How much longer will he be allowed to make these shitty comedies?
He is inexplicably loved in some quarters of DL, years after he''s lost his looks, sex appeal, and ability to choose a script. Guess that''s the audience for his movies.
I think he is adorable
I think he''s horrendous. He represents everything stagnant and banal about American "cinema" today. He looks boring, chooses boring films, and has the charisma of cold pablum.\
Where are the Nicholsons, Pacinos, DeNiros, Beattys, Dunaways, Ramplings, Redgraves, and Taylors of this generation? Actors who are striking, unusual, exciting, sensual, daring in their roles, etc.?
Stuck in Gen Y
He seems to have morphed from the intelligent gay man that dis Shakespear at Lincoln center to the straight married dude who plays video games all day. I met him recently, and a actually thought the pod people must have got him because he was nothing like the guy I knew in NYC.
THE worst working actor today. I hate all those Apatow ugly dude non-stars but he''s the ultimate. Too cool to make a choice so every line is glib. No warmth, can''t even fake caring about another human being -- awful. He was even horrible on "Strangers with Candy" and that''s hard to do. %0D\
I remember watching "Clueless" almost 20 years ago and thinking "They couldn''t find a better leading man?" And it went downhill from there. Talk about founding member of the F*ing Lucky club.
btt - time for some new movie stars!
I always found his role in Clueless really creepy, and I can never understand how this is overlooked when the movie is being discussed. Once someone is your sibling-- in any form, blood relative or not-- you cannot pursue them romantically. Period. Not to mention, he was too old for her.%0D\
I really wish his character would have just been a fucking next door neighbor, and that they would have case someone more age appropriate for a high school girl. Would that have been so hard?
Yeah, the casting director (or Heckerling) on that one dropped the ball with the guy love interests across the board. Remember creepy "stud" she fell for who ends up being gay... sooooo unappealing (and never worked again). Even that Jeremy guy who played the school rich kid was a bit bland; Breckin Meyer okay but just okay. %0D\
All the hot young guys in L.A. and they end up casting these (and you''re right, all too old to boot).
He did a Shakespeare play at Lincoln Center a few years ago and walked around in a speedo. The blue haired crowd gasped in awe.
[quote]Where are the Nicholsons, Pacinos, DeNiros, Beattys, Dunaways, Ramplings, Redgraves, and Taylors of this generation? Actors who are striking, unusual, exciting, sensual, daring in their roles, etc.?%0D\
They''re over on one of the many nostalgic 70s movie threads...%0D\
In fact, I hear a new one generating right now.
One of the 70s DL trolls
"He did a Shakespeare play at Lincoln Center a few years ago and walked around in a speedo. The blue haired crowd gasped in awe."\
I remember that. It was TWELFTH NIGHT with Helen Hunt. It was on PBS almost 15 years ago and I remember the audible gasps as he disrobed in front of her.\
He was gorgeous:
he made his acting debut on the TV show Sisters. Acting opposite theater vets David Dukes & Swoozie Kurtz.
He reminds me a lot of Patrick Wilson...without the chiseled face, rockin'' ass, and donkey cock.
Why all the Paul Rudd hate? He has supported his gays, and gay marriage. No need to for a critical thread against him!
r17 That''s 10:18 of my life I won''t get back again. I watched your whole fucking clip and there was no disrobing or speedos.
[quote] Where are the Nicholsons, Pacinos, DeNiros, Beattys, Dunaways, Ramplings, Redgraves, and Taylors of this generation? Actors who are striking, unusual, exciting, sensual, daring in their roles, etc.?\
Most of those actors are as funny as Cancer. There was always room for the comedic actor, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau. Rock Hudson, Jim Hutton as such.
He is fat, then thin, then fat, then thin, then fat...
He is a yoyo
Admission cementing his box office poisonness bump.
I've always thought he was pretty damn hot. Seems pretty grounded in person.
Absolutely love him. Totally cute and adorable. Would take him home to meet Mama. And, yes, r21, I was hoping for the disrobe...
Nice furry chest
The unhappy, vile queens on here hate anything and anyone that projects a smattering of goodness.
Paul Rudd played Jamie Tyrone in "Long Day's Journey Into Night" on the West End, alongside Jessica Lange and Charles Dance, to rave reviews. He's obviously got the acting chops, so why he's been slumming it in dorky comedies for the past several years is beyond me. I like him, though, so I wish he'd get back on track.
He'll make rom coms as long as they are successful.
Seems to me that there are two genres in Hollywood that together account for more than 50% of what is made: rom coms and action pics (special effect and sound overload).
Seems that to become a really big star, you have to get in to one of these two types of movies. Obviously most male actors fit the action genre and a few the rom coms- so both.
Most of the movies are boring as hell. I guess success in these formulaic films gives an actor clout to do more interesting stuff.
I liked him in CLUELESS and OBJECT OF MY AFFECTION (never mind the film itself). And he did well in the one Apatow film IMO that wasn't cringe-worthy, I LOVE YOU, MAN.
He's done some fine work in theater, playing roles that are much different: BASH (where he is truly frightening as a Mormon gay basher), THE SHAPE OF THINGS, LONG DAY'S JOURNEY, GRACE.
But it's true that he goes on auto-pilot with many of the comedy films where he coasts on his personality. Still, I'd rather watch him than some other male "stars" that are repeatedly hoisted upon us.
He doesn't have any sexual chemistry with the gals they pair him with. You can't imagine them doing the nasty without adding hijinks and one-liners.
That's his deal, he wants to be an Apatow ugly dude but like Jenny McCarthy, no matter how outrageous you get, it's still not funny. Clowns aren't pretty.
"Role Model." Trashy fun.
This is 40 was TOTAL SHIT.
What R28 said.
"Role Model" and "I Love You, Man" were both good.
Was looking through his film credits to see what else of his I liked.
The thing is I find Paul Rudd amazingly hot and likable but I just can't be persuaded to see any of his movies in the theater ever. He's like the movie rental box office champion for me.
I think I enjoy him best when he's playing a douche instead of a doofy serious love interest because what the other person said about him not having good on-screen romantic chemistry with women is true.
So I loved him in "Wet Hot American Summer" but he was just OK in "Clueless."
Also, has anyone seen his appearance as Nick Carraway in the A&E version of "The Great Gatsby"?
[quote]And he did well in the one Apatow film IMO that wasn't cringe-worthy, I LOVE YOU, MAN.
Really R31? Even Knocked Up and Bridesmaids? Those two are the two best belly laugh comedies of the past few years, I'd say. I Love You, Man was merely OK.
I'm shocked that people are calling him average looking and saying he's lost his looks. He looks amazing for his age and more or less the same, one reason he's still being cast. Who could resist that beautiful face.
I was thinking Paul would be a good choice for a Paul Newman biopic. Now ridiculous and sacrilege you say, and obviously no one can really fill Newman's shoes, he was perfection. But it's been said that Rudd has a similar facial structure, with make-up I can see it. Plus Rudd and Newman worked together on a play.
I was shocked to hear he's Jewish, he's the Waspiest looking Jew I've ever seen. He stated this on some TV interview, that his parents were British Jews. IIRC, they were from Liverpool or from some town with an 'L'.
He'll be 44 in April. He looks his age, not bad, but certainly not amazing.
Take Our Ageless Paul Rudd Quiz - Vulture
We accepted that Paul Rudd was 40 in This Is 40, because it was right there in the title. But if it had been called This Is 26, we would have accepted that just as easily. Because while in human years Rudd may be 43, he never seems to actually age: He looks 32ish and he always has, even when he was 26 and starring in Clueless. Clothes and facial hair might change, but Rudd consistently appears to be untouched by the usual physical transformation that comes from spending increasing time as an alive person. In fact, we challenge you to distinguish between his ages. In the following quiz, you'll see sixteen pairings of pictures of Rudd at different ages — some are four years apart, some are eleven, some are somewhere in between — and you have to guess in which of the two he is older. (To make things tricky we have taken away any clothing that might provide year-specific fashion clues!) Right or wrong, the year the photo was taken will come up to show you exactly how ageless he is. Good luck!