Paul Rudd's movie roles: Watch the actor age backward from Clueless to Ant-Man and the Wasp
Paul Rudd is a multifaceted man: He's played a stoner, a superhero, and a guy stuck in a nudist colony, to name just a few. But his biggest roles are memorable for reasons far more specific than the breadth of his work; they're memorable for the actor's admirable refusal to age even a millisecond. Ahead, marvel (see what we did there?) at Rudd's impressive resumé and skincare routine.
The only evidence that Rudd played Cher's step-brother, Josh, more than two decades ago is this very ’90s goatee.
The Object of My Affection (1998)
Rudd played Jennifer Aniston's gay-landlord-turned-best friend who she's also in love with (and who understands the power of investing in moisturizer).
Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
Insert obligatory "You taste like a burger" quote here.
Let's all give it up for Mike Hannigan, a.k.a. Mr. Phoebe Buffay, a.k.a. Crap Bag. That's first name Crap, last name Bag, and if you have trouble remembering it, just picture a bag of crap. (And yes, we know this one was a TV show, not a movie.)
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
Rudd was a walking advertisement for Sex Panther.
The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)
Unfortunate homophobic jokes that definitely don't age well aside, Rudd looked great playing Steve Carell's Smart Tech co-worker.
Night at the Museum (2006)
The mastadons come alive, but the scariest thing in this movie was still Paul's lack of pores.
Knocked Up (2007)
We know it's a running joke in the movie, but it bears repeating that Seth Rogen totally looks older than Paul Rudd here.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
If you ever wondered, "Hey, what would Paul Rudd look like with bleached hair and a visor?" this movie has your answer.
Role Models (2008)
This seems like it's a still from Rudd's stint on Friends, but we promise it's actually from this flick about two bros forced to enroll in a youth mentoring program.
I Love You, Man (2009)
In a harsh twist of Hollywood fate, this flick, 15 years into his career, was Rudd's first top billing. But it's hard to feel too bad for him when he looks like that.
Our Idiot Brother (2011)
Blink and you'll miss it, but Rudd actually looked not-totally-youthful when he donned a beard and shoulder-length locks to play Ned, the brother of Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer, and Elizabeth Banks with a major case of arrested development.
Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston escape Manhattan to live on a nudisty colony — what could go wrong?
This Is 40 (2012)
… and 40 looks the exact same as 30.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
Seven years later and not a single thing (read: wrinkle) has changed.
They Came Together (2014)
We interrupt this gallery for a public service announcement: Go watch this rom-com spoof immediately.
Paul Rudd joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe, gets super-buff, still looks 25.
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Paul Rudd joins Cap's team, still looks 25.
Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later (2017)
Even the title of this Netflix reboot is totally trolling Rudd's costars.
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
Paul Rudd gets a dedicated sequel in the MCU, still looks 25.