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Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd

Highest Rated: 100% My Beautiful Stutter (2019)

Lowest Rated: 8% Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)

Birthday: Apr 6, 1969

Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, USA

Armed with effortless charm and a disarming smile, actor Paul Rudd made his name on stage and screen in a number of notable projects, as well as cultivating an avid following as both a sensitive leading man and as a comic foil. While he became vaguely recognizable thanks to several prominent film and television roles - namely as Alicia Silverstone's know-it-all stepbrother in "Clueless" (1995), Phoebe's husband on "Friends" (NBC, 1994-2004), and Jennifer Aniston's gay best friend in the romantic comedy "The Object of My Affection" (1998) - Rudd eventually rode the Judd Apatow wave to stardom with a series of surprisingly successful comedies in which he was more often than not, the primary scene-stealer. His roles in "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" (2005), "Knocked Up" (2007), "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" (2008), "Role Models" (2008) and "I Love You, Man" (2009) established the versatile actor, who oscillated easily between comedy and drama both on screen and on stage, as a bona fide box-office force and a rising star. Because of his raised profile, Rudd was able to take bigger risks in less mainstream projects, as he did for "Dinner for Schmucks" (2010) and "Our Idiot Brother" (2011). He took a step back with a leading role in James L. Brooks' critically maligned romantic comedy "How Do You Know" (2010) and stepped into a producer's role for the low-budget "Wanderlust" (2011), and later became an unlikely superhero in the Marvel hit "Ant-Man" (2015). But regardless of his projects' success or lack thereof, moviegoers held great reserves of goodwill for the actor. No matter how big or small the project, Rudd became one of Hollywood's most popular and marketable stars.

Highest rated movies

94% Avengers: Endgame 90% Captain America: Civil War 89% Knocked Up 87% Ant-Man and The Wasp
85% The Perks of Being a Wallflower
85% The 40 Year-Old Virgin 83% Ant-Man 83% I Love You, Man

Photos

THIS IS 40, director Judd Apatow, on set, 2012. ©Universal Pictures THE OBJECT OF MY AFFECTION, Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, 1998, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. HALLOWEEN: THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS, Paul Rudd, (r.), 1995, (c)Dimension Films ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY, David Koechner, Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, 2004, (c) DreamWorks CLUELESS, Justin Walker, director Amy Heckerling, Elissa Donovan, Brittany Murphy, Alicia Silverstone, Jeremy Sisto, Stacey Dash, Wallace Shawn, Paul Rudd, Breckin Meyer, Donald Faison on set, 1995, (c) Paramount CLUELESS, Paul Rudd, 1995 CLUELESS, Justin Walker, Elisa Donovan, Stacey Dash, Alicia Silverstone, Jeremy Sisto, Brittany Murphy, Donald Faison, Breckin Meyer, Paul Rudd, 1995 FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL, Russell Brand, Jason Segel, Paul Rudd, 2008. ©Universal DIGGERS, Maura Tierney, Paul Rudd, 2006. ©Magnolia Pictures WANDERLUST, from left: Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston, 2011. Ph: Gemma La Mana/©Universal Pictures The Simpsons, Paul Rudd (L), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (C), Nancy Cartwright (R), 'Love Is a Many Strangled Thing', Season 22, Ep. #17, 03/27/2011, ©FXX THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Romany Malco, Seth Rogen, 2005, (c) Universal WANDERLUST, front, from left: Kerri Kenney, Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Malin Akerman, 2012. Ph: Gemma La Mana/©Universal Pictures THIS IS 40, from left: Iris Apatow, Maude Apatow, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, 2012. ph: Suzanne Hanover/©Universal Pictures THE OBJECT OF MY AFFECTION, John Pankow, Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, 1998, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. THE OBJECT OF MY AFFECTION, Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, 1998, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. I COULD NEVER BE YOUR WOMAN, Michelle Pfeiffer, Paul Rudd, Saoirse Ronan, 2007. ©Weinstein Company Paul Rudd and Lake Bell in "Over Her Dead Body" OVER HER DEAD BODY, Paul Rudd, Lake Bell, 2008. ©New Line Cinema THIS IS 40, l-r: Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, 2012, ph: Suzanne Hanover/©Universal Pictures

Filmography

Movies

Credit
42% 83% Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Grooberson (Character) $112.7M 2024
95% 90% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem Mondo Gecko (Voice) $118.4M 2023
46% 82% Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Character) $214.5M 2023
63% 94% Ghostbusters: Afterlife Mr. Grooberson (Character) $128.8M 2021
100% No Score Yet My Beautiful Stutter Executive Producer - 2019
73% 44% Between Two Ferns: The Movie Self - 2019
94% 90% Avengers: Endgame Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Character) $858.4M 2019
68% 67% Ideal Home Paul (Character) - 2018
33% 51% The Catcher Was a Spy Moe Berg (Character) $706.6K 2018
87% 79% Ant-Man and The Wasp Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Character),
Screenwriter
$216.6M 2018
21% 47% Mute Cactus Bill (Character) - 2017
33% 35% Fun Mom Dinner Brady (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2017
77% 83% The Fundamentals of Caring Ben Benjamin (Character) - 2016
21% 30% Nerdland John (Voice) - 2016
80% 84% Rush: Time Stand Still Narrator - 2016
82% 50% Sausage Party Darren (Voice) $97.7M 2016
90% 89% Captain America: Civil War Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Character) $408.1M 2016
92% 84% The Little Prince Mr. Prince (Voice) $1.3M 2015
83% 85% Ant-Man Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Character),
Screenwriter
$180.2M 2015
70% 40% They Came Together Joel (Character) - 2014
74% 52% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Brian Fantana (Character) $127.3M 2013
48% 23% All Is Bright Rene (Character) $4.6K 2013
82% 53% Prince Avalanche Alvin (Character) $205.0K 2013
82% 71% This Is the End Self $101.5M 2013
37% 32% Admission John Pressman (Character) $18.0M 2013
No Score Yet 25% 40 Pete (Character) - 2013
51% 50% This Is 40 Pete (Character) $67.5M 2012
85% 89% The Perks of Being a Wallflower Mr. Anderson (Character) $17.7M 2012
59% 39% Wanderlust George (Character),
Producer
$17.3M 2012
71% 51% Our Idiot Brother Ned (Character) $24.8M 2011
31% 25% How Do You Know George (Character) $30.2M 2010
42% 42% Dinner for Schmucks Tim (Character) $73.0M 2010
73% 59% Monsters vs. Aliens Derek (Voice) $198.3M 2009
83% 74% I Love You, Man Peter Klaven (Character) $71.3M 2009
77% 74% Role Models Danny (Character),
Screenwriter
$67.3M 2008
83% 76% Forgetting Sarah Marshall Chuck (Character) $62.9M 2008
14% 42% Over Her Dead Body Henry (Character) $7.6M 2008
67% 44% I Could Never Be Your Woman Adam (Character) - 2007
75% 57% Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story John Lennon (Character) $18.3M 2007
35% 40% The Ten Jeff Reigert (Character),
Producer
$766.5K 2007
89% 83% Knocked Up Pete (Character) $148.7M 2007
35% 51% RENO 911!: Miami The Druglord (Character) $20.3M 2007
69% 57% Diggers Hunt (Character) - 2006
42% 67% Night at the Museum Don (Character) $113.7M 2006
23% 35% The Oh in Ohio Jack Chase (Character) - 2006
43% 42% Tennis, Anyone ...? Unknown (Character) - 2005
32% 75% The Baxter Dan Abbott (Character) $181.9K 2005
85% 84% The 40 Year-Old Virgin David (Character) $109.2M 2005
No Score Yet 56% Anchorman: Wake Up, Ron Burgundy -- The Lost Movie Brian Fantana (Character) - 2004
55% 39% P.S. Sammy (Character) $175.4K 2004
66% 86% Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Brian Fantana (Character) $84.1M 2004
No Score Yet 65% Two Days Paul Miller (Character) - 2003
64% 65% The Shape of Things Adam (Character) $732.2K 2003
51% 30% The Château Graham Granville (Character) $202.3K 2001
38% 75% Wet Hot American Summer Andy (Character) $292.1K 2001
No Score Yet 89% On the Edge Unknown (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 36% Gen-Y Cops Ian Curtis (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 27% The Great Gatsby Nick Carraway (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Metal Mayhem Ian Curtis (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bash: Latter Day Plays Unknown (Character) - 2000
30% 59% 200 Cigarettes Kevin (Character) $6.9M 1999
71% 77% The Cider House Rules Wally Worthington (Character) $57.5M 1999
43% 52% Overnight Delivery Wyatt Trips (Character) - 1998
53% 51% The Object of My Affection George Hanson (Character) $29.1M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twelfth Night, or What You Will Duke Orsino (Character) - 1998
20% 46% The Locusts Earl (Character) $31.9K 1997
74% 77% William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet Dave Paris (Character) $46.4M 1996
No Score Yet 83% The Size of Watermelons Alex (Character) - 1996
81% 76% Clueless Josh Lucas (Character) $56.2M 1995
8% 36% Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers Thomas 'Tommy' Doyle (Character) $14.7M 1995
No Score Yet 22% Runaway Daughters Jimmy Rusoff (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 100% Stalking Back Scott (Character) - 1993

TV

Credit
98% 90% Only Murders in the Building Ben Glenroy (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2023-2024
100% 86% Secrets of the Octopus Narrator 2024
No Score Yet 61% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015 2018 2021 2023-2024
No Score Yet 47% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018-2019 2021 2024
94% 92% Party Down Creator 2023
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2013 2016 2019 2021 2023
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2023
No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014-2016 2018-2019 2021 2023
No Score Yet 62% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2022
81% No Score Yet Chivalry Paul Rudd (Character) 2022
No Score Yet 58% Saturday Night Live Unknown (Guest Star),
Host
2008-2011 2013 2019 2021
58% 72% The Shrink Next Door Isaac "Ike" Herschkopf (Character),
Executive Producer
2021
92% 79% What If...? Scott Lang (Voice) 2021
No Score Yet 100% Tiny World Narrator 2020-2021
85% 77% The Simpsons Self (Guest Voice) 2011 2014 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Friday Night In with The Morgans Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2011-2013 2015 2019
No Score Yet 19% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016 2019
79% 81% Living With Yourself Miles Elliott (Character),
Executive Producer
2019
No Score Yet 36% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2016 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hot Ones Guest 2019
No Score Yet 100% Bumping Mics With Jeff Ross & Dave Attell Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finding Your Roots Guest 2017
No Score Yet 40% Wet Hot American Summer - Ten Years Later Andy (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 60% Nightcap Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Travel Man: 48 Hours in... Self 2016
No Score Yet 88% Bob's Burgers Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
85% 70% Wet Hot American Summer Andy (Character) 2015
100% 90% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2013-2015
93% 90% Parks and Recreation Unknown (Guest Star) 2012 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colbert Report Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Funny or Die's Billy on the Street Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show Unknown (Character),
Guest
2002 2004-2005 2007-2010 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2010 2012
93% 95% Louie Himself (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doctors Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sesame Street Unknown (Guest Star) 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hard Knocks Narrator 2007
92% 78% Veronica Mars Desmond Fellows (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 85% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2006
86% 84% RENO 911! Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
78% 93% Friends Mike Hannigan (Guest Star) 2002-2004
58% No Score Yet Deadline Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clueless Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sisters Kirby Philby (Character) 1992-1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1979 1983