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Paul Rust

Paul Rust is a writer, performer, improver and videographer who can pretty much do it all. And if he can't, he can probably fake it.

Rust's first major feature film role was opposite Will Ferrell in the sports comedy Semi-Pro. Prior to that, he appeared in the experimental comedy, Exquisite Corpse, for which 15 writers created a scene apiece, which were then played in random order at each screening. He also had a role in writer/director Adam Deyoe's indie fest comedy Psycho Sleepover.

Upcoming for Paul is the new film from Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds, in which he performs alongside an international ensemble cast, including Brad Pitt and Samuel L. Jackson. The film follows a special group of guerrilla soldiers parachuted into Nazi-occupied France, who aim to spread fear among Hitler's troops by single-handedly killing as many German soldiers as they can.

Paul first began writing and performing comedy in his home state at the University of Iowa. Upon moving to Los Angeles, he quickly began catching attention as a regular performer at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, performing sketch, improv and stand-up comedy. His stage work (along with partner, Neil Campbell) was featured at HBO's The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas, as well as San Francisco Sketchfest.

His writing credits include Adult Swim's Moral Orel, MTV's Human Giant and the Fox pilot The Right Now Show, which also featured Paul as a lead performer. Paul's self-made videos have gained a growing following on the Internet and can be viewed at funnyordie.com/paulrust/videos.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.

Paul Rust Facts

BirthdayApril 12, 1981 (42)
BirthplaceLe Mars, Iowa, USA

Selected Filmography

Inglourious Basterds
Evil Lives Here
I Love You, Beth Cooper
Don't Stop Or We'll Die
The Student Nurses
I Love You Beth Cooper
Walk on the Wild Side
Underworld U.S.A.
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