Born: April 12, 1981
Date of Birth: April 12, 1981
Paul Rust 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 MTV's Human Giant and the Fox pilot The Right Now Show, which also featured Rust as a lead performer.
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 each created a scene, 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 and played a lead in I Love You, Beth Cooper, opposite Hayden Panetierre.
In Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, Rust 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.
Filmography:Inglourious Basterds (2009) I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009) Paper Heart (2009) Psycho Sleepover (2008) Semi-Pro (2008) Exquisite Corpse (2004)