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Paul Giamatti

Born: June 6, 1967, New Haven, Connecticut - USA

Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti is an American actor and producer.

He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film “Cinderella Man” and is also known for his roles in the films “Thunderpants”, “Private Parts”, “Sideways”, “American Splendor”, “The Illusionist”, “Cold Souls”, “Barney's Version”, “Big Fat Liar”, “Love & Mercy”, “Straight Outta Compton”, “San Andreas”, and “Win Win”, as well as the series “Downton Abbey” and the miniseries “John Adams”.

He has won two Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards.

He currently stars in the Showtime TV series “Billions”, which has aired for two seasons and has been renewed for a third.

Giamatti resides in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York and was married to Elizabeth Cohen from 1997 to an undisclosed date in the 2000s. They have a son, Samuel Giamatti, known as “Sam” (born 2001).

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The Catcher Was a Spy (2018)

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Major league baseball player, Moe Berg, lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services.

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Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017)

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Offbeat documentarian Chris Smith provides a behind-the-scenes look at how Jim Carrey adopted the persona of idiosyncratic comedian Andy Kaufman on the set of Man on the Moon.

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The Sinister Six (2016)

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Six villains from the Spider Man Franchise will form an alliance to destroy New York City and Spiderman.

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Ratchet & Clank (2016)

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Ratchet and Clank tells the story of two unlikely heroes as they struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must join forces with a team of colorful heroes called The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy. Along the way they'll learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one's own identity.

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Morgan (2016)

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A corporate risk-management consultant must determine whether or not to terminate an artificial being's life that was made in a laboratory environment.

58 2016 92
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San Andreas (2015)

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After the San Andreas Fault triggers a magnitude 9 earthquake, a rescue helicopter pilot and his estranged wife make their way to San Francisco to save their only daughter.

61 2015 114
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Love & Mercy (2015)

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The life of reclusive and eccentric Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson.

75 2015 120
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Straight Outta Compton (2015)

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In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels—armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent—stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.

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The Little Prince (2015)

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Based on the best-seller book 'The little prince', the movie tells the story of a little girl that lives with resignation in a world where efficiency and work are the only dogmas. Everything will change when accidentally she discovers her neighbor that will tell her about the story of the Little Prince that he once met.

78 2015 92
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

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| 142 Min

It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than himself. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.

67 2014 142
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The Congress (2014)

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An aging, out-of-work actress accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn't consider.

65 2014 122
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Madame Bovary (2014)

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The classic story of Emma Bovary, the beautiful wife of a small-town doctor in 19th century France, who engages in extra marital affairs in an attempt to advance her social status.

56 2014 118
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Ken Burns: The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014)

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Award-winning documentarian Ken Burns profiles three members of one of America's premier political families: Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, in a seven part series.

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Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

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Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.

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Turbo (2013)

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After a freak accident infuses him with the power of super-speed, Turbo kicks into overdrive and embarks on an extraordinary journey to achieve the seemingly impossible: competing in the world's fastest race, the Indianapolis 500. With the help of his tricked-out streetwise snail crew, this ultimate underdog puts his heart and shell on the line to prove that no dream is too big, and no dreamer too small.

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12 Years a Slave (2013)

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In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

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Parkland (2013)

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November 22nd, 1963 was a day that changed the world forever — when young American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. This film follows, almost in real time, a handful of individuals forced to make split-second decisions after an event that would change their lives and forever alter the world’s landscape.

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All Is Bright (2013)

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Two French Canadian ne’er-do-wells travel to New York City with a scheme to a get rich quick selling Christmas trees. Easygoing charmer Rene (Paul Rudd) clashes with misanthropic ex-con Dennis (Paul Giamatti), whose wife Rene just stole. Still, this odd couple must make an honest go of it in this fresh buddy comedy co-starring Sally Hawkins, by the director of the indie breakout hit Junebug.

56 2013 107
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Rock of Ages (2012)

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Young Drew Boley (Diego Boneta) and Sherrie Christian (Julianne Hough) fall in love during the rock music scene of 1987.

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Cosmopolis (2012)

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Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset managers day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart.

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Ernest & Celestine (2012)

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Celestine is a little mouse trying to avoid a dental career; Ernest is a big bear craving an artistic outlet. When Celestine meets Ernest, they overcome their natural enmity by forging a life of crime together.

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John Dies at the End (2012)

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It's a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. On the street they call it Soy Sauce, and users drift across time and dimensions. But some who come back are no longer human. Suddenly a silent otherworldly invasion is underway, and mankind needs a hero. What it gets instead is John and David, a pair of college dropouts who can barely hold down jobs. Can these two stop the oncoming horror in time to save humanity? No. No, they can't.

64 2012 99
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The Ides of March (2011)

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An idealistic staffer for a newbie presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail. Based on the play by Beau Willimon.

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The Hangover Part II (2011)

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Ready for another round? In the follow-up to the record-breaking hit comedy, Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug travel to exotic Thailand for Stu's wedding. After Doug's now-unforgettable Las Vegas bachelor party, Stu is not taking any chances and has opted for a safe and subdued pre-wedding brunch. Things don't always go as planned however. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can't even be imagined - think monkeys, tattoos and the return of Mr. Chow! Acclaimed comedy filmmaker Todd Phillips reunites with his comic quartet of over-indulged stars for another globe-trotting howl at the moon with the "Wolfpack."

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Ironclad (2011)

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In the year 1215, the rebel barons of England have forced their despised King John to put his royal seal on the Magna Carta, a seminal document that upheld the rights of free men. Yet within months of pledging himself to the great charter, the King reneged on his word and assembled a mercenary army on the south coast of England with the intention of bringing the barons and the country back under his tyrannical rule. Barring his way stood the mighty Rochester castle, a place that would become the symbol of the rebel's momentous struggle for justice and freedom.

62 2011 121
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Win Win (2011)

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When down-on-his-luck part-time high school wrestling coach Mike agrees to become legal guardian to an elderly man, his ward's troubled grandson turns out to be a star grappler, sparking dreams of a big win -- until the boy's mother retrieves him.

72 2011 106
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Too Big to Fail (2011)

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Based on the bestselling book by Andrew Ross Sorkin, 'Too Big to Fail' offers an intimate look at the epochal financial crisis of 2008 and the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world's economy in a matter of a few weeks.

74 2011 97
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Prohibition (2011)

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The story of the American activist struggle against the influence of alcohol, climaxing in the failed early 20th century nationwide era when it was banned.

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Barney's Version (2010)

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The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky.

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The Last Station (2009)

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A historical drama that illustrates Russian author Leo Tolstoys struggle to balance fame and wealth with his commitment to a life devoid of material things. The Countess Sofya, wife and muse to Leo Tolstoy, uses every trick of seduction on her husbands loyal disciple, whom she believes was the person responsible for Tolstoy signing a new will that leaves his work and property to the Russian people.

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Duplicity (2009)

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This smartly paced comedic thriller, written and directed by Tony Gilroy, stars Academy Award®-winner Julia Roberts and Academy Award®-nominee Clive Owen as longtime lovers and corporate spies who team up to stage an elaborate con to rip off their rival companies. But in a corporate game where no one can be trusted, how can they dream of trusting each other? A fun and intelligent bit of espionage, Duplicity also stars Academy Award®-nominees Paul Giamatti and Tom Wilkinson.

62 2009 125
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Pretty Bird (2008)

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A comic tale of three would-be entrepreneurs who set out to invent a rocket belt. The clash of their mismatched personalities soon dissolves the business into a morass of recriminations and retaliations, kidnapping, and murder in this parable of American dreams and delusions.

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John Adams (2008)

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John Adams is a 2008 American television miniseries chronicling most of U.S. President John Adams' political life and his role in the founding of the United States. Paul Giamatti portrays John Adams. The miniseries was directed by Tom Hooper. Kirk Ellis wrote the screenplay based on the book John Adams by David McCullough. The biopic of John Adams and the story of the first fifty years of the United States was broadcast in seven parts by HBO between March 16 and April 20, 2008. John Adams received widespread critical acclaim, and many prestigious awards. The show won four Golden Globe awards and thirteen Emmy awards, which is more than any other miniseries in history.

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Fred Claus (2007)

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Fred Claus (Vince Vaughn) and Santa Claus (Paul Giamatti) have been estranged brothers for many years. Now Fred must reconcile his differences with his brother whom he believes over shadows him. When an efficiency expert (Kevin Spacey) asseses the workings at the North Pole and threatens to shut Santa down, Fred must help his brother to save Christmas.

56 2007 116
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Shoot 'Em Up (2007)

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| 86 Min

A man named Mr. Smith delivers a womans baby during a shootout, and is then called upon to protect the newborn from the army of gunmen.

67 2007 86
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The Nanny Diaries (2007)

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A college graduate goes to work as a nanny for a rich New York family. Ensconced in their home, she has to juggle their dysfunction, a new romance, and the spoiled brat in her charge.

62 2007 106
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The Ant Bully (2006)

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Fed up with being targeted by the neighborhood bully, 10-year-old Lucas Nickle vents his frustrations on the anthill in his front yard ... until the insects shrink him to the size of a bug with a magic elixir. Convicted of \crimes against the colony,\ Lucas can only regain his freedom by living with the ants and learning their ways.

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Lady in the Water (2006)

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Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep rescues what he thinks is a young woman from the pool he maintains. When he discovers that she is actually a character from a bedtime story who is trying to make the journey back to her home, he works with his tenants to protect his new friend from the creatures that are determined to keep her in our world.

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The Illusionist (2006)

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With his eye on a lovely aristocrat, a gifted illusionist named Eisenheim uses his powers to win her away from her betrothed, a crowned prince. But Eisenheim's scheme creates tumult within the monarchy and ignites the suspicion of a dogged inspector.

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Robots (2005)

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Rodney Copperbottom is a young robot inventor who dreams of making the world a better place … until the evil Ratchet takes over Big Weld Industries. Now, Rodney's dreams -- like those of his friends, including motor-mouthed Fender -- are in danger of becoming obsolete.

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Cinderella Man (2005)

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Cinderella Man is the story of a boxer in the 1920’s who after his retirement has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state. The film is based on the true story of boxer Jim Braddock who was more famously known as Cinderella Man.

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Sideways (2004)

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Two middle-aged men embark on a spiritual journey through Californian wine country. One of them an unpublished novelist suffering from depression, the other only days away from walking down the aisle. Both meet two beautiful women on their trip and become romantically involved with them.

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American Splendor (2003)

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An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.

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Paycheck (2003)

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Michael Jennings is a genius who's hired -- and paid handsomely -- by high-tech firms to work on highly sensitive projects, after which his short-term memory is erased so he's incapable of breaching security. But at the end of a three-year job, he's told he isn't getting a paycheck and instead receives a mysterious envelope. In it are clues he must piece together to find out why he wasn't paid … and how he's gotten in hot water.

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Big Fat Liar (2002)

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Fourteen-year-old Jason Shepherd (Muniz) has a reputation for stretching the truth. So, when big-time Hollywood producer Marty Wolf (Paul Giamatti) steals his class paper and turns it into a smash movie, no one believes Jason's latest tall tale! On a cross-country adventure to set the record straight, Jason and best friend Kaylee (Bynes) devise a high-tech plan to squeeze the truth out of Wolf.

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Planet of the Apes (2001)

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After a spectacular crash-landing on an uncharted planet, brash astronaut Leo Davidson (Mark Wahlberg) finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Desperate to find a way home, Leo must evade the invincible gorilla army led by Ruthless General Thade (Tim Roth) and his most trusted warrior, Attar (Michael Clarke Duncan).

57 2001 119
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Big Momma's House (2000)

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When a street-smart FBI agent is sent to Georgia to protect a beautiful single mother and her son from an escaped convict, he is forced to impersonate a crass Southern granny known as Big Momma in order to remain incognito.

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Duets (2000)

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Duets is a road-trip comedy which revolves around the little known world of karaoke and the whimsical characters who inhabit it. All roads lead to Omaha, site of a national karaoke competition where this motley group of singers and stars come together for a blow-out sing-off.

60 2000 112
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Man on the Moon (1999)

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A film about the life and career of the eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.

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Saving Private Ryan (1998)

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As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.

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The Truman Show (1998)

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Truman Burbank is the star of \The Truman Show\

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The Negotiator (1998)

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The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that might clear him, he takes everyone in the office hostage and demands that another well-known negotiator be brought in to handle the situation and secretly investigate the conspiracy.

73 1998 140
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Deconstructing Harry (1997)

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This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him as a result.

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Private Parts (1997)

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The auto-biographical story of Howard Stern, the radio-rebel who is now also a TV-personality, an author and a movie star.

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Before and After (1996)

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Two parents deal with the effects when their son is accused of murdering his girlfriend.

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Singles (1992)

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Romantic comedy about six of Seattle s young people, most of whom live in the same apartment building and whose lives revolve around the city s ever-expanding music scene. The interrelated stories about each character s progress through the singles scene are intriguing and often very funny, and the soundtrack is a grunge fanatic s dream, with the likes of Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and Mudhoney.

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