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Paul Rudd's Supporting Cast Keeps Getting Older, But Paul Rudd Stays the Same Age

By Dustin Rowles | Box Office Round-Ups | August 29, 2011 |

By Dustin Rowles | Box Office Round-Ups | August 29, 2011 |


How crazy is this? Here's Paul Rudd in Clueless:

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Here's Paul Rudd in How Do You Know.

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It's been 15 years since Clueless, and the man looks almost the exact same. He could probably still pull off graduate student. The man is 42-years-old, and theoretically, he could still be carded.

Does this look like the average 42-year-old man?

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Here's Christian Bale. Guess who is older?

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Not only is Rudd older, he's five years older.

You know who else is 42 years old?

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That last one, in case you don't recognize her, is Kristy Swanson, who was in Buffy the Vampire Slayer only three years before Clueless. Alicia Silverstone, Rudd's co-star in Clueless, is seven years younger than Rudd. She looks like this:

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Rudd's co-star in Our Idiot Brother is Emily Mortimer. She's two years younger than Rudd. She looks like this:

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Yeah, yeah. I know. You'd still hit it. THAT'S NOT THE POINT. The point is, Paul Rudd hasn't aged in 15 years.

That is, unless he grows a beard. Unfortunately, Paul Rudd's facial hair does not agree with the box office, as his latest, Our Idiot Brother debuted over the weekend in 5th place, with a dismal $6.5 million. Blame it on Hurricane Irene if you'd like, but the box-office has never liked Rudd in facial hair. Take a look at the numbers for the last two films in which Rudd sported facial hair: Diggers ($66,000 overall) and The Oh in Ohio ($418,000 overall).

Coincidence? Probably.

At any rate, the weekend box-office was a dull affair, as it fell 23 percent below the same weekend last year. The Help held on to number one for the second weekend in a row, adding another $15 million, dropping only 28 percent and approaching the $100 million mark. Colombiana, despite Zoe Saldana's wiry frame, still managed number two, though it was with a meager $10 million. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark eked out $8.6 million on its way to obscurity. Rise of the Plane of the Apes held on to number four, adding another $8.6 million to bring its total to nearly $150 million, primed to eventually pass Kung Fu Panda 2 and break in to the top 10 on the year, at least until the holiday season pushes it out.

(Hat Tip: Brock Wilbur, for picking up on Paul Rudd's Benjamin Button aging process)



Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here or follow him on Twitter.



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