Paul Rudd

Highest Rated: 94% Casting By (2013)
Birthday: Apr 6, 1969
Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, USA
Displaying the type of understated, dark-eyed good looks that make him a natural candidate for an art house pinup, Paul Rudd impressed filmgoers throughout the latter half of the 1990s with his talent for turning in performances marked by thoughtful insight and an unassuming charisma. Since his turn as Alicia Silverstone's endearingly self-righteous stepbrother in the 1995 film Clueless, Rudd has enjoyed a sort of low-key fame that has allowed him to branch out both in film and on the stage.The son of British-born parents, Rudd came into the world via Passaic, NJ, on April 6, 1969. Because of his father's job in the airline industry, Rudd and his family traveled a great deal, eventually settling in Kansas City, KS. After graduating from high school, Rudd attended the University of Kansas, where he majored in theater. Following his graduation, he was accepted as a student at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts/West in Los Angeles. His studies there led to a three-month theater workshop at Oxford University's British Drama Academy, where he was tutored by the producer and editor Michael Kahn. During his time in England, Rudd also co-produced the Globe Theatre's Bloody Poetry, in which he starred as the poet Percy Shelley, and then performed the title role of Hamlet, in a production directed by Ben Kingsley. Back in the States, Rudd made his television debut in 1992, in the series Sisters. As Ashley Judd's boyfriend Kirbie Philby, Rudd stayed with the show until 1995. During this time, he also appeared in other television productions, including the short-lived series Wild Oats (1994). In 1995, he made his big-screen debut in Amy Heckerling's Clueless, a film that met with a lavish dose of unanticipated success. Although much of the limelight was reserved for the film's star Alicia Silverstone, Rudd also received a fair amount of press, as well as the adulation of a new generation of fans who warmed to the actor's unconventional appeal. The same year, he played the lead in the sixth Halloween installment, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. The year 1996 proved to be one of hits and misses, as it included his leading part in the straight-to-video Overnight Delivery, co-starring Reese Witherspoon, and the highly successful William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, in which he played against type as the arrogant Dave Paris. The same year, Rudd starred in the obscure but critically praised Canadian independent The Size of Watermelons, before going on to make the equally obscure, critically trashed The Locusts (1997). Theatrically, however, 1997 provided positive experience in the form of a Broadway production of Alfred Uhry's The Last Night of Ballyhoo, in which Rudd had a lead role. There were further positive experiences for Rudd in 1998, as in addition to his principal role in the well-received The Object of My Affection, he starred in the high-profile Lincoln Center production of Twelfth Night, which co-starred Helen Hunt and was directed by Nicholas Hytner, his Object director. Rudd continued his theater work the following year, with Neil LaBute's Bash, an off-Broadway show that also featured Calista Flockhart and Ron Eldard. In addition, he had a starring role in 200 Cigarettes, a film remarkable for both its enviable ensemble cast (including Christina Ricci, Ben Affleck, and Martha Plimpton) and the overwhelmingly desultory reviews it received. However, even the most savage of critics were able to single out Rudd for praise, further reflecting the actor's ability to make a favorable impression in even the most unfavorable of films.After a turn as Nick Caraway in a made-for-television adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, Rudd showed off his ability pull off broad-comedy in the largely improvised 2001 parody film Wet Hot American Summer. He changed gears considerably for his next project, The Shape of Things which saw him reteam with director LaBute.In 2004, Rudd again flexed his skills as a comedic scene-steal

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp Scott Lang/Ant-Man 2018
63% Ideal Home Paul 2018
33% The Catcher Was A Spy Moe Berg 2018
19% Mute Cactus Bill 2018
80% Rush: Time Stand Still Actor 2017
83% Sausage Party Darren $97.7M 2016
93% The Little Prince Mr. Prince 2016
91% Captain America: Civil War Scott Lang/Ant-Man $408.1M 2016
25% Nerdland John 2016
76% The Fundamentals of Caring Ben 2016
82% Ant-Man Scott Lang/Ant-Man Screenwriter $138.1M 2015
70% They Came Together Joel 2014
74% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Brian Fantana $76.9M 2013
94% Casting By Actor $14.5K 2013
46% All Is Bright Rene $5.1K 2013
82% Prince Avalanche Alvin $0.3M 2013
83% This Is the End Paul Rudd $96.3M 2013
39% Admission John Pressman $18.1M 2013
52% This is 40 Pete $65.3M 2012
85% The Perks of Being a Wallflower Mr. Anderson $15M 2012
25% Mansome Actor $18.9K 2012
59% Wanderlust Producer George $17.3M 2012
No Score Yet Wanderlust: Bizarro Cut Producer Actor 2012
69% Our Idiot Brother Ned $24.7M 2011
No Score Yet Sesame Street: P Is For Princess Actor 2011
32% How Do You Know George $30.3M 2010
42% Dinner for Schmucks Tim Conrad $73M 2010
82% Casino Jack And The United States Of Money Voice of Michael Scanlon 2010
No Score Yet Sesame Street: Being Green Actor 2009
73% Monsters vs. Aliens Derek Dietl $198.4M 2009
83% I Love You, Man Peter Klaven $71.4M 2009
No Score Yet Sesame Street: Being Green Actor 2009
77% Role Models Danny Donahue Screenwriter $67.4M 2008
83% Forgetting Sarah Marshall Chuck $63M 2008
15% Over Her Dead Body Henry $7.5M 2008
74% Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story John Lennon -- uncredited $18.4M 2007
90% Knocked Up Pete $148.8M 2007
18% The Ex Leon $3.1M 2007
64% I Could Never Be Your Woman Adam 2007
70% Diggers Hunt 2007
34% Reno 911!: Miami Ethan the Druglord $20.3M 2007
36% The Ten Jeff Reigert Producer $0.6M 2007
43% Night at the Museum Don $249.4M 2006
22% The Oh in Ohio Jack Chase 2006
32% The Baxter Dan Abbott 2005
85% The 40 Year Old Virgin David $109.3M 2005
43% Tennis, Anyone...? Lance Rockwood 2005
No Score Yet Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie Brian Fantana 2004
54% P.S. Sammy Silverstein $0.2M 2004
66% Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy Brian Fantana $84.2M 2004
No Score Yet Two Days Actor 2004
No Score Yet 2 Days Paul Miller 2003
No Score Yet House Hunting Actor 2003
50% The Chateau Graham Granville 2002
64% The Shape Of Things Adam $0.7M 2002
No Score Yet On the Edge Dr. Kenneth Grearly 2001
34% Wet Hot American Summer Andy 2001
No Score Yet The Great Gatsby Nick 2001
No Score Yet Gen-Y Cops Ian Curtis 2000
No Score Yet Bash: Latter Day Plays John 2000
71% The Cider House Rules Wally 1999
No Score Yet Celebrity Mix Actor 1999
28% 200 Cigarettes Kevin 1999
54% The Object of My Affection George Hanson 1998
43% Overnight Delivery Wyatt Trips 1998
18% The Locusts Earl 1997
71% Romeo + Juliet Dave Paris 1996
No Score Yet The Size of Watermelons Alex 1996
80% Clueless Josh 1995
6% Halloween - The Curse of Michael Myers (Halloween 6) Tommy Doyle 1995
No Score Yet Runaway Daughters Jimmy 1994
No Score Yet Stalking Back Scott 1993
No Score Yet The Last Song Gary Aronson 1980
No Score Yet Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee Actor

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2014
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012
Appearing
  • 2017
No Score Yet Nightcap
2016-2017
  • 2017
No Score Yet Wet Hot American Summer:
2017
Andy
  • 2017
No Score Yet Sesame Street
2014
Prince
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2011
84% Wet Hot American Summer
2015-2017
Andy
  • 2015
No Score Yet Billy on the Street
2011-2017
Appearing Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2014
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2014
  • 2011
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Appearing
  • 2013
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2004
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012-2016
Guest
  • 2012
94% Louie
2010-2015
Himself
  • 2012
No Score Yet MTV First
2011-2014
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2010
92% Parks and Recreation
2009-2015
Bobby Newport
  • 2012
  • 2010
No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
Prince
  • 2010
95% Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job!
2007-2010
Performer
  • 2010
93% Party Down
2009-2010
Executive Producer Producer Screenwriter Creator
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet Little Britain USA
2008
Appearing
  • 2008
92% Veronica Mars
2004-2007
Desmond Fellows
  • 2007
  • 2005
No Score Yet Sisters
1991-1996
Kirby Quimby Philby Guest
  • 1994
  • 1993
97% Moonlighting
1985-1989
  • 1985
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
  • 1984
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
  • 1983
  • 1982
No Score Yet Travel Man: 48 Hours in...
2015
Guest

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