Paul Rudd for Nylon Magazine

Posted on August 25, 2011

Paul Rudd, the walking definition of “husband material,” is featured in the September issue of Nylon magazine, photographed by Keneth Cappello. We’re a little disappointed by the pics.


On comedy: “With any stresses or traumas, that would be how I would process things. I think that was probably the genesis for a career in this because it’s all about attention. I hear people talk about ‘the craft’ and I just think, ‘Oh, you’re so full of shit. Really, you just want people to tell you that you are cute and funny and that you affected them in some way.”

On having doors opened after the success of Clueless: ” I wanted to have this long-term career, not just in the immediate. I had to really know what I was doing any get experience. I tried to make it on my own terms as much as I could.”

On how he met Judd Apatow: “I was at a dinner, before Anchorman, I remember boring everyone on the subject of fake names…and I was saying one of the funniest fake names is Gern Blanston, from an old Steve Martin routine. Somebody at the table said “Oh my God! That explains Judd Apatow’s email address!” So I went home and emailed him congratuliating on the email address.”

We’re not entirely sure it’s humanly possible to say something negative about Paul Rudd. He’s like the Manchurian Actor; no one can bring themselves to do anything but praise the guy. Not that it’s hard to figure out why; he’s adorable, funny, and projects a down-to-earth image that’s hard to argue with.





But whether it fits his image or not, the standard guyditorial of jeans, t-shirts and sneakers is so boring. We wouldn’t necessarily want to see him done up all glamorous or anything (especially for a magazine like Nylon), but he can get away with so much more than the Every Guy look. He’s a popular, good-looking actor who’s loaded with personality and takes a great picture. Dressing him like a GAP manager is a waste.

[Photo Credit: Kenneth  Cappello for Nylon Magazine via thefashionisto.com]

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    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      I’m not sure how else you would dress Paul Rudd, though.  And it doesn’t matter because Paul Rudd can do no wrong.

      • Anonymous

        No wrong! Like, at all!!

      • Anonymous

        No wrong! Like, at all!!

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elaine-Lang/100000366510311 Elaine Lang

          SECONDED.   or, um….THIRDED?    

          Fuck it. 

          SO CARRIED.   (bangs gavel)

    • Anonymous

      I really want to jump him in that cover pic!  Paul Rudd is awesome, like a real-life Lloyd Dobler…and the glasses just send him into over-the-edge sexy.  And fellows, this is what stubble should look like. :)

      (I don’t think I can see this new movie, though.  I’m not much of a comedy person anyway, more of a noir girl…and that look of his in the movie looks like a nightmare!)

      • Anonymous

        Uh-I really want to jump him in all the pics. 

        • Anonymous

          Seriously. Can he be any sexier? When are men going to see there is nothing more attractive than sweet, intelligent and unaffected?

      • Anonymous

        Uh-I really want to jump him in all the pics. 

      • http://twitter.com/1carmelita 1carmelita

        Lloyd Dobler–yes!

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      Love him in the glasses.

    • Anonymous

      I like the second to last photo of him the best.  It really shows off his eyes.  

    • Anonymous

      Don’t know the guy, but I do know that he needs a shave.  Either that, or to go into hiding until his beard grows out.

      • Terence Ng

        It’s too bad that some people don’t appreciate the scruff. Woof!

        • Anonymous

          Woof woof! Scruffy chin is dead sexy.

          • http://profiles.google.com/angelarosesarno angela rose sarno

            Team Scruff!

            • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

              It’s not long, but it’s even. Not patchy. I’ll take it!

            • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

              It’s not long, but it’s even. Not patchy. I’ll take it!

        • Anonymous

          Once, many moons ago, there were a fair number of guys for whom I thought the scruff worked. Back when only a small subset of the photographed set and an even smaller subset of Regular Guys wore it perpetually.  But it’s become an annoying cliche that I no longer see as anything but affected or sloppy. [Though, as I opined below, IF it was o.k. on anyone, it'd be Rudd, I think.]

           

      • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

        I saw him on TV the other night and thought, “TLo would tell him to shave his neck.”

        IAMSOBZ

      • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

        I saw him on TV the other night and thought, “TLo would tell him to shave his neck.”

        IAMSOBZ

    • http://twitter.com/hamsteaky Maria Smith

      I’ll take him any way I can get him.

      • Anonymous

        Indeed. I hate being such a drip, but he’s just dreamy. 

    • http://twitter.com/ButtonSock Buttons and Socks

      I love his tie on the cover.

    • Anonymous

      The only picture that doesn’t work for me is the t-shirt. He looks too much like a college freshman there. Otherwise, very nice. I really like those glasses frames–they are strong, but don’t dominate. My favorite picture is the one with the vest. Although the denim shirt one is nice, too.

      I can see that you might want to kick it up a notch fashion-wise, but the thing about Paul Rudd is that he seems approachable and these are approachable clothes. 

    • Anonymous

      Whatever he wears is fine with me.  It will certainly look better laying on my bedroom floor…….

      • Anonymous

        Sweetie, HE would look just perfect laying on my bedroom floor…

      • Anonymous

        Sweetie, HE would look just perfect laying on my bedroom floor…

    • Anonymous

      Not the best pictures of him for sure, but I love him. Love those eyes, love that smile.
      Marry me, Paul. I’ll leave my bf right now for you. :) 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1264609232 Samantha Ritchie

      Lurveeeee him! I like the editorial. It suits him fine.

    • http://profiles.google.com/angelarosesarno angela rose sarno

      DISAGREE!  He has never done anything for me and I think he looks super sexy in these shots.

    • Anonymous

      Luv Him!

    • Rand Ortega

      Don’t get this guy’s allure @ all. Husband material? Only if you find mediocrity sexy.

      • Anonymous

        I’m guessing that you’re not a straight woman, Rand. ;-)

        Rudd is funny, cute, self-deprecating, smart, and seems to have integrity. I WISH that combination could be described as “mediocre.”

        • Anonymous

          I’ve loved him ever since Clueless. When he kisses Alicia Silverstone at the end and holds a strand of hair between his fingers… 

      • Toto Maya

        I don’t know anything about him, so I can’t say he’s husband material. He’s hot though, and I would totally hit that. That is all I can say.

    • Anonymous

      But dressing him the way he’d most likely appear around the house is all the better for imagining him appearing around one’s house…

    • Anonymous

      I love Paul Rudd. But I can’t stand the cover pic of him.

    • http://twitter.com/shinobi42 Shinobi

      Actually… I am always suppressing an urge to punch Paul Rudd in the face.  Personal problem, I know.  I think it is the “aren’t I just so charming” smirk he gets.  See also Ben Affleck.

    • Anonymous

      But a cute GAP manager.

      IF there were someone who gets away with the perma-stubble look he would be it. IF.

    • MilaXX

      But everyman is how most of us think of Paul Rudd. It’s not an exciting pictorial, but it fits him.

    • Robyn Morelli

      He looks like a monkey in that cover pose

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PKEMUFJDBZL5KUVSXY22FFS3EM Deborah

      I think this represents a standard-guydatorial-done-as-right-as-possible. It’s true that he’s probably more versatile than this, but we’re not, by and large, criticizing anything about this besides the fact that it’s typical and unimaginative. He looks delightful in just about all of these picture. Even with those absurd trainers in the bottom pick. It may encourage all the unimaginative guys out there to remain unimaginative, and for that the editors may have a price to pay in purgatory, but *he* looks good in these shots.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      OMG. In that striped tshirt he is the spitting image of my (closteted) gay best friend in high school. Who had a thing for Paul Rudd. Eerie.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      OMG. In that striped tshirt he is the spitting image of my (closteted) gay best friend in high school. Who had a thing for Paul Rudd. Eerie.

    • scottyf

      Rudd said: “I hear people talk about ‘the craft’ and I just think, ‘Oh, you’re so full of shit.”

      I think the guy is affable and all in his movies. Not particularly fond of the roles he picks, nor do I think he’s uniquely talented–but clearly I’m in the minority.

      However, what I do think is just as pretentious as the people he’s talking about, is someone poo-pooing the art of acting and/or comedy. It seems to me that the people who so easily dismiss technique and discipline always seem to have the least of it.

      • Anonymous

        Your post brings to mind a story George Hamilton once recounted: He and George Peppard were standing around on a movie set. A young boys wanders up to them and says “Golly! Are you two movie stars?” George Peppard glares at the child, growls “I am NOT a movie star. I am an ACTOR!” and stomps off. Taken aback, the poor kid shyly asks George Hamilton, “Are you an actor too?” Hamilton glares at the child, growls “I am NOT an actor. I am a MOVIE STAR!” and stomps off.

        Charming, amusing, and remarkably honest and self-aware anecdote from Hollywood, no? I think I’ll leave it up to the individual themself to decide what acting means to them. Or, in acting jargon, what’s their motivation. :)

    • scottyf

      Rudd said: “I hear people talk about ‘the craft’ and I just think, ‘Oh, you’re so full of shit.”

      I think the guy is affable and all in his movies. Not particularly fond of the roles he picks, nor do I think he’s uniquely talented–but clearly I’m in the minority.

      However, what I do think is just as pretentious as the people he’s talking about, is someone poo-pooing the art of acting and/or comedy. It seems to me that the people who so easily dismiss technique and discipline always seem to have the least of it.

    • Anonymous

      Be better than the Gap!!!

    • Anonymous

      Be better than the Gap!!!

    • Judy_J

      He is cute.  Love the tie he’s wearing in the cover photo.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.parker Sara Parker

      He’s so funny, why not go for some of the quirkier menswear that walks the catwalks?  A sort of Zoolander type editorial.  I think it would be fun and perfect for him.  

    • Anonymous

      I like how he looks in a lot of the pics – EXCEPT that hideous 3rd one after the quotes – with the little boys’ ugly white with red and blue stripes.

    • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Urban Gypsy aka Tess

      My ovaries ache when I look at the cover shot even though I am sooooo long over any need to spawn more offspring. Well, perhaps that wasn’t my ovaries but a tingle in the nether regions, no apologies, he is to die for.

    • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Urban Gypsy aka Tess

      My ovaries ache when I look at the cover shot even though I am sooooo long over any need to spawn more offspring. Well, perhaps that wasn’t my ovaries but a tingle in the nether regions, no apologies, he is to die for.

    • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Urban Gypsy aka Tess

      My ovaries ache when I look at the cover shot even though I am sooooo long over any need to spawn more offspring. Well, perhaps that wasn’t my ovaries but a tingle in the nether regions, no apologies, he is to die for.

    • Anonymous

      More of the sexy teacher look, please. Meow. ;-)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OLB34P5N5EVZ6TYMNQTVGKQSM4 Gregory

      Oh, please.  If they dressed this guy with any creativity then fashion critics (maybe you guys) would skewer him.  That’s why so few American men take any risks when they dress.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EYYAY25W7VS5BYCOCTK62SSUBI tw125

      “We’re not entirely sure it’s humanly
      possible to say something negative about Paul Rudd.”

       

      Sure
      it is.  He’s annoying and obnoxious and
      aside from Clueless hasn’t made a single movie that’s worth repeat
      viewing. 

    • sweetlilvoice

      He is still so cute. Sigh for the 90s when I was in high school.

    • Anonymous

      He’s looking pretty fetching in the tweed jacket.

    • Anonymous

      Aww, he is just adorable in the tshirt, grinning at the camera. Can we clone him?

    • Anonymous

      Too many clothes.  Not enough backside angles.  Except the prof-in-a-vest look.  He can wear that every day.

      • http://www.madamovarypart2.blogspot.com madam ovary

        You know what, though, the ONE thing I have always noticed about this young man is that he has kind of a big…butt…see Rolemodels….

    • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

      But but but…he’s got GLASSES. SEXY THOUGHTFUL MAN GLASSES. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jennifer-Lynn-Wood/583092476 Jennifer Lynn Wood

      Those glasses are super hot though…

    • Anonymous

      The cover is cute in a nerdy way. I think he’s adorable but I agree that these pics are dull and forgettable, especially the one with the striped white shirt.

    • http://twitter.com/somuchhotter Ethan Barclay-Ennew

      From stoner to awkward professor in this editorial we see it all, including a salute on the cover to the world’s ugliest tie! The pictures are saved solely by Mr. Rudd being incredibly adorable at all times.

    • Anonymous

      I think he looks better with short hair. But still.

    • Anonymous

      Does he ever age?!  He looks pretty much exactly same as he did in Clueless when I had a tween crush on him.

      • Anonymous

        I was just about the post the very same thing. What is this guy drinking (smoking, downing, paying for) that keeps him looking the same after what? more than 15 years?

    • Anonymous

      Does he ever age?!  He looks pretty much exactly same as he did in Clueless when I had a tween crush on him.

    • Anonymous

      Any photo of Paul Rudd turns me into a 14 year old fangirl. I have such a crush on him that if I ever saw him in person, I would giggle then pass out. 

    • Tamara Hogan

      Someone get me a drool cup. Fast.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

      I agree it could have been so much more — but he’s absolutely adorable.  Love him in the vest.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F73LIJ3SJGI5AJQMXMWXCKILHI Pamela

      LOVE.  HIM.

    • Anonymous

      I think he looks cute but –
      I am so over frameless nerd glasses! You can’t swing a purse in Tokyo without hitting some girl wearing those things right now. 

    • Anonymous

      But the thing is, along with the jeans and tees, he’s wearing Sex Panther by Odeon, made with bits of real panther.  Illegal in nine countries.  Clearly that ups the ante on the everyman vibe.  

      *off to watch Anchorman for the mumbletieth time*

      • Anonymous

        60% of the time it works every time.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elaine-Lang/100000366510311 Elaine Lang

          It’s….pungent…..

    • http://www.madamovarypart2.blogspot.com madam ovary

      I liked the glasses – really emphasized his eyes.  But what I love him for the most is a line from the 40 year old virgin:  you’re so gay you macrame your cut off jean shorts (I’m paraphrasing, badly)..

    • Anonymous

      J’adore the guy, and you’re right: he had such a better guyditorial in him. Someone blew it. Also, scraggly facial hair.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Meh.  No glam, not spark, no nothin’.  I loves me some Rudd.  But nope, not this time.

    • http://twitter.com/RockShrimp Willow

      my friend met him at a kareoke event and she said he was a dick. Also, he stole her song. 

    • Anonymous

      I always thought Paul Rudd was super cute but I fell in love with him the moment he did his DeNiro impression in Knocked Up. Cute and funny. *drops knickers*

      • Anonymous

        I agree.
        He has the potential for that.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2B6U4UNVYIV5DLEG6Z24ALYOC4 Dan Alexander

      What’s with the ring? is he married?

      • Tamara Hogan

        Yuppers.

      • Anonymous

        Very.

    • Anonymous

      He IS mister nice guy, isn’t he ?
      Boring editorial, though.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZPPM7KWTB22XSZFBRA6SALOBHQ Katie112007

      “To me, religion is like Paul Rudd. I see the appeal and I would never
      take it away from anyone, but I would also never stand in line for it.”

      Community is a fantastic show.

    • http://www.facebook.com/suzie.vazquez Suzie Vazquez

      i think he looks pretty cute in these pics. (my husband, not a fan btw). i’m not crazy for the striped t pic, but other than that :) 

    • Rozanna Latiff

      Sooo dreamy. And amazingly, he looks younger now than he did in Clueless (15 years ago!)

    • rainy days and

      I face seemingly designed by God to be sat on — at length, and with determined gusto.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=558308357 Kara Leinfelder Meyer

      um…ME-OWWW!