Paul Rudd in Dinner for Schmucks
In his next film, PAUL RUDD (Tim Conrad) will star in James L. Brooks’ “Everything You’ve Got,” opposite Reese Witherspoon and Jack Nicholson, which will be released on December 17, 2010.
He will soon begin production on Jesse Peretz’s “My Idiot Brother,” starring opposite Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer and Rashida Jones. The film centers on an idealist (Rudd) who, while dealing with his overbearing mother, crashes at the homes of his three ambitious sisters and brings truth, happiness and a sunny disposition into their lives—while also wreaking havoc. This film marks Rudd’s second collaboration with Peretz, having worked with him previously in “The Château.”
Following “My Idiot Brother,” he will begin production on David Wain’s “Wanderlust,” starring opposite Jennifer Aniston as a New York couple who move to a free-wheeling commune to escape their modern city life. Rudd will produce the film with Judd Apatow, David Wain and Ken Marino.
Rudd was last seen starring in John Hamburg’s “I Love You, Man,” opposite Jason Segel, which grossed over $90 million. He recently starred and co-wrote David Wain’s “Role Models,” which also grossed over $90 million and was nominated as Best Comedy by the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the St. Louis Film Critics Group.
Rudd starred in Judd Apatow’s “Knocked Up,” opposite Seth Rogen and Leslie Mann. The blockbuster comedy grossed over $300 million worldwide and won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Movie Comedy. It was also nominated for a Critics Choice Award for Best Comedy Movie and was named as one of AFI’s Top Ten Films of the Year.
Rudd’s other film credits include “Monsters vs. Aliens,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “The 40 Year Old Virgin,” “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” “The Ten” (on which he also served as a producer), “Night at the Museum,” “Diggers,” “Reno 911!: Miami,” “The Cider House Rules,” “The Object of My Affection,” “Wet Hot American Summer,” “Clueless” and “William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet,” among others.
Onstage, Rudd starred opposite Julia Roberts and Bradley Cooper in Richard Greenberg’s “Three Days of Rain.” He also starred in Neil LaBute’s “Bash” in both New York and Los Angeles, as well as LaBute’s “The Shape of Things” in London and New York. He made his West End debut in Robin Phillips’ London production of “Long Days Journey into Night,” opposite Jessica Lange. His other stage credits include Nicholas Hynter’s production of “Twelfth Night” at Lincoln Center Theater, with a special performance that aired on PBS’ “Great Performances,” and in Alfred Uhry’s Tony® Award-winning play, “The Last Night of Ballyhoo.”
On television, Rudd guest-starred on NBC’s “Friends” as Phoebe’s (Lisa Kudrow) husband, Mike Hannigan, for the final two seasons, and starred as Nick Carraway in A&E’s production of “The Great Gatsby.”
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