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Paul Giamatti Caricature by JayFosgitt Paul Giamatti Caricature by JayFosgitt
There's been a long, ever-growing list of male celebs I've wanted to caricature for awhile now, but they kept going to the back burner in favor of the challenges of making pretty actresses look cartoony. However, one day I forced myself to sit down and bring the dudes back to the forefront of my caricature portfolio. This was one of those dudes.

For the countless of you who are undoubtedly asking, "Paul Gia-whozitz???", first, go slap yourself, then go rent a movie based on the quality of acting rather than how hot the lead guy or girl is. Paul Giamatti is one of my three favorite actors, and has done countless films in the past ten years. He was Pig Vomit in "Private Parts", Miles in "Sideways," Inspector Uhl in "The Illusionist", Cleveland Heep in "Lady in the Water" and Limbo in Tim Burton's highly underrated remake of "Planet of the Apes." He's a great actor and deserves recognition by me, regardless of how many people recognize him in my portfolio.

Giamatti has the perfect face to caricature. He has huge bulbous frog eyes, a wide nose, a chubby pear-shaped head and an overbearing goatee which houses a small puckered mouth that grows enormous and loud when enraged (an emotion often seen in his face). I got this right on the first attempt. I think it's a good tribute to an actor I really respect. If you haven't already, go rent some of his movies. He's the real deal in the world of acting.
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HPNotHarryPotter Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Sadly I usually don't have time to rent DVDs but I still love him anyways. Truth is I've only watched him in Big Fat Liar and in Man on the moon but already I knew he was one of these actors who look funny and can do brilliant funny but their full talent is in drama. I now have to watch these movies sometime. He comes up in my top three as equal to one or two... can't remember.
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AmyWeaving Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008
this guy is a great actor.....I cant see why no one else I know agrees........ I mean Paul is pure awesomeness!
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iced-peaches Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
OH! I *have* to show this to my mom when she gets back in town.
She loves him.
And he's such a squat, sweet looking man.
But he is an odd little pudgeball, as well.
You captured him well. Especially with that expression.

(And, by the way, I thought Lady in the Water was underrated, along with Planet of the Apes. I really liked it. But no one I'm friends with seems to agree.)
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Relient-K Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Paul Giamatti is freaking awesome. I was laughing my butt off when he was on Saturday Night Live...
Not to mention his last name is fun to say with an Italian accent.
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liamska Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He was also very good as Andy Kaufman's right hand man/Tony Clifton in Man On The Moon.
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CinsAngel Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not enough love for Paul Giamatti. I really fell in love with that guy after I saw Sideways and I've been a fan ever since. You really captured him, expecially his roundness in the face area. great job wih the eyes.
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MySweetPhantom Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
ohmygosh its him! its so uterly him you absolute genius! i feel like he is looking right at me! and its not even a photo, its like you got a little piece of his soul and mixed it in with your ink! BRILLIANT
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JayFosgitt Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007  Professional Artist
Wow! Thanks! I'm glad you like it!
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hugbees Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
this one is dead on
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jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
Not all of Giamatti's movies have been great, but I still like the guy for some reason. Great job on the caricature - you got his eyes down just right.
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JayFosgitt Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007  Professional Artist
I'm in total agreement. Giamatti has been in some real stinkers ("Big Mamma's House" and "Big Fat Liar" come to mind), but like another of my favorite actors, Alan Tudyk, the man has talent that far exceeds the scope of his films.
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Hitlersbrain Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
Big Fat Liar, crappy? no way, man! Maybe for everyone else in it, but I always thought it was worth a few stars for Giamatti's performance. He improvised a lot of his lines in that, and I think it shows- plus, any film where you get to see him dance to 'Hungry like the wolf' can't be all bad, surely?
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mattcrap Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
excellent
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mattcrap Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
and you can't leave out the fact that he gave ScrewOnHead his voice
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CurseReaper Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
Darnit! Goblinthegreat got to it before I could!
You can find a few decent clips on YouTube. It's an awesome little show, especially 'cause David Hyde Pierce does the voice of Emperor Zombie ^__^.
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Goblinthegreat Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
My bad XD
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Goblinthegreat Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
He was also the voice of Screw-On-Head for the pilot of "The Amazing Screw-On-Head" XD
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JayFosgitt Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007  Professional Artist
Yeah, I was upset I never got to see that cartoon. I own the comic book, and I saw the trailer for it online, which looked cool and it looked like they were finally using Mignola's drawing style in the cartoon (unlike the direct of DVD Hellboy cartoon's sucky drawing style which was only worth it for all the actors except Selma Blair, who was wrong for the role in the movie and just simply can't act).
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Goblinthegreat Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
I think it's on DVD now. I hope you get to see it; it's funny as hell XD
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paxtin Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
I knew who it was almost right away, even though I didnt recognize the name.(Im bad with names.) I was like: "Oh yeah, its that Sideways guy."
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CarnivalChild Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
this really is another brilliant piece. although whenever I think of giamatti, I can't help but imagine his head being bulbous at the top instead of the bottom, the vast expanse of forehead just makes the mans head seem lightbulb shaped in my imagination.
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