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Academy Award nominee MARK RUFFALO (Dylan Hobbs) is and 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, Spike Jonze, David Fincher, Fernando Meirelles and Michael Gondry.

Up next, Ruffalo will film two back-to-back projects: Infinitely Polar Bear, opposite Zoe Saldana, and The Normal Heart, opposite Julia Roberts and Matt Bomer. Infinitely Polar Bear, is about a bipolar husband and father, played by Ruffalo, who goes off his medication and then proceeds to lose both his job and sanity, while struggling to hold onto his marriage. The original HBO movie The Normal Heart tells the story of a gay activist attempting to raise HIV/AIDS awareness during the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the 1980s. Ryan Murphy is set to direct this television movie, which is slated to debut in 2014.

In September, Roadside Attractions will release Thanks for Sharing, which follows three people who become friends while undergoing a 12-step treatment for sex addiction. The film, written and directed by Stuart Blumberg, also stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim Robbins.

Last summer, Ruffalo was seen in Marvel Enterprises' international box office hit, The Avengers, in which he portrayed 'Bruce Banner,' and 'The Incredible Hulk.' The film also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans, and is directed by Joss Whedon.

Ruffalo earned nominations for an Academy Award , Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA Award and Independent Spirit Award for his performance in Focus Features' The Kids Are All Right, directed by Lisa Cholodenko. He was also honored with the Best Supporting Actor Award by the New York Film Critics Circle. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2010 and opened to rave reviews in July 2010.

Additionally, Ruffalo recently wrapped production on Foxcatcher opposite Channing Tatum and Steve Carell, and Can a Song Save Your Life? in which he stars with Keira Knightley. Foxcatcher follows the story about John du Pont, who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and killed Olympic wrestler David Schultz (Ruffalo). Can a Song Save Your Life? is a story about an aspiring female singer in New York City whose world takes a turn for the better when a down-on-his-luck record producer (Ruffalo) discovers her, and the two forge a romance and turn each other's lives around. Both films are slated to be released in 2013.

In 2011, Ruffalo made his directorial debut with Sympathy for Delicious, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2010 and went on to win the Special Jury Prize for dramatic film. The film stared Orlando Bloom, Laura Linney, Juliette Lewis and Ruffalo in a story about a Los Angeles DJ who finds that he has the power to heal. The film was released in New York and Los Angeles by Maya Entertainment on April 29, 2011.

In 2010, he was seen in Paramount Pictures' thriller Shutter Island, directed by Martin Scorsese. Ruffalo starred opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in the film.

In 2007, 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.

In 2006, Ruffalo made his Tony Award-nominated Broadway debut in the Lincoln Center Theater's revival of Clifford Odets' Awake and Sing! The original cast included Ben Gazzara, Zoe Wanamaker and Lauren Ambrose.

He appeared in 2004 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 Sundance Film Festival. Also in 2004 Ruffalo starred the romantic comedy 13 Going on 30, opposite Jennifer Garner and appeared 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.

Ruffalo earned critical recognition in 2000 for his role in Kenneth Lonergan's You Can Count on Me, opposite Laura Linney and Matthew Broderick. The Martin Scorsese-produced film won coveted Grand Jury Prize for best film in dramatic competition and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.

His other credits include The Brothers Bloom, Margaret, Blindness, Just Like Heaven, Reservation Road, All the King's Men, What Doesn't Kill You, My Life Without Me, The Last Castle, opposite Robert Redford and James Gandolfini, Windtalkers, XX/XY, Committed, Ride With the Devil, Studio 54, Safe Men, The Last Big Thing, Fish in the Bathtub and 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. Ruffalo has won several awards for other performances, including a Dramalogue Award and the Theater World Award. In 2000, Ruffalo was seen in the Off- Broadway production The Moment When, a play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner James Lapine.

Having trained with Joanne Linville at the distinguished Stella Adler Conservatory, Ruffalo made his theater debut in Avenue A at The Cast Theater. A writer, director and producer, Ruffalo co-wrote the screenplay for the independent film The Destiny of Marty Fine, which was the first runner-up in the 1995 Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Additionally, he has directed several plays and one-acts. In 2000, he directed Timothy McNeil's original play Margaret at the Hudson Backstage Theatre in Los Angeles.

Ruffalo resides in New York.


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