Five Facts You May Not Know About Paul Giamatti

Paul Giamatti has made a career sliding between playing supporting characters in big budget studio fare (The Amazing Spider-Man 2Saving Mr. Banks) and leading men in more independent features (American SplendorWin Win). With Giamatti turning 47 today, let’s take a deeper look into the man who once played a character named Pig Vomit.

1. His father, Bart Giamatti, was commissioner of Major League Baseball until his untimely death from a heart attack.

2. Giamatti  had one scene in Cameron Crowe‘s Singles, where all he does is make out with a girl.


3. He holds both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University.

4. Giamatti also had a brief cameo in Steven Spielberg‘s Saving Private Ryan, where he had “knees like an old woman.”

Saving Private Ryan

5. Giamatti also co-starred in Big Momma’s House, starring Martin Lawrence.

Paul Giamatti can next be seen Love and Mercy, about Beach Boys’ front man Brian Wilson, and an adaptation of Madame Bovary.

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Ryan Hill

Ryan Hill

Ryan Hill used to spend his time writing screenplays into a notebook instead of doing homework. That love of film and all things storytelling led him to spend most of his time writing. He's been a film critic in North Carolina for over five years, and his debut novel, THE BOOK OF BART, is out now. Please buy it. Ryan also feels odd about referring to himself in the third person.