​It's Official: Paul Rudd Literally Doesn't Age

Actor Paul Rudd simply doesn't age. It's fact. He's now 48, but doesn't really look any different to how he did when he was at the University of Kansas in the late 80s - as revealed when he appeared on The Graham Norton Show. Take a look:

Credit: The Graham Norton Show / BBC

Sure, he's got less hair now (thankfully), but he's still looking as youthful as he did in his college days, despite now approaching his 50s.

"Honestly, it is weird. You don't seem to age," Graham said to Rudd.

To which Rudd joked: "I feel awful on the inside."

Seth Rogen, who joined him on the sofa, said that despite initially looking younger than Rudd, he thinks he now looks like the Ant-Man star's dad.

"To be fair, though Seth, when we met you were 15 and you looked like you were 37," Rudd said.

Graham then showed a yearbook photo from his days at the University of Kansas.

"I remember taking that picture and I worked on my hair - I worked on that," said Rudd.

"I was greatly inspired by Michael Hutchence, who was my hero at the time, and I think I tried to blow it dry and it came off looking a little more Bon Jovi than I anticipated."

Credit: The Graham Norton Show / BBC

Back in 1995, Rudd got his first big break in the film Clueless, where he played Alicia Silverstone's step-brother and love interest. Seven years later, he picked up the role of Mike Hannigan in Friends, garnering more popularity as Phoebe's goofy other half.

More recently he's recognised for The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, I Love You Man, This is 40, Ant-Man and the Anchorman films. He also appeared in Parks and Recreation as spoilt and naïve businessman Bobby Newport.

And as well as looking youthful, it seems Rudd's also up for a good childish prank - having been pranking Conan O'Brien on his talk show (from the comedian's NBC series Late Night with Conan O'Brien right through to his current TBS vehicle Conan) for the past 15 years or so.

Each time he promises Conan a new clip from whatever new film he's out promoting, but instead of showing any new footage, there's a clip from 1988's absolutely terrible E.T. - the Extra-Terrestrial rip-off, Mac and Me.


He said that studio bosses then caught wind of what he was doing and weren't too happy, so he had to start each clip with some actual footage just to throw them off the scent.

Stay young, Paul - though with your weirdly age-defying face, it seems like that might not be too much of a hard task.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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