I Was Not Prepared For Paul Rudd 2020 (23 Reactions)

2020 has brought us a lot of things. But, on the good side of the spectrum, there was Zac Efron’s new Down to Earth dad bod look, Cardi B’s “WAP” single, and… well, that”s about it. Until yesterday, when Paul Rudd 2020 was revealed.

Now, Paul Rudd’s eternal youth widely thought to be one of the greatest mysteries of our time.

I mean, let’s just compare pics of him throughout the years.

Like in 1995’s Clueless (when most of us came to know him.)

And then in 2006’s Night At The Museum.

And then in 2017’s Ant-Man.

But surely the horrors and stresses of 2020 have taken their toll on the immortal hottie? Right?


We couldn’t say it better than Cali Pendleton wrote on her Facebook, “I was not prepared for Paul Rudd, 2020. Good lord.” Praise the Internet. And that beard.

Rudd in 2020

Paul Rudd 2020 look with a beard

Rudd’s “new” rugged, bearded, scarved, leather-jacketed look has left us not just thirsty, but parched. Wait, is this all a mirage? Sort of, since the photo is actually a still from his 2018 film Ideal Home in which he plays one half of a bickering gay couple (the other half is Steve Coogan) who take in the grandson Coogan didn’t know he had. Kind of like how we didn’t know that movie existed and will be watching it tonight.


Rudd — like Efron — is known for his clean-shaven, boyish appeal that often makes us wonder just how he’s 51. And what his skincare routine is. And what that painting hidden in his closet looks like.

But for now, we’ll just bask in the bearded hotness that’s been rediscovered and imagine it’s 2018 again. To help get you there, here are 23 memes, GIFs, and Twitter reactions to Paul Rudd’s “2020” look.

23 Reactions to Paul Rudd in 2020

1. Honey, don’t worry about him. We’re just friends.


2. Apparently, no.


3. Well spoken.


4. Us too.


5. If this isn’t a 2020 mood, we don’t know what is.


6. Oh, wait, well, there’s this one too.


7. Nope nope nope.


8. BRB getting water.


9. That was close.


10. Whether we think Paul Rudd’s beard should stay.


11. Someone’s gotta turn things around fast.


12. Getting ready for each new day like


13. This pretty much sums it up.


14. We don’t think that’s how it work — ohhhhh.


15. ‘Til death or Paul Rudd with a beard?


16. The GIF that summarizes the year.


17. Same girl same.


18. Hollywood, we’ve got a hit on our hands.


19. We called dibs on him first.


20. The sacrifices he makes.


21. We believe in you, Paul!

22. Ant-Man here to save the day.

23. Did 2020 turn Paul Rudd into Justin Theroux?