Paul Rudd named 2021 world’s sexiest man by People magazine
People named Paul Rudd the sexiest man in the world in 2021.
The actor’s charming magazine cover was unveiled on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Tuesday night as part of an elaborate pre-recorded scene in which Colbert acted as “sexy judge” before finally announcing the new title from Rudd.
The 52-year-old actor is still one of the funniest, friendliest men in Hollywood who periodically evolves whenever the internet rediscovers its ability to never grow old. His victory over the sexiest man alive follows fellow Marvel star Michael B. Jordan, who received the honor last year.
In his cover interview with People, Rudd joked that he was going to “look into” his coveted new title. “I’m going to own this,” he said.
“I have a realization, enough to know that when people heard that I was chosen for this, they would say, ‘What?'”, He added, “This is not false humility. this in front of me. “
He revealed that his 18-year-old wife Julie was the only person he had spoken to before the big reveal and that she was “stunned”.
The ‘Ant-man’ actor explained, “But you know she was really nice about it. After a few laughs and a shock, she said, ‘Oh, they got it right. “And that was very sweet. She probably wasn’t telling the truth, but what is she going to say?”
After landing a few acting gigs in the early 90s, Rudd wowed audiences in his role as Josh in the romantic comedy “Clueless”. He went on to accumulate acting credits, appearing in shows and films like the drama series “Sisters” and Baz Luhrmann’s version of “Romeo + Juliet”.
He continued to show his comedic wit and timing while portraying Andy in the satirical film “Wet Hot American Summer” and as colleague Brian Fantana in the hilarious film “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”.
Memorably, Rudd landed what was originally a guest role as Mike Hannigan on the classic NBC sitcom, “Friends.” He was so popular with fans that the writers kept him and his character ended up marrying Phoebe.
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After booking more lead roles in comedies like “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”, “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”, “I Love You, Man” and “This Is 40”, Rudd portrayed an English teacher in the critically acclaimed drama “Charlie’s World.”
In 2015, Rudd entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe to play Scott Lang, better known as Ant-Man. He reprized the role in the sequel “Ant-Man and the Wasp”, “Captain America: Civil War” and “Avengers: Endgame”. He’s set to dress again in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” which is set to hit theaters in 2023.
Most recently, Rudd took to playing two versions of himself in the Netflix comedy-drama “Living with Yourself”.
While Rudd captures the attention of fans with his wide array of acting roles, he also tends to make headlines just because he’s nice.
Last year, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Rudd appeared in a funny public service announcement to encourage young people to wear their masks.
The following month, a video went viral of Rudd handing out cookies to Brooklynites waiting in the rain to vote in the presidential election.
Rudd will be seen next in the upcoming fantasy film “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” and the series “The Shrink Next Door” starring Will Ferrell and Kathryn Hahn.
As for his current plans, he told People he would appreciate the benefits of being added to a roster that includes Idris Elba, Bradley Cooper, John F. Kennedy Jr. and Denzel Washington.
“Now I hope I’m finally invited to some of these sexy dinners with Clooney and Pitt and B Jordan,” Rudd said. “And I think I’ll be on a lot more yachts. I’m excited to extend my yacht life. And I’ll probably try to mull better in a really soft light. I like to think. I think it’s okay for me. ‘helping to become more inner and mysterious. And I’m looking forward to that. “