Who: Paul Rudd! Must have comedy-ensemble player, Master of the Bromance, all around good guy
Why: He’s Paul Rudd! (always said with fist pump like Steve Holt! in Arrested Development). He’s the funniest, cutest, most adorable guy working in movies today
When: Right now
Level of Obsession: He’s one of the rare actors who will make me see a movie I’m not interested in just because he’s in it. He always makes me smile when I see him and pump my fist when I say his name
“Ahhhh!” Moment(s): As Paris in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet dancing like a pompous ass; “you look like a man-o-lantern” and “you know how I know you’re gay?” from 40 Year Old Virgin; his dorky dance in I Could Never Be Your Woman; “Joben” in I Love You, Man
I frickin’ adore Paul Rudd. He’s great in everything – if it is a crappy movie he makes it better (Ron Burgundy), if it is a good movie, he’s the icing on the cake (Forgetting Sarah Marshall). My friend Janis and I love him and we’ll be sitting in a theater and a preview will come on and there’s his sweet little face saying something hilarious or ridiculous or both and we’ll squeal and fist pump “Paul Rudd!” everytime. He’s just so likable. How can you not like Paul Rudd?? I don’t understand. And although I love Community and laughed at this line out of Joel McHale’s mouth last week: “To me religion is like Paul Rudd: I see the appeal and I would never take it away from anyone, but I would also never stand in line for it,” I absolutely disagree. I would always stand in line for Paul Rudd!