Paul Rudd has just
been titled People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive 2021. The actor is 40,
and earning the title that recognizes youth is beyond his comprehension. 
Rudd has played several iconic roles, the best known is his Ant-Man in the
Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The announcement
was made  on CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night.

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actor tells the magazine in an upcoming issue that receiving the award will
surprise some people.

do have an awareness, enough to know that when people hear that I’d be picked
for this, they would say, ‘What?’” Rudd told the media outlet. “This is not
false humility. There are so many people that should get this before me,” he

On the other hand,
Rudd will gladly receive recognition. He jokes that the new title will get him
an invitation to those sexy dinners with recent winners George Clooney, Brad
Pitt and Michael B Jordan.

figure I’ll be on a lot more yachts,” Rudd said. “I’m excited to expand my
yachting life. And I’ll probably try to get better at brooding in really soft
light. I like to ponder. I think this is going to help me become more inward
and mysterious. And I’m looking forward to that.”

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People magazine’s
Sexiest Man Alive winners include Michael B. Jordan in 2020, John Legend in
2019, Idris Elba in 2018, Blake Shelton in 2017, Dwayne Johnson in 2016, David
Beckham in 2015 and Chris Hemsworth in 2014.

Aside from Rudd, a
few Hollywood artists have been named as Sexiest Man Alive, including Brad
Pitt, George Clooney, Harrison Ford, Pierce Brosnan, Ben Affleck, Johnny Depp,
Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds and Matt Damon.

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