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With an expansive list of diverse film credits, MARK RUFFALO (Jeff Daly) is one of Hollywood's most sought after leading men. After appearing in four films in 2004, Ruffalo has three films opening this year and another three films in various stages of production.
Ruffalo most recently starred as the romantic lead opposite Reese Witherspoon in Just Like Heaven, released in September. In the Mark Waters-directed film, Ruffalo plays a widower who falls in love with the spirit of a woman whose apartment he moves into. Prior to this role, he was seen in Collateral, opposite Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx. In Collateral, Ruffalo plays the LAPD officer in pursuit of Tom Cruise's hitman character. He also appeared in Warner Independents Pictures' We Don't Live Here Anymore. The film received critical acclaim at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. Ruffalo starred opposite Naomi Watts, Peter Krause and Laura Dern and also served as an executive producer on this drama that examines the consequences of infidelity that befall two marriages.
In 2006, Ruffalo will be seen in All the King's Men with Sean Penn, Kate Winslet and Jude Law.
Ruffalo is currently in production on the Phoenix Pictures' film Zodiac opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Robert Downey Jr.. Based on a true story, the film follows the men who tracked down the Zodiac serial killer who terrorized San Francisco for 25 years. Ruffalo plays the San Francisco homicide inspector in charge of the case. Phoenix Pictures also recently announced that they purchased the rights to The Brass Wall as a starring vehicle for Ruffalo. He will play an undercover cop who infiltrates the Lucchesi crime family in New York to solve the murder of a city firefighter. Ruffalo also recently completed production on the Kenneth Lonergan-directed film Margaret with Anna Paquin and Matt Damon.
Ruffalo earned critical recognition in 2000 for his role in Kenneth Lonergan's You Can Count on Me, opposite Laura Linney and Matthew Broderick. For his performance, he won the Best Actor Award at the 2000 Montreal Film Festival and the New Generation Award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. The Martin Scorsese-produced film received recognition from critics nationwide and was especially well-received at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival, winning two of the festival's top prizes: the coveted Grand Jury Prize for best film in dramatic competition and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award.
In the following two years, Ruffalo landed roles in the action films The Last Castle, opposite Robert Redford and James Gandolfini, and Windtalkers, opposite Nicolas Cage and Christian Slater. He also starred in the first picture from Nylon Films, XX/XY, written and directed by Austin Chick.
In 2003, Ruffalo was seen opposite Meg Ryan in Jane Campion's film In The Cut. That same year, he appeared in the independent film My Life Without Me, written and directed by Isabel Coixet and also starring Sarah Polley and Scott Speedman. In 2004, Ruffalo was seen in the romantic comedy 13 Going on 30, in which he co-starred opposite Jennifer Garner. In March of 2004, he was seen in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, written by Charlie Kaufman, starring opposite Jim Carrey, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Winslet, Elijah Wood and Tom Wilkinson.
Additional film credits include Committed, co-starring Heather Graham, which was also showcased at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival; Ride With the Devil, directed by Ang Lee (The Ice Storm) and co-starring Tobey Maguire and Skeet Ulrich; 54 with Mike Meyers; Safe Men with Sam Rockwell and Steve Zahn; The Last Big Thing, directed by Dan Zukovic; Joan Micklin Silver's A Fish in the Bathtub with Jerry Stiller; and Dan Bootzin's Life/Drawing.
Ruffalo's acting roots lie in the theater, where he first gained attention starring in the off-Broadway production of Â¬This is Our Youth,
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