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

Paul Rudd
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.

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.

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!"


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

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