Paul Rudd has a lot of good things going on in his life right now. He's shooting the highly anticipated Marvel movie Ant-Man, he's enjoying his life as a wealthy celebrity and when he has nothing else to do in his day, he allegedly breaks up fights at airports like a real-life superhero.
A video surfaced on Saturday that showed an angry, violent man slinging hateful, homophobic slurs at a random stranger at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport. (Caution: NSFW language.)
The man, who appears to be possibly impaired by drugs and/or alcohol, then starts getting in other passengers faces, screaming obscenities and hurling threats, all while airport security stroll on by like carefree children on their way to recess.
Then, after a minute, the man punches a guy he calls a "queer." Little did the man know that he was about to get tackled to the ground by a crowd of people that included a mustache-free Brian Fantana. Or not.
As it turns out, it wasn't Rudd. It wasn't ever going to be Rudd. Life is occasionally giving, but it's never going to be "Paul-Rudd-saves-the-day-by tackling-violent-lunatic" giving. No matter how much it looks like him.
Guess there are some people in this world who, when seen on a shaky, low-res YouTube video, happen to kind of resemble our favorite I Love You Man star. This random doppelganger happens to be one.
Also, the star's rep flat-out denied that it was the beloved actor. Who wouldn't take credit for being a hero?
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When it was first suggested that one of the men who saved the day was Paul Rudd, the internet exploded with love and excitement, and the hashtag #PaulRuddSavesLives spread like wildfire.
does anyone have a 2T sized blue checked shirt & olive sport coat? just changed Ben's Halloween costume #PaulRuddSavesLives— iscreeeeaaaaamama (@pnuts_mama) October 27, 2014
I like to think that wasn't even Paul Rudd's flight. He was on the way to Cinnabon and decided to help out. #paulruddsaveslives— Jana (@jneslo) October 27, 2014
… And possibly all of history.
Paul Rudd invented the cotton gin after he got bored in his spare time after inventing a time machine #PaulRuddSavesLives— Lucas Neff (@RealLucasNeff) October 27, 2014
Whether it really was Rudd or not (it wasn't), one thing is clear: America must really love Paul Rudd, because everyone supported and praised this ridiculous theory right off the bat. Hopefully this will translate into big bucks for Ant-Man.
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