20 reasons why Paul Rudd is a king among men 4 years ago

20 reasons why Paul Rudd is a king among men

Ant-Man is our type of man.

I'm happy to admit that I'm not the coolest Paul in the world because everybody knows that this honour belongs to a man that's Ron Burgundy's most trusted reporter and also the latest superhero to arrive in our cinemas; the incredibly cool Paul Rudd.


Rudd Pants

Just look at that him go. Impressive stuff.

In his new film Ant-Man, the actor is officially joining the elite superhero club - we imagine that Spiderman and The Avengers hang out at some exclusive bar- but Marvel's latest hero has always been a hero of mine.

Here's why.


1) This iconic introduction to Brian Fantana

Any person that decides to give a nickname to their testicles is clearly a genius.

Clip via - webeiss


2) He's fond of visiting Ireland

Who didn't want to be on that stags in Killybegs?


3) He even knows Seamus Coleman's dad


During that famous chat with Conan, he told us all about the time he met the father of the Everton defender.

4) This was his Year Book photo

Rudd Hair

5) His alter ego name is superb


Rudd was so disappointed with the final cut of his first film, A Question of Ethics, that he insisted on his real name not featuring in the credits. He opted for the name Kenny Chin instead.

He has been using this name to check into hotels ever since.

Well played Mr Chin, well played.

6) He's the man who gave the world Sex Panther

60% of the time it works everytime.


7) He was so cool when he met the JOE readers

When Anchorman 2 premiered in Dublin, we had the pleasure of bringing some of the JOE readers out for a few drinks with the Channel 4 news team.

Genuinely, Rudd was so incredibly friendly, decent and sound with his time as he chatted with everyone.

Anchorman Trail

8) This moment in The 40 Year Old Virgin

This scene with Seth Rogen is entirely improvised, the sign of a highly-skilled comedic actor.

Clip via - Bosquez88

9) Everyone loved him in Clueless

He seemed normal in a world that was filled with shopping, mansions and a young Turk from Scrubs.

Rudd Clueless

10) These Brian Fantana-isms

"Hey, you're making me look stupid. Get out here, Panda Jerk!".

Brian Fantana: I think I was in love once.
Ron Burgundy: Really? What was her name?
Brian Fantana: I don't remember.
Ron Burgundy: That's not a good start, but keep going...
Brian Fantana: She was Brazilian, or Chinese, or something weird. I met her in the bathroom of a K-Mart and we made out for hours. Then we parted ways, never to see each other again.

11) His Mac and Me obsession

Whenever Rudd appears on Conan to promote a new film, rather than play a clip from the movie that he's there to promote, he always plays this clip from the so-bad-that-it's-amazing, Mac and Me.

Clip via - Team Coco

12) He's loyal

Rudd stared in 2001 cult-classic Wet Hot American Summer and despite the fact that he's a humongous star now, he's returning to the show which is about to broadcast on Netflix very soon.

The actor also frequently works with the same directors, Amy Heckerling and Judd Apatow, so he's a loyal guy.

13) This deadpan line in Friends

After Joey announces his plan to make Monica and Chandler stay in their apartment - he plans on telling them that their new house is haunted- Rudd's character Mike has this perfect line.

Joey Mike

14) Slappin' da bass

Yeah, totally, totes-magotes. Jobin.

Clip via - David Phan

15) No one does dry, sarcastic and deadpan like him


16) John Lennon is Paul Rudd

The deliberately dreadful accents in Walk Hard are bloody hilarious while that line, "I wonder if your songs will still be shit when I'm 64" still cracks us up.

17) He featured in one of the funniest shows in years

Parks and Recreation fans will remember him as the naive, stupid but sweet Bobby Newport.

Bobby Newport

18) He invited baseball fans back for a party in his mams house

After the Kansas City Royals won the ALCS championship, he did this on national TV.

19) He's a fan of Boyle

From Marvel movies to Moone Boy. He's just really sound.

MooneBoy Rudd

20) Ant-Man kicks-ass

He also managed to drink Chris O'Down under the table.