Best Paul Rudd performances, ranked from Ant-Man to This Is 40

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if you believe Jimmy KimmelCelebrity Mean Tweets, he’s the most ordinary guy on the planet.if you believe People Magazine, he is the sexiest man. If you believe the internet, he’s the healthiest guy in Hollywood.Of course, we are talking about the only Paul RuddAgeless, charming and funny, Rudd has built a stellar career in everything from cult classics to multi-billion dollar blockbusters. Let’s count his first 15 performances!

15. Tommy Doyle – Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)

Yes, you read that right.Known for his comedy and romantic roles, Paul Rudd started his big screen career by playing the teenage Tommy Doyle, whom you might remember Laurie babysitting in the original. child halloween Movie. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers Certainly not the best horror movie, but Rudd’s performance as Doyle is strong, helping him earn the character we all know and love.

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14. Pete – Knocked Up (2007) & This is 40 (2012)

exist pregnant, Rudd plays Pitt, a sarcastic and cynical father who often quarrels with his wife. Pitt has some of the best scenes in the movie: the child molestation argument and the constant changing of chairs as he cries.if you love pete pregnantbe sure to check out the spinoff movie this is 40 The focus is on him and his wife.


13. Wally Worthington – The Cider House Rules (1999)

Rudd has starred in numerous comedy films, but his dramatic roles cannot be forgotten.exist Cider House Rules, We get to see one of Rudd’s best theatrical performances. Rudd plays Air Force Lieutenant Wally Worthington in this Oscar-winning film. For most of the film, Rudd’s character left for World War II, but when he did appear on screen, he delivered a great performance and the iconic Paul Rudd that everyone loved.

12. David – The Virgin at 40 (2005)

although 40 years old virgin focus on Steve CarellPlaying Andy’s role, Rudd does a great job as Andy’s friend David. Rudd delivers brilliant jokes, hilarious improvisations, and his signature fashion statement of putting his face on a T-shirt.

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11. Miles Elliot – Living With Yourself (2019)

exist live with yourself, Rudd plays two characters: Miles Elliot and Miles Elliot. This Netflix series tells the story of a frustrated man who visits a mysterious spa that is said to improve his life. But after visiting the spa, he found himself replaced by a clone of himself. The show is bizarre, clever, and entertaining thanks to Rudd’s excellent performance as both leads.

10. Adam Sorensen – The Shape of Things (2003)

shape of things is one of the most dismal movies on this list. In the film, Rudd plays Adam Sorenson, a lonely college student. Somehow, Adam caught Evelyn’s attention (Rachel Weisz), a college student working on her thesis project. But as Adam and Evelyn’s relationship develops, she becomes more controlling. His friendships suffer and he is convinced to completely change his character and appearance. Both Rudd and Weisz provide captivating performances in the film.It’s also worth noting that Rudd played the role in the stage play shape of things.


9. Ned Rochlin – Our Idiot Brother (2011)

In this 2011 comedy, Rudd plays good guy Stoke Ned Rocklin, who is arrested after selling marijuana to a uniformed police officer. After the incident, Ned’s girlfriend kicked him out, and he started interfering in the lives of his mother and three sisters. Rudd does a great job in this role, providing a great comedic and emotional performance.

8. Mr. Anderson – The Benefits of Wallflowers (2012)

the perks of Being a Wallflower Follow Charlie (Logan Lerman), a teenager struggling with mental illness, trauma and high school challenges. Rudd played a minor role as Charlie’s English teacher, but delivered one of the most powerful lines in the film: “We accept the love we think we deserve.”

7. Chuck / Kunu – Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

Although he’s only been on screen for a few minutes, Paul Rudd’s character is Forget Sarah Marshall Undoubtedly one of the most memorable parts of the film. Luther plays a surf instructor named Chuck, but prefers to use his “Hawaiian name” Kunu. Kunu, a beach bum with a poor memory, tries to teach Peter (Jason Segel) how to surf. His confusing instructions, absurd philosophies and carnage of common phrases make him a hilarious character you won’t forget.


6. Josh Lucas – Ignorance (1995)

confused is one of Rudd’s first films and another sign that he will have a great acting career. Luther plays Cher Horowitz’s ex-brother Josh Lucas (Alicia Silverstone). Josh adds some realism and idealism to Cher’s shallow life. The film and the actors’ performances were critically acclaimed, gaining positive reviews and a strong following that continues to this day.

5. Peter Klaven – I Love You, Man (2009)

exist I like you, Rudd plays Peter Craven, a prospective husband looking for a best man for his wedding. Peter bonds with Sydney (Jason Segel), and the two begin a friendship. I like you Half buddy movie, half romantic comedy, and it’s terribly funny. Rudd and Siegel have worked together many times, and their chemistry is evident here.


4. Bobby Newport – Parks and Recreation (2012 – 2020)

Parks and Recreation There are some of the funniest supporting characters on any TV sitcom, but Rudd still stands out as Bobby Newport. Newport is by Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) opponents in city council elections. He’s a good-natured, naive jerk who runs just to make his CEO dad happy. Rudd nailed the character and brought so much hilarious charm that it’s impossible not to like Newport. He also had some of the funniest lines on the show, one of which stood out, “I guess my thoughts on abortion are, you know, let’s all have fun.”

3. Andy – Humid American Summer (2001)

hot and humid american summer A satirical comedy about 80s teen movies. In the film, Rudd plays Andy, the rude and ruthless camp counselor. The film received poor reception and failed financially, but developed a strong cult following over the years. If you can appreciate the silly satire and Paul Rudd’s great performance, you’ll appreciate this movie.If you like Rudd as much as Andy, check it out Hot and humid American summer: first day of camp and Hot and humid American summers: 10 years laterwhere he reprised the role.


2. Brian Fantana – Host: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004, 2013)

Rudd to play Brian Fantana in film host Movie Undoubtedly one of his funniest people. Fantana is a “ladies man” field reporter with a soft spot for colognes. His description of the “sex panther” cologne is one of the funniest scenes in the movie. Of course, anything involving “sex leopards” has to be good. After all, it’s made from a real black panther.

1. Ant-Man/Scott Lang – Marvel Cinematic Universe (2015-)

Paul Rudd has built a great career for himself, but his role as Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe catapulted him to superstardom. He’s appeared as Ant-Man in several Marvel projects, and always brings an admirably lighthearted look to the movies. Rudd wasn’t known for action movies before he starred in Ant-Man, but he has strong acting skills and boundless charisma. Now, it’s hard to imagine anyone else playing the role.


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