Mayukh Saha
Mayukh Saha
January 22, 2024 ·  3 min read

Reason Why Paul Rudd Doesn’t Appear To Age Is Actually Quite Simple

From FRIENDS to Avengers Endgame, Paul Rudd looks the same. Interestingly, he is over 50 years of age, but he would look better in a star cast filled with 35-year-olds. One of the longest-running gags in Hollywood is all about guessing the age of the ‘sexiest man‘ with each passing year- and the mystery behind him never aging. So when the cast of Clueless got together for a reunion of the 1995 hit movie, one fan had to ask the reason behind Paul Rudd’s eternal beauty.[1]

As it turns out, the actor had an answer ready for this question- “I’m 80 years old on the cyanide. In here, pure darkness- and a little moisturizer.” But Breckin Meyer, one of the actors in Clueless is a firm believer in the theory that Rudd achieved this Dorian Gray-esque look by “Sucking the lifeblood out of babies.

In 2021, he was again asked by CNN how he could not age like his peers at the premiere of Ghostbusters Afterlife. Paul Rudd had his wits about him then as well as he responded, “I’m open to the possibility of ghosts for sure.” He also took the time to speak about Harold Ramis, the creator of the original franchise- who passed away in 2014. “One of the things that I really felt while filming was his presence and how moving it was to me and how much I kind of missed him and he should be there for this. He was such a great guy, a brilliant, comedic mind.” When other fans asked about his timelessness, he stated, “This is all done with smoke and mirrors. I am a hologram, I’m like the new ABBA concert.”[2]

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What Is The Secret To Paul Rudd’s Timeless Beauty?

But what is the reality behind Paul Rudd’s beauty? The answer is quite simple- he takes care of his skin. Paul Rudd’s secret is not magic or any bizarre scientific experiments. In fact, Rudd has been quite vocal about the dangers of spending time under the Sun for too long. In an interview with InStyle, he stated, “I’m not one for tanning. I used to be, back when I was rocking the Depeche Mode look. Honestly, I wear sunscreen not to prevent wrinkles but because I don’t want to get skin cancer.

While an SPF-30 is definitely one of the best things on the market that could prevent skin cancer, it has also been found to work equally well against the aging process. Arianne Shadi Kourosh, from the American Academy of Dermatology Association, reiterated the sentiment, who explained, “Ultraviolet radiation from the sun and indoor tanning beds not only can increase your risk of skin cancer but also can contribute to skin aging.” [3]

Paul Rudd also spoke about how his role in the MCU led to him gaining a few pounds of muscle and shifting into a completely different lifestyle. “I started training and eating like an athlete: no sugar, no alcohol, just proteins, and vegetables. I really loved it. It was a complete change of life that took me by surprise. I did not think living such a healthy lifestyle would be as fulfilling.

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Keep Reading:


  1. Paul Rudd Reveals the Secret Behind Being an Ageless Baby-Faced Adult Man.” Time. Ashley Hoffman.
  2. Paul Rudd finally revealed how he stays looking young.” CNN. Chloe Melas.
  3. Reason why Paul Rudd doesn’t appear to age is actually quite simple.” Unilad. Emily Brown.