Paul Rudd's 1991 Nintendo Commercial Resurfaces, Fans Ask: 'Does He Ever Age?'

A 1991 Nintendo commercial starring a pre-fame Paul Rudd has resurfaced on social media, prompting fans to marvel at the Ant Man actor's eternally youthful good looks.

In the clip, which was posted to Twitter by @BrotherClipz, Rudd is shown walking towards the big screen of an abandoned drive-in movie theater.

He proceeds to slam a game cartridge into a Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) console which has been set up in front of the movie screen.

A flash of lightning fills the frame as Rudd's character begins playing his way through a whole host of classic Nintendo titles including F-Zero, Pilotwings, Super Play Action Football, SimCity and The Legend of Zelda.

As the action progresses, Rudd is joined by a crowd of fellow gamers in awe of the 16-bit graphics showcased by the SNES, which were cutting edge at the time.

Throughout this section of the advert, a voiceover can be heard extolling the virtues of Nintendo's brand new console, which would go head-to-head with rival system the Sega Genesis over the course of the decade.

"When you decide to step up to this kind of power, this kind of challenge, this kind of flying, crashing, feeling, when you decide to get serious, there's only one place to come: the games of Super Nintendo," the voiceover states.

"No one else creates this kind of experience because no one else creates these kinds of games. Now you're playing with power, super power."

The commercial, which is 30 years old, represented Rudd's on-screen acting debut and came a year before his first credited role in the 1992 television drama series Sisters.

But while the "super power" of the SNES may have waned in the three decades since, Rudd's seemingly supernatural ability to look almost identical to his younger self remains as strong as ever, as fans were quick to note.

Paul Rudd Super Nintendo Commercial (1991)

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The video, which has been viewed more than 150,000 times on Twitter, has been flooded with comments noting the actor's eternally youthful good looks.

Tru_NorCal_420 commented: "One of the best commercials from my childhood & he hasn't aged a f***ing moment."

NYinLA2121 simply asked: "Does he ever age?"

Ashby_Time wrote: "Funny that he looks old for a 22 year old there, but now looks incredible for a 52 year old."

RobbWuddog agreed: "He looks exactly the same then as he does now. Better haircut now though."

SteveRudland pondered: "Is Paul Rudd actually a real person? I think he's just a CGI character. That's the only way to explain the fact he's only aged 5 years since 1991."

McSports14 had a similar theory, writing: "Pretty sure he is an animatronic, he looks exactly the same today."

Vallyval1020 lamented: "He looks the same. Why are we old?" to which Heathie0215 replied: "I guess we don't mind our own business enough."

LizSkelt, meanwhile, joked: "Paul Rudd definitely has a self portrait in his attic that's ageing."

Rudd has previously spoken about the secrets behind his youthful looks, citing a healthy lifestyle and skincare regime that involves regularly wearing sunscreen.

"I'm not one for tanning. I used to be, back when I was rocking the Depeche Mode look," he previously told InStyle. "Honestly, I wear sunscreen not to prevent wrinkles but because I don't want to get skin cancer."

Rudd also revealed to AARP that he now lives by a strict diet and training regime that he picked up after being cast as Ant Man.

"I changed my diet and work out and whole life when I got [the Ant-Man role]," Rudd said.

"I started training and eating like an athlete: no sugar, no alcohol, just proteins and vegetables. I really loved it. It was a complete change of life that took me by surprise. I did not think living such a healthy lifestyle would be as fulfilling."

Newsweek has reached out to Rudd's representatives for comment.

Ant Man star Paul Rudd.
Paul Rudd on a tour of the Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure Park. A 1991 commercial featuring the Ant Man actor has resurfaced on social media. Handout/Getty