Paul Giamatti Quotes

Paul Giamatti, who is a featured actor in the movie ‘Shoot ’Em Up’, began acting in the mid-1990’s.  While he often portrays Jewish characters he is actually of Italian-American heritage.

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“I can’t imagine a greater honor than being acknowledged by my peers. Being an actor is a hell of a thing. It’s a hell of a thing. It’s up and down. It’s great, but I found the best thing about it is hanging around the craft-service table with other actors and crew people, eating doughnuts.”

“I think that deep down all I have been looking for is to be accepted and liked by as many people as possible.”

“My definition of likeable may be different from other people’s. That’s not traditional likeable. Sympathy is a different thing [to define it].”

“Well, you know, when people say stuff about you, it’s always really flattering. But does it mean anything to me? It’s not really real to me; there’s no reality to it.”

“I suppose there must be some way in which I’m compelled to show some side of myself – or of people – that’s paranoid and fraught and beleaguered and downtrodden, just as Tom Cruise wants to show that he’s terrifyingly upbeat and terrifyingly heroic all the time.”

– Paul Giamatti  (1967-)

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