People Magazine has named 52-year-old actor Paul Rudd as their ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ for 2021. Rudd was announced as the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ in an extended comedy sketch during “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Tuesday night. The actor joins a long-list of Sexiest Men Alive honorees, including last year’s honoree Michael B. Jordan, and previous title holders George Clooney, Brad Pitt, John Legend, Idris Elba, Chris Hemsworth, and Channing Tatum.  Rudd told People Magazine he hopes he’ll be invited to “some of those sexy dinners with Clooney and Pitt and B Jordan” and added, “I’m going to lean into it hard. I’m going to own this. I’m not going to try and be like, ‘Oh I’m so modest.’ I’m getting business cards made. But all of my friends will destroy me and I expect them to. And that’s why they’re my friends.”

Rudd has been in the business for nearly three decades, starting with his breakout role in Clueless and continuing on FriendsAnchorman, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, I Love You, Man, Parks and Recreation, and numerous MCU projects in his role as Ant-Man.  He is currently appearing in AppleTV+’s The Shrink Next Door opposite Will Ferrell and on the big screen in Ghostbusters: Afterlife. He’ll return to his place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Scott Lang, alias Ant-Man, in 2023’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

Rudd has been married to his wife of 18 years, Julie, and is father to two children, Jack, 17, and Darby, 12.

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