You may know him from 2009’s I Love You, Man for “slappin’ da bass,” or as seemingly stupid Ned in 2011’s Our Idiot Brother. Rudd has taken on many acting roles, but most of us know him as the Ant-Man aka Scott Lang. The actor made his debut over 30 years ago in 1991 when he starred in a Super Nintendo commercial. The following year, Rudd made his first television appearance, starring in the drama series Sisters, appearing in 20 episodes across three seasons. He then left the show to film his breakout film role in 1995’s Clueless as Alicia Silverstone’s love interest, Josh.
From there, the New Jersey native’s acting roles came pouring in. He starred in the best rendition of Romeo + Juliet (1996) with Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes and John Leguizamo as Count Paris. In 2002, he was cast on Friends as Mike Hannigan, who dates and then marries Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow).
The early 2000s is when Rudd really made his mark as a comedic actor. In 2004, he began working with director/producer Judd Apatow, first on the film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, then the following year on The 40-Year-Old Virgin. He subsequently worked with Apatow in 2007’s Knocked Up, as frustrated husband Pete, married to Leslie Mann’s character Debbie.
Take a look below at the funniest Paul Rudd moments in film and television (Warning: many of these scenes are NSFW*):