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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.



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Captain America: Civil War Review

Excellent

After the formulaic thrills of The Winter Soldier and Age of Ultron, Marvel's Avengers were in danger of getting stuck in a rut, but a smart script for this surprisingly focussed thriller kicks everything into a new direction. What's surprising is that the screenwriters have managed to incorporate a wide range of characters without the film ever feeling overcrowded. Each person has a journey to travel, so the actors get a chance to invest plenty of personality into the action.

After the events of Ultron, there's a political debate about the need to oversee the Avengers' missions. Iron Man Tony (Robert Downey Jr.) thinks a special UN council is a good idea, but Captain America Steve (Chris Evans) thinks that will limit the team's ability to help people. Then Steve's best pal Bucky (Sebastian Stan) is framed for a bombing, and Black Panther T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) is drawn into the fray. The Avengers are forced to take sides, with those supporting Bucky becoming outlaws. Tony recruits Spider-Man Peter (Tom Holland) to his team, while Steve drafts in Ant-Man Scott (Paul Rudd). And as they all face off against each other, none of them realise that this entire situation is being manipulated by a vengeful man named Zemo (Daniel Bruhl).

Watching this film requires the audience to suspend disbelief that these super-powered friends could be pushed to try to kill each other. That never quite makes sense, and indeed the script acknowledges this fact when one person goes down and everyone reacts emotionally. But the high-powered cast is so good at creating these intensely driven superheroes that it's not difficult to go with it.

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

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

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Paul Rudd , Jeremy Renner - 'Captain America: Civil War' film premiere, London, Britain - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 26th April 2016

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Paul Rudd - Captain America Civil War UK Premiere at the Vue Westfield Shopping Centre, London at Vue Westfield, Westfield Shopping Centre - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 26th April 2016

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Captain America: Civil War Trailer


The Avengers are suffering from an image crisis. As much good that they do and as many lives that they save, the superheroes also cause unlimited amounts of damage to cities and civilisation. The government wish to find an answer to this problem and they decide that all superheroes should be registered and held accountable for their actions. 

Tony Stark is brought in to begin talks on behalf of The Avengers, knowing how much damage he's personally done under his superhero disguise, Stark see the government's point and decides that a register wouldn't be entirely unwelcome. Captain America on the other hand has no such wishes; The Cap sees any government intervention as something beyond reasonable requirement. In the middle of all this is Cap's old friend Bucky who could be prosecuted under the new laws. As The Avengers are forced to split into two halves, it looks like there's going to be no way for the old team to form any kind of agreement. 

 As their opinions deepen and rivalries are deepens, certain members of Hydra begin to tighten their control and their plans for future domination of the world are getting stronger. The Avengers must find a way to put their differences aside in order to beat the real enemy.

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


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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.

Sam SmithSam 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


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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.

ANT-MANAnt-Man has held on to the number one spot at the US box office.

Sony’s Pixels was Ant-Man biggest competition, but it fell short of unseating the tiny superhero finishing with $24 million, which made for a very close call. The film stars Adam Sandler and Kevin James along with a host of vintage video game characters including Pac-Man and Donkey Kong. Its plot revolves around aliens attacking the earth using the arcade game regulars.

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Is It Game Over Already For 'Pixels'?


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Audiences chose Ant-Man over Pac-Man this weekend, as Adam Sandler's Pixels narrowly missed out on the number-one spot with a disappointing showing.

Pixels stillIt's all gone Pete Kong for Pixels

Paul Rudd's Ant-Man took $24.8million in its second weekend, an expected drop of 57%, giving the Disney/Marvel superhero adventure a decent total of $106m so far.

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'Ant-Man' Has Medium-Sized Opening In US


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It was never going to achieve an Avengers-style opening, but there are undoubtedly a few bigwigs out there who expected more from Paul Rudd's Ant-Man, which has opened to an estimated $58million in the US.

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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


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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.

Paul Rudd in Ant-ManPaul 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

Excellent

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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'It's A Dream Come True': Paul Rudd Marvels Over 'Ant-Man' Role


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Paul Rudd is set to make his superhero debut as the newest addition to the Marvel film franchise: 'Ant-Man'. And while it's a first for him to be taking on his first comic-book based role, he was facing something a little different to the previous Marvel films.

Paul Rudd in Ant-ManPaul Rudd says working on 'Ant-Man' was a lot of fun

Not only is 'Ant-Man' Paul Rudd's first Marvel adventure, but it's also the comic book character's first movie; though looking at how cool it looks, it's difficult to understand why he has been ignored until now. 'It feels really strange, and cool, to be part of the Marvel universe', says Rudd. 'But to put on that suit - which, by the way, I think is the coolest looking suit of all of them - it's impossible not to feel a little bit like a superhero.'

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Paul Rudd

Date of birth

6th April, 1969

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.78


Paul Rudd Movies

Captain America: Civil War Movie Review

Captain America: Civil War Movie Review

After the formulaic thrills of The Winter Soldier and Age of Ultron, Marvel's Avengers were...

Captain America: Civil War Trailer

Captain America: Civil War Trailer

The Avengers are suffering from an image crisis. As much good that they do and...

Sausage Party - Teaser Trailer

Sausage Party - Teaser Trailer

Frank is a hot dog Wiener who's packed into a vacuum seal bag with all...

Captain America: Civil War - First Look Trailer

Captain America: Civil War - First Look Trailer

As the world of Marvel super heroes become ever more entwined, Captain America: Civil War...

Ant-Man Movie Review

Ant-Man Movie Review

The increasingly stale Marvel formula gets a blast of fresh air in this rollocking adventure...

The Little Prince Trailer

The Little Prince Trailer

A Little Girl's Mother has high expectations of her daughter, given her own career success,...

Ant-Man Trailer

Ant-Man Trailer

When you need someone to break into a place and steal something, a career cat...

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Ant-Man Trailer

Ant-Man Trailer

An awful lot has happened in the world - A Second World War super soldier...

They Came Together Movie Review

They Came Together Movie Review

How do you spoof a genre that's already a joke? Filmmakers David Wain and Michael...

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Movie Review

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Movie Review

It's been nearly 10 years since we first met Ron Burgundy, and this sequel is...

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Trailer

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Trailer

The legend of San Diego's Channel 4 news team may have long since dissolved over...

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