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Paul Giamatti

Birth Name:
Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti
Birth Place:
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • His father, A
  • Bartlett Giamatti, was president of Yale University from 1978-1986, then president of the National League from 1986-89
  • In April 1989, he was named Commissioner of Baseball, but died five months later
  • Appeared on Broadway in Chekhov's The Three Sisters and Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh
  • Made his big-screen debut with a small part as the Kissing Man in 1992's Singles
  • Provided the voice of Frank, Tiger Woods' talking club-head cover, in a series of popular Nike Golf commercials
  • Breakthrough role was as radio exec Kenny "Pig Vomit" Rushton in Howard Stern's Private Parts (1997)
  • Improvised his part as a paratrooper sergeant in Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  • When David Letterman refused to release an explosive appearance of Harvey Pekar for a segment in the movie American Splendor, Giamatti and the screenwriters recreated it for the screen
  • Knew little about John Adams before taking on the title role for the seven-part HBO miniseries
  • Played a finicky editor who spreads romantic rumors about Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) on the 30 Rock episode "When It Rains, It Pours
  • " In Barney's Version, a film that spans five decades, felt the challenge of aging younger was harder than aging older

Awards

  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2012Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: winner
  • 2011Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: winner
  • 2010Genie Awards-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 2009Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: winner
  • 2008Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: winner
  • 2006Critics' Choice Awards-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 2006Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2005Kansas City Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2005Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: winner
  • 2005Online Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2005Boston Society of Film Critics-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 2005Independent Spirit Awards-Best Male Lead: winner
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: winner
  • 2005Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2005Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2005Toronto Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2005Chicago Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2005Iowa Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2005Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actor: nominated
  • 2004New York Film Critics Circle-Best Actor: winner
  • 2004Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Actor - Runner-up: winner
  • 2004Boston Society of Film Critics-Best Actor - Runner-up: winner
  • 2004San Francisco Film Critics Circle-Best Actor: winner
  • 2004Independent Spirit Awards-Best Male Lead: nominated
  • 2004Toronto Film Critics Association-Best Actor: winner
  • 2004Chicago Film Critics Association-Best Actor: winner
  • 2004Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2004Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2004National Society of Film Critics-Best Actor - Runner-up: winner
  • 2003Chicago Film Critics Association-Best Actor: nominated
  • 2003National Society of Film Critics-Best Actor - Runner-up: winner

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