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It’s hard to believe that Paul Rudd is now 46 years old. The actor has been in the business for over two decades, and doesn’t seem to show any signs of slowing down. His latest film, The Fundamentals of Caring, hit Netflix last month, and he’s currently filming another movie, The Catcher Was a Spy. So what is it that keeps Paul Rudd so busy? And where did he start out? Let’s take a look at the actor’s career and find out.

Here are the deepest Work, Actors, Movies, Being Funny, Life, Working quotes from Paul Rudd, and much more.


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About Paul Rudd

birth of the author

April 6, 1969

college of the author

Alma Mater:
University Of Kansas American Academy Of Dramatic Arts

occupation of the author

Actor, Comedian, Writer, Producer

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I treasure laughs more than anything; they’ve helped me in life the most. — Paul Rudd

Anything traumatic in my life I’ve always dealt with through jokes and comedy. — Paul Rudd

I laugh much more during takes than I do during real life. Maybe because you’re not supposed to. I’ve ruined many takes because I will lose it. — Paul Rudd

Personally–and I don’t mean to brag–my jokes have been falling flat for most of my life. — Paul Rudd

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My parents were married my whole life until my father passed away a few years ago. — Paul Rudd

Tea has always been a big thing in my life. And I’m not talking about Liptons with lemon or iced tea, or any of that nonsense. Has to be hot PG Tips with milk. — Paul Rudd

Humor is the most important thing in life. It trumps everything else and it’s the only thing that helps me deal with everything else. — Paul Rudd

It’s about time, right? — Paul Rudd


I’m a big fan of not working. — Paul Rudd

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All I really wanted to be was a working actor. — Paul Rudd

I think most marriages, mine included, you’re constantly tending the garden, constantly working at it. — Paul Rudd

I am so appreciative I have been able to continue not only doing something I love, but working on movies I’ve loved. — Paul Rudd

He made some pretty questionable decisions in his life, things are not working out for him. He has to decide if He’s going to do tHe right thing. — Paul Rudd

I’m surprised that I get to be in the same room with half the people that I’m working with. — Paul Rudd

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There’s something great about the idea of working the land and living communally. That’s healthy. That’s good. — Paul Rudd

Anchorman’ was never supposed to be a popular, like, hit movie. That movie was a cheap movie–it felt like we were working on a weird independent comedy in a way. — Paul Rudd

Whatever I’m working on, the character I’m playing tends to slowly bleed into my own real life. Not in any kind of creepy, Method actor–y kind of way–it’s just an innate kind of merging. — Paul Rudd


Sometimes I think I’m funny. But then sometimes I see myself, and I think, ‘There’s somebody trying to be funny.’ — Paul Rudd

My wife is very stealth–funny. She’ll come out with something when I’m not expecting it, and it’ll just kill me. — Paul Rudd

i find many of the people that i ve worked with to be incredibly funny Paul Rudd quote

I find many of the people that I’ve worked with to be incredibly funny. — Paul Rudd

Fear is what makes comedy funny. — Paul Rudd

I don’t find the characters I’ve played funny. The characters are actually taking their situations very seriously. — Paul Rudd

I went through a phase where I thought it was really funny to make pratfalls in very crowded places. I jumped out of a moving car once, for a laugh. That was a mistake. — Paul Rudd


I’m excited that I’m finally going to get to see the movie. — Paul Rudd

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To me some of the funniest movies would be probably categorized in the dramatic genre, and likewise some of the most dramatic films, or films that have the most dramatic moments, are in comedies. — Paul Rudd

I’ve been naked in a lot of my movies. There’s something inherently funny about the naked male body, particularly mine. — Paul Rudd

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I don’t have an agenda where I do a comedy and say, ‘I have to do a drama next,’ or ‘I am looking for an action movie now.’ — Paul Rudd


Theater is the most enriching and thrilling thing to do as an actor. — Paul Rudd

I’m sure that my wanting to be an actor had to do with a need for approval. — Paul Rudd

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A lot of people say, ‘What’s the worst part about being an actor?’ And the worst part is that you’re not a musician. — Paul Rudd

I wasn’t one of those kids who was like, ‘I want to be an actor.’ It wasn’t in my wheelhouse at all. I wasn’t from a family that did this or in a place where people did this. — Paul Rudd

I never thought of myself as a comedic actor. I didn’t go to Second City, that’s not my background, I’m not a comic, I studied theater and my career when I started was a lot of dramatic stuff. — Paul Rudd

Growing up, I was certainly drawn to comedy, but my goal was just to be as well–rounded an actor as possible. I really liked Daniel Day–Lewis, and I thought, ‘Oh, he’s a good guy to try and emulate.’ — Paul Rudd

I would say, up until ‘Anchorman,’ I wasn’t any kind of household name or anything, but I wasn’t necessarily identified as much with being a comedian. — Paul Rudd


People have all different kinds of marriages. Whatever works for you. — Paul Rudd

There’s a lot of people I would be more than a little overwhelmed by and thrilled to work with. — Paul Rudd

Early on, I decided I would see if I could make a career work on my own terms. — Paul Rudd

Why would anyone be an actor if he or she weren’t insecure? That’s why anybody pursues this kind of work. — Paul Rudd

I always try and hold to that saying, ‘I want to work on things I’d want to see.’ The vast majority, that’s been true. — Paul Rudd

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To try and sustain a performance is always a challenge. Anything you work on, to try and be real and show up and not look as if I’m playing pat to anything is always work. — Paul Rudd

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