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MARK RUFFALO (Boyfriend) will next be seen opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese's thriller "Shutter Island.” He also recently wrapped production on his directorial debut, "Sympathy for Delicious,” starring Orlando Bloom, Laura Linney, Juliette Lewis and himself.

Ruffalo's recent projects include Rian Johnson's "The Brothers Bloom,” with Adrien Brody, Rachel Weisz and Rinko Kikuchi; Fernando Meirelles' "Blindness,” which screened at the 2008 Cannes and the Toronto International Film Festivals; "Reservation Road” which screened at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival; and "Zodiac,” opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Robert Downey Jr.

In 2006, he received a Tony Award nomination for his Broadway debut in the Lincoln Center Theater's revival of Clifford Odets' "Awake and Sing!” with Ben Gazzara, Zoe Wanamaker and Lauren Ambrose. The same year, Ruffalo appeared on screen in "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, he starred opposite Reese Witherspoon in "Just Like Heaven,” and the previous year appeared in the Michael Mann directed "Collateral,” opposite Tom Cruise. He starred in and served as executive producer on the independent "We Don't Live Here Anymore,” which screened at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and starred in the romantic comedy "13 Going on 30.” In 2004, he was seen in Charlie Kaufman's "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and in 2003, starred in Jane Campion's "In the Cut” and "My Life Without Me.”

Ruffalo earned critical recognition in 2000 for his role in Kenneth Lonergan's "You Can Count on Me,” produced by Martin Scorsese, winning the Best Actor Award at the 2000 Montreal Film Festival and the New Generation Award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. His additional credits include "What Doesn't Kill You,” Brian Goodman's "The Last Castle,” "Windtalkers,” "XX/XY,” "Committed,” Ang Lee's "Ride With the Devil,” "54” "Safe Men,” "The Last Big Thing,” "Fish in the Bathtub,” 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 "This is Our Youth,” written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan, for which he won a Lucille Award for Best Actor. His theatrical recognition includes a Dramalogue Award and the Theater World Award. In 2000, he was seen in the Off-Broadway production of James Lapine's "The Moment When.” Ruffalo trained with Joanne Linville at the distinguished Stella Adler Conservatory. He made his stage debut in "Avenue A” at The Cast Theater and went on to perform there in several of Justin Tanner's award-winning plays, including "Still Life With Vacuum Salesman” and "Tent Show.”

Also a writer, director and producer, Ruffalo co-wrote the screenplay for the independent film "The Destiny of Marty Fine,” which was first runner-up in the 1995 Slamdance Film Festival. In 2000, he directed Timothy McNeil's original play "Margaret,” at the Hudson Backstage Theatre in Los Angeles.

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