Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney play America's founding couple John and Abigail Adams in the well-received miniseries "John Adams," which will be rebroadcast Friday by HBO.
This image released by Sony Pictures shows Paul Giamatti in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures - Sony Pictures, Paul Giamatti)
Paul Giamatti (left) is a psychopath who comes up against Clive Owen as a righteous protector in "Shoot 'Em Up."
In 2008 Paul Giamatti played John Adams.
In this film publicity image released by Fox Searchlight Films, Paul Giamatti, left, and Alex Shaffer are shown in a scene from, "Win Win." (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight, Kimberly Wright)
Paul Giamatti accepts the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for his role in "Barney's Version" during the Golden Globe Awards, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater)