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Paul Giamatti      

Actor; Appeared in "Sideways" and "The Illusionist"

Paul Giamatti moved from the stage into movies and TV in 1992 when he made his feature debut in the grunge-inspired film Singles. He was soon landing larger roles in such movies as Sabrina and Donnie Brasco, but his true breakout part was the role of (often enraged) media executive "Pig Vomit" in the Howard Stern biopic Private Parts in 1997. He's had supporting roles in high-profile films such as The Truman Show, Saving Private Ryan, The Negotiator— all released in 1998—and Man on the Moon, in which he reunited with his Truman Show co-star Jim Carrey. He also began to establish himself in leading roles and delivered stellar performances in films such as Sideways and Win Win.

Giamatti was nominated for several awards for his lead roles in the HBO movies American Splendor and Cinderella Man — for which Giamatti won nine other awards. He received his first Oscar nomination for the Russell Crowe feature Cinderella Man. Giamatti took the lead in the seven-part HBO miniseries "John Adams" in 2008, for which he won an Emmy, a Golden Globe, a SAG Award, and a Television Critics Association Award. Barney’s Version and Too Big to Fail would also mean awards gold for Giamatti, as between the two, he would walk away with another Golden Globe and another SAG Award. He continued to make his mark in television series, including "Billions," where he played the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and received a nomination for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series.

In recent years, he acted in the action thriller Gunpowder Milkshake and the family adventure film Jungle Cruise in 2021. Giamatti also reunited with Alexander Payne in the coming-of-age film The Holdovers, which premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and for which he received the 2024 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. Giamatti also received a nomination for Best Actor at the Academy Awards.

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