Paul Rudd is one of those actors who has seemingly been around forever, and we’re betting that there are plenty of older movies he’s been a star in that you’re not aware of. For instance did you know he was romancing Claire Danes in 1996′s Romeo + Juliet, or that he was in a Halloween movie? He was even in Clueless. The movie, and a guest spot on the TV show. This weekend he stars in the ‘not-quite-a-sequel’ This is 40, and we decided it was the perfect time to take a look back at his remarkable career.
Role Models. This 2008 comedy is unappreciated and not as widely seen as some of Paul Rudd’s other hits, but if you are looking for a great laugh then you simply must see it. Sure the plot doesn’t sound too funny, two depressed friends get assigned to be Big Brothers after getting into a fight with a tow truck operator, but trust us it was one of the funniest movies of 2008.
The 40 Year Old Virgin. Sure this movie was one of the reason why Steve Carell is as popular as he is today, but Paul Rudd played a pretty big role in it too as one of his friends. In fact Paul is the one who managed to use this movie as a launching pad for a sequel that opens this weekend.
The Object Of My Affection. Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston have teamed up a couple of times, but their first time was this chick flick from the 1990′s. It’s not what you think though. Paul actually plays Jennifer’s gay best friend who is stuck having to make the decision as to whether or not to play a surrogate dad to her unborn child.
Our Idiot Brother. This one may not be the best of Paul Rudd’s movies, but it was definitely entertaining. Our review in 2011 said “It’s a feel good movie that doesn’t try to be more than it is, and one that’s worth every minute you spend watching it.” Paul Rudd plays his typical friendly guy role, who gets used and abused by everyone around him.
Wet Hot American Summer. This movie plays out like an 80′s camp movie, so it’s only fitting that it takes place in the 80′s. It features a veritable who’s who of comedy, and it’s only fitting that it ends with a talent show.