. Baker / Dr. Barker 7.2
86 Ernest & CĂ©lestine Feb 28, 2014 Rat Judge 7.4
65 Saving Mr. Banks Dec 13, 2013 Ralph 7.7
97 12 Years a Slave Oct 18, 2013 Theophilus Freeman / Theophilus Freeman 8.0
67 The Ides of March Oct 7, 2011 Tom Duffy 7.1
75 Win Win Mar 18, 2011 Mike Flaherty 7.7
67 Barney's Version Jan 14, 2011 Barney Panofsky 6.6
76 The Last Station Dec 4, 2009 Vladimir Chertkov 7.9
69 Cold Souls Aug 7, 2009 Giamatti - Paul 5.7
69 Duplicity Mar 20, 2009 Richard Garsik 5.1
71 Trumbo Jun 27, 2008 Himself 7.5
68 The Illusionist Aug 18, 2006 Inspector Uhl 8.8
69 Cinderella Man Jun 3, 2005 Joe Gould 8.5
64 Robots Mar 11, 2005 Tim The Gate Guard 7.3
94 Sideways Oct 22, 2004 Miles 6.7
90 American Splendor Aug 15, 2003 Harvey Pekar 7.9
62 The Negotiator Jul 29, 1998 Rudy 8.7
90 Saving Private Ryan Jul 24, 1998 Sergeant Hill / Sgt. Hill 9.0
67 Private Parts Mar 7, 1997 Kenny 8.7