Paul Rudd has been named as People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive, 2021.
A lot of fans are screaming “finally!” after hearing the news, but the man himself, humble as ever, says it may come as a surprise to some.
However, an obsession from many movie fans over the years about Rudd’s seemingly never ageing face is one of many reasons people believe he’s worthy of the title.
An ageless face…
For years now, people have marveled at how the actor has seemingly frozen in time when it comes to his age.
Paul literally hasn’t changed in years…
What is his secret?
A killer skin-care routine must be involved to look this good…
How can someone with such a busy life still look this young?
We have compiled together a series of photographs that span across the 3 decades of his onscreen performances… And he looks exactly the same in every single one of them.
Keep scrolling to see for yourself…
Here, we have a young and fresh-faced Paul in his debut role in the NBC drama, Sisters, where he played Kirby Quimby Philby.
We all remember Paul’s role as the loveable stepbrother in the iconic chick-flick, Clueless.
Only 3 years on from his debut, Paul hadn’t aged a day.
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, 1995.
Following on from his role in Clueless, the actor went on to test the waters in the world of horror.
Romeo & Juliet, 1996.
The following year, Paul took on the role of Dave Paris in the 1996 adaptation of the Shakespearean romance story.
Again, there isn’t much of a difference in his appearance, is there?
Overnight Delivery, 1998.
Alongside an equally as youthful Reece Witherspoon, Paul still hadn’t aged a day since his debut… Okay, it had only been 6 years.
The Object of My Affection, 1998.
Then came his role as George Hanson in The Object of My Affection… Yep, still looks pretty young here.
The Cider House Rules, 1999.
It’s 1999, and there still isn’t a wrinkle or frown line in sight.
Wet Hot American Summer, 2001.
A couple of years later, Paul played the role of Andy in the comedy, Wet Hot American Summer, and he looked as young as ever.
The role most of us will know and love him for – A decade on from his debut, Paul played the role of Phoebe’s love interest, Mike Hannigan in the iconic sitcom, Friends.
The Shape of Things, 2003.
If anything, he looks even younger in this movie than he did in any of the others.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, 2004.
Okay, Brian Fantana’s mustache and questionable hairstyle make him look decades older… But, under all that fake hair, you can still see his youth shining through, as bright as ever before.
The 40 Year Old Virgin, 2005.
Here, Paul oozes teenage charm and charisma… Even though he’s playing a man in his thirties. Wait… He was a man in his thirties.
Night At The Museum, 2006.
In 2006, Paul made a very brief appearance in Night of the Museum where, you guessed it, he didn’t look a day over twenty-one.
Knocked Up, 2007.
Paul starred as the loveable, yet slightly whipped husband, Pete, in the stoner comedy, Knocked Up.
Again, he hasn’t aged a day, has he?
Role Models, 2008.
Fast forward a few years, and the actor is still looking ridiculously youthful, despite playing a parent going through some sort of mid-life crisis.
I Love You, Man, 2009.
Here, Paul plays the role of the lonesome, rock music-loving Peter who is in the desperate search of a best man for his wedding… And, of course, he looked as young as ever.
Dinner For Schmucks, 2010.
I feel like I’m running out of things to say about his ridiculous good looks, here…
This Is 40, 2010.
Okay, finally there are some signs of aging here… Or maybe it’s just the 5 o’clock shadow?
Okay, maybe it wasn’t the stubble… After a hair cut, Paul is back to looking nearly as young as his 1992 debut.
They Came Together, 2014.
Slightly stragglier hair, but as wrinkle-free as always.
The actor made his Marvel Universe debut with the starring role of Ant-Man and, despite a few cuts and bruises, he looked just as amazing as ever.
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, 2017.
Despite him desperately trying to look ten years older… He just didn’t. Even with the wig and fake beard.
He looks younger, if anything.
Avengers: Endgame, 2019.
Last year, Paul appeared in the most successful movie of all time… And, of course, he didn’t look a day over thirty.
And, most recently, Living With Yourself, 2019.
How is this man fifty-two?
Rudd has spoken out about being crowd the Sexiest Man Alive…
Speaking to People, he said: “I do have an awareness, enough to know that when people hear that I’d be picked for this, they would say, ‘What?'”
“This is not false humility. There are so many people that should get this before me.”
But he did (jokingly) admit that maybe it’s time to flaunt himself a bit more.
“I figure I’ll be on a lot more yachts. I’m excited to expand my yachting life,” he said. “And I’ll probably try to get better at brooding in really soft light. I like to ponder. I think this is going to help me become more inward and mysterious. And I’m looking forward to that.”