There's a very specific thing you can do to get in magazines. I'm much happier to just show up and do the job. I haven't taken the active approach to making myself a star. I haven't been in a blockbuster.

— Paul Rudd

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I think there's something great and generic about goldfish. They're everybody's first pet.


Venti is twenty. Large is large. In fact, tall is large and grande is Spanish for large. Venti is the only one that doesn't mean large. It's also the only one that's Italian. Congratulations, you're stupid in three languages.


Humor is the most important thing in life.

It trumps everything else and it's the only thing that helps me deal with everything else.


Marriage is like a tense, unfunny version of Everybody Loves Raymond, only it doesn't last 22 minutes. It lasts forever.


Theater is the most enriching and thrilling thing to do as an actor.


We all have different sides of our personalities, so I'd love to play some more different parts too.


I'm not a comedian. I didn't study sketch comedy; my background isn't that.


My sense of stand up comedy would be so esoteric.


My parents were married my whole life until my father passed away a few years ago.


At my core, I'm a Midwesterner.


Sometimes you read a script and it's like, "You'll improv and this is just a blueprint of what the scene could be," and that's never a good sign. And it's never encouraging as an actor to take that on, really.


A lot of people say, "What's the worst part about being an actor?" And the worst part is that you're not a musician.


About Paul Rudd

Quotes 26 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Birthday October 16

There are lots of things that you can go down the list and say, "Oh, these are cliches, we've seen this before, just hits every checkpoint." All of that takes a secondary status for me if I'm reading something and I just really like the characters.


Nothing is ever cut-and-dried. There's anguish behind everything.


I never thought of myself as a comedic actor.

I didn't go to Second City, that's not my background, I'm not a comic, I studied theater and my career when I started was a lot of dramatic stuff.


Oh, the weather outside is weather.


I don't really think in terms of genre, I think in terms of story and character.


I'm sure that my wanting to be an actor had to do with a need for approval.


There's something great about the idea of working the land and living communally. That's healthy. That's good.


I don't consider myself a comedian because I don't really concern myself too much with jokes.


Acting in general you just feel kind of stupid doing it anyway, but when you're pretending to be rolling around and dodging a foot or riding an ant, you're having to really do it seriously and there's nothing there. You've got to put faith in the process.


I'm a huge David Wain fan. He's one of my best friends now, but he just makes me laugh continually, much to the annoyance of his wife.


I was at a dinner party with a group of people, and we were talking about fake names. You know, how its difficult to come up with a really great fake name. Its a very specific type of gift. You don't want to go too far into the silly, and you don't want to go too far into the banal. I always thought one of the funniest names ever was Gern Blanston, which came from a Steve Martin routine on one of his early records.


I can, and do, walk the street. No one bothers me or anything, because most people wouldn't know who I am.


To me some of the funniest movies would be probably categorized in the dramatic genre, and likewise some of the most dramatic films, or films that have the most dramatic moments, are in comedies.

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