Paul Rudd
Paul Rudd
Paul Stephen Rudd is an American actor, comedian and screenwriter. He has primarily appeared in comedies, and is known for his roles in the films Clueless, Wet Hot American Summer, Anchorman, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Dinner for Schmucks, The Object of My Affection, Role Models, I Love You, Man, and Our Idiot Brother.
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Paul Rudd wants big role?
Fox News - 6 days
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Wednesday's TV highlights: 'Modern Family,' 'Vivica's Black Magic' and more
LATimes - about 2 months
SERIES Blue Collar Millionaires This reality series about working-class entrepreneurs returns for another season.  7, 7:30, 10 and 10:30 p.m. CNBC Nightcap “Ant-Man’s” Paul Rudd and talk-show host Wendy Williams guest star as themselves in this new episode of this sitcom. 8 p.m. Pop My 600-Lb....
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Random Flicks Worth Checking Out This Week
Huffington Post - 2 months
What we've got here is a list of good and bad blockbusters, MOWs, B-movies, and everything in between. And they're decidedly, unabashedly random. Why not plop down on the couch and roll the dice? The Matrix Reloaded Where to find it: Netflix DVD The cast: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss The synopsis: "Neo and the rebel leaders estimate they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants." That's right: It's Neo and the gang vs. probes! And those probes better watch their probe backs, 'cause you-know-what's about to get real. Also, this movie's got a sweaty rave scene that's pretty much the length of an actual rave. Plus, there's like a jillion Agent Smiths at one point. Whaaaa?! Bonus: This is the Matrix flick with the flying twin rasta ghost fellows. Dreads usually look pretty dumb on white guys, but against all odds these bodacious brothers manage to pull it off quite swimmingly, thank you very much. The sunglasse ...
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Paul Rudd starred in a Super Nintendo ad in the early '90s and it's great
Yahoo News - 6 months
An old commercial for Super Nintendo featuring the eternally young Paul Rudd recently resurfaced online. The ad stars Rudd as a trenchcoat-wearing guy who likes to game in abandoned parking lots. It's a blast from the past for anyone who remembers how intense old school gaming commercials were. We know we talk about it a lot, but congratulations again on not aging for 20 years, Paul. Kerry Washington can't escape the horrors of group texting Dev Patel does a mean Australian accent in new trailer for 'Lion' Man proposes to girlfriend with Lego stop-motion film about their love story Britney Spears and James Corden slay Carpool Karaoke in matching schoolgirl outfits
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35 Celebrities Who Attended Public Colleges
Huffington Post - 7 months
What do Kourtney Kardashian, Paul Rudd, Oprah Winfrey and Shaquille O’Neal have in common? They all attended public colleges! State universities have given a huge lift to countless students who wouldn’t have been able to afford private college price tags. While price may not have been a barrier for someone like a Kardashian, other public college grads, like David Letterman, came from more humble backgrounds (his father was a florist and his mom a church secretary). Tom Hanks has written about how grateful he was to attend California State University-Sacramento for $95 a semester, which he said was “just barely affordable” for him at the time.  A significant amount of attention in the Democratic presidential race was placed on how to help students graduate debt-free from college, and most of the policy proposals were focused on public schools. Hillary Clinton’s latest proposal is to waive tuition at state universities for students whose families make $125,000 or less annually.  ...
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'The Fundamentals of Caring' stumbles down the road more traveled
LATimes - 8 months
“The Fundamentals of Caring” is a strained, overly familiar tale of catharsis and redemption. Stars Paul Rudd and Craig Roberts work hard but are torpedoed by writer-director Rob Burnett’s wanting script (adapted from the novel by Jonathan Evison), thudding stabs at buoyancy and sluggish pacing. ...
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'The Fundamentals of Caring' stumbles down the road more traveled
LATimes - 8 months
“The Fundamentals of Caring” is a strained, overly familiar tale of catharsis and redemption. Stars Paul Rudd and Craig Roberts work hard but are torpedoed by writer-director Rob Burnett’s wanting script (adapted from the novel by Jonathan Evison), thudding stabs at buoyancy and sluggish pacing. ...
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'The Fundamentals of Caring' stumbles down the road more traveled
LATimes - 8 months
“The Fundamentals of Caring” is a strained, overly familiar tale of catharsis and redemption. Stars Paul Rudd and Craig Roberts work hard but are torpedoed by writer-director Rob Burnett’s wanting script (adapted from the novel by Jonathan Evison), thudding stabs at buoyancy and sluggish pacing. ...
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21 Times That Celebrity Dads Shared The Messy Side Of Parenting
Huffington Post - 8 months
When you're dealing with diaper blowouts, baby vomit and utter exhaustion, any reluctance to talk about the messy parts of parenting tends to fly out the window.  Even famous parents know this to be true. In honor of Father's Day, here are 21 spot-on quotes from celebrity dads who are more than happy to discuss the down and dirty of fatherhood.  1. On newborn bodily fluids: "I've never had more poop on my person." -- Justin Timberlake 2. On kid germs: "Kids are like buckets of disease. Last week I got a flu that I caught because my daughter coughed into my mouth." -- Louis C.K. 3. On dad style:  "Every dad should own cargo pants because they have a lot of pockets. Pacifiers and bottles and diapers and wet wipes and crackers and little toy dinosaurs and candy for treats for any child that has behaved or when you’re trying to bribe them. Yeah, cargo pants." -- Taye Diggs 4. On frightening bodily fluids: "They vomit a lot. For a second, I thought I needed ...
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Immunizations: One of the Best Ways Red Nose Day Is Helping Kids
Huffington Post - 9 months
Laugh. Give. Save a kid. Thursday, May 26 is Red Nose Day in the United States and it's all about lifting kids out of poverty both in the U.S. and abroad. Red Nose Day began in the U.K. and it has raised more than US$1 billion in the last 25 years to provide vaccines, medical services, safe water, meals, and books to children in need. So, why the red nose? It's not just about fundraising. It's FUN-raising. But, while the day is about using humor to raise awareness about the need to reduce poverty, the problems these kids face are no laughing matter. Problems like pneumonia. In the United States, pneumonia is a concern for parents and a source of suffering for children but is rarely fatal. As a result, many Americans are often surprised to hear that pneumonia is the leading infectious killer of children worldwide. It's amazing what a difference geography can make when it comes to health outcomes. For kids in countries like Ethiopia or Pakistan, the risks from pneumonia are ...
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Zaki's Review: <i>Captain America: Civil War</i>
Huffington Post - 10 months
A little over a month ago, Warner Bros.' execrable, excessive Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice arrived in theaters. As you know if you read my review, that film, with its storyline about the aftermath of a destructive superhero battle leading to a battle of wills between heroes, landed with a resounding thud for me. Perhaps my biggest complaint was how it was doing an end-run around its audience by forcing an emotional investment in its characters and their world that hadn't yet been earned. Well, here we are mere weeks later with Marvel's Captain America: Civil War, covering extremely similar thematic and narrative terrain while doing right exactly what the earlier film did so wrong. Believe it or not, it was eight years ago this week that the first Iron Man's huge critical and commercial success kicked off the massive multi-franchise edifice that we've come to know as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Since then, Marvel Studios has gone from success to success, launching several co ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Paul Rudd
  • 2016
    Age 46
    In 2016, he appeared in the comedy-drama film The Fundamentals of Caring, alongside Selena Gomez, and lent his voice to the animated films The Little Prince, starring Jeff Bridges and Benicio Del Toro, and Sausage Party, starring Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill.
    More Details Hide Details Rudd often stars with other Apatow film regulars like Seth Rogen (four films), Steve Carell (four films), Jonah Hill (three films), Leslie Mann (three films), Kristen Wiig (three films), Jason Segel (three films), Elizabeth Banks (five films), and Joe Lo Truglio (seven films), as well as working with director David Wain (five films). Rudd has also appeared in Broadway plays, the first being The Last Night of Ballyhoo as Joe Farkas in 1997. The next year he appeared in Twelfth Night with Kyra Sedgwick and Max Wright at the Lincoln Center Theatre. In 2006, he appeared in the Broadway production of Richard Greenberg's Three Days of Rain with Bradley Cooper and Julia Roberts at the Bernard Jacobs Theater.
  • 2015
    Age 45
    Rudd received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 1, 2015.
    More Details Hide Details He unveiled the 2,554th star on the mile-long strip of plaques on Hollywood Boulevard. At the occasion Rudd said, "I remember being a kid and walking this boulevard and reading the names and thinking about what so many other millions of people thought about, which is, you know, who's that?"
    Rudd received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 1, 2015.
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  • 2012
    Age 42
    In 2012, Rudd appeared in the Broadway production of Craig Wright's Grace.
    More Details Hide Details The play was performed at the Cort Theatre. Starring alongside Rudd was Academy award nominee Michael Shannon, Kate Arrington, and seven-time Emmy award winner Ed Asner. The play was first acclaimed at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, D.C. In 2004. It would then go on to receive equal praise at NorthLight Theatre in Chicago and then at the Pasadena Playhouse in LA, where it received three L.A. Drama Critics Circle Awards, including Best Play.
    In 2012, he signed to appear on four episodes of NBC's Parks and Recreation as Bobby Newport, a candidate for City Council and a rival of Amy Poehler's character Leslie Knope, a role for which he won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series.
    More Details Hide Details In 2014 he began providing voiceovers for Hyundai television commercials. He has also voiced the audiobook recordings of John Hodgman's books The Areas of My Expertise (2005) and More Information Than You Require (2008). On December 19, 2013, Rudd was officially confirmed as cast in the 2015 Marvel film Ant-Man. He played lead character Scott Lang/Ant-Man, and also co-wrote the screenplay with Adam McKay. Rudd reprised his role in Captain America: Civil War (2016). Rudd reprised his role as Andy from Wet Hot American Summer in the Netflix prequel Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, alongside an ensemble cast including Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler and Elizabeth Banks, all reprising their roles from the 2001 film.
  • 2011
    Age 41
    He starred in the 2011 comedy-drama film Our Idiot Brother with Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, and Emily Mortimer.
    More Details Hide Details It would be the fifth film that Rudd starred in with Elizabeth Banks. He had previously appeared with her in Wet Hot American Summer (2001), The Baxter (2005), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) and Role Models (2008).
  • 2010
    Age 40
    In 2010, Rudd reunited with Steve Carell for the first time since The 40-Year-Old Virgin for the Jay Roach-directed comedy Dinner for Schmucks.
    More Details Hide Details In 2012, he had a supporting role in the teen drama The Perks of Being a Wallflower, playing Mr. Anderson, a teacher of Charlie, played by Logan Lerman.
  • 2009
    Age 39
    Also in 2009, Rudd co-created the TV series Party Down with John Embom, Rob Thomas and Dan Etheridge.
    More Details Hide Details He lent his voice to the DreamWorks computer-animated hit movie Monsters Vs. Aliens.
    In 2009, Rudd again appeared with Jason Segel in I Love You Man where he and Segel play buddies who bond over their shared love for the rock band Rush.
    More Details Hide Details Both Rudd and Segel are themselves fans of the band.
  • 2007
    Age 37
    In 2007, he starred in both The Oh in Ohio and The Ten, which reunited him with David Wain and Michael Showalter., and then in Over Her Dead Body with Eva Longoria the next year.
    More Details Hide Details His next comedy which he also wrote, Role Models, he and co-star Seann William Scott portray energy-drink salesmen forced to perform community service in a child mentoring program.
    Rudd appeared as John Lennon in the comedy film Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story in 2007 and as the drug-addled surf instructor in Nicholas Stoller's Forgetting Sarah Marshall in 2008 with Jason Segel and Jonah Hill, both of which Apatow produced.
    More Details Hide Details Rudd appeared as uncredited cameos in Year One (2009) and Bridesmaids (2011). In 2012, he starred and also co-produced with Apatow on the film Wanderlust with Jennifer Aniston. He starred in the comedy film This Is 40 with Leslie Mann, a spinoff from Knocked Up, which was directed and produced by Apatow. He reprised his role as Brian Fantana in the 2013 sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.
    He subsequently worked with Apatow in 2007's Knocked Up, as frustrated husband Pete, married to Leslie Mann's character.
    More Details Hide Details In that film, he co-starred with Jason Segel, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogan, and Jay Baruchel.
    He guest-starred as a has-been 1990s rock star, Desmond Fellows, on the television series Veronica Mars, in the 2007 episode "Debasement Tapes".
    More Details Hide Details The year 2004 marked the start of his work with director/producer Judd Apatow, first on the film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy as Brian Fantana with Steve Carell, David Koechner and Will Ferrell, produced by Apatow and again in 2005 in The 40-Year-Old Virgin with Steve Carell and Seth Rogen, directed by Apatow.
  • 2006
    Age 36
    In 2006, he appeared in several episodes of Reno 911! as "Guy Gerricault" ("jericho"), the coach of a lamaze class, and then portrayed a drug lord in the Reno 911!: Miami film.
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  • 2003
    Age 33
    In 2003, Rudd married Julie Yaeger and the couple has two children: a son, Jack Sullivan (b. 2006), and a daughter, Darby (b. 2010).
    More Details Hide Details He is a fan of MLB's Kansas City Royals and of the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs, for whom he narrated the 2007 season of HBO's Hard Knocks.
  • 2002
    Age 32
    In 2002, he was cast as Mike Hannigan on the sitcom Friends who dates and then marries Phoebe Buffay, played by Lisa Kudrow.
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  • 2000
    Age 30
    He played FBI Agent Ian Curtis in Benny Chan's 2000 Hong Kong action film Gen-Y Cops.
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  • 1999
    Age 29
    He was then in the 1999 film The Cider House Rules that earned him and the cast a SAG nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
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  • 1995
    Age 25
    Rudd left Sisters in 1995 to then appear in the comedy film Clueless with Alicia Silverstone.
    More Details Hide Details He also appeared in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, The Locusts, Overnight Delivery, The Object of My Affection, and 200 Cigarettes.
  • 1994
    Age 24
    In 1994 he appeared in Wild Oats for six episodes.
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  • 1992
    Age 22
    Rudd made his acting debut in 1992 with the television drama Sisters where he played Kirby Quimby Philby.
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  • 1969
    Rudd was born on April 6, 1969, in Passaic, New Jersey.
    More Details Hide Details His father, Michael, was a historical tour guide and former vice-president of Trans World Airlines who died of cancer, while his mother, Gloria, was a sales manager at the television station KCMO-TV in Kansas City, Missouri. His parents were born in the United Kingdom, his father from Edgware and his mother from Surbiton, both in London. Rudd's parents are both Jewish (descended from Jewish immigrants who moved to Britain from Russia and Poland). The family's original surname, "Rudnitzky", was changed by his grandfather to "Rudd." Rudd had a bar mitzvah ceremony. When he was ten, Rudd's family moved to Lenexa, Kansas. His family also spent three years living in Anaheim, California, because of his father's occupation. Rudd attended Broadmoor Junior High and Shawnee Mission West High School. Rudd then went to the University of Kansas, where he majored in theater. He was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity's Nu Chapter there. After graduating, he studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts/West in Los Angeles. Rudd spent three months studying Jacobean drama at the British American Drama Academy based in Oxford, U.K. While attending acting school, Rudd worked as a Bar Mitzvah disc jockey.
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