64 Min Released Jul 20, 2015

Paul Giamatti: 7/20/15

Paul Giamatti, the well respected, award-winning actor who stars along side Damian Lewis in Showtime's latest series, Billions, joins Brian this week to discuss working together on the set of the show (Brian is a co-creator and executive producer of Billions). Also, Paul talks about his complicated relationship with acting, revisits his roles in Donnie Brasco, Sideways, John Adams, and Cinderella Man. And Paul reflects on his time as a young actor and how, after more than 20 years, he keeps the work fresh and alive for himself.
Topics this week:

Yale School of Drama
Donnie Brasco
Safe Men
Cinderella Man
John Adams
Choate Rosemary Hall
Peer Gynt a play by Henrik Ibsen
Glengarry Glen Ross a play by David Mamet
Speed-The-Plow a play by David Mamet
Man on the Moon
American Splendor
“Hurt So Good” – John Cougar Mellencamp

People this week:

Paul Giamatti
Sophia Loren
Johnny Depp
Russell Crowe
Maggie Siff
Marcus Giamatti
Kenny Aronoff
Alexander Payne
Thomas Haden Church

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