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Bio For: Mark Ruffalo
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Academy Award nominee MARK RUFFALO (Dave Schultz) 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, Spike Jonze, David Fincher, Fernando Meirelles and Michel Gondry.

This summer, Ruffalo appears in the HBO film "The Normal Heart," based on the play of the same name written by Larry Kramer. Directed by Ryan Murphy, the film also stars Julia Roberts and Matt Bomer. "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. The telefilm will air on May on HBO. He will also be seen this year in BEGIN AGAIN, which co-stars Keira Knightley and Hailee Steinfeld. The film is about an aspiring female singer in New York City (Knightley)whose world takes a turn for the better when a down-on-his-luck record producer (Ruffalo) discovers her. This film premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and was the closing night picture at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.

2015 promises Ruffalo in the criticall acclaimed 2014 Sundance Film Festival hit INFINITELY POLAR BEAR opposite Zoe Saldana, directed by Maya Forbes. The film 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.

Upcoming films include the sequel to THE AVENGERS, titled THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, where he will reprise his role as Bruce Banner/The Hulk. Directed by Joss Whedon, the film brings back costars Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr.

Ruffalo earned nominations for an Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA Award and Independent Spirit Award for his performance in Lisa Cholodenko's THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT. 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 2010 and opened to rave reviews later that year.

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.

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.

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 the coveted Grand Jury Prize for Best Film in Dramatic Competition and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.

His other film credits include THANKS FOR SHARING, NOW YOU SEE ME, SHUTTER ISLAND, WE DON'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE, ZODIAC, THE BROTHERS BLOOM, COLLATERAL, 13 GOING ON 30, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, IN THE CUT, MARGARET, BLINDNESS, JUST LIKE HEAVEN, RESERVATION ROAD, ALL THE KING'S MEN, WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU, MY LIFE WITHOUT ME, THE LAST CASTLE, 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 Lucillel Ortel 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 of "The Moment When," a play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner James Lapine. He 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. In 2000, he directed Timothy McNeil's original play "Margaret" at the Hudson Backstage Theatre in Los Angeles.

Ruffalo is also an advocate of addressing climate change and renewable energy. In March 2011, Mark co-founded Water Defense to raise awareness about energy extraction impact on water and public health. A regular contributor to the Guardian and Huffington Post, Mark is a recent recipient of the Global Green Millennium Award for Environmental Leadership, the Meera Gandhi Giving Back Foundation Award, and Riverkeeper's Big Fish Award. He was named one of Time Magazine's "People Who Mattered" in 2012. Ruffalo resides with his family in New York.

Movies For: Mark Ruffalo
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BEGIN AGAIN (R) On Video: 10/28/2014 At Theaters: 7/2/2014
THANKS FOR SHARING (R) On Video: 1/7/2014 At Theaters: 9/20/2013
NOW YOU SEE ME (PG-13) On Video: 9/3/2013 At Theaters: 5/31/2013
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT (R) On Video: 11/16/2010 At Theaters: 7/7/2010
SHUTTER ISLAND (R) On Video: 6/8/2010 At Theaters: 2/19/2010
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE (PG) On Video: 3/2/2010 At Theaters: 10/16/2009
THE BROTHERS BLOOM (PG-13) On Video: 9/22/2009 At Theaters: 5/15/2009
BLINDNESS (R) On Video: 2/10/2009 At Theaters: 10/3/2008
RESERVATION ROAD (R) On Video: 4/8/2008 At Theaters: 10/19/2007
ZODIAC (R) On Video: 7/24/2007 At Theaters: 3/2/2007
ALL THE KING'S MEN (PG-13) On Video: 12/19/2006 At Theaters: 9/22/2006
RUMOR HAS IT (PG-13) On Video: 5/9/2006 At Theaters: 12/25/2005
JUST LIKE HEAVEN (PG-13) On Video: 2/7/2006 At Theaters: 9/16/2005
COLLATERAL (R) On Video: 12/14/2004 At Theaters: 8/6/2004
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (R) On Video: 9/28/2004 At Theaters: 3/19/2004
13 GOING ON 30 (PG-13) On Video: 8/3/2004 At Theaters: 4/23/2004
IN THE CUT (R) On Video: 2/10/2004 At Theaters: 10/24/2003
THE LAST CASTLE (R) On Video: 3/5/2002 At Theaters: 10/19/2001
YOU CAN COUNT ON ME (R) On Video: 6/26/2001 At Theaters: 2/9/2001
FOXCATCHER (R) At Theaters: 11/14/2014
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