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 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: 33 Big Momma's House
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 43
  2. Negative: 4 out of 43
43 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
90 Saving Private Ryan Jul 24, 1998 Sgt. Hill 8.9
97 12 Years a Slave Oct 18, 2013 Theophilus Freeman / Theophilus Freeman 8.0
90 American Splendor Aug 15, 2003 Harvey Pekar 7.8
86 Ernest & CĂ©lestine Feb 28, 2014 Rat Judge 6.9
94 Sideways Oct 22, 2004 Miles 6.6
83 Love & Mercy TBA Dr. Eugene Landy tbd