Paul Rudd Denies He Helped Take Down Homophobic Airport Passenger After Twitter Frenzy — Says It Was His Doppelganger!

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Paul Rudd's look-alike broke up an airport brawl and caused the actor to mistakenly trend on Twitter Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Paul Rudd has a seriously heroic doppelganger. The Anchorman actor was believed to have helped take down a drunk homophobic passenger at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on Thursday, Oct. 23, but according to Rudd himself, it wasn't him.

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After photos were released of the brawl, a handsome man in a blazer was mistaken for Rudd, 45, sending the Internet into a frenzy and causing the hashtag "#PaulRuddSavesLives" to trend on Twitter. However, Rudd's publicist clarified to the UK's Daily Mail that the man was simply a look-alike. 

Rudd, for his part, was busy cheering on his beloved Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.

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According to local news affiliate WTSP, the unidentified man in the airport attacked a man in a pink shirt, yelling: "Queers is what I am upset about! This f—-t right here!"

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After kicking and punching the victim, the man was tackled by Rudd's doppelganger and others and arrested.

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