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Paul Giamatti on Aging Gracefully

"Barney's Version" star Paul Giamatti, who portrays a 30-year life span through the course of the film, laughed when asked about aging.

"Do I look like I'm aging gracefully? I do? Well, God bless ya. I'm trying to age okay," the actor told "Extra" at the 2010 AFI Fest Presented by Audi premiere.

The film, which also stars Minnie Driver and Dustin Hoffman, centers on Barney, who as Giamatti described, is "a drunk, cigar-smoking loon," behavior Giamatti tends to avoid in real life.

Driver, on the other hand, said her character of Barney's second wife was a "sort of princess" who was "tragically funny." And she loved shooting some of the film in Italy. "Something about walking the streets of Rome, made me feel like a movie star." Audrey Hepburn? "More like Sophia Loren."

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