Unfunny Paul Rudd

August 9th, 2010

Paul Rudd claims he isn't funny.

The actor who has made his name in comedies such as 'Role Models', 'The 40 Year Old Virgin' and 'Anchorman' insists he finds the best way to make people laugh in his movies is by responding to other people.

He said: "I'm not that funny, honestly. I think it's easier for me to just react to it and to try and make it real or hopefully facilitate in the right way, the movie as a whole."

The 'Dinner For Schmucks' star also claimed that he originally wanted to be known for his drama work when eh first decided to pursue a performing career.

Paul said: "I was always a comedy fan, but it wasn't my pursuit necessarily in comedy.

"When I was in high school and I started to think about performing as a career, I wanted to be an actor. So I studied and went to school and it wasn't necessarily sketch comedy or stand up - it was actually Jacobean drama!"

But the actor admitted that despite landing roles in 'Clueless' and 'Romeo and Juliet', it was only when he made the comedy 'Wet Hot American Summer' that he realised where his future was.

He explained: "That was a movie that I really wanted to be a part of, and when we finally got it made I was really excited because I thought it was speaking to my own sensibility. And the other one I tried my hardest to get in on was 'Anchorman'.