Paul Rudd named sexiest man of 2021

Paul Rudd has been crowned to 2021’s Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine.

Rudd, known for starring in Marvel’s “Ant-Man” films, “This is 40” and “Clueless,” was revealed Tuesday night as this year’s winner on CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

The actor tells the magazine in an issue that will appear on Friday that some will be surprised that he gets the honor.

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Actor Paul Rudd poses for a portrait during press day for "Ant-Man and the Wasp" at The Langham Huntington in 2018 in Pasadena, California.  Rudd has been crowned the sexiest man of 2021 by People magazine.

Actor Paul Rudd poses for a portrait during the press day for “Ant-Man and The Wasp” at The Langham Huntington in 2018 in Pasadena, California. Rudd has been crowned the sexiest man of 2021 by People magazine.
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“I have an awareness, enough to know that when people hear that I was going to be chosen for this, they would say, ‘What?'” he said. “This is not false humility. There are so many people who should be getting this for me.”

But of course, Rudd won’t turn down the credit. He jokingly hopes the new title will give him an invite to “those sexy dinners” with George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Michael B. Jordan — all recent winners.

Other past winners include John Legend, Dwayne Johnson, Chris Hemsworth, Idris Elba, Adam Levine, Channing Tatum and David Beckham.

“I think I’ll be on a lot more yachts,” Rudd said. “I’m looking forward to expanding my hunting life. And I’ll probably try to get better at brooding in very soft light. I like to think. I think this will help me become more inward and mysterious. And I’m look forward to that.”

Rudd’s first major appearance was in 1995’s “Clueless,” a cult classic starring Alicia Silverstone. He also made his mark in several comedies, such as the “Anchorman” films, “The 40 Year Old Virgin” and “This is 40”, a spin-off of the comedy “Knocked Up”.

Actor Paul Rudd attends Apple TV's premiere "The Shrink Next Door" at The Morgan Library in New York this October.  Rudd has been named Sexiest Man Alive 2021 by People magazine.

Actor Paul Rudd attends the premiere of Apple TV’s “The Shrink Next Door” at The Morgan Library in New York this October. Rudd has been named Sexiest Man Alive 2021 by People magazine.
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The actor achieved superstar status in a slew of Marvel superhero films, including “Ant-Man,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” “Captain America: Civil War” and “Avengers: Endgame.” He will star in the upcoming “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” and alongside Will Ferrell in the new Apple TV+ series “The Shrink Next Door,” which premieres November 12.

Rudd, 52, said his wife was initially “stunned” after he told her the news. The couple have two children, 17-year-old Jack and Darby, who is 12.

“But you know she was really nice to it,” he said of his wife, Julie, who is 18 years old. “After some giggles and jerks, she said, ‘Oh, they’re right.’ And that was very sweet. She probably wasn’t telling the truth, but what is she going to say?”

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Paul Rudd is present "The Shrink Next Door" New York Premieres at The Morgan Library in New York City in October.  Rudd was named the sexiest man in the world of 2021.

Paul Rudd attends the New York premiere of “The Shrink Next Door” at The Morgan Library in New York City this October. Rudd was named the sexiest man in the world of 2021.
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Rudd expects his circle of friends to cause him “so much grief.” He won’t blame them, for he would do the same.

“I mean, I’m going to lean on it hard. I’m going to own this,” he said. “I’m not going to try to be like, ‘Oh, I’m so humble.’ “I’m having business cards made. But all my friends will destroy me, and I expect them to do that, and that’s why they’re my friends.”

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