Some things get better with age, like a fine bottle of wine… and Paul Rudd, apparently. The Avengers: Endgame star just celebrated his 50th birthday and people have some very strong opinions about it. Both fans and fellow celebs alike have shared their disbelief over the fact that Rudd has barely aged in the last 20 years.
“He’s a vampire. I think Paul Rudd is from Transylvania,” Ant-Man costar David Dastmalchian told Yahoo. “Or maybe he owns the fountain of youth … If you look at my high school versus now, it looks like I’ve been poisoned over the last 20 years. If you look at Paul’s high school photo and him now, it could still be his headshot.”
Director Peyton Reed also had some thoughts, explaining to Yahoo, “Paul is 84, and he made a pact with some dark force at some point his life. It’s sort of a Dorian Gray thing.” On a more serious note, he added, “I think it’s his incredibly sharp, amazing sense of humor and his relatability that have kept him looking so young.”
People have also taken to Twitter to express just how shocked they are that the seemingly ageless actor is now over-the-hill.
One attributed Rudd’s youthful looks to his positive attitude and open-mindedness, comparing him to 33-year-old political adviser Stephen Miller who looks much older thanks to a “heart filled with racism and hate.”
Paul Rudd turns 50 today. Stephen Miller is 33. That’s what happens when your heart is filled with racism and hate. Don’t be a Stephen Miller. pic.twitter.com/56MaRsZ5bt
— BlueKrew (@Krush59) April 6, 2019
One young fan went so far as to say that Rudd looks better at 50 than he does at 18.
I’m 18 and Paul Rudd is 50 and he looks better
— Cameron Kasky (@cameron_kasky) April 7, 2019
Another summed it up perfectly with this GIF.
Me learning that Paul Rudd is 50 years old pic.twitter.com/qdpaSKnhuo
— Felipe Sobreiro (@therealsobreiro) April 6, 2019
And even Rudd himself is in awe of his agelessness. At C2E2 Comic Con in Chicago recently, he joked to the audience, “I’m 80 years old on the inside. In here, pure darkness… and a little moisturizer.”