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Paul Giamatti, the well respected, award-winning actor who stars along side Damian Lewis in Showtime's latest series, Billions, joins Brian this week to discuss working together on the set of the show (Brian is a co-creator and executive producer of Billions). Also, Paul talks about his complicated relationship with acting, revisits his roles in Donnie Brasco, Sideways, John Adams, and Cinderella Man. And Paul reflects on his time as a young actor and how, after more than 20 years, he keeps the work fresh and alive for himself.   Topics this week: Billions Yale School of Drama Donnie Brasco Safe Men Cinderella Man John Adams Choate Rosemary Hall Peer Gynt a play by Henrik Ibsen Glengarry Glen Ross a play by David Mamet Speed-The-Plow a play by David Mamet Man on the Moon Sideways American Splendor Election “Hurt So Good” – John Cougar Mellencamp   People this week: Paul Giamatti Sophia Loren Johnny Depp Russell Crowe Maggie Siff Marcus Giamatti Kenny Aronoff Alexander Payne Thomas Haden Church   Twitter: @briankoppelman Email: Rate us on iTunes:

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