The 25 Most Memorable Portrayals of Real Artists in Movie History

Paul Giamatti as Harvey Pekar

Character: Harvey Pekar

Film: American Splendor

Year Released: 2003

Though not the first name that springs to mind when thinking of inspirational artists, Harvey Pekar comes vibrantly to life (in all it's gory details) in American Splendor. A twice-divorced file clerk, who after making friends with the inimitable R. Crumb, becomes a comic book hero for writing his life and all it's neurotic minutiae into his comics. Pekar's story captivates and his take on art and his own life play out in truly unique and hilarious fashion by Giamatti.

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