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:
59 Confidence Apr 25, 2003 Gordo 8.7
43 Paycheck Dec 25, 2003 Shorty 8.0
49 Shoot 'Em Up Sep 7, 2007 Hertz 7.9
42 Fred Claus Nov 9, 2007 Nick 'Santa' Claus 7.8
51 Love, Marilyn Nov 30, 2012 Cast / Himself 7.5
48 The Hawk Is Dying Mar 30, 2007 George Gattling 7.2
50 Storytelling Jan 25, 2002 Toby Oxman ('Non-Fiction') / Toby Oxman (Segment "Non-Fiction") 7.1
53 John Dies at the End Jan 25, 2013 Executive Producer / Arnie / Arnie Blondestone 7.1
56 River of Fundament Feb 12, 2014 Ptah-Nem-Hotep 7.0
42 Ironclad Jul 8, 2011 King John 6.9
53 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 May 2, 2014 Aleksei Sytsevich/The Rhino / Aleksei Sytsevich / Aleksei Sytsevich/The Rhino 6.6
52 Madame Bovary Jun 12, 2015 Monsieur Homais 6.5
51 Parkland Oct 4, 2013 Abraham Zapruder / Abraham Zapruder 6.3
58 Turbo Jul 17, 2013 Cast / Principal Cast / Chet 6.2
41 Romeo & Juliet Oct 11, 2013 Friar Laurence 5.9
44 The Hangover Part II May 26, 2011 Kingsley 5.6
54 All Is Bright Oct 4, 2013 Executive Producer / Dennis / Dennis 5.5
43 San Andreas May 29, 2015 Cast / Principal Cast / Lawrence / Lawrence Hayes 5.5
59 The Ant Bully Jul 28, 2006 Stan Beals 5.3
58 Cosmopolis Aug 17, 2012 Benno Levin 5.2
50 Planet of the Apes Jul 27, 2001 Limbo 5.0