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Fassbender says he was 'in tears' reading '12 Years a Slave' script

Fassbender says he was 'in tears' reading '12 Years a Slave' script

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- German-Irish actor Michael Fassbender says he and his frequent collaborator, Steve McQueen, were on the promotion trail for their celebrated 2011 sex-addiction drama "Shame" when the British film director first mentioned he wanted Fassbender to appear in his next project, "12 Years a Slave."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Paulson calls acting in '12 Years a Slave' a life-changing experience

Paulson calls acting in '12 Years a Slave' a life-changing experience

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Actress Sarah Paulson says working alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o on the harrowing historical drama, "12 Years a Slave," was an intense, career-changing learning experience she will never forget.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

2013 was an outstanding year for movies with a slate chock-full of thought-provoking, fact-inspired dramas, including "42," "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "12 Years a Slave," "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," "Philomena," "Saving Mr. Banks," "Lone Survivor," "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "The Dallas Buyers Club."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Downton Abbey Christmas special trailer released

Downton Abbey Christmas special trailer released

Dec. 9 (UPI) -- A love triangle! An American visitor! A ball!
Gabrielle Levy
'Amazing Spider-Man 2' trailer brings out the baddies

'Amazing Spider-Man 2' trailer brings out the baddies

Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Everybody's out to get Spider-Man.
Kate Stanton
Chiwetel Ejiofor felt connected to his '12 Years a Slave' character

Chiwetel Ejiofor felt connected to his '12 Years a Slave' character

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, whose parents are Nigerian, says he felt a tremendous connection to Solomon Northup, the character he plays in director Steve McQueen's historical drama, "12 Years a Slave."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Downton Abbey' gets fifth season

'Downton Abbey' gets fifth season

(UPI) --The upstairs-downstairs shenanigans of the Crawley family and their servants will continue for another season.
Kate Stanton
'Saving Mr. Banks' to open AFI Fest in Hollywood this fall

'Saving Mr. Banks' to open AFI Fest in Hollywood this fall

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- "Saving Mr. Banks" is to open the American Film Institute's festival in Hollywood this fall, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures announced Wednesday.
'Turbo' features music score by British composer Henry Jackman

'Turbo' features music score by British composer Henry Jackman

LOS ANGELES, July 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood's upcoming animated family comedy "Turbo" will feature music by British composer Henry Jackman.
Paul Giamatti joins cast of 'Downton Abbey'

Paul Giamatti joins cast of 'Downton Abbey'

LONDON, June 24 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Paul Giamatti will appear in Season 4 of "Downton Abbey," the British costume drama's producers announced.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 6, 2013.
By United Press International
Netflix, DreamWorks team up for kids' show

Netflix, DreamWorks team up for kids' show

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- An animated show based on DreamWorks' upcoming film "Turbo" will be the first Netflix Original Series for kids, the U.S. companies said Tuesday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 6, 2012.
By United Press International
Cruise, Baldwin sing on 'Rock of Ages' soundtrack

Cruise, Baldwin sing on 'Rock of Ages' soundtrack

LOS ANGELES, May 22 (UPI) -- The soundtrack to the Hollywood movie musical "Rock of Ages," featuring Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin singing 1980s anthems, is set for release next month.
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Actor Paul Giamatti attends the 70th annual New York Film Critics Award ceremonies on 1/9/05. Giamatti was honored with "Best Actor" award for his work in the film "Sideways" (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti (pronounced /dʒiəˈmɑːti/; born June 6, 1967) is an American actor. Giamatti began his career as a supporting actor in several commercially successful and critically acclaimed films produced during the 1990s including Private Parts, The Truman Show, Saving Private Ryan, The Negotiator, and Man on the Moon, before earning lead roles in several projects in the 2000s including American Splendor, Sideways, Cinderella Man, The Illusionist, John Adams, Cold Souls, and Barney's Version.

Giamatti was born in New Haven, Connecticut. His father, Angelo Bartlett Giamatti, was a Yale University professor who later became president of the university and commissioner of Major League Baseball. His mother, Toni Marilyn (née Smith), was a homemaker and English teacher who taught at Hopkins School and had also previously acted. Giamatti's mother was of Irish descent; his paternal grandfather, Valentine Giamatti, was the son of Italian immigrants from Telese, and his paternal grandmother, Mary Claybaugh Walton, was from a New England family.

Giamatti is the youngest of three children. His brother, Marcus, is also an actor, and his sister, Elena, is a jewelry designer. He was educated at The Foote School and graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall in 1985. He attended Yale University, where he was elected to the Skull and Bones secret society.

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