Hey! He's that guy! From that thing! You know, that one!
It's Paul Giamatti's Birthday, and though we feel he's an underrated actor (I mean, have you SEEN Billions yet?), we felt the need to point out that he was, in fact, part of these specific movies!
Straight Outta Compton as Jerry Heller
In Cinemas Now. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/StraightOuttaComptonUK Official Site - straightouttacomptonthemovie.co.uk In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music.
As someone you wouldn't expect, Giamatti plays the agent Jerry Heller for NWA, who also stands up to the cops in the trailer when they show up to tear the boys down.
12 Years A Slave as Theophilus Freeman
12 YEARS A SLAVE is based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
Completely opposite from the previous role, Giamatti played a slave trader who sold Northup at New Orleans.
Saving Mr. Banks as Ralph
Walt Disney Pictures is proud to announce SAVING MR BANKS, the extraordinary untold story of how one of the most beloved tales of all time, Mary Poppins, was bought to the big screen. The film will be released in UK cinemas nationwide on November 29th, 2013.
"Ralph harbors a secret pain, a disabled daughter, whose struggles give him strength," says the article says on TIME. Sadly, it also mentions that Saving Mr. Banks was pretty fictitious. Oh well.
The Ides Of March as Tom Duffy
During the frantic last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, an up-and-coming campaign press secretary finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate's shot at the presidency.
Man, Paul sure plays a great bad guy. That's all we can say!
Fred Claus as Santa
Fred Claus Movie Trailer - watch all clips http://j.mp/yQzxWw click to subscribe http://j.mp/sNDUs5 Santa's (Paul Giamatti) reckless brother, Fred (Vince Vaughn), moves to the North Pole. TM & © Warner Bros. Ent.
Yes, he's even played Santa Claus.
He can do anything! Happy Birthday, Paul!
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