Paul Rudd

Paul Stephen Rudd (born April 6, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. He studied theatre at the University of Kansas and the British American Drama Academy, before making his acting debut in 1992 with NBC's drama series Sisters. He is known for his starring roles in the film The Cider House Rules (1999), Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995), and the comedy films Clueless (1995), Wet Hot American Summer (2001), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Knocked Up (2007), Role Models (2008), I Love You, Man (2009), Dinner for Schmucks (2010), Our Idiot Brother (2011), Wanderlust (2012), This Is 40 (2012), and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013), and for playing the superhero Ant-Man in Marvel Studios' Ant-Man (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Ant Man and the Wasp (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019). In addition to his film career, Rudd has appeared in numerous television shows, including the NBC sitcom Friends as Mike Hannigan, along with guest roles on Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and Parks and Recreation (as businessman Bobby Newport), and hosting Saturday Night Live. Rudd received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 1, 2015. Description above from the Wikipedia article Paul Rudd licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

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With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam McKay
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Steve Carell  •  Paul Rudd  •  Christina Applegate

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

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It's the 1970s, A San Diego anchorman Ron Burgundy is the top dog in local TV, but that's all about to change when ambitious reporter Veronica Corningstone arrives as a new employee at his station.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam McKay
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Christina Applegate  •  Paul Rudd  •  David Koechner

Prince Avalanche (2013)

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Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Gordon Green
CAST:  Emile Hirsch  •  Paul Rudd  •  Lance LeGault  •  Joyce Payne

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1991. High school freshman Charlie is a wallflower, always watching life from the sidelines, until two senior students, Sam and her stepbrother Patrick, become his mentors, helping him discover the joys of friendship, music and love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Chbosky
CAST:  Logan Lerman  •  Emma Watson  •  Ezra Miller  •  Paul Rudd

Admission (2013)

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Straitlaced Princeton University admissions officer, Portia Nathan is caught off-guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her former college classmate, the freewheeling John Pressman. Pressman has surmised that Jeremiah, his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Weitz
CAST:  Tina Fey  •  Paul Rudd  •  Ann Harada  •  Ben Levin

Ant-Man (2015)

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Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Doctor Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peyton Reed
CAST:  Paul Rudd  •  Michael Douglas  •  Evangeline Lilly  •  Corey Stoll

Clueless (1995)

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Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened by her success, she decides to give hopelessly klutzy new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Heckerling
CAST:  Alicia Silverstone  •  Stacey Dash  •  Brittany Murphy  •  Paul Rudd

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)

Six years ago, Michael Myers terrorized the town of Haddonfield, Illinois. He and his niece, Jamie Lloyd, have disappeared. Jamie was kidnapped by a bunch of evil druids who protect Michael Myers. And now, six years later, Jamie has escaped after giving birth to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Chappelle
CAST:  Donald Pleasence  •  Paul Rudd  •  Marianne Hagan  •  Mitchell Ryan

I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007)

This movie follows a mother who falls for a younger man while her daughter falls in love for the first time. Mother Nature messes with their fates.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Heckerling
CAST:  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Paul Rudd  •  Saoirse Ronan  •  Stacey Dash

Knocked Up (2007)

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For fun loving party animal Ben Stone, the last thing he ever expected was for his one night stand to show up on his doorstep eight weeks later to tell him she's pregnant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Judd Apatow
CAST:  Seth Rogen  •  Katherine Heigl  •  Leslie Mann  •  Paul Rudd

Night at the Museum (2006)

Chaos reigns at the natural history museum when night watchman Larry Daley accidentally stirs up an ancient curse, awakening Attila the Hun, an army of gladiators, a Tyrannosaurus rex and other exhibits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shawn Levy
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Jake Cherry  •  Carla Gugino  •  Robin Williams

P.S. (2004)

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Thirty-nine-year old divorcé Louise Harrington (Linney) works in the admissions office at Columbia University School of the Arts. She is unnerved when she receives an application from F. Scott Feinstadt, the same name of her high school sweetheart who was killed in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dylan Kidd
CAST:  Laura Linney  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Lois Smith  •  Paul Rudd

The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)

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Andy Stitzer has a pleasant life with a nice apartment and a job stamping invoices at an electronics store. But at age 40, there's one thing Andy hasn't done, and it's really bothering his sex-obsessed male co-workers: Andy is still a virgin. Determined to help ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Judd Apatow
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Catherine Keener  •  Paul Rudd  •  Romany Malco

The Baxter (2005)

A man with a "doormat" personality tries standing up for himself for a change in this comedy. Mild mannered tax accountant Elliot Sherman is what he calls a "Baxter": the kind of calm, unexciting fellow who "wears sock garters" and "enjoys raking leaves." Loved by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Showalter
CAST:  Michael Showalter  •  Elizabeth Banks  •  Michelle Williams  •  Justin Theroux

The Cider House Rules (1999)

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Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life outside the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Charlize Theron  •  Delroy Lindo  •  Paul Rudd

Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

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The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It's the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there's still a summer's worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who struggles to keep order while ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Wain
CAST:  Janeane Garofalo  •  David Hyde Pierce  •  Marguerite Moreau  •  Michael Ian Black

Romeo + Juliet (1996)

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In director Baz Luhrmann's contemporary take on William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, the Montagues and Capulets have moved their ongoing feud to the sweltering suburb of Verona Beach, where Romeo and Juliet fall in love and secretly wed. Though the film is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baz Luhrmann
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Claire Danes  •  John Leguizamo  •  Harold Perrineau

The Shape of Things (2003)

Quiet, unassuming Adam is changing in a major way, thanks to his new girlfriend, art student Evelyn. Adam's friends are a little freaked by the transformation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil LaBute
CAST:  Paul Rudd  •  Gretchen Mol  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Frederick Weller

The Object of My Affection (1998)

A pregnant New York social worker begins to develop romantic feelings for her gay best friend, and decides she'd rather raise her child with him, much to the dismay of her overbearing boyfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Hytner
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Paul Rudd  •  Hayden Panettiere  •  Alan Alda

200 Cigarettes (1999)

It's New York City in 1981, and various twentysomethings are converging on a New Year's Eve party.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Risa Bramon Garcia
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Casey Affleck  •  Dave Chappelle  •  Kate Hudson
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