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Paul Giamatti has made his name as an actor since the early '90s, and it seems like he's in literally everything these days. For example, he's a Canadian ex-con struggling to make a legitimate living selling Christmas trees alongside Paul Rudd in "All Is Bright" (out in theaters and VOD today), accidentally famous home video-shooter Abraham Zapruder in this weekend's "Parkland," Friar Lawrence in the latest film incarnation of "Romeo and Juliet" (out next week), a slave trader in Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" (October 18), and the villainous Rhino in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" (due out May 2, 2014).
We got the chance to sit down with Giamatti in New York City prior to the release of "All Is Bright" and talked to him about his numerous upcoming roles, the weirdest time a fan spotted him on the street and the feats of strength he and co-star Paul Rudd did (or didn't) compete in on the set of the movie. Get More »
When we think of Christmas, we think of Paul Rudd and Paul Giamatti. What, don't you?
Paul & Paul are the stars of this holiday season in "All Is Bright," the new dark comedy from director Phil Morrison ("Junebug") about two disgruntled French Canadian ne'er-do-wells who travel to New York City with a get-rich-quick scheme of selling Christmas trees. It's a different kind of holiday comedy, one with as much coal in its stocking as there are cookies on its plate (and don't forget one for Rudolph!). Get More »
The assassination of JFK has been poked, prodded and pulled in every possible direction over the past five decades — and lo, people still speculate about this conspiracy or that regarding the tragic event — but Peter Landesman's "Parkland" aims to explore a few new perspectives on the day everyone then-alive has his or her own story about. Get More »
Get ready to hear the name Chiwetel Ejiofor a lot. Scratch that: get ready to learn to spell it and pronounce it too. Why? Well, with his starring role in the based-on-a-terrible-true-story film "12 Years a Slave," he's absolutely certain to get a load of new attention from his peers this year.
Ejiofor stars in "12 Years" as Solomon Northup, a real-life New York carpenter and violinist who'd lived his entire life as a free man (this is during the pre-Civil War American era, by the by) until he was tricked into slavery by a couple of gents promising him a job in Washington, D.C. As the title suggests, he spent the next dozen agonizing years of his life under the cruel thumb of one mean "master" after another — Michael Fassbender being the obvious centerpiece of that cruel collective, based on this trailer for the film. Get More »
If you've never heard of "The Little Prince," turn to the hipster near you who has a tattoo of a little blobby watercolor-looking dude with blonde hair standing on an alarmingly small planet. Alternately: Ask a child. They're down with "Le Petit Prince," as it's known in its mother language.
And, in Hollywood's language, it translates to cha-ching. Get More »
Paul Giamatti spent part of the Memorial Day holiday weekend stalking New York's streets as The Rhino, the comic villain who makes his screen debut in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."
Previously, we'd seen a bit of what Jaimie Foxx will look like as Electro as well as set pics of Giamatti in character as Aleksei Mikhailovich Sytsevich. But these photos, from a scene director Marc Webb called "Park Ave Showdown" on Twitter, are a step closer to what the finished costume will be all about onscreen. The Yale University grad and Oscar nominated actor from "Sideways" and "American Splendor" will get his thug on as the notoriously dim-witted villain created by Stan Lee and John Romita, Sr. Get More »
"Iron Man 3" and "Man of Steel" might be the superhero names on everyone's lips this summer, but next summer it's going to be a very different scene thanks to "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." But why wait when you can get your first look at the sinister Rhino right now thanks to director Marc Webb himself?
Yes, Webb has just tweeted out the first photo of Paul Giamatti in character as the deadly Aleksei Sytsevich. And he looks... well, pretty pissed off.
Of course, he also doesn't look much like a rhino, as he's not wearing his patented Rhino suit. So will he actually be suiting up in the movie? It's hard to guess. After all, comic fans were already surprised to see that Jamie Foxx's Electro looks more like a member of Blue Man Group than the traditional Marvel Comics supervillain.
So whatever. One thing is sure, though: Giamatti definitely doesn't need a costume to look scary. Save us, Spider-Man!
Now that production is in full building-to-building swing on "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" in the Big Apple, Columbia Pictures has now shot out its official presser with a few stringy plot details about the flick in its web.
In addition to assuring the return of Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Sally Field (duh), add-ons Jamie Foxx, Shailene Woodley, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore and Paul Giamatti are also now confirmed. Get More »
Pretty much every kid dreams of being a superhero when they grow up, but which superhero is a matter of personal taste. Many kids want to be Batman or Superman, of course, while others imagine themselves as Captain America or Iron Man.
But not Paul Giamatti. No, when Paul Giamatti was a kid, he dreamed of being the somewhat goofy B-list Spider-Man villain The Rhino.
And according to The Hollywood Reporter, that dream is about to come true.
Yes, that's right: Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner Giamatti is currently in talks to play The Rhino in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," where he would join an already packed cast that includes Jamie Foxx as Electro and returning cast members Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. Get More »
You thought Robert Pattinson was the ideal choice to play Edward Cullen in "Twilight." You believed that no other actor could play the stuck-up bookstore owner with as much hidden depth as Tom Hanks in "You've Got Mail." And you thought no one could radiate sex appeal like Channing Tatum in "Magic Mike."
Paul Giamatti dares to prove you wrong. And in the above video, he succeeds.
Yes, with the help of Vulture's Julie Klausner, Giamatti dramatically reads lines as each of the three debonair leading men, and blows our socks off in the process. Seriously, we're still in the process of going around the office and gathering up all of our socks.
Now the producers of each of the three films have to be questioning their decisions. "Oh, my. Did we make the wrong casting choice?" NextMovie's opinion on each of the three films, respectively: Yes, yes, and absolutely.