Paul Rudd has been making his mark on Hollywood for over a quarter of a century now, and the loveable golden boy has come a long way.
He’s matured from playing a dopey college kid crushing on his ex-stepsister in Clueless to an actual Marvel superhero in the Ant-Man series.
And while Paul Rudd may have technically aged 26 years since his screen debut, he hardly looks like he’s aged a day.
It’s a phenomenon that’s garnered substantial attention and never ceases to amaze. Paul Rudd is an ageless beacon of immortality and an exceptionally handsome dude.
So how does he do it? Seriously @PaulRudd mate how do you do it? This man could outsell Kylie Jenner Lip Kits if he started repping some branded dermatology products so where are they at?
We’re going to explore Paul Rudd’s illustrious agelessness through a little quiz, because what better way to show our appreciation than through the art of multiple choice. If you can plot these Paul Rudd pictures correctly on a timeline then you are lying.
For context, here is sweet baby Paul in 1992 rocking a sick 90’s vest-hat-necklace combo. This is where it all began with his on-screen debut on the NBC drama Sisters.
And here is Paul Rudd, age 49, at the premiere of Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp in June 2018.
Yea. So good luck to you and please enjoy this very, very serious quiz.
What Year Was This Paul Rudd Picture Taken?
This is 1998 Paul looking incredibly fine in a tux at the Met Gala. What a time to be alive.
c) This is a look.
Yes this is a look. But it is also 2012. And we can thank the Broadway production Grace for putting Paul in this outfit.
a) Me oh my Paul cool it with the bedroom eyes.
All praise GQ Taiwan for this 2018 cover shoot. 2018!!!
b) I wish Paul Rudd would look at me like that.
Ding ding ding the answer is 2010! He’s over 40 in this picture! Also b.
a) 2003 and living in the future.
b) 2016 and living in the past.
c) What is happening in this picture?
This is 2003 – the height of Nokia teeny tiny phones – and would you believe me if I told you that this is not an ad for Nokia because it is not.
a) If you don’t get this one then you are clueless!
c) “Oh my God, I love Josh!”
Get it? CLUELESS. What a classic.
b) I would like Paul Rudd to hold me.
Points if you put either a or b.
c) Honestly I can’t tell the difference between a clean shave and 20 years of life on this man.
But this is 28-year-old Paul looking fresh faced in 1997.
c) Mike and Phoebe together was the best romantic plot on F.R.I.E.N.D.S. and Phoebs was the best character.
The correct answer(s) are b (and c).
b) Bae is political!
c) Let me catch my breath.
The correct answer is “Bae is political!” Also 2008.
b) Haha! 2004
c) Hahaha! 1998
The year is 1998 and someone made sweet angel Paul grow this Wolverine facial hair for a role. Was it worth it Paul?
c) Damn. (2012)
DAMN IS CORRECT.
a) Is this the real life? Or is this just fantasy?
This absolute slay comes from Paul Rudd’s 1999 aesthetic.
a) 2005 and that beard was a mistake.
b) 1998 and that beard was a mistake.
c) 2016 and that beard was a mistake.
Answer: 2016 and that beard was a mistake.
c) Juliet should have just married Paris and saved everyone the fuss.
Yes this is Paul Rudd as Paris in Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 adaptation Romeo + Juliet and he is having a swell time.
a) You would think that I would be sick of looking at Paul Rudd’s face by now.
b) But I am not.
2014 is correct! Well done! We’ve reached the end of this very informative and official quiz so I hope we all got what we needed. I know I did.
Our official report is that the deeper you go into the Paul Rudd files, the more evident his agelessness becomes. And the Paul Rudd files are always a fun place to be.