Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals, which named Mila Kunis its 2018 Woman of the Year earlier this week, announced that actor Paul Rudd will be honored as the group’s Man of the Year at a ceremony Feb. 2.
The Hastys, the country’s oldest theatrical organization, cited Rudd’s genre-spanning career that includes indie films, rom-coms, and “Ant-Man,” in which he plays Marvel’s smallest superhero. Past Man of the Year winners include Robert Downey Jr., Tom Hanks, Chris Pratt, Robert De Niro, Harrison Ford, Justin Timberlake, and, most recently, Ryan Reynolds.
“We are incredibly excited to be honoring Mr. Rudd as our Man of the Year,” Pudding president Amira Weeks said in a statement. “The entire company is in awe of his many accomplishments in film and television. Specifically, in his ability to have not aged since 1995. We cannot wait for him to reveal the fountain of youth to us. Oh, and we hear he’s a pretty funny guy, too.”
Rudd was in Boston last year shooting “The Catcher Was a Spy,” a thriller in which he plays Moe Berg, a real-life former Major League Baseball player who joined the war effort during World War II and spied for the US government. It’s premiering this month at the Sundance Film Festival.