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Paul Bettany: How I Found Out Santa Wasn't Real

Paul Bettany: How I Found Out Santa Wasn't Real

Paul Bettany chats with Jimmy Kimmel on his late-night talk show on Wednesday (December 8) in Hollywood.

The 39-year-old actor discussed his new movie, The Tourist, and dished on his wife Jennifer Connelly‘s 40th birthday this weekend.

FYI: Jennifer‘s birthday is Sunday (December 12). Happy birthday, Jennifer!!

Paul also shared a funny story about how he found out Santa wasn’t real.

“My drunk father [was] stumbling into my room and I woke up and I saw him stuffing stuff in my stocking and he went, ‘Ho, ho, ho,’” Paul told Jimmy.

Also on Jimmy Kimmel Live: Helen Mirren, who was promoting her film The Tempest.

Paul Bettany on Jimmy Kimmel Live

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Photos: Karen Neal/ABC
Posted to: Helen Mirren, Jimmy Kimmel, Paul Bettany

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  • XYZ

    If u still believe in the lie called Santa, u need a mental check. There will come a day when kids will no more buy this. A day when religion will disappear and the humanity will finally see the true light.

  • mina

    @XYZ: here here!!!

  • Madhatter

    Great interview with an amazing actor.
    Why are theBritish so much funnier than we are?!

  • Butter_Fly


    God. You sound like my brother’s wife. And why can’t kids spend the first few years of their life actually being a kid by believing in Santa? And what is this true light your talking about? That we live in a dark and depressing world? All kids are going to realize this whether they believed in SC or not. Don’t get so uptight if parents want to their kids believe in something before this patheitc world gets them. And Santa rules thank you.

  • s

    It was only this week I realized how funny Paul Bettany is. I heard an interview with him on KROQ (in LA) this week and he was funny, and I saw another interview with him and he was funny then too, and now this… I like it.

    A welcoming surprise :)

  • M

    he’s just great!!

  • British Latin American

    I love Paul Bettany, but I hate his affected working-class accent.

  • chris

    i looove paul bettany! he’s so talented and funny.