Actors Paul Giamatti and Mark Webber on this edition of Fresh Air. Paul Giamatti stars in the Todd Solondz film Storytelling. He plays an aspiring filmmaker who sets out to document the empty life of a New Jersey high school senior and his well-to-do parents. Giamatti's film credits include Planet of the Apes, Big Momma's House, Saving Private Ryan, and The Truman Show.
Mark Webber, 21, is Giamatti's costar in Storytelling. He got rave reviews for his performance in the London and New York stage productions of David Mamet's American Buffalo opposite William H. Macy and Phillip Baker Hall. He also appeared in Snow Day with Chevy Chase and The Animal Factory, directed by Steve Buscemi. Webber grew up in Philadelphia, where he was sometimes homeless with his mother, Cheri Honkala. She is a homeless rights activist and founder of the Kensington Welfare Rights Union. (Broadcast dates: February 5, 2002 and February 4, 2002)