JOHN DIES AT THE END
PAUL GIAMATTI (Arnie, Executive Producer)
With a diverse roster of finely etched, award-winning and critically acclaimed performances, Paul Giamatti has established himself as one of the most versatile actors of his generation.
This past summer Giamatti starred in New Line's adaptation of the Broadway stage musical ROCK OF AGES, directed by Adam Shankman. The film, co-starring Tom Cruise, Mary J. Blige, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand and Julianne Hough, was released on June 1, 2012. He was most recently seen in David Cronenberg's COSMOPOLIS, co-starring Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche. The film was released on August 17, 2012.
Last year Giamatti was seen in THE IDES OF MARCH, directed by George Clooney and co-starring Ryan Gosling, George Clooney and Evan Rachel Wood. The film received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Picture - Drama.
Giamatti was also recently seen in Curtis Hanson's HBO movie TOO BIG TO FAIL, in which he portrayed Ben Bernanke opposite William Hurt and Billy Crudup. His performance earned him an Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries.
He also recently starred in the critically praised WIN WIN, a film written and directed by Oscar nominee Tom McCarthy, in which he portrays 'Mike Flaherty', a disheartened attorney moonlighting as a high school wrestling coach who stumbles across a star athlete through some questionable business dealings.
His performance in BARNEY'S VERSION earned him his second Golden Globe Award. Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Mordechai Richler, the film was directed by Richard J. Lewis and co-starred Dustin Hoffman, Rosamund Pike and Minnie Driver.
In 2008, Giamatti won an Emmy, SAG and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries for his portrayal of the title character in the HBO 7 Part Emmy Award Winning Mini-Series JOHN ADAMS. Directed by Emmy Award Winning director Tom Hooper, Giamatti played President John Adams in a cast that also included award-winning actors 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 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.
Giamatti first captured the eyes of America in Betty Thomas' hit comedy PRIVATE PARTS. His extensive list of film credits also includes Jonathan English's IRONCLAD, Todd Phillips' THE HANGOVER PART II, THE LAST STATION opposite Christopher Plummer and Helen Mirren, Tony Gilroy's DUPLICITY, COLD SOULS which Giamatti also Executive Produced, 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' CRADLE WILL ROCK, F. Gary Gray's THE NEGOTIATOR, 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. Giamatti also appeared in James Foley's CONFIDENCE and John Woo's PAYCHECK.
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.
He resides in Brooklyn, NY.
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