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Paul Rudd's Best Moment On SNL According To Fans

Paul Rudd is undeniably one of the most beloved people in the entertainment business. He was even recently awarded People's 2021 Sexiest Man Alive, solidifying himself in some historic company. Many fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will identify Rudd as the intelligent and hilarious Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man, but he has also played part in some of the most influential and popular films over the 1990s and 2000s. His stardom began to rise with 1995's "Clueless," an era-defining movie, which he followed up with a performance alongside upcoming superstar Leonardo DiCaprio a year later in "Romeo + Juliet" as Dave Paris (via IMDb). 

From that point on, Rudd has had great role after great role, from hilarious comedies like "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," "Knocked Up" and "I Love You Man" to more understated, offbeat projects like "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," "The Fundamentals of Caring," and "Living With Yourself."

In the course of promoting many of these projects over the years, Rudd gained significant exposure from "Saturday Night Live," hosting the show five times. Many fans think Rudd's most recent episode showcased the actor's best moment on the show.

Fans think Paul Rudd thanking the Ukrainian chorus is his best moment

Paul Rudd's most recent "SNL" episode in December of 2021 was an emotional, arguably unsettling show. While the Christmas episode of "SNL" is usually a pretty big spectacle, and this was supposed to be Rudd's induction into the celebrated "Five-Timers Club," almost the entire cast and crew were sent home due to a COVID-19 outbreak and there was no live audience. As such, it was mainly a clip show, only showcasing a few pre-recorded sketches produced earlier that week. Moreover, the episode coincided with the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the cold open was replaced with a moving rendition of a song titled "Prayer for Ukraine," sung by The Ukrainian Chorus Dumka of New York.

According to a recent thread on Reddit, fans think that Rudd's very best moment of all his hilarious appearances on "Saturday Night Live" isn't a funny bit or part of a specific skit, but rather a genuine moment of care and appreciation from the actor to other performers sharing the stage with him. Redditor u/EliassialE initiated the conversation by posting a screenshot from the 2021 episode during the goodbye scene that occurs at the end of every show. They noted that Rudd was one of the very few actors that took the time to go speak to the Ukrainian chorus. Multiple fans agreed, including u/SnarkWeek, who asked if the actor could truly be any more perfect of a man. u/giant_lebowski called Rudd "a role model."

Rudd's next big project, "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania" is currently in post-production with a July 28, 2023 release date.