The American actor and film producer Paul Rudd has been announced People’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2021. The 52-year-old actor won the title in The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night on 9 November. During an interview with People, Rudd said he wants his friends to give him “so much grief” because of his new title, but that he’s going to “lean into it hard”. “I’m going to own this,” he said.
The actor said, “I do have an awareness, enough to know that when people hear that I’d be picked for this, they would say, ‘What?'” he added, “This is not false humility. There are so many people that should get this before me.”
Despite the Sexiest Man Alive Title, Paul Rudd is famously recognized for his impressive roles in Ant-Man, The Avengers: Endgame, Clueless, Anchorman, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and the sitcom Friends.
He declared that his wife of 18 years, Julie, was the only person to whom he revealed in advance.
He stated, “But you know she was very sweet about it. After some giggling and shock, she responded, ‘Oh, they got it right.’ And that was very sweet. She was probably not telling the truth, but what’s she going to say?”
Rudd’s first show was NBC’s classic sitcom, “Friends.” where he portrayed the role of Mike Hannigan, who married Phoebe in the show.
Not only, Paul Rudd, there are several Hollywood stars who have also been titled the Sexiest Man Alive that includes Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, Pierce Brosnan, Johnny Depp, Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, and Matt Damon.