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Mark Ruffalo

Birth Name: 
Mark Alan Ruffalo
Birthday: 
Wednesday, November 22, 1967
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Birth Place: 
Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA
Height: 
5'8"

A native of Wisconsin, Mark Ruffalo moved with his family to Virginia Beach, Virginia where he lived out most of his teenage years. Following high school, Mark moved with his family to San Diego and soon migrated north, eventually settling in Los Angeles. He took classes at the Stella Adler Conservatory and subsequently co-founded the Orpheus Theatre Company, an Equity-Waiver establishment where he did yeoman work. Practically performing in every capacity, he went from acting, writing, directing and producing to running the lights and building sets while building up his resume. Despite good stage reviews, Mark couldn't get arrested in film and TV, having to bartend for nearly nine years to make ends meet. Ready to give it all up, a chance meeting and resulting collaboration with playwright/screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan changed everything. Ruffalo won NY success in Lonergan's play "This Is Our Youth", which led to his winning the male lead in Lonergan's film You Can Count on Me (2000). His stunning, mesmerizing performance as Laura Linney's ne'er-do-well brother had Hollywood opening its eyes wide to this new serious talent. Some reviewers even found themselves comparing him to an early Marlon Brando. Despite this career-breaking success, Mark remains true to his stage roots and small theater company in L.A., occasionally directing and performing in-between taking on the big, lucrative film projects that are now offered. Although he is not yet a top marquee item, Mark has continued to impress with his range and versatility in both leads and character roles and remains consistently in demand. His more notable films of late have included XX/XY (2002), My Life Without Me (2003) and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). (IMDb)

Awards and Nominations

2011 - Nominated - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (The Kids Are All Right)

News

Marvels 'The Avengers' assembles on Twitter

Marvel Studios announced today that they will be sponsoring a Global Twitter Chat on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 11 a.m. (PST) with cast members and the director of their highly anticipated action-adventure “Marvel’s The Avengers,” opening in theaters on May 4, 2012.... Read more
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Brad Pitt to Play Mob Enforcer in 'Cogan's Trade'

Brad Pitt is reteaming with Andrew Dominik, his director of The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, for a comedic crime story titled Cogan’s Trade. The project, being financed by Inferno, is being unveiled at the American Film Market.... Read more
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Mark Ruffalo is the new Hulk

Here's a tiny tidbit of Avengers news for ya: Mark Ruffalo told New York Magazine's Vulture blog that he will be playing the Hulk as well as Bruce Banner in the planned film.... Read more
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Mark Ruffalo Rumoured As The Hulk

Now that the fallout from the Edward Norton controversy is beginning to settle, with comments from all sides and the actor definitely ditched from The Avengers, talk is naturally starting to turn to a replacement Bruce Banner. The latest name touted for the role? Mark Ruffalo.... Read more
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View the 'Shutter Island' Super Bowl spot here

After a few delays, Martin Scorcese's 'Shutter Island' is finally seeing the light of day, opening February 19.  The delay, caused by what Paramount claimed was a "lack of proper funding" in the last quarter of 2009, is being treated with full pockets now as they put up the big bucks for what the... Read more
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Reviews

The Avengers

Since the release of Iron Man in 2008, Marvel Studios has been teasing us with hints of the Avengers Initiative. With Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) silently pulling the strings in the background and Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) as his right hand man, S.H.I.E.L.D.... Read more
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Sympathy for Delicious

 Sympathy for Delicious marks the directorial debut of actor Mark Ruffalo. Mark has always been a very talented actor, always delivering a solid performance. If you do not know the man now, you will when The Avengers comes out as he stepped in for Edward Norton as the new Hulk.   ... Read more
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Margaret

 Movies like Margaret are the reason I hesitate to make a career of film criticism. If it means I have to sit through more garbage of this caliber, I want out.... Read more
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The Kids Are All Right (BLU-RAY)

Oscar Nominee’s Annette Bening and Julianne Moore star as partners Nic and Jules whose children, produced through artificial insemination, meet the sperm donor their parents used to conceive them with. When the kids meet Paul (Mark Ruffalo) they take to him and introduce him to their parents.... Read more
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Shutter Island (BLU-RAY)

Marshal Teddy Daniels arrives at Shutter Island, an asylum for the criminally insane, to help locate a missing person/patient.... Read more
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Videos

Avengers: Age Of Ultron (Special Look)

Avengers: Age Of Ultron (Special Look)

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Avengers: Age Of Ultron (Teaser Trailer)

Avengers: Age Of Ultron (Teaser Trailer)

When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the vill... Read more
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Foxcatcher (Theatrical Trailer)

Foxcatcher (Theatrical Trailer)

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Foxcatcher (Teaser #3)

Foxcatcher (Teaser #3)

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Foxcatcher (Teaser #2)

Foxcatcher (Teaser #2)

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