Paul Rudd was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive because, and this is true, the man is not only a delicious physical specimen, but he’s also sexy on the inside too.
It’s true, though. Nevermind the fact that the man appears to age backwards and one day we’ll extract stem cells from the tissues in his trash to create a skin serum so the rest of the world can enjoy his youthful witchcraft (why have we not done this already? have we done this already and people are holding out???). He’s also funny as hell.
My kids know and love him as Ant-Man, and that’s all well and good, but he’s been my favorite since well before he took on the role of a character who shrinks himself to the size of a fruit fly to fight evil and save the world (I think that’s what he does, I don’t know, I don’t follow superheroes that much, but it seems to be his shining trait).
He was my favorite in Baz Luhrman’s Romeo + Juliet as suitor Paris:
And in Role Models as that guy who had to deal with Stiffler’s bullshit:
In Anchorman as Brian Fantana:
And in Clueless as Josh:
Basically he’s the best in everything, OK? I can’t possibly list all the ways I love him.
But I can tell you this: Paul Rudd deserves this because he’s amazingly clever, witty, and versatile, and of course because he is somehow frozen in time while the rest of the world ages on, but MOST IMPORTANTLY because of his personality.
This nomination is a score for the funny guys. For all the funny people actually. Because funny = sexy in its own little funky and twisted way and automatically makes anybody 50 gazillion times sexier no matter what.
Paul Rudd is the whole package, not just some pretty face. And while there have been other awesome people to win this accolade as well (um hello, Michael B. Jordan *swoon*), it’s rare for them to get it so right.
So congrats, Paul, for the recognition, and congrats to the rest of the awkward funny people out there too.
This is your win as well.