Paul Giamatti, the ordinary hero

18 Nov

I’m going to see the new film Cold Soul tonight with Paul Giamatti. I love him, particularly in Sideways which is possibly my favourite film of all time. The comically muted despair of his character really strikes a chord and also it’s damn hilarious. The scene where he goes insane at a civilised wine tasting and pour a pot of spit-out wine over himself is one of the funniest and poignant I’ve ever seen.

We need more actors like him – forget the buffed, sheening George Clooneys. Acting should be about scooping out what is inside people and displaying it for people to really see, however subtle or bizarre this may be.


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Posted by on November 18, 2009 in Uncategorized


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