Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd’s 10 Best Movies

Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd is a freakishly affable human being. There are actors whose sheer talent makes all things possible for them. Rudd has built an entire comedic legacy out of being possibly the most likable person alive. Working in TV and Movies since his early twenties, dRudd has an extremely impressive resume of comedy hits in an era that has not been known for producing reliable laughs. Rudd managed to become the unofficial “seventh friend”, marrying Lisa Kudrow’s character in the final two seasons of Friends. His film career took off after the success of 2004’s Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Rudd is one of Judd Apatow’s favorite actors, teaming with the director for The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up. Adding size-changing to likability, Rudd picked up another superpower when he joined the MCU as Ant-Man in 2015.

David Koechner, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, and Will Ferrell in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Paul Rudd’s 10 Best Movies
1. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) Brian Fantana
2. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) David
3. Captain America: Civil War (2016) Ant-Man/Scott Lang
4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) Mr. Anderson
5. Knocked Up (2007) Pete
6. Friends (2002-2004, NBC) Mike Hannigan
7. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) John Lennon
8. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) Chuck
9. I Love You, Man (2009) Peter Klaven
10. Ant-Man (2015) Ant-Man/Scott Lang
Honorable Mention: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) Brian Fantana

Paul Rudd in The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Oscars, Golden Globes & Emmys

Oscar Wins (0): None

Oscar Nominations (0): None

Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans, Elizabeth Olsen, and Sebastian Stan in Captain America: Civil War

Golden Globe Wins (0): None

Golden Globe Nominations (0): None

Paul Rudd in The 40-Year-Old Virgin

Emmy Wins (0): None

Emmy Nominations (0): None

Paul Rudd and Lisa Kudrow in Friends

My Favorite Rudd Scene:
“Sex Panther” from Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

Next Film
: Rudd will make his fourth appearance as Ant-Man in May 2019’s Avengers 4.

Paul Rudd in Ant-Man and the Wasp

10 thoughts on “Paul Rudd’s 10 Best Movies”

  1. He’s inseparable from the MCU’s worst sub-franchise. I know that he’s charismatic, but if he were THAT good he would elevate these films a lot, instead of lowering himself a little.

    Remember when Michelle Pfiffer was Catwoman? Obviously the Batman Returns script was all over the place, but if the words had been taken away, if there had been a market for silent movies back in the early 1990’s, Tim Burton would have produced a masterpiece, an epic and poetic vision of loneliness and alienation, set against the backdrop of an empty city at night, on Christmas. The characters were flamboyantly-costumed psychos, direct from some German-expressionist, gothic-horror pantomime. They were locked in a passionate battle to the death, for reasons that mainly existed in thier heads. Catwoman was mind-bogglingly sexy, in a genuinely dark, dangerous way that doubtless interfered with the healthy development of a lot of young boys. Penguin was a personification of rage. The costumes and makeup that brought them to life were wearable works of art. The film was otherworldly, beautiful, perverse, and weird as hell, and 30 years ago, it GOT MADE, at great expense.

    Can you POSSIBLY IMAGINE a studio taking a chance like that today, with a lucrative property?

    AM&TW is scaring me the more I think about it. Aside from a few minutes of inventively staged action, which was impossible to mess up with two characters constantly changing size and one constantly changing opacity, AM&TW might be the most impersonal, artless film I have ever seen. Michelle Pffifer: meet the comic book movie of today. There used to be a time when Tim Burton was the model. Soon there might be no model; these films will simply be scrubbed until all personality is gone. For the first time, I am considering the very real possibility that the days of decent mainstream films are numbered.

    Anyway… I guess it’s time to wait for Captain Marvel next March.

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  2. If you are looking to be entertained, and you have somehow missed it, check out “Chaos On the Bridge,” William Sharner’s astonishing documentary about the early years of Star Trek: The Next Generation. It’s really, really amazingly fun.


      1. QT will save ST, so no worries there. Bryan Fuller was too radical, too much of an auteur to be a fit for the recent series, but this QT thing… it’s going to work out A-OK.


      2. I’m honestly not even going to assume QT is doing Star Trek until it starts rolling. I have less Tarantino fervor than most, but I don’t really see how his sensibilities mesh with Star Trek. I don’t see how a revival under an ultra-R version of it is sustainable. Trek at its best is all-ages and captures the imagination and that’s not what QT does. I don’t think the franchise is ever going to see the kind of popularity it had when TNG and DS9 were going on.


      3. If QT were to ever get on a ST set, I would pay to be a fly on the wall and watch what transpires between him and Paramount (I hope you realize I was going for ultra-sarcasm with my comment). But I think it might actually get that far before things abort. The fact that it has somehow gotten THIS far, combined with Hollywood’s sudden need to find new ways to reboot… all bets are off, diwn her at the bottom of the rabbit hole.


      4. DS9 is the best ST series/movie/anything. I would watch a spinoff about any of the individual characters, including Quark. But especially Garak. I wish there had been at least one movie, but even if the popularity had been there, it would have been a weird movie. But I’m sure they could have come up with an idea that was more cinematic than an episode of the show, and justified the undertaking. I actually wish I could have seen it.


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