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PAUL RUDD (George) is currently in production on David Wain's Wanderlust starring opposite Jennifer Aniston as a New York couple who move to a free-wheeling commune to escape their modern city life. Rudd is producing the film with Judd Apatow, David Wain and Ken Marino.

He recently completed production on Jesse Peretz's My Idiot Brother starring opposite Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer and Rashida Jones. The film centers on an idealist (Rudd) dealing with his over bearing mother and crashes at the homes of his three ambitious sisters and brings truth, happiness and a sunny disposition into their lives while also wreaking havoc. This film marks Rudd's second collaboration with Peretz having worked with him previously in The Chateau.

Rudd most recently starred in Jay Roach's Dinner for Schmucks opposite Steve Carell. Prior to that, he starred in John Hamburg's I Love You, Man, which grossed over $90 million worldwide. He also starred in and co-wrote David Wain's box office hit Role Models opposite Seann William Scott. The film was nominated as Best Comedy by the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the St. Louis Film Critics Group.

Rudd starred in Judd Apatow's hit Knocked Up opposite Seth Rogen and Leslie Mann. Knocked Up grossed over $300 million worldwide and won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Comedy. It was also nominated for a Critics Choice Award for Best Comedy Movie and was named as one of AFI's Top Ten Films of the Year.

Rudd's other feature acting credits include Monsters vs. Aliens, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Anchorman, The Ten - on which he also served as a producer, Night at the Museum, Diggers, Reno 911, The Cider House Rules, The Object of My Affection, Wet Hot American Summer, The Chateau, Clueless and William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, among others.

On Broadway, Rudd starred in Richard Greenberg's Three Days of Rain opposite Julia Roberts and Bradley Cooper. He also starred in Neil Labute's Bash in both New York and Los Angeles as well as Labute's The Shape of Things in London and New York. Rudd revived his role in The Shape of Things for Labute's feature film version of the play.

The versatile actor made his West End debut in the London production of Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey into Night” opposite Jessica Lange. Other stage credits include the Nicholas Hynter-directed "Twelfth Night” at Lincoln Center Theater – with a special performance which aired on PBS' "Great Performances” – and in Alfred Uhry's Tony Award winning play, "The Last Night of Ballyhoo.”

On television, Rudd guest-starred on NBC's "Friends” as Phoebe's (Lisa Kudrow) husband Mike Hannigan for the final two seasons and starred as Nick Carraway in A&E's production of "The Great Gatsby.”


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