Mark Ruffalo
American actor
Mark Ruffalo
Mark Alan Ruffalo is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. Best known for his role as the Marvel Comics character Bruce Banner / The Hulk in Marvel's The Avengers (2012), he has also starred in films such as You Can Count on Me (2000), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Just Like Heaven (2005), Zodiac (2007), and Shutter Island (2010).
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Beyoncé Posts For First Time In Weeks To Support LGBTQ Students
Huffington Post - about 18 hours
Beyoncé is making her voice heard when it comes to rights for the LGBTQ community.  On Wednesday, the Trump administration announced it will be rolling back protections put in place by the Obama administration that barred schools from discriminating against transgender students. The previous policy stated that schools receiving federal money must treat a student’s gender identity as his or her sex, which includes using the restroom of his or her gender identity.  Beyoncé shared a message in support of LGBTQ youth, along with a link to GLSEN’s 100 Days of Kindness challenge. GLSEN is a group that works to ensure the safety of LGBTQ students in schools.  GLSEN’s 100 Days of Kindness is an initiative to build a virtual “wall of kindness” with messages of support and reassurance for LGBTQ students.  Since the election, we’ve seen an increase in reports of harassment, bullying, and violence towards LGBTQ students in schools. Now with a new administration in of ...
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Cobie Smulders Says Training For A Tom Cruise Movie Is Tougher Than Giving Birth
Huffington Post - 21 days
Cobie Smulders may not have played “the mother” on “How I Met Your Mother,” but in reality, she is one. Though it’s a tough job being a parent, the actress recently found something that’s equally, if not more, challenging: being in a Tom Cruise movie. “It was the most physically demanding thing I ever had to do in my life, and I’ve given birth twice if that’s saying anything,” said Smulders when talking about training for “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.” Smulders plays Major Susan Turner in the film, and she wanted to live up to what actual women have to do to earn that position. “It’s one of those things I look back on, and I trained so hard for that because it’s really important to me to portray this woman in a realistic way. The real women who decide to enlist to work their way up in the ranks to become a Major in the United States Army are some freakin’ tough broads.” Smulders knows something about being a “tough broad” herself. She prepared for the movie while also car ...
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Celebrities React As Donald Trump Becomes President Of The United States
Huffington Post - about 1 month
Well, Inauguration Day is here ― the day Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America. We’re all experiencing a lot of emotions right now, as are the celebrities who, as a whole, stayed very far away from Thursday’s festivities and Friday’s ceremony.  Here’s how Hollywood reacted to Trump’s inauguration:  what a beautiful prayer. makes me wanna grab my puss — christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 20, 2017 i was going to go to sundance to support john tomorrow but feeling compelled to support my fellow women. see you at the women's march, DC — christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 20, 2017 I made a appointment at the DMV this morning. That's where I'll be. The DMV.  #AlreadyGreat — Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) January 20, 2017 My heart goes out to Mrs Clinton and her family #InaugurationDay — Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) January 20, 2017 The last 2 in ...
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NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Plans To Protest At Trump International Hotel Thursday
Huffington Post - about 1 month
President-elect Donald Trump would probably appreciate a nice quiet night Thursday, the evening before his inauguration. But if New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) and a few celebrities have anything to say about it, Thursday night at Trump’s New York City International Hotel could end up being a rowdy affair. And not in a good way. (Granted, Trump will likely spend the night in Washington, D.C., and the Trump International Hotel is a few blocks away from Trump Tower, where the president-elect set up his actual transition office. But that’s beside the point.) De Blasio plans to join actors Alec Baldwin and Mark Ruffalo, as well as filmmaker and activist Michael Moore, at the hotel on Columbus Circle at 6:00 p.m. Thursday for a protest against Trump. Mark Ruffalo, Alec Baldwin & myself will be holding a massive rally in NYC in front of Trump International Hotel this Thursday, 6pm! Come! — Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 14, 2017 “As Lincoln once said, ...
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Looking For Anti-Trump Protests? Here Are Dozens To Choose From.
Huffington Post - about 1 month
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Mark Ruffalo to Star in ‘The Price’ on Broadway
NYTimes - about 2 months
Mr. Ruffalo, in his second Broadway appearance, will co-star alongside Danny DeVito, Tony Shalhoub and Jessica Hecht in the revival of an Arthur Miller play.
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New York Film Critics Circle Spreads the Love
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Why is this night different from all other [awards] nights? New York Magazine film critic and emcee for this annual awards fete David Edelstein had some answers about honoring the storytelling but Mark Ruffalo, on hand to present the Best Screenplay award to Kenneth Lonergan for "Manchester By the Sea," put it succinctly: the speeches are fresh. This being the beginning of the long slog to Oscars, everyone can let loose. And "Manchester"'s lead, Casey Affleck did, reading one-liners from negative reviews, especially from the night's emcee. Edelstein, for his part, was ruffled and began to praise Affleck for just about everything, until that wore thin. But it was all in good fun. Had the awards been televised as the Globes and Oscars are, this would have been a different night indeed. Isabelle Huppert, on a roll starting with last month's Gothams, won Best Actress for her work in both "Elle" and "Things to Come," was gratified that the first such honor was bestowed upon Greta Garbo in ...
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Michelle Pfeiffer Joins Board Of Top Environmental Group
Huffington Post - 2 months
Michelle Pfeiffer has joined the board of directors at Environmental Working Group, adding celebrity firepower to one of the country’s most powerful consumer research and advocacy groups.  The “Batman Returns” star is the first Hollywood celebrity to lead the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, which focuses on farm subsidies and the health effects of toxic chemicals used in food, cosmetics and fossil fuel drilling and mining. The group, which pulled in $13.6 million in revenue last year, regularly releases consumer guides on food, makeup and sunscreen, and publishes an annual list of the “dirty dozen” fruits and vegetables with the highest amounts of pesticide residue. “Like millions of parents, I’ve relied on EWG research for many years to help my family avoid toxic chemicals and lead a healthier life,” Pfeiffer, 58, said in a statement. “And now more than ever, we need EWG to lead the fight for a clean environment in Washington.” EWG certainly has its work cut out for it. P ...
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Dakota Access Pipeline Developer Won't Budge On Route Change
Huffington Post - 3 months
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'Avengers' cast is assembling against Donald Trump on Twitter
Yahoo News - 3 months
The stars of the Avengers films may not actually have superpowers, but a lot of them do have Twitter accounts. Author Suleikha Snyder noticed Monday that several of the Avengers have spoken out against Trump on Twitter to the delight of many franchise fans. "The Avengers are assembling," Snyder wrote, highlighting tweets from Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) and Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury, who is admittedly not an actual Avenger). SEE ALSO: ‘The Avengers’ remade with zero budget looks almost as super The Avengers are assembling. pic.twitter.com/cADUNW82ia — Suleikha Snyder (@suleikhasnyder) November 14, 2016 The internet appeared very enthused — particularly about Jackson's characteristically badass commentary. @suleikhasnyder Omg. That SLJ tweet. — sarah maclean (@sarahmaclean) November 14, 2016 @suleikhasnyder I love that Evans' tweet sounds like a Captain America speech — Austin Shinn (@untitleduser) November 14, 2016 @suleikhasnyder @rainbowrowell HELL YEAH TIME ...
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Here's What You Should Know About The Dakota Pipeline Protest
Huffington Post - 4 months
You might be wondering why it seems like dozens of your Facebook friends are suddenly converging on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota. As of Wednesday, over 1.6 million people had “checked in” via Facebook at the reservation in an act of solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux tribe members and other supporters who for months have been protesting the construction of an oil pipeline being built by Energy Transfer Partners to transport oil 1,200 miles east, from North Dakota’s Bakken field to a refinery in central Illinois. The protesters, who include representatives of more than 200 other tribes, identify themselves as “water protectors” and contend that the pipeline would disturb sacred lands and burial grounds and would likely harm the Missouri River, which provides the tribe’s drinking water. Early Monday, Facebook users began checking in at Standing Rock and reposting a message claiming that the check-ins were needed to help protect protesters in North Dako ...
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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Vows To Fight Dakota Access Pipeline Through Winter
Huffington Post - 4 months
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mark Ruffalo
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 48
    In 2016, Ruffalo narrated and produced 'Dear President Obama: The Clean Energy Revolution is Now', a documentary by director Jon Bowermaster which looks at President Obama’s environmental tenure and legacy concerning the massive expansion of oil and natural gas drilling.
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  • 2014
    Age 46
    In 2014 Ruffalo spoke out against Israel's Operation Protective Edge, Israel's 7-week war against Hamas, tweeting "Israel destroys el-Wafa hospital as staff evacuates all patients".
    More Details Hide Details After receiving criticism for defending Palestinians, Ruffalo responded "Sorry, I thought blowing up Hospitals was something that all human beings could agree was off limits." Finally, in response to accusations of anti-Semitism, Ruffalo responded, "Empathizing w/ Gaza does NOT make me anti-Semitic, nor pro-Hamas or anti-Israel. It makes me human."
  • 2010
    Age 42
    He claimed in the December 2010 issue of GQ magazine that after he organized screenings in Pennsylvania of a documentary about natural-gas-drilling called Gasland, he was placed on a terror advisory list.
    More Details Hide Details The Department of Homeland Security denied the claim. The Solutions Project is an organization formed by engineering professor Mark Z. Jacobson (Stanford University), documentary filmmaker/ activist Josh Fox and Mark Ruffalo, with the aim of moving The United States towards 100% renewable energy, including the use of wind power and solar power. The organization says this energy transition is mainly social and political in nature, not technical.
    On October 4, 2010, Ruffalo appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show to discuss hydraulic fracturing and the The FRAC Act of 2009.
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    In 2010, he starred in Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right, with Annette Bening and Julianne Moore.
    More Details Hide Details Ruffalo stated in an interview that he approached Cholodenko after watching High Art and said he would love to work with her. Years later, she called Ruffalo and said she wrote a script, and had him in mind for the part. His performance earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Ruffalo starred in The Avengers (2012), the sixth installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, replacing Edward Norton as Dr. Bruce Banner / the Hulk. Ruffalo received critical acclaim for his performance and is under contract to reprise the role in any future film appearances of the character produced by Marvel Studios. Ruffalo also made an uncredited cameo appearance as Banner in Iron Man 3, making him the first actor to reprise the character in a live-action film. He reprised the role again in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), and will do so once more in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok.
    In 2010, he co-starred in the Martin Scorsese thriller Shutter Island as U.S. Marshal Chuck Aule, the partner of Leonardo DiCaprio's character Teddy Daniels.
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  • 2009
    Age 41
    In 2009, he played a brief role in the film Where The Wild Things Are as Max's mother's boyfriend.
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  • 2008
    Age 40
    On December 1, 2008, Ruffalo's brother, Scott, was shot at his Beverly Hills condominium, and died a week later.
    More Details Hide Details Ruffalo is pro-choice. He has explained his stance by saying,"I don't want to turn back the hands of time to when women shuttled across state lines in the thick of night to resolve an unwanted pregnancy, in a cheap hotel room." He is also a supporter of LGBTQ+ rights. Ruffalo has suggested that the Zika virus is the inadvertent creation of a British biotech company that has been releasing genetically modified mosquitoes to combat dengue fever in Brazil. In 2008, Ruffalo expressed concern that gas companies were eyeing his family's land in Callicoon, New York. After doing his own investigation, New York magazine wrote, he becomes "anti-fracking's first famous face."
    In 2008, Ruffalo starred as a con man in The Brothers Bloom with Adrien Brody and Rachel Weisz and co-starred with Julianne Moore in Blindness. 2008 also saw Ruffalo in Brian Goodman's What Doesn't Kill You with Ethan Hawke and Amanda Peet, which was shown at the Toronto Film Festival.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2007
    Age 39
    In 2007, Ruffalo played divorced lawyer Dwight Arno, who accidentally kills a child and speeds away, in Terry George's film Reservation Road, based on the novel by John Burnham Schwartz.
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    In March 2007, he appeared in Zodiac as SFPD homicide inspector Dave Toschi, who ran the investigation to find and apprehend the Zodiac killer from 1969 through most of the 1970s.
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  • 2006
    Age 38
    In 2006, Ruffalo starred in Clifford Odets' Awake and Sing! at the Belasco Theatre in New York, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play.
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  • 2000
    Age 32
    Through a chance meeting with writer Kenneth Lonergan, he began collaborating with Lonergan and appeared in several of his plays, including the original cast of This is Our Youth (1996), which led to Ruffalo's role as Laura Linney's character's brother in Lonergan's Academy Award-nominated 2000 film You Can Count on Me.
    More Details Hide Details He received favorable reviews for his performance in this film, often earning comparisons to the young Marlon Brando, and won awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and Montreal World Film Festival. This led to other significant roles, including the films XX/XY (2002), Isabel Coixet's My Life Without Me (2003), Jane Campion's In the Cut (2003), Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), and We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004), which is based upon two short stories written by Andre Dubus. He appeared opposite Tom Cruise as a narcotics detective in Michael Mann's crime-thriller Collateral (2004). In the mid 2000s, Ruffalo appeared as a romantic lead in View From the Top (2002), 13 Going on 30 (2004), Just Like Heaven (2005) and Rumor Has It (2005).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1967
    Born
    Born on November 22, 1967.
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