Mark Alan Ruffalo is an American actor and producer. He gained recognition for his work in Kenneth Lonergan’s play This Is Our Youth and drama film You Can Count On Me. Ruffalo starred in the romantic comedies 13 Going on 30 and Just like Heaven and the thrillers Zodiac and Shutter Island. He is best known for playing Bruce Banner Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films.
About Mark Ruffalo in brief
Mark Alan Ruffalo is an American actor and producer. He gained recognition for his work in Kenneth Lonergan’s play This Is Our Youth and drama film You Can Count On Me. Ruffalo starred in the romantic comedies 13 Going on 30 and Just like Heaven and the thrillers Zodiac and Shutter Island. In 2019, he starred in and co-produced Dark Waters. He has been nominated for at least one Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award, one of a select group in history to have been nominated, but not won, all four awards. He is best known for playing Bruce Banner Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. He also received a Tony Award nomination for his supporting role in the Broadway revival of Awake and Sing! in 2006. His father is of Italian descent, from Girifalco and his mother is of half French Canadian and half Italian ancestry. His mother, Marie Rose, is a hairdresser and stylist and his father, Frank Lawrence Ruffalo Jr., worked as a construction painter. He has two sisters, Tania and Nicole, and a brother, Scott. He has described himself as having been a “happy kid” Although he struggled with undiagnosed dyslexia and ADHD as a child and a young adult, Ruffalo spent his teen years in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where his father worked. He made his screen debut in an episode of CBS Summer Playhouse, followed by minor film roles, and was part of the original cast of This is Our Youth.
Following roles were in, In the Cut, 13 going on 30, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Zodiac, and What Doesn’t Kill You. In 2010, he starring in the psychological thriller Shutter island and the comedy-drama The Kids Are All Right. He appeared opposite Tom Cruise as a narcotics detective in Michael Mann’s crime thriller Collateral In 2000. In the mid-2000s Ruffalo appeared as a lead lead in Just Like Heaven and In the View From Top From 13 Going On 30. His next role was in Rod Lurie’s The Last Castle playing a bookie in military prison alongside Robert Redford. He received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for playing a sperm-donor in The Kids are All Right, Dave Schultz in the biopic Foxcatcher, and Michael Rezendes in the drama Spotlight. He co-starred in the mystery films Now You See Me and Now You see Me 2 as FBI Special Agent Dylan Rhodes as FBI special agent Dylan Rhodes. He had minor roles in films including The Dentist, the low-key crime comedy Safe Men and Ang Lee’s Civil War Western Ride with the Devil. He received favorable reviews for his performance, often earning comparisons to the young Marlon Brando, and won awards from the Los Angeles Film Festival.