CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Paul Rudd, the versatile and forever young actor and screenwriter who stars in “Ant-Man” was named 2018 Man of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals on Thursday.
Rudd, 48, will get his pudding pot during a roast at Harvard on Feb. 2.
“He has starred in indies, mainstream films, acclaimed and often heartfelt comedies, and now he currently plays one of Marvel’s biggest (and smallest) superheroes,” the oldest collegiate theatrical organization in the nation announced.
He also apparently holds the secret to the fountain of youth.
“The entire company is in awe of his many accomplishments in film and television,” Hasty Pudding President Amira Weeks said in a statement. “Specifically, in his ability to have not aged since 1995. Oh, and we hear he’s a pretty funny guy, too.”
Rudd co-wrote and starred in 2015’s “Ant-Man” and its sequel due out this year, “Ant-Man and the Wasp.”
He also plays the lead in “The Catcher Was a Spy,” the real-life story of Ivy Leaguer and major league ballplayer Moe Berg, a spy with the forerunner of the CIA during World War II, premiering later this month at the Sundance Film Festival.
Previous film credits include “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” “This is 40” and “Knocked Up.”
Hasty Pudding gives out the awards annually to people “who have made lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment.”
Last year’s man of the year was Ryan Reynolds. Previous winners dating to 1967 include James Stewart, Sylvester Stallone and Samuel L. Jackson.
Mila Kunis was named 2018 Woman of the Year last week.
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