'Wet Hot American Summer' All-Star Roll Call: Then and Now

How the comedy MVP cast became huge since making the 2001 cult hit

Paul Rudd
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Paul Rudd

Character: Andy, the studly, self-absorbed lifeguard
Pre-WHAS: An ageless wonder, Rudd looks the same today as he did when his career began in the 1990s, back when he was popping up in smaller roles in the movies Clueless, The Cider House Rules, and Romeo + Juliet.  Does he have a decrepit portrait stashed in the attic or something?
Post-WHAS: In the ensuing decade-plus since he petulantly flopped around the camp's cafeteria, Rudd become a favorite of Judd Apatow (who's worked with him on everything from The 40-Year-Old Virgin to This Is 40, among others) and Wet Hot director David Wain (Role Models, Wanderlust). You can't say the words "sex panther" without picturing his horny reporter Brian Fontana from the Anchorman films, and he's had memorable runs on Friends and Parks and Recreation. Oh, and did we mention that he's Ant-Man? Y'know, the Marvel superhero? That's not too shabby for a guy who regularly let campers drown while sucking face.