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MARK RUFFALO (The Doctor) Mark Ruffalo is one of Hollywood's most sought after actors, easily moving between stage and screen and working with directors including Ang Lee, Martin Scorsese, Michael Mann, David Fincher, Fernando Meirelles and Michael Gondry.

Ruffalo recently wrapped production on Paramount Pictures' thriller "Shutter Island” directed by Martin Scorsese. Ruffalo stars opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in the film which follows two cops (DiCaprio and Ruffalo) who are sent to Shutter Island to investigate a missing patient at a mental institution. "Shutter Island” is scheduled for release in November 2009. He has also wrapped "Real Men Cry,” Brian Goodman's autobiographical crime drama for Yari Film Group. The cast includes Ethan Hawke and Amanda Peet. The film will be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Ruffalo will next be seen in Miramax Films' "Blindness” directed by Fernando Meirelles ("City of God,” "The Constant Gardener”). The film is and based on the book by Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago, which follows a plague of blindness that affects everyone in an anonymous city. Ruffalo co-stars opposite Julianne Moore and Danny Glover. "Blindness” is scheduled for release on September 19, 2008. Blindness screened at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2008 and will next be seen at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Also upcoming is "The Brothers Bloom,” an international conman adventure directed by Rian Johnson ("Brick”). The cast includes Adrien Brody, Rachel Weisz and Rinko Kikuchi. The film is scheduled for release on October 24, 2008. Ruffalo has also wrapped "Where the Wild Things Are” directed by Spike Jonze and the Kenneth Lonergan film "Margaret” with Anna Paquin and Matt Damon.

In 2007, Ruffalo was last seen in the Focus Features' film "Reservation Road” opposite Joaquin Phoenix and Jennifer Connely. The film screened at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival. The same year Ruffalo appeared in the Phoenix Pictures film "Zodiac” opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Robert Downey Jr. Ruffalo portrayed the infamous Detective Dave Toschi, who devoted his career to tracking down the Zodiac killer. Phoenix Pictures have 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. In 2006, Ruffalo received a Tony Award nomination for his Broadway debut in the Lincoln Center Theater's revival of Clifford Odets' "Awake and Sing!” In the Depression-era drama, Ruffalo played a World War I veteran who lost a leg during the war. The cast included Ben Gazzara, Zoe Wanamaker and Lauren Ambrose. The same year, Ruffalo was seen "All the King's Men” with Sean Penn, Kate Winslet and Jude Law. The film premiered at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival.

In 2005, Ruffalo starred as the romantic lead opposite Reese Witherspoon in Dreamworks' "Just Like Heaven.” The previous year he appeared in the Michael Mann directed "Collateral” opposite Tom Cruise. He was also seen in Warner Independents' "We Don't Live Here Anymore” opposite Naomi Watts, Peter Krause and Laura Dern. Ruffalo served as an Executive Producer on the film which screened at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. Also in 2004 Ruffalo starred the romantic comedy "13 Going on 30,” opposite Jennifer Garner. In March of 2004, he was seen in Charlie Kaufman's "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” opposite Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet. 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.

Ruffalo earned critical recognition in 2000 for his role in Kenneth Lonergan's "You Ca

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