Paul Rudd

  • 09 June 2004

Date of birth

6th April, 1969







Paul Rudd (born 06.04.1969) Paul Rudd is an American actor and comedian.

Childhood: Paul Rudd was born in Passaic, New Jersey. His parents were Michael, a tour guide, and Gloria, the sales manager for TV station KSMO-TV. They moved to Overland Park, Kansas when he was 10-years-old and he also lived in Anaheim, California.

He attended Shawnee Mission West high school and studied at Oxford, England's British American Drama Academy while working as a DJ. He was raised Jewish and had a Bar Mitzvah.

Acting career: Paul Rudd made his breakthrough performance in 1995's 'Clueless' alongside Alicia Silverstone. His previous appearances were in the movie 'Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers' and the TV shows 'Wild Oats' and 'Sisters'. In 1996, he played Paris in Baz Luhrmann's 'Romeo + Juliet' opposite Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio.

In 1998, he was in 'The Object of My Affection' with Jennifer Aniston. The following year he appeared in 'The Cider House Rules' alongside Tobey Maguire, Michael Caine and Charlize Theron.

Between 2002 and 2004 he had a recurring role in 'Friends' opposite Lisa Kudrow and he guest starred in an episode of 'Veronica Mars' in 2007 with Kristen Bell. In 2004 and 2005 respectively, he had roles in the Judd Apatow movies 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy' and 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin' which both also star Seth Rogen and Steve Carell.

2007 saw him in his third collaboration with Rogen and Apatow 'Knocked Up'. In 2008, he appeared in 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' opposite Jason Segal, and 'Role Models'with Seann William Scott. In 2009, he re-united with Segal for 'I Love You Man' and voiced a character in 'Monsters Vs. Aliens'.

In 2010, he appeared opposite Steve Carell once again for 'Dinner for Schmucks' while 2012 saw him take up a role in the TV show 'Parks and Recreation' and the movie 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' with Emma Watson and Logan Lerman.

Personal life: Paul Rudd married Julie Yaeger in 2003 and they had two children; son Jack Sullivan and daughter Darby. He supports the Major League Baseball team Kansas City Royals and the NFL team Kansas City Chiefs.

Paul Rudd at the Los Angeles premiere for 'Avengers: Infinity War'. Following 2015's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron', 'Infinity War' is the third film in the series and the nineteenth film in the Marvel film franchise altogether - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 23rd April 2018

Paul Rudd Teases 'Ant-Man And The Wasp' Partnership

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 23 January 2018

Paul Rudd

The sequel will soon become a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

When the world found out there would be a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie based on comic books superhero Ant-Man, not many thought it would go on to become the success it eventually became. Starring Paul Rudd in the titular role, and with Peyton Reed serving as director however, it defied all expectations, smashed in the box office and took home a fantastic response from the majority of critics.

Image caption Paul Rudd behind-the-scenes on the original 'Ant-Man' movie

Following on from that success, Marvel Studios announced that a sequel would come in the form of 'Ant-Man & The Wasp', with both Reed and Rudd returning to their respective roles. This time round however, Ant-Man wouldn't be saving the world alone, and would instead be able to rely on Hope van Dyne, aka The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) in his times of need.

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The Avengers Must Unite For Their Biggest Battle Yet In 'Avengers: Infinity War'

Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe prepares to come to a climax as ‘The Avengers’ unite with ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy’ to stop the evil Thanos. Directed by The Russo Brothers, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ hits cinemas this spring.

After the events of ‘Captain America: Civil War’, ‘Infinity War’ sees The Avengers left broken and divided. Some of them even look different, with Captain America (Chris Evans) sporting a beard and the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) with newly blonde hair.

The Avengers face their biggest threat year in ‘Infinity War’

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A Marvel-lous 2018 - All The Marvel Releases Coming This Year

By Stephanie Chase in Movies / TV / Theatre on 01 January 2018

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The Marvel Universe expands further in 2018 with an exciting new batch of movies and characters.

2018 is shaping up to be a great year for comic book movies with Marvel once again leading the charge. The Avengers will be back, as will the foul-mouthed Deadpool, but there’s also a few new characters getting their first big screen outing. To wet your appetite for the year ahead, here’s everything Marvel has in store for us in 2018.

Chadwick Boseman as The Black Panther

Black Panther - February 16th

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Paul Rudd - Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala - After Party - New York, New York, United States - Monday 2nd May 2016

Paul Rudd - The London premiere of 'Captain America: Civil War' at Westfield - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 26th April 2016

Paul Rudd , Jeremy Renner - 'Captain America: Civil War' U.K. Premiere held at Westfield - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 26th April 2016

Sausage Party - Teaser Trailer

Frank is a hot dog Wiener who's packed into a vacuum seal bag with all his closest buds, Brenda is a hot dog bun who is also bagged up with the other ladies in the Glamour Buns pack. Since being stored on the supermarket shelf, Frank and Brenda have known that they're meant to be, now all that has to happen is their new owner picks both packets to take them home for their happily ever after.

As luck would have it, a lady picks them both up and it seems like their dream is coming true, little do the food items actually know what happens to them when they get to their new home; they're pealed, boiled, grated and roasted to death before being eaten. Now Frank is on a mission to bring the truth to the other consumables in a bit to make the horror stop.

Sausage Party is an R rated CG animation.

Sam Smith Receives GQ’s Solo Artist Of The Year Award, Hours After Announcing ‘Spectre’ Theme Song

By Elinor Cosgrave in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 09 September 2015

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Sam Smith received the Solo Artist of the Year award at GQ’s Man of the Year Awards on Tuesday (8th September).

Sam Smith had a pretty good day on Tuesday (8th September). The 23-year-old ‘Stay With Me’ singer won the GQ Solo Artist of the Year award and also announced he’s singing the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film, Spectre.

Image caption Sam Smith at the 2015 GQ Man of the Year Awards in London.

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'Ant-Man' Beats 'Southpaw' And 'Pixels' To Stay On Top Of US Box Office

By Stephanie Chase in Movies / TV / Theatre on 27 July 2015

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Marvel’s most microscopic superhero held his own at the box office this weekend despite some tough competition.

Marvel’s Ant-Man held on to the top spot at the US box office this weekend taking an estimated $24.8 million in its second week, bringing its total so far to $106 million. The comic-book movie, which stars Paul Rudd as the titular character managed to finish the weekend in first place despite competition from three new releases.

Image caption Paul Rudd ready to kick butt as Ant-Man

Marking Marvel's 12th consecutive first-place opening, Variety reports the superhero film opened comfortably in the top spot, ahead of Minions ($50.2m) in its second week.

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Ant-Man Gives Paul Rudd A New Genre To Play With

By Rich Cline in Movies / TV / Theatre on 17 July 2015

Paul Rudd

He's taking a big step with his latest venture into superhero-land.

At 46, Paul Rudd has a terrific career in comedy, including raucous silliness (Anchorman 2), clever satire (They Came Together), rom-coms (Admission) and indie comedy-dramas (Prince Avalance) in the last two years alone. Now he's made the jump to the superhero blockbuster in Ant-Man.

Image caption Paul Rudd finally finds himself in the Marvel world

"I don't have an agenda where I do a comedy and say, 'I have to do a drama next,' or 'I am looking for an action movie now,'" he says. "The Marvel world wasn't anything I thought about seriously, because I guess I never imagined I'd get hired! What's different about it is that it's a character who's joining a universe that exists throughout several movies, and that's like nothing I've ever done."

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Ant-Man Review


The increasingly stale Marvel formula gets a blast of fresh air in this rollocking adventure movie, which combines a steady stream of character-based comedy with action sequences that are integrated seamlessly into the plot. Like last summer's Guardians of the Galaxy, the film departs from the usual tired structure to joyously tell a story that's more than pure escapism.

Released from prison after a stint for burglary, Scott (Paul Rudd) is struggling to restart his life when he has an unexpected encounter with Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), an inventor who needs his help. Hank's technology company is being steered away from his original vision to help mankind by his daughter Hope (Evangeline Lilly) and his protege Darren (Corey Stoll), who see a chance to make a lot of money by selling Hank's ideas to the highest bidder. Hank's biggest breakthrough is a suit that shrinks the wearer down to ant-size, allowing for all kinds of unexpected possibilities. Pushed into a corner, Scott starts learning how to master the suit. But his ex-wife (Judy Greer) is now engaged to a cop (Bobby Cannavale) who's keeping his eye on Scott.

One of director Peyton Reed's main challenges was to sell the whole idea of an insect-sized warrior, and he does that fairly effortlessly, revealing an increasingly cool series of possibilities in each action sequence. These set-pieces emerge organically from the story, combining comedy and exhilaratingly coherent action to push the narrative forward. One of the best moments is an encounter with one of the Avengers (Anthony Mackie's Falcon), which offers a strong hint about how Ant-Man can liven up the franchise as a whole. And the climactic sequence is an inspired collision of mind-bending effects and inventive humorous touches (Thomas the Tank Engine nearly steals the whole film). Plus two post-credit stings for the fanboys.

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Paul Rudd, Elton John and Academy Awards Sunday 27th February 2011 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party held at the Pacific Design Center - Arrivals West Hollywood, California