PAUL RUDD (George/Produced by) recently completed production on This Is 40, in
which he stars opposite Leslie Mann. The film is an original comedy written,
directed and produced by Judd Apatow that expands upon the story of Pete (Rudd)
and Debbie (Mann), from Knocked Up, as we see firsthand how they are dealing
with their current state of life. Knocked Up grossed more than $300 million
worldwide and won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedy Movie. It was
also nominated for a Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Comedy Movie and was
named one of AFI's top-ten Movies of the Year. Universal Pictures will release
This Is 40 on December 21, 2012.
Rudd was last seen in Jesse Peretz's Our Idiot Brother, opposite Elizabeth
Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer and Rashida Jones. This film marks Rudd's
second collaboration with Peretz having previously worked with him on The
ChÃ¢teau. Our Idiot Brother premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and was
released by The Weinstein Company.
Rudd also starred in James Brooks' How Do You Know, opposite Reese Witherspoon
and Jack Nicholson, and Jay Roach's Dinner for Schmucks, opposite Steve Carell.
Prior to that, he starred in John Hamburg's I Love You, Man, which grossed more
than $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
for Best Comedy Movie by the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the St.
Louis Film Critics.
Rudd's other film credits include Monsters vs Aliens; Forgetting Sarah Marshall;
The 40-Year-Old Virgin; Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy; The Ten, on which
he also served as a producer; Night at the Museum; Diggers; Reno 911!: Miami;
The Cider House Rules; The Object of My Affection; Wet Hot American Summer;
Clueless; and Romeo + Juliet, among others.
On stage, Rudd starred opposite Julia Roberts and Bradley Cooper in Richard
Greenberg's Three Days of Rain. He also starred in Neil LaBute's Bash: Latterday
Plays, both in New York and Los Angeles, as well as LaBute's The Shape of
Things, in London and New York. He made his West End debut in the London
production of Robin Phillips' Long Day's Journey Into Night, opposite Jessica
Lange. His other stage credits include Nicholas Hytner's Twelfth Night, at
Lincoln Center Theater, with a special performance that aired on PBS' Great
Performances, and in Alfred Uhry's Tony Award-winning play The Last Night of
On television, Rudd guest starred on NBC's Friends for the final two seasons as
Phoebe's (Lisa Kudrow) husband, Mike Hannigan, and starred as Nick Carraway in
A&E's production of The Great Gatsby.
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