Like 99.9% of men around the world, Paul Rudd has accepted the fact that he’ll never be Brad Pitt.
The now 50-year-old actor talked to The New York Times recently and revealed a moment of clarity he had while watching Pitt in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
I thought, my God, what a movie star, just so cool. I came to terms pretty early on that I was not going to be the guy up there that people would watch, going, ‘Yes! That’s who I want to be!’
Rudd followed this up by saying he’s okay with it. It’s not like he’s competing with Pitt for these roles. He doesn’t even relate to them.
Because the truth is, I don’t quite relate to them in the same way that I relate to a guy who is mildly depressed or put-upon, and trying to fight his way out of this common situation.
And that makes perfect sense. If you grow up as Brad Pitt, you’re gonna have a completely different personality/POV then most people in the world. There are some roles Rudd plays that Pitt couldn’t play, simply because it wouldn’t be believable.
With all that being said, Rudd should feel good about himself, ’cause at 50-years-old, he still looks like he’s in his 30s. The dude just refuses to age.