PAUL RUDD (BRIAN FANTANA) currently stars opposite Emile
Hirsch in David Gordon Green's "Prince Avalanche" released by Magnolia Pictures.
The film was adapted from the Icelandic film "Either Way" and premiered at the
2012 Sundance Film Festival. Additionally, David Gordon Green received the
Silver Bear for "Best Director" at the Berlin Film Festival.
Rudd recently starred in Judd Apatow's "This Is 40" starring opposite Leslie
Mann for Universal Pictures. The film is an original comedy that expands on the
story of Pete (Rudd) and Debbie (Mann) from "Knocked Up" as we see first-hand
how they are dealing with their current state of life. "Knocked Up" grossed
over $300 million worldwide and was recognized by the People's Choice Award for
Favorite Movie Comedy, was nominated for a Critics' Choice Award for Best Comedy
Movie and was named one of AFI's Top Ten Films of the Year. Additionally, "This
Is 40" was nominated for a 2013 Critics' Choice Award for "Best Comedy Movie"
and Rudd was nominated for "Best Actor in a Comedy."
Rudd's other film credits include: "Admission," "Our Idiot Brother," "I Love
You, Man," "Role Models" (co-writer), "The 40 Year Old Virgin," "Wanderlust"
(producer), "Dinner for Schmucks," "How Do You Know," "Monsters Vs. Aliens,"
"Forgetting Sarah Marshall," "The Ten" (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.
Rudd returned to the Broadway stage this past fall in Craig Wright's "Grace"
starring opposite Michael Shannon, Kate Arrington, and Edward Asner at the Cort
Theatre. "Grace" was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for
"Outstanding New Broadway Play" and Rudd was nominated for a Drama League Award
for "Distinguished Performance Award." His other stage credits include starring
opposite Julia Roberts and Bradley Cooper in Richard Greenberg's Broadway
production of "Three Days of Rain," 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.
He made his West End debut in the London production of Robin Phillips' "Long
Day's Journey Into Night" opposite Jessica Lange. Other Broadway credits include
Nicholas Hynter's "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 was the co-writer and co-creator of the critically
acclaimed series "Party Down" on Starz. Additionally, he garnered wide
recognition with a recurring role on the TV sitcom "Friends" as Mike Hannigan.