Best Movies of All Time + [Walk Hard]

Paul Rudd

Today, we're celebrating the 43rd birthday of actor Paul Rudd. He nabbed his first acting role in 1992's A Question of Ethics, but he didn't make a real audience splash until his performance in 1995's Clueless. Throughout the late 1990s, Rudd appeared in such films as 1996's Romeo + Juliet and 1999's The Cider House Rules as supporting characters. It wasn't until the mid-2000s, however, with appearances in films like 2004's Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and 2005's The 40 Year Old Virgin, that Rudd truly burst onto the Hollywood scene. He has since made a name for himself as a top supporting character in a number of comedies, including 2007's Knocked Up and 2008's Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Rudd's fame grew enough to earn him a few leading man credits as well, including in 2008's Role Models and 2009's I Love You, Man. Most recently, audiences have seen Rudd in 2012's Wanderlust opposite Jennifer Aniston, and we'll next be able to see him in the 2012 film The Perks of Being a Wallflower. And so, to celebrate his birthday, I've listed my five favorite of Rudd's performances. Once again, happy birthday, Paul!

5. Brian Fantana
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

4. David
The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)

*****
3. Chuck
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

*****
2. Pete
Knocked Up (2007)

*****
1. John Lennon
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)