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: 96 12 Years a Slave
Lowest Metascore: 29 Ratchet & Clank
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 52
  2. Negative: 4 out of 52
52 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
96 12 Years a Slave Oct 18, 2013 Theophilus Freeman / Theophilus Freeman 8.0
94 Sideways Oct 22, 2004 Miles / Miles / Miles / Miles 6.7
90 Saving Private Ryan Jul 24, 1998 Sergeant Hill / Sgt. Hill 8.9
90 American Splendor Aug 15, 2003 Harvey Pekar 7.9
86 Ernest & CĂ©lestine Feb 28, 2014 Rat Judge 7.5
85 April and the Extraordinary World Mar 25, 2016 Pizoni 7.4
80 Love & Mercy Jun 5, 2015 Dr. Eugene Landy / Dr. Eugene Landy 8.1
76 The Last Station Dec 4, 2009 Vladimir Chertkov 7.7
75 One Cut, One Life May 13, 2015 Himself 9.0
75 Win Win Mar 18, 2011 Mike Flaherty 7.7
72 Straight Outta Compton Aug 14, 2015 Jerry Heller 7.6
71 Trumbo Jun 27, 2008 Himself 7.5
70 The Little Prince Aug 5, 2016 The Academy Teacher 7.5
69 Cinderella Man Jun 3, 2005 Joe Gould 9.0
69 Duplicity Mar 20, 2009 Richard Garsik 5.1
69 Cold Souls Aug 7, 2009 Giamatti - Paul / Giamatti - Paul 4.4
68 The Illusionist Aug 18, 2006 Inspector Uhl 8.8
67 Private Parts Mar 7, 1997 Kenny 8.7
67 The Ides of March Oct 7, 2011 Tom Duffy 7.1
67 Barney's Version Jan 14, 2011 Barney Panofsky 6.5
66 The Phenom Jun 24, 2016 Dr. Mobley 6.2
65 Saving Mr. Banks Dec 13, 2013 Ralph 7.7
64 Robots Mar 11, 2005 Tim The Gate Guard 7.7
63 The Congress Aug 29, 2014 Cast / Dr. Baker / Dr. Barker 7.3
62 The Negotiator Jul 29, 1998 Rudy 8.6
59 Confidence Apr 25, 2003 Gordo 8.7
59 The Ant Bully Jul 28, 2006 Stan Beals 5.3
58 Cosmopolis Aug 17, 2012 Benno Levin 5.3
58 Turbo Jul 17, 2013 Cast / Principal Cast / Chet 6.2
56 River of Fundament Feb 12, 2014 Ptah-Nem-Hotep 7.0
54 All Is Bright Oct 4, 2013 Executive Producer / Dennis / Dennis 5.5
53 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 May 2, 2014 Aleksei Sytsevich/The Rhino / Aleksei Sytsevich / Aleksei Sytsevich/The Rhino 6.5
53 John Dies at the End Jan 25, 2013 Executive Producer / Arnie / Arnie Blondestone 6.9
52 Madame Bovary Jun 12, 2015 Monsieur Homais 4.3
51 Love, Marilyn Nov 30, 2012 Cast / Himself 7.5
51 Parkland Oct 4, 2013 Abraham Zapruder / Abraham Zapruder 6.5
50 Planet of the Apes Jul 27, 2001 Limbo 4.9
50 Storytelling Jan 25, 2002 Toby Oxman ('Non-Fiction') / Toby Oxman (Segment "Non-Fiction") 7.2
49 Shoot 'Em Up Sep 7, 2007 Hertz 8.1
48 The Hawk Is Dying Mar 30, 2007 George Gattling 7.2
48 Morgan Sep 2, 2016 Cast / Dr. Alan Shapiro 5.6
44 The Hangover Part II May 26, 2011 Kingsley 5.6
43 San Andreas May 29, 2015 Cast / Principal Cast / Lawrence / Lawrence Hayes 5.6
43 Paycheck Dec 25, 2003 Shorty 8.2
42 Ironclad Jul 8, 2011 King John 6.8
42 Fred Claus Nov 9, 2007 Nick 'Santa' Claus 7.9
41 Romeo & Juliet Oct 11, 2013 Friar Laurence 6.0
40 Duets Sep 15, 2000 Todd Woods 8.3
36 Big Fat Liar Feb 8, 2002 Marty Wolf 8.5
36 Lady in the Water Jul 21, 2006 Cleveland Heep 6.3
33 Big Momma's House Jun 2, 2000 John 6.5
29 Ratchet & Clank Apr 29, 2016 Chairman Drek 6.4
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