2013: Hometown Hero

stylized image of actor, Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd first found acting success performing serious stuff like Shakespeare on the Broadway stage. But in recent years the Kansas City native has become a comedy icon, thanks to his regular gig on TV’s Friends and high-profile roles in big-screen hits from the likes of Judd Apatow.

Rudd has gone from stealing scenes as a supporting player to being the name above the title, and in 2013 the Library celebrated his career with Paul Rudd: Hometown Hero, in our summer Off-the-Wall Film Series.