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Paul Rudd names his favourite film role on Netflix

Paul Rudd ages backwards. It started off as a joke initially but the pictures are solid proof of the same. At 53, the actor is one of the most charming and attractive leading men in Hollywood. Effortlessly funny and talented, Rudd’s sardonic humour and nerdy charm have helped him pave a place for himself in the industry. 

Rudd initially had no inkling about his interest in acting due to his lack of exposure in youth. He confessed, “I was I wasn’t one of those kids who was like, ‘I want to be an actor.’ It wasn’t in my wheelhouse at all.” He added, “I wasn’t from a family that did this or in a place where people did this.

After starring in the TV series Sisters, Rudd gained a lot of female attention due to his refreshing on-screen presence in the debut film Clueless. Since then, Rudd has appeared in a variety of films and shows. 

While some may recognise him as the adorable Mike Hannigan who served as the perfect foil as the voice of reason to the eccentric Phoebe Buffay in Friends, others might recognise him by his superhero alias Ant-Man, as popularised by the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

Rudd has quite a few films streaming on Netflix, namely The Fundamentals of Caring, Mute, The Little Prince, Wanderlust, Ant-Man and the Wasp etc. However, the actor had once opened up to LADbible TV about his favourite film role which is available for streaming on Netflix. 

Rudd revealed, “I had a lot of fun working on I Love You, Man. That one was a really fun movie to do and it was a fun role to play. Awkward, uncomfortable comedy is always fun to do and probably comes a little too naturally to me. At least, the awkward part,” he chuckled. 

Starring Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Rashida Jones and Jon Favreau, the 2009 John Hamburg buddy comedy film saw Rudd and Segel collaborate for the third time, following Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Knocked Up

Simple, hilarious and sweet, the film records a funny and effortlessly original performance from Rudd who plays a jaded real estate agent Peter Klaven. Klaven is a workaholic and has no friends, except his fiancee. 

Before their wedding, as the need for friends come to the surface, Klaven desperately seeks out friend dates to find the best man for the wedding. That is when he chances upon Segel’s amicable and chilled Sydney Fife whose influence threatens to disrupt Peter’s love, life and career. 

Watch I Love You, Man on Netflix now to enjoy some Rudd-Segel bromance.