UPDATE: A representative for Paul Rudd told Time magazine that the man seen in the viral video of the incident at DFW Airport is not the famous actor.
For now, it appears that Rudd has a very qualified doppelganger lurking about.
Several websites are reporting — or speculating — that actor Paul Rudd may have been one of the good Samaritans who helped tackle and detain a “violent homophobe” at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport last week. Video of the shocking assault and subsequent takedown went viral over the weekend.
Screengrab via YouTube/Wonkette
While there doesn’t appear to be confirmation from the famous actor himself, most of the reports rely on still images showing a man who looks ridiculously similar to Rudd.
Of course, there is always the possibility that the man is just Rudd’s doppelganger. We’ll update this post if we can confirm Rudd’s involvement in the incident.
However, Wonkette also came across this Twitter conversation that at least supports the case that it may have been Rudd at the Dallas airport:
Watch the video via the Dallas Morning News:
More details on the incident via a previous report by TheBlaze:
The unidentified suspect was caught on video proclaiming that he was “upset” about “queers,” hurling other anti-gay slurs at an individual, and physically attacking the same man. Bystanders immediately jumped in to defend the victim and the suspect was pinned to the ground until a police officer could handcuff the man.