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The son of Major League Baseball commissioner Bart Giamatti, Paul Giamatti was born June 6, 1967, in New Haven, Conn., and majored in drama at Yale University.

After regional theater work, Giamatti made his film bow in Singles (1992) and later became a familiar supporting player in movies such as Private Parts and My Best Friend's Wedding (both 1997). His roles continued to grow in stature with Saving Private Ryan and The Truman Show (both 1998).

Giamatti's breakthrough leading role as artist Harvey Pekar in American Splendor (2003) earned kudos from critics, and the actor followed up with a bigger critical success portraying a depressed writer in 2004's Sideways. The next year brought him an Oscar nod for his supporting turn in Cinderella Man. In 2008, he won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his role as the title character in the HBO miniseries "John Adams." Giamatti nabbed another Golden Globe Award in 2011 for Barney's Version.

Paul Giamatti in Morgan

Morgan

2016 R

When Lee accepts a job as a corporate risk-management consultant, she has no idea it will take her to a remote area to unravel the mystery behind a horrifying accident -- or that the target of the investigation is a lab-created "human."

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  • Paul Giamatti in San Andreas San Andreas
  • Paul Giamatti in Saving Mr. Banks Saving Mr. Banks
  • Paul Giamatti in Ironclad Ironclad
  • Paul Giamatti in Love & Mercy Love & Mercy
  • Paul Giamatti in Saving Private Ryan Saving Private Ryan
  • Paul Giamatti in April and the Extraordinary World April and the Extraordinary World
  • Paul Giamatti in 12 Years a Slave 12 Years a Slave
  • Paul Giamatti in Straight Outta Compton Straight Outta Compton
  • Paul Giamatti in Before and After Before and After
  • Paul Giamatti in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • Paul Giamatti in Sideways Sideways
  • Paul Giamatti in The Ides of March The Ides of March
  • Paul Giamatti in The Truman Show The Truman Show
  • Paul Giamatti in The Hangover: Part II The Hangover: Part II
  • Paul Giamatti in The Illusionist The Illusionist
  • Paul Giamatti in Ernest & Celestine Ernest & Celestine
  • Paul Giamatti in Barney's Version Barney's Version
  • Paul Giamatti in Rock of Ages Rock of Ages
  • Paul Giamatti in Turbo Turbo
  • Paul Giamatti in Planet of the Apes Planet of the Apes
  • Paul Giamatti in Romeo & Juliet Romeo & Juliet
  • Paul Giamatti in Winchell Winchell
  • Paul Giamatti in Robots Robots
  • Paul Giamatti in Lady in the Water Lady in the Water
  • Paul Giamatti in Trumbo Trumbo
  • Paul Giamatti in The Last Station The Last Station
  • Paul Giamatti in Win Win Win Win
  • Paul Giamatti in Parkland Parkland
  • Paul Giamatti in Sabrina Sabrina
  • Paul Giamatti in Paycheck Paycheck
  • Paul Giamatti in The Hawk Is Dying The Hawk Is Dying
  • Paul Giamatti in The Nanny Diaries The Nanny Diaries
  • Paul Giamatti in Duplicity Duplicity
  • Paul Giamatti in Man on the Moon Man on the Moon
  • Paul Giamatti in The Congress The Congress
  • Paul Giamatti in Big Fat Liar Big Fat Liar
  • Paul Giamatti in The Pentagon Papers The Pentagon Papers
  • Paul Giamatti in The Ant Bully The Ant Bully
  • Paul Giamatti in Shoot 'Em Up Shoot 'Em Up
  • Paul Giamatti in John Adams John Adams
  • Paul Giamatti in SNL: Best of Amy Poehler SNL: Best of Amy Poehler
  • Paul Giamatti in Madame Bovary Madame Bovary
  • Paul Giamatti in Private Parts Private Parts
  • Paul Giamatti in If These Walls Could Talk 2 If These Walls Could Talk 2
  • Paul Giamatti in Duets Duets
  • Paul Giamatti in Big Momma's House Big Momma's House
  • Paul Giamatti in Confidence Confidence
  • Paul Giamatti in American Splendor American Splendor
  • Paul Giamatti in Cinderella Man Cinderella Man
  • Paul Giamatti in Pretty Bird Pretty Bird
  • Paul Giamatti in Too Big to Fail Too Big to Fail
  • Paul Giamatti in Cosmopolis Cosmopolis
  • Paul Giamatti in Love, Marilyn Love, Marilyn
  • Paul Giamatti in Storytelling Storytelling
  • Paul Giamatti in Fred Claus Fred Claus
  • Paul Giamatti in John Dies at the End John Dies at the End
  • Paul Giamatti in All Is Bright All Is Bright
  • Paul Giamatti in Past Midnight Past Midnight
  • Paul Giamatti in Safe Men Safe Men
  • Paul Giamatti in Thunderpants Thunderpants
  • Paul Giamatti in The Amazing Screw-On Head The Amazing Screw-On Head
  • Paul Giamatti in Cold Souls Cold Souls
  • Paul Giamatti in The Haunted World of El Superbeasto The Haunted World of El Superbeasto
  • Paul Giamatti in Ken Burns: Prohibition Ken Burns: Prohibition
  • Paul Giamatti in Ratchet & Clank Ratchet & Clank
  • Paul Giamatti in The Phenom The Phenom