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    I married a Jewish lady, and we're raising our son Jewish, and since I'm not Jewish the whole thing is just a mystery to me. I leave it to her, actually, because it's just a great mystery.
    — Paul Giamatti
    tags: mystery  son 
     
    I always would be happy to make a character even more unlikable, but you know, there's a limit and if you go there, you get into a very different kind of movie, man.
    — Paul Giamatti
    tags: character  men  movie 
     
    As an actor, to have achieved financial stability is amazing. But I always have this weird fear that I'm not going to get any more work; it's about not having enough money.
    — Paul Giamatti
    tags: fear  money  financial 
     
    I'd like to have permanent time off, really. The goal is financial security and permanent time off, basically.
    — Paul Giamatti
    tags: time  goal  financial 
     
    I get a fair amount of time between projects, which is great. It takes me awhile to start getting nervous about getting another job again. I don't mind having a lot of down time. I'm pretty lazy. So I really don't mind it. But I'm lucky; I work fairly steadily. I'm lucky that I've managed to do that.
    — Paul Giamatti
    tags: time  work  lazy  job  mind 
     
    Academia is a rarified culture, especially an Ivy League academic background.
    — Paul Giamatti
    tags: culture 
     
    I never thought I would have any particular career in movies at all.
    — Paul Giamatti
    tags: thoughts  career  movie 
     
    I mean, I'm not going to play the hero of something.
    — Paul Giamatti
    tags: hero 
     
    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
    tags: time  people 
     
    I felt like I did lots of crappy work in the past. I can't even tell.
    — Paul Giamatti
    tags: work  past 
     
    I learned how to fire a sniper rifle, which I'm sure will be useful at some point.
    — Paul Giamatti
    tags: fire 
     
    I still want to be the guy who can get on the subway and check out the freak on the subway.
    — Paul Giamatti
    I'm not a big wine guy. And bars, I never go to bars anymore. It's such a drag, man.
    — Paul Giamatti
    tags: men 
     
    I think I have a tendency to overwork things. I have a hard time finding that sweet spot that most actors seem to be able to hit where they're doing the exact right amount of work, not overthinking, not underdoing it. I seem to either overdo it or underdo it.
    — Paul Giamatti
    tags: time  work  right 
     
    I don't consider myself a very interesting person. I have the mentality of a supporting actor.
    — Paul Giamatti
    tags: people 
     
    I don't think I gave a good enough performance to be nominated for it. I thought I gave a fine performance, but those things are supposed to be about giving an extraordinary performance.
    — Paul Giamatti
    tags: thoughts  giving 
     
    I wouldn't say that I'm aggressive in going out to find work and stuff like that. I just sort of, if something comes along, and it's something I like, and they want to hire me, I'll do it. I won't just do anything.
    — Paul Giamatti
    tags: work 
     
    I have a son who's been raised Jewish because his mom is Jewish. I have a whole different set of holidays to celebrate. Everybody is thrown together with their family in such an intense way, opening all of that stuff again. You're cooped up with everybody and forced to exist with them, and you're forced to try to relate to them in this way that's more open. I guess that just doesn't work for a lot of people.
    — Paul Giamatti
    tags: people  work  son 
     
    I like playing weird, kind of shady people.
    — Paul Giamatti
    tags: people 
     
    I get tired of myself pretty fast. So I can't imagine other people don't get tired of me.
    — Paul Giamatti
    tags: people  imagine 
     
    I think that deep down all I have been looking for is to be accepted and liked by as many people as possible.
    — Paul Giamatti
    tags: people 
     
    You are absolutely free to describe me as a turtle or something.
    — Paul Giamatti
    Maybe it's because I have too much pride or self-respect, but I thought, `Why does a guy who has thinning hair and who is overweight have to be a loser or a joke?'
    — Paul Giamatti
    tags: thoughts  pride 
     
    I definitely have a tendency to only see the blemishes of things, and see lots of things about my acting that I don't like.
    — Paul Giamatti
    My definition of likeable may be different from other people's. That's not traditional likeable. Sympathy is a different thing [to define it].
    — Paul Giamatti
    tags: definition 
     
    I like to work - I probably work too much.
    — Paul Giamatti
    tags: work 
     
    Lead roles are fun, but I'm especially happy other, more colorful supporting stuff has come along.
    — Paul Giamatti
    tags: fun 
     
    It is because my dad died suddenly that I became an actor. I thought, I'm going to make money doing this thing I enjoy.
    — Paul Giamatti
    tags: thoughts  money 
     
    I've very critical of myself, and film has been an adjustment for me.
    — Paul Giamatti
    tags: film 
     
    I've got to be the geekiest guy in the world in a lot of ways. I'm like a zeta male.
    — Paul Giamatti
    tags: world 
     
    I don't think film actors need training, really.
    — Paul Giamatti
    tags: film 
     
    I'm clearly not Brad Pitt, and I'm never going to be Brad Pitt.
    — Paul Giamatti
    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.
    — Paul Giamatti
    tags: people  reality  real 
     
    I don't mind talking about acting. I don't have anything interesting to say about it, but it's interesting talking about it.
    — Paul Giamatti
    tags: mind 
     
    I was the youngest child and got a lot more freedom than my brother and sister. I used to wander, doing my own thing under the radar, but I didn't get in bad, bad trouble.
    — Paul Giamatti
    tags: children  freedom  child  bad 
     
    I definitely had a top-notch education.
    — Paul Giamatti
    tags: education 
     
    Acting can be a really silly thing. It's like playing dress-up.
    — Paul Giamatti
    I feel like in a lot of ways I've gotten kind of soft as an actor, not doing stage stuff. In terms of being a better actor, it's really important.
    — Paul Giamatti
    The broad comedy thing is really hard to do on film.
    — Paul Giamatti
    tags: comedy  film 
     
    I don't mind being stereotyped in some way and playing certain kinds of guys, but if I can find something to occasionally get a break from that, that would be nice. And I feel like I manage to.
    — Paul Giamatti
    tags: mind 
     
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