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: 61
Highest Metascore: 96 12 Years a Slave
Lowest Metascore: 29 Ratchet & Clank
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 53
  2. Negative: 4 out of 53
53 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
69 Cold Souls Aug 7, 2009 Giamatti - Paul / Giamatti - Paul 4.4
69 Duplicity Mar 20, 2009 Richard Garsik 5.1
71 Trumbo Jun 27, 2008 Himself / Himself 5.0
42 Fred Claus Nov 9, 2007 Nick 'Santa' Claus 7.9
49 Shoot 'Em Up Sep 7, 2007 Hertz 8.1
48 The Hawk Is Dying Mar 30, 2007 George Gattling 7.2
68 The Illusionist Aug 18, 2006 Inspector Uhl 8.8
59 The Ant Bully Jul 28, 2006 Stan Beals 5.3
36 Lady in the Water Jul 21, 2006 Cleveland Heep 6.3
69 Cinderella Man Jun 3, 2005 Joe Gould 9.0
64 Robots Mar 11, 2005 Tim The Gate Guard 7.7
94 Sideways Oct 22, 2004 Miles / Miles 6.5
43 Paycheck Dec 25, 2003 Shorty 8.1
90 American Splendor Aug 15, 2003 Harvey Pekar 8.0
59 Confidence Apr 25, 2003 Gordo 8.9
36 Big Fat Liar Feb 8, 2002 Marty Wolf 8.5
50 Storytelling Jan 25, 2002 Toby Oxman ('Non-Fiction') / Toby Oxman (Segment "Non-Fiction") 7.2
50 Planet of the Apes Jul 27, 2001 Limbo 4.9
40 Duets Sep 15, 2000 Todd Woods 8.3
33 Big Momma's House Jun 2, 2000 John 6.5
62 The Negotiator Jul 29, 1998 Rudy 8.6
90 Saving Private Ryan Jul 24, 1998 Sergeant Hill / Sgt. Hill 8.9
67 Private Parts Mar 7, 1997 Kenny 8.7