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17th Jun '13 8:13:28 PM Prfnoff
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'''Paul Stephen Rudd''' (b. 1969, [[OlderThanTheyLook or so he claims]]) is an American actor, screenwriter, and producer, and if you're watching one of his movies, there's a good chance that he's playing either a {{Jerkass}}, the OnlySaneMan, or some combination thereof. Creator/JuddApatow likes working with him. So do the {{Stella}} guys. Between them all, he's appeared in nearly every major American comedy (save for ''TheHangover'' and ''{{Bridesmaids}}'') produced in the past ten years.
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!!Partial Filmography:
* '''Film:'''
** ''Film/{{Clueless}}''
** ''WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet''
** ''WetHotAmericanSummer''
** ''TheShapeOfThings''
** ''AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy''
** ''Film/TheFortyYearOldVirgin''
** ''NightAtTheMuseum''
** ''KnockedUp''
** ''[[WalkHard Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story]]''
** ''ForgettingSarahMarshall''
** ''RoleModels''
** ''ILoveYouMan''
** ''YearOne''
** ''Film/DinnerForSchmucks''
** ''Wanderlust''
** ''This Is Forty''
** ''Film/ThisIsTheEnd''
* '''Television:'''
** ''{{Friends}}''
** ''Reno911''
** ''StrangersWithCandy''
** ''{{Stella}}''
** ''SaturdayNightLive''
** ''ParksAndRecreation''
* '''Other'''
* Reads the audiobook version of MoreInformationThanYouRequire... but is quickly taken over by John Hodgman.

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!!!He provides examples of:
* {{Bromance}}: In addition to starring in many a BromanticComedy, he's also a lifelong best friend of JonHamm.
* CloudCuckooLander: Is known for his eccentric sense of humor, such as the time he brought a ''New York Magazine'' reporter with him to the eye doctor.
* TheCastShowoff: He's a fantastic dancer, and directors like to work it into the film if they can.
* CatchPhrase: "[[ILoveYouMan Slappa da bass big time.]]"
* DeadpanSnarker
* HeyItsThatGuy: His expansive resume and penchant for making cameos in films directed by his friends basically ensures that even if you don't know his name, you definitely recognize his face.
* InNameOnly: His adaptation of 'Admission' appears to be a RomCom with some grossout humor. The novel it is based on is fairly dramatic with a romantic subplot. Half the scenes in the trailer do not appear in the novel, and an entire subplot seems to have disappeared. The trailer also leaves off the main plot of the novel, which is not terrible since the novel doesn't really get to that plot until 400 pages in.
* JewishAndNerdy
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Tends to play a lot of [[JerkAss jerk asses]] and [[HandsomeLech handsome leches]], but his character in ''WetHotAmericanSummer'' cranks it UpToEleven.
* NiceJewishBoy
* MoneyDearBoy: Honestly, how else does one explain ''Over Her Dead Body''?
** Or ''Overnight Delivery''.
* OlderThanTheyLook
* OldShame: He's not exactly thrilled to talk about some of his older projects, such as ''Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers.''
* OnlySaneMan
* ProductionPosse: Has the distinction, along with Elizabeth Banks, of being one of the only people to hold membership in both the Creator/JuddApatow and [[{{Stella}} David Wain]] posses.
* RunningGag: Whenever he promotes a movie on ''Conan'', the clip of the movie he's supposed to be promoting gets replaced by the runaway wheelchair scene from ''MacAndMe''.
* ShakespeareanActors: Believe it or not. Ironically, his only Shakespeare role on screen was the relatively minor role of Paris in ''WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet''.
** This is untrue as of his roles in ''Twelth Night''.
* TomHanksSyndrome: Subverted and almost [[LeslieNielsenSyndrome played in reverse]]. He started as a more "serious" actor before breaking out in comedies, but his theatre work remains solidly dramatic.
* Though, he's still in some fairly serious films: ''Perks of Being A Wallflower'', ''I Could Never Be Your Woman'', ''Admission''.
* ThoseTwoActors: He's been in several movies with Elizabeth Banks.
** And Jennifer Aniston.
** And Reese Witherspoon.
** And Jason Segel
** And Janeane Garafolo.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He and his ''Anchorman''/''40 Year Old Virgin'' castmate SteveCarell were originally slated to star in ''PartyDown'', but after the project was shelved multiple times and both of their careers exploded, the roles were eventually recast.
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[[caption-width-right:300:Shabooyah.]]

'''Paul Stephen Rudd''' (b. 1969, [[OlderThanTheyLook or so he claims]]) is an American actor, screenwriter, and producer, and if you're watching one of his movies, there's a good chance that he's playing either a {{Jerkass}}, the OnlySaneMan, or some combination thereof. Creator/JuddApatow likes working with him. So do the {{Stella}} guys. Between them all, he's appeared in nearly every major American comedy (save for ''TheHangover'' and ''{{Bridesmaids}}'') produced in the past ten years.
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!!Partial Filmography:
* '''Film:'''
** ''Film/{{Clueless}}''
** ''WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet''
** ''WetHotAmericanSummer''
** ''TheShapeOfThings''
** ''AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy''
** ''Film/TheFortyYearOldVirgin''
** ''NightAtTheMuseum''
** ''KnockedUp''
** ''[[WalkHard Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story]]''
** ''ForgettingSarahMarshall''
** ''RoleModels''
** ''ILoveYouMan''
** ''YearOne''
** ''Film/DinnerForSchmucks''
** ''Wanderlust''
** ''This Is Forty''
** ''Film/ThisIsTheEnd''
* '''Television:'''
** ''{{Friends}}''
** ''Reno911''
** ''StrangersWithCandy''
** ''{{Stella}}''
** ''SaturdayNightLive''
** ''ParksAndRecreation''
* '''Other'''
* Reads the audiobook version of MoreInformationThanYouRequire... but is quickly taken over by John Hodgman.

----
!!!He provides examples of:
* {{Bromance}}: In addition to starring in many a BromanticComedy, he's also a lifelong best friend of JonHamm.
* CloudCuckooLander: Is known for his eccentric sense of humor, such as the time he brought a ''New York Magazine'' reporter with him to the eye doctor.
* TheCastShowoff: He's a fantastic dancer, and directors like to work it into the film if they can.
* CatchPhrase: "[[ILoveYouMan Slappa da bass big time.]]"
* DeadpanSnarker
* HeyItsThatGuy: His expansive resume and penchant for making cameos in films directed by his friends basically ensures that even if you don't know his name, you definitely recognize his face.
* InNameOnly: His adaptation of 'Admission' appears to be a RomCom with some grossout humor. The novel it is based on is fairly dramatic with a romantic subplot. Half the scenes in the trailer do not appear in the novel, and an entire subplot seems to have disappeared. The trailer also leaves off the main plot of the novel, which is not terrible since the novel doesn't really get to that plot until 400 pages in.
* JewishAndNerdy
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Tends to play a lot of [[JerkAss jerk asses]] and [[HandsomeLech handsome leches]], but his character in ''WetHotAmericanSummer'' cranks it UpToEleven.
* NiceJewishBoy
* MoneyDearBoy: Honestly, how else does one explain ''Over Her Dead Body''?
** Or ''Overnight Delivery''.
* OlderThanTheyLook
* OldShame: He's not exactly thrilled to talk about some of his older projects, such as ''Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers.''
* OnlySaneMan
* ProductionPosse: Has the distinction, along with Elizabeth Banks, of being one of the only people to hold membership in both the Creator/JuddApatow and [[{{Stella}} David Wain]] posses.
* RunningGag: Whenever he promotes a movie on ''Conan'', the clip of the movie he's supposed to be promoting gets replaced by the runaway wheelchair scene from ''MacAndMe''.
* ShakespeareanActors: Believe it or not. Ironically, his only Shakespeare role on screen was the relatively minor role of Paris in ''WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet''.
** This is untrue as of his roles in ''Twelth Night''.
* TomHanksSyndrome: Subverted and almost [[LeslieNielsenSyndrome played in reverse]]. He started as a more "serious" actor before breaking out in comedies, but his theatre work remains solidly dramatic.
* Though, he's still in some fairly serious films: ''Perks of Being A Wallflower'', ''I Could Never Be Your Woman'', ''Admission''.
* ThoseTwoActors: He's been in several movies with Elizabeth Banks.
** And Jennifer Aniston.
** And Reese Witherspoon.
** And Jason Segel
** And Janeane Garafolo.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He and his ''Anchorman''/''40 Year Old Virgin'' castmate SteveCarell were originally slated to star in ''PartyDown'', but after the project was shelved multiple times and both of their careers exploded, the roles were eventually recast.
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20th May '13 12:47:50 AM Tuckerscreator
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'''Paul Stephen Rudd''' (b. 1969, [[OlderThanTheyLook or so he claims]]) is an American actor, screenwriter, and producer, and if you're watching one of his movies, there's a good chance that he's playing either a JerkAss, the OnlySaneMan, or some combination thereof. Creator/JuddApatow likes working with him. So do the {{Stella}} guys. Between them all, he's appeared in nearly every major American comedy (save for ''TheHangover'' and ''{{Bridesmaids}}'') produced in the past ten years.

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'''Paul Stephen Rudd''' (b. 1969, [[OlderThanTheyLook or so he claims]]) is an American actor, screenwriter, and producer, and if you're watching one of his movies, there's a good chance that he's playing either a JerkAss, {{Jerkass}}, the OnlySaneMan, or some combination thereof. Creator/JuddApatow likes working with him. So do the {{Stella}} guys. Between them all, he's appeared in nearly every major American comedy (save for ''TheHangover'' and ''{{Bridesmaids}}'') produced in the past ten years.
30th Mar '13 11:07:09 AM Folamh3
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27th Mar '13 4:34:54 PM Kalmbach
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* TomHanksSyndrome: Subverted and almost played in reverse. He started as a more "serious" actor before breaking out in comedies, but his theatre work remains solidly dramatic.

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* TomHanksSyndrome: Subverted and almost [[LeslieNielsenSyndrome played in reverse.reverse]]. He started as a more "serious" actor before breaking out in comedies, but his theatre work remains solidly dramatic.
14th Mar '13 8:21:25 AM Megalynn
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* InNameOnly: His adaptation of 'Admission' appears to be a RomCom with some grossout humor. The novel it is based on is fairly dramatic with a romantic subplot. Half the scenes in the trailer do not appear in the novel, and an entire subplot seems to have disappeared. The trailer also leaves off the main plot of the novel, which is not terrible since the novel doesn't really get to that plot until 400 pages in.


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* Though, he's still in some fairly serious films: ''Perks of Being A Wallflower'', ''I Could Never Be Your Woman'', ''Admission''.
14th Mar '13 8:16:10 AM Megalynn
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* ThoseTwoActors: He's been in several movies with Elizabeth Banks

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* ThoseTwoActors: He's been in several movies with Elizabeth BanksBanks.
** And Jennifer Aniston.
** And Reese Witherspoon.
** And Jason Segel
** And Janeane Garafolo.
14th Mar '13 8:01:26 AM Megalynn
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** This is untrue as of his roles in ''Twelth Night''.
14th Mar '13 7:56:31 AM Megalynn
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** Or ''Overnight Delivery''.
1st Mar '13 11:02:05 PM KevinKlawitter
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* ShakespeareanActors: Believe it or not. Ironically, his only Shakespeare role on screen was the relatively minor role of Paris in ''WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet''.
16th Feb '13 12:56:49 PM JIKTV
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** ''{{Clueless}}''

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** ''{{Clueless}}''''Film/{{Clueless}}''
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