Paul Giamatti is an award-winning actor with a diverse roster of finely etched, critically acclaimed performances.
Giamatti won his first Golden Globe Award as well as Emmy and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards® for Best Actor for his portrayal of President John Adams in HBO’s seven-part Emmy Award-winning 2008 miniseries John Adams, directed by Tom Hooper. He won his second Golden Globe Award for the portrayal of Barney Panofsky in Richard J. Lewis’ Barney’s Version, based on the best-selling novel, alongside Dustin Hoffman, Rosamund Pike and Minnie Driver. He recently received a SAG Award® as well as Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations for his portrayal of Ben Bernanke in Curtis Hanson’s HBO film Too Big to Fail, opposite William Hurt and Billy Crudup. His other critically acclaimed HBO movies include Winchell, opposite Stanley Tucci, and Jane Anderson’s If These Walls Could Talk 2. Read more
Trailer #2: ‘Rock of Ages’ starring Julianne Hough, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Ackerman, Alec Baldwin, Tom Cruise
Even though I really want to see this, I have to admit, the first trailer for Rock of Ages sucked. It was almost embarrassing how bad it was.
This new trailer though makes it look pretty damn good. Can’t wait to see this!
Rock of Ages tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock ‘n’ roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake, and more.
Director: Adam Shankman
Cast: Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Ackerman, Mary J. Blige, Bryan Cranston, Alec Baldwin, Tom Cruise
Writers: Justin Theroux, Chris D’Arienzo, Allan Loeb
In theaters: June 15th, 2012 Read more
Although we’re used to seeing Hamlet being portrayed by actors under forty — all the better to capture the Prince of Denmark’s youthful indecisiveness — Paul Giamatti will make his debut in the role during the 2012-2013 season of the Yale Repertory Theater. Giamatti will be forty-five by the time the play begins its March 2013 run.
An acclaimed actor like Giamatti — who has been nominated for an Oscar and was awarded an Emmy for his starring role in the John Adams mini-series — doesn’t have extensive Shakespearean experience, but the actor is, in a sense, returning to his roots.
After all, Giamatti has a long association with Yale: not only is he an alumnus of Yale’s drama school, but his father, A. Bartlett Giamatti, was president of the university. Read more
Trailer: ‘Rock of Ages’ starring Julianne Hough, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Ackerman, Bryan Cranston, Alec Baldwin, Tom Cruise
Rock of Ages: Based on the hit Broadway musical, Rock of Ages tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock ‘n’ roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake, and more.
Director: Adam Shankman
In Theaters: June 1st, 2012
Ryan Gosling has had quite a year for himself. He’s earned positive reviews in Crazy Stupid Love, Drive, and, most recently, The Ides of March. It’s quite a run for the 31 year-old actor, especially since he was hand-picked by The Ides of March director/co-writer/star George Clooney for the lead role in that film.
Gosling recently talked about his experience working both for and with Clooney and the stellar cast of The Ides of March as well as his worst audition story ever in the video below.
When asked if he knew whether or not the films he decides to star in will be any good, Gosling remarks that a lot of it depends on who he’s working with. He explains, “For instance with this it’s George [Clooney]. You can look at George’s track record and kind of know what kind of movie he’s gonna make.” When asked if he had any qualms about signing up for the film even though he didn’t have to audition, Gosling replies, “It’s one of those things… when George Clooney calls you, you say yes.” Read more
Updated: 6 Clips and a Featurette from ‘Ides of March’ starring George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Paul Giamatti, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Updated: I just added 2 more clips and a featurette. I saw this movie last week and although I can’t say anything till Friday, I would listen to the buzz I talked about below.
Ides of March has been getting a ton of buzz where the lucky few who have seen it are raving.
Starring George Clooney (who also directed), Ryan Gosling, Paul Giamatti, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Evan Rachel Wood and Marisa Tomei, the film follows the frantic last days before a heavily contested presidential primary. A campaign press secretary (Gosling) finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate’s shot at the presidency.
I’m on a Gosling kick right now having just seen Drive and can’t wait to see this. The clips below look great.
John Dies at the End: It’s a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. On the street they call it Soy Sauce, and users drift across time and dimensions. But some who come back are no longer human. Suddenly a silent otherworldly invasion is underway, and mankind needs a hero. What it gets instead is John and David, a pair of college dropouts who can barely hold down jobs. Can these two stop the oncoming horror in time to save humanity? No. No, they can’t. courtesy of trailers. apple.com
Director: Don Coscarelli
Cast: Paul Giamatti, Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Clancy Brown, Glynn Turman, Doug Jones, Daniel Roebuck, Jonny Weston, Fabianne Therese
Trailer: “The Ides of March” starring George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Paul Giamatti, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Evan Rachel Wood
The Ides of March: During the frantic last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, an up-and-coming campaign press secretary finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate’s shot at the presidency.
Director: George Clooney
In Theaters: October 7th, 2011
Win Win: Disheartened attorney Mike Flaherty (Paul Giamatti), who moonlights as a high school wrestling coach, stumbles across a star athlete through some questionable business dealings while trying to support his family. Just as it looks like he will get a double payday, the boy’s mother shows up fresh from rehab and flat broke, threatening to derail everything. McCarthy’s deft touch with balancing drama and comedy, broken hearts and poignant humanity is at play in WIN WIN. from trailers.apple.com
Director: Tom McCarthy
Cast: Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Melanie Lynskey, Jeffrey Tambor, Bobby Cannavale
Writers: Tom McCarthy, Joe Tiboni
15 Backstage Speeches from Golden Globe Winners: Al Pacino, Colin Firth, Natalie Portman, Chris Colfer and more!
What do the winners of a Golden Globe do after they’ve snagged their awards? They go backstage and talk to the press. Here are 15 award winners talking about their win, their roles, acting and more!
Check out Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Colin Firth, Natalie Portman, the cast of Glee and The Social Network and a ton of others after the jump!