My first encounter with the charismatic person of Paul Rudd was in the affable capacity of Phoebe Buffay’s rich-ass boyfriend, Mike. As I started digging into more and more comedies, an epiphanous lucidity took form: Rudd is as good as anybody. The adorable actor has been a mainstay in the genre since almost two decades now, and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. An integral part of the “golden generation” of comedians, Rudd has starred and been a part of the ensemble in innumerable comedies. His style is often abrasive and dysfunctional, something which is both appealing and self-abhorrent. The point is always not to try hard. But watching Rudd, it seems as if he isn’t even trying! Saluting this dedicated artist, we decided to conjure up a list of top 10 Paul Rudd movies.
10. Dinner for Schumcks (2010)
The movie is a remake of the classic French-version of 1998, ‘Le Diner De Cons’. Even though the film falls miles short of matching up-to he original, the likable leads do deserved commendation. The movie bases its premise on the envious and cantankerous relationship between bosses and its employees. Tim is a wary simpleton, downtrodden by his arrogant boss. When he discovers of the latter’s monthly dinner tirade, wherein the guests are the subject of ridicule and mockery of his eponymous colleagues, he is disgusted. That doesn’t last soon, and he finds the perfect guest to take. Carell plays the man in question, and oh boy, does he do it well. The chemistry between him and Rudd is one of the highlights of the film, which marks their third collaboration.
9. Knocked Up (2007)