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5 Ways "Sexiest Man" Paul Rudd Stays Ageless

Find out how the “Sexiest Man Alive” stays that way.

Paul Rudd has accomplished a lot in his life. His most recent achievement? Being named People's "Sexiest Man Alive" for 2021. And it's well-deserved. Despite being in his 50's, he still looks the exact same way he did when he starred in Clueless and played Phoebe's love interest on Friends. Read on to see 5 ways Paul Rudd stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


He's Committed to His Diet

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When Rudd joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the superhero Ant-Man, he had to get in shape. Rudd tells Variety that he was extremely committed to his healthy lifestyle while preparing for the film. "I took the Chris Pratt approach to training for an action movie. Eliminate anything fun for a year and then you can play a hero," he says. 


He Works Out Daily

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Another part of Rudd's Ant-Man preparation was working out everyday. Rudd said that he worked hard to make fitness a regular thing. "My day was centered around fitness and health, and that was kind of a first," he tells People. "Every other time, I had to go about my day and try and find the time to work out. But [this time] everything else about my day kind of had to fit in around the workouts. I was going to be held accountable for it, and there was a reason for doing it. I wasn't just randomly doing this kind of arbitrarily, which would have made it a lot harder."


He Wears Sunscreen


Rudd is known for looking the same way for decades, and a big part of it is his skin. "I am a big believer in sunscreen," he tells InStyle. "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."


He Worked With A Trainer

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When preparing for his role in Ant-Man Rudd worked with trainer Brendan Johnston to get in shape. Johnston tells Muscle & Fitness that he saw a huge transformation with the actor. "He was much more athletic," Johnston says. "Stronger, faster, and agile. He didn't want to just look like a superhero. He had to move, run, jump, and fight like one, as well." 


He Eliminated Things From His Diet

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Rudd's diet for Ant-Man involved taking things out of his everyday diet, and he admits that it really helped him. He tells AARP, "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."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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