Paul Giamatti stars in the thriller "The Ides of March," opposite Ryan Gosling, George Clooney and Philip Seymour Hoffman, as Tom Duffy. Giamatti recently wrapped the film "Ironclad," in which he portrays King John in the year 1215 as he tried to gain control of Rochester Castle from the Knights of Templar. He also filmed New Line's adaptation of the Broadway stage musical "Rock of Ages," directed by Adam Shankman and co-starring Tom Cruise, Malin Akerman, Mary J. Blige and Alec Baldwin. Giamatti is also in production on David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis," co-starring Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche.

With a diverse roster of finely etched, critically acclaimed performances, Paul Giamatti has established himself as one of the most versatile actors of his generation.

Giamatti was recently seen in the critically acclaimed "Win-Win," a film written and directed by Oscar nominee Tom McCarthy, opposite Bobby Cannavale, Amy Ryan and newcomer Alex Shaffer. He was also seen in the HBO movie "Too Big to Fail," directed by Curtis Hanson, in which Giamatti portrays Ben Bernanke opposite William Hurt and Billy Crudup, as well as "The Hangover Part II," directed by Todd Phillips, opposite Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis.

Giamatti was also seen in "Barney's Version," based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Mordechai Richler, in which he portrays the title character Barney Panofsky. The film was directed by Richard J. Lewis and co-stars Dustin Hoffman, Rosamund Pike and Minnie Driver. His performance earned him his second Golden Globe.

Other recent credits include "Cold Souls," which Giamatti also executive produced through his production company Touchy Feely Films; "Duplicity," directed by Academy Award winner Tony Gilroy and starring Clive Owen and Julia Roberts; and "The Last Station," the story of famed Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, opposite Helen Mirren and James McAvoy.

In 2008, Giamatti won an Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries for his portrayal of the title character in the HBO 7-part Emmy Award-winning miniseries "John Adams." Directed by Emmy Award-winning director Tom Hooper, Giamatti played President John Adams in a cast that also included Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, David Morse and Stephen Dillane.

In 2006, Giamatti's performance in Ron Howard's "Cinderella Man" earned him a SAG Award and Broadcast Film Critics' Award for Best Supporting Actor, as well as Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations in the same category.

For his starring role in Alexander Payne's critically-lauded "Sideways," Giamatti earned several accolades for his performance including Best Actor from the Independent Spirit Awards, New York Film Critics Circle and a Golden Globe nomination.

In 2004, Giamatti garnered outstanding reviews and commendations (Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Actor, National Board of Review Breakthrough performance of the Year) for his portrayal of Harvey Pekar in Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini's "American Splendor," adapted from the seminal comic book series of the same name.

Giamatti first captured the eyes of America in Betty Thomas's hit comedy "Private Parts." His extensive list of film credits also includes David Dobkin's "Fred Claus," "Shoot Em' Up" opposite Clive Owen, Shari Springer Berman and Roger Pulcini's "The Nanny Diaries," M. Night Shyamalan's "Lady in the Water," "The Illusionist," directed by Neil Burger, Milos Forman's "Man on the Moon," Julian Goldberger's "The Hawk is Dying," Tim Robbins' The Cradle Will Rock," Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan," Peter Weir's "The Truman Show," Mike Newell's "Donnie Brasco," Todd Solondz' "Storytelling," Tim Burton's "Planet of the Apes," "Duets," opposite Gwyneth Paltrow, the animated film "Robots," and "Big Momma's House," co-starring Martin Lawrence.

As an accomplished stage actor, Giamatti received a Drama Desk nomination for Best Supporting Actor as Jimmy Tomorrow in Kevin Spacey's Broadway revival of "The Iceman Cometh." His other Broadway credits include "The Three Sisters" directed by Scott Elliot; "Racing Demon" directed by Richard Eyre; and "Arcadia" directed by Trevor Nunn. He was also seen off-Broadway in the ensemble cast of "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" with Al Pacino.

For television, Giamatti appeared in "The Pentagon Papers" with James Spader, HBO's "Winchell" opposite Stanley Tucci and Jane Anderson's "If These Walls Could Talk 2."

Giamatti resides in Brooklyn, New York.


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Age: 49 years old
Birthday: June 6, 1967
Height: 5' 8 ½"
Full Name / Real Name: Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti
Birthplace: New Haven, CT
Current Residence: Brooklyn, NY
Wife: Elizabeth Giamatti (10/13/1997, 1 child)

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