Actor Paul Rudd, who was reared in Overland Park, is perhaps best known for playing the stepbrother to Alicia Silverstone's Cher in the charming Jane Austen update Clueless
. Since then, Rudd, a former class president at Shawnee Mission West High School, has seemed to struggle to find his place in Hollywood. He's appeared in such varied projects as Gen-X Cops 2
, a film targeted at audiences in Hong Kong, and The Shape of Things
, writer-director's Neil LaBute latest exercise in misogyny. But the silly Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
returned Rudd to a mainstream hit, and he excelled in the part of an investigative reporter named Brian Fantana. The "stylish" member of a fictitious '70s TV news team, Rudd's character reveals in the course of the film that he's named his testicles and his penis. Rudd also gets big laughs in a scene in which Fantana describes a powerful cologne gleaned from the "bits of real panthers."