Paul Giamatti Tells John Stewart He’s Rapscallion in New Flick

The Most Famous Man in Brooklyn Heights/actor Paul Giamatti told Daily Show host John Stewart last night this his character in Barney’s Version is a “rapscallion“.

Stewart laughed and claimed that during the show’s warm-up he and the crew were stumped when an audience member asked them to name the 11 letter word for “oniony rogue”. The word-drop appears to be an amazing coincidence as Giamatti claimed not to have heard the pre-show banter.

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  • Claude Scales

    A movie of Mordecai Richler’s Barney’s Version? This should always be seen in conjunction with a nosh at Mile End.

  • Johny

    This is such a great guy!

    I was intrigued by the “old jew” comment. Googled it and found on wiki:

    “Giamatti has been married to Elizabeth Giamatti (née Cohen) since 1997. They have a son, Samuel Paul (born 2001), who is raised in his mother’s Jewish religion. Giamatti is an atheist.”

    Now I understand…

  • Heightser

    Giamatti attended Yom Kippur Kol Nidre services at Brooklyn Heights Synagogue this past September. He was inappropriately underdressed wearing a polo and jeans – looked like a schlub.

  • AEB

    Gosh! Does this mean that I might have used the very same “grabber” in Peas ‘n’ Pickles that Giamatti did? That I may have used the very same turnstile in the High Street subway station he used? That we both frequented the same case machine in the Montague Street Duane Reade? That….

  • David on Middagh

    AEB, you may not believe me, but once, some photons bounced off Paul Giamatti and hit me in the eyeballs…

  • nabeguy

    AEB, given Heightser’s eyewitness report, you might have even touched his yarmulke.