Paul Rudd Looks Dapper While Stealing Our Hearts In This Month's 'Nylon Guys'

Paul Rudd on the September cover of "Nylon Guys."
Photo: Courtesy of "Nylon Guys" Magazine

As far as Hollywood heartthrobs go, Paul Rudd is the male version of America's Sweetheart. His sincere brand of sweet and funny has charmed us in every single film he's been in for the last TWO DECADES. It's kind of insane to think that the dude from Role Models and Dinner for Schmucks is still breaking our hearts the same way he did way back in the golden olden days of 1995's Clueless. One of our favorite moments in the movie is when Alicia Silverstone (aka Cher) sits in front of the neon pink Beverly Hills fountain and says, "I love Josh! I'm majorly, totally, crazy in love with Josh!" Is it wrong that we still mouth that line with her every time we watch it and that we maybe sort of mean it? No, no it's not. Paul Rudd is aging like a fine wine, and that's something to HONOR and CHERISH, which, incidentally, Nylon Guys does in this month's cover feature.

Paul Rudd for "Nylon Guys."
Photo: Courtesy of "Nylon Guys" Magazine

Aside from admitting that he was a cute but dorky teen "like Duckie from Pretty in Pink" who made inappropriate jokes to fit in, Rudd opens up about having Mad Men's Jon Hamm steal his adolescent ladykiller thunder. Judging by the photos in the Nylon Guys spread, we beg to differ. There's something so much more appealing about a guy who's at ease lounging around in a flannel shirt and mischievous grin—a guy who looks equally comfortable in faded jeans and sneakers or a stylin' sweater tie (take THAT, Don Draper!). Rudd is real.

Paul Rudd for "Nylon Guys."
Photo: Courtesy of "Nylon Guys" Magazine

Paul Rudd for "Nylon Guys."
Photo: Courtesy of "Nylon Guys" Magazine

Speaking of which, Rudd gets real about Hollywood actors taking themselves too seriously and says, "Really, you just want people to tell you that you are cute and funny and that you affected them in some way." We're assuming this is Rudd's philosophy as well as that of fellow buddy Jason Segel, who costarred with him in both Forgetting Sarah Marshall and I Love You, Man. Both attended the Judd Apatow school for movie bros, and their brand of silly yet sensitive humor extends beyond acting to include writing, too. Aside from his duties being the ultimate everyman, Rudd wrote Role Models as well as the short-lived TV show Party Down. Funny and intelligent equals SWOON.

Paul Rudd for "Nylon Guys."
Photo: Courtesy of "Nylon Guys" Magazine

In fact, our Josh (sorry) has earned so much respect within the industry that other actors will join films the second he's attached. Such is the case for the upcoming Our Idiot Brother in which he plays an adorably clueless organic farmer alongside Zooey Deschanel and Elizabeth Banks. Seriously, we don't even care that his impish grin is hidden behind a beard in this film, we just need to see it NOW. The fact is, we don't care if Rudd plays a foul-mouthed yet secretly sensitive idiot or a hairy yet heartwarming idiot, we just want him to please never stop playing idiots EVER. Paul, if you're reading this, you can "Slappa da bass!" for us anytime, OK? We love you, man.

Paul Rudd for "Nylon Guys."
Photo: Courtesy of "Nylon Guys" Magazine

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