Paul Rudd talks with Michael Specter
The New Yorker Festival
About Paul Rudd
Paul Rudd has appeared in the films “Clueless,” “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “I Love You, Man,” “Our Idiot Brother,” “This Is 40,” “Anchorman,” and “Anchorman 2,” as well as in the TV series “Friends” and “Parks and Recreation,” for which he won a Critics’ Choice Award. He plays the Marvel superhero Ant-Man, most recently featured in the blockbuster “Avengers: Endgame.” He co-wrote the movies “Ant-Man,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” and “Role Models,” all of which he also starred in. He will next star in “Ghostbusters 2020” and the Netflix series “Living with Yourself,” which premières in October.
Michael Specter has been a New Yorker staff writer since 1998. He is the author of “Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives,” which received the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry’s Robert P. Balles Annual Prize in Critical Thinking. Among his other honors are an Overseas Press Club citation for war reporting and two Global Health Council Excellence in Media Awards. He is currently an adjunct professor of bioengineering at Stanford University. His forthcoming book on the gene-editing revolution will be published in 2020.