I’ve decided to move our movie content from our Green Carbon Creations blog to keep the focus on the craft how to instructions, frugal finds and Etsy items there and the movie, gaming and well, everything else here. So the next few posts about Sam’s Underrated Actors list will be a bit out of order.
While I was waiting on Sam to write his Paul Giamatti post I decided to throw my two cents in.
I have to say if I had seen him in Sideways or The Illusionist before his turn as a major jerk in Big Fat Liar and then as the gigantic a%hole Hertz in Shoot ‘Em Up I wouldn’t have thought “uggh, I can’t stand that guy” every time I heard his name associated with a movie. But, he really has quite a range and is completely believable as either the lovable loser or the guy you love to hate.
We can touch more on Edward Norton’s impecible performance in another post. Regarding Jessica Biel’s performance in this movie I agree with Variety that she “is entirely stunning enough to fight to the death over”, but the fewer words spoken by her the better. She was completely boring and her accent horrible, she should get her money back from her dialect coach.
Paul Giamatti has played the supporting actor in several movies but always makes his mark. No matter the role, he is truly unforgettable. I’m very excited to see he has two new movies out soon Win Win which is the official selection of the Sundance 2011 Film Festival and Ironclad. The characters he plays in these two films seem to be polar opposites.
He also has seven movies in production including Bubba Nosferatu: Curse of the She-Vampires which is the prequel to Bubba Ho-Tep where Elvis is shooting a film in Louisiana and gets into trouble with a bunch of she-vampires. I wonder if Bruce Campbell (#10 on Sam’s Underrate Actors list) will make a cameo.
- Win Win’s Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan on Jersey Accents, The Office Finale, and George Clooney’s Humor (popsugar.com)
- Sideways – drink! arse! women! feck! And yes, it’s a great movie, too (bobbygwpr.wordpress.com)
- Sika’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time! 72. Sideways (2004) (lunkiandsika.wordpress.com)