Who’s a good guy, a fine actor, a dangerously silly man, and an improv master? Paul Rudd, that’s who. That’s why Paul Rudd facts rule and why you will win at Paul Rudd trivia once you check out this list. Unless you ARE Paul Rudd. And if you are, you are awesome.
From his habitual clip prank on Conan to his ability to survive a crappy movie and still be beloved, Paul Rudd is as close to a superhero as any human can get. He’s not ripping the roads or showing off. He’s not up in the club or drunkenly slurring on TMZ. Paul Rudd seems quite happy to just go to work, do his thing, and keep the drama on the stage and screen. He’s also pretty cute in lederhosen.
What's so great about Paul Rudd? Well, his crazy love of pop music. His ageless face. His porn 'stache in Anchorman. His luxurious hair and the fact that it survived a shooting. His total and complete love of Steve Martin. Or that time he asked his mom to shave his hairline back to mimic Adam Ant’s receding hairline. Or even that time he made Leslie Mann fold in half during filming of This Is 40. Then there are his amazing dance moves, inspired by the world of awkward otherworldly beings. Any true Paul Rudd biography would be incomplete without mention of celery man. True fans know who that is.Paul Rudd is so magical, we forget that he’s magical. And these Paul Rudd facts will bear that out. Upvote your favorite Paul Rudd trivia and let your sex panther run wild.
He Paid a Tribute to His Deceased Father on Saturday Night Live
When Rudd learned he would host SNL for the first time, his dad was excited but was sick from cancer and died shortly before Rudd hosted. At the end of the show, during the closing credits, Rudd held out the front of his shirt - he was wearing his father’s Navy shirt - and looked up and blew a kiss.
Rudd Has Pranked Conan O’Brien with the Same Clip from Mac and Me for 15 Years
When Rudd appears on any Conan show, he’s supposed to show a clip of his latest movie. But every time, he shows the very same clip of Eric, played by Jade Calegory, in a wheelchair going over a cliff into a lake with Mac looking on. Rudd brings the same clip from the ‘80s flop every single time. That’s 15 years of pranking Conan O’Brien.
This Is 40 Was Fueled by Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd’s Marriages
Leslie Mann is married to This Is 40 writer and director, Judd Apatow. Paul Rudd has been married to the same woman for over a decade. Both marriages heavily figured into the realness and hilarity of the film.
There was a lot of improv and both actors were fine with that. Sometimes the only direction they would get would be, “argue.”
Source: Ask Men
Rudd Hasn’t Lost His Kansas Roots
Rudd’s mom still lives there and he visits often. Rob Riggle and Jason Sudekis are also from Kansas City and the three of them hosted a charity poker event for a children’s hospital. They also got to throw out the first pitch at a Royals game.
“They put us in uniforms, like full-on Royals uniforms, which was awesome,” said Rudd. “Rob has always had this kind of strapping, barrel-chested, fifties father physique. And Rob put his on and he looked like a third-base coach. He looked like a manager. We all just kept calling him Mr. Riggle. I did not look like I was on the team. I looked like a bat boy.”Source: Vulture