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.
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.
Continue reading: Captain America: Civil War Review
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.
Sam Smith at the 2015 GQ Man of the Year Awards in London.
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.
Ant-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.
Continue reading: 'Ant-Man' Beats 'Southpaw' And 'Pixels' To Stay On Top Of US Box Office
The Adam Sandler action comedy has taken less than $25million at the US box office in its opening weekend.
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.
It'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.
Continue reading: Is It Game Over Already For 'Pixels'?
The latest Marvel superhero adventure has posted respectable box-office numbers for a relatively unknown character.
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.
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.
Continue reading: 'Ant-Man' Has Medium-Sized Opening In US
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.
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."
Continue reading: Ant-Man Gives Paul Rudd A New Genre To Play With
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.
Continue reading: Ant-Man Review
The star makes his superhero debut in the upcoming movie.
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 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.'
Continue reading: 'It's A Dream Come True': Paul Rudd Marvels Over 'Ant-Man' Role
‘Clueless’ is being adapted into a musical.
Clueless, the hit 1990s teen comedy drama, is being adapted into a musical. The news was announced by film director Amy Heckerling on Thursday (25th June). Heckerling was responsible for writing, directing and producing the 1995 hit and she is now turning her attention to a musical.
Alicia Silverstone starred in Clueless.
Continue reading: ‘Clueless’ Musical Is In Development, Director Amy Heckerling Reveals
Captain America will be joined by Iron Man, Black Widow, Hawkeye and a whole host of others in 'Captain America: Civil War'.
Marvel has announced the cast of Captain America: Civil War and it looks like pretty much everyone from the Avengers world will return alongside Chris Evans as Steve Rogers. The news was announced by Marvel on Thursday (7th May).
Chris Evans' Captain America will lead the Avengers team in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.
Continue reading: 'Captain America: Civil War': Marvel Announces Cast & Plot Synopsis
Date of birth
6th April, 1969
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