Mark Ruffalo

Highest Rated: 97% Spotlight (2015)
Lowest Rated: 0% The Dentist (1996)
Birthday: Nov 22, 1967
Birthplace: Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA
After 12 years as a struggling actor, Mark Ruffalo became the next big thing with his exceptional performance in the Oscar-nominated independent film You Can Count on Me (2000). Born in Wisconsin on November 22nd, 1967, Ruffalo wanted to be an actor as a child, but he ignored his early aspirations until the end of high school. Not sure what else to do, Ruffalo headed to Los Angeles at 18 "out of desperation" to study the craft at the prestigious Stella Adler Conservatory. After taking classes for several years and evading career decisions, Ruffalo began to venture into L.A. theater and independent film. Along with acting in over 30 plays, as well as writing and directing one of his own theater works, Ruffalo spent the 1990s amassing roles in indie movies, beginning with A Gift From Heaven (1994). Working mostly in comedies, Ruffalo appeared in The Last Big Thing (1996) and alongside comic character actor stalwarts Steve Zahn and Paul Giamatti in Safe Men (1998); he also starred as an artist with love problems in the romantic comedy Life/Drawing (1999). Trying his hand at screenwriting, Ruffalo penned Slamdance success The Destiny of Marty Fine (1996). Two potentially higher-profile films, the disco period film 54 (1998) and Ang Lee's Civil War epic Ride With the Devil (1999), failed to make a positive impression on critics and audiences.Ruffalo's luck began to change, however, when he was cast in an off-Broadway production of This Is Our Youth. Not only did he win an acting award, but Ruffalo also got to know the playwright, Kenneth Lonergan. Despite his non-resemblance to future onscreen sister Laura Linney, Ruffalo talked Lonergan into auditioning him for the role of Linney's brother in Lonergan's first film, You Can Count on Me. Well-matched in familial chemistry, Ruffalo's self-destructive, irresponsible, sensitive Terry meshed perfectly with Linney's uptight Sammy and her sheltered son, Rudy (Rory Culkin), creating a deeply felt portrait of troubled yet strong family bonds. Earning raves for its nuanced performances as well as sharp writing, You Can Count on Me garnered Ruffalo the Montreal Film Festival's Best Actor prize and talk of an Oscar nod. Though he didn't get the nomination, Ruffalo swiftly moved up the Hollywood ranks, starring as an imprisoned military pilot caught between Robert Redford and James Gandolfini in The Last Castle (2001), and as a soldier in John Woo's WWII saga Windtalkers (2001).Ruffalo's ascent to stardom was temporarily sidetracked, however, when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor while filming The Last Castle in 2000. Forced to drop out of the Joaquin Phoenix role in M. Night Shyamalan's summer hit Signs (2002), Ruffalo had surgery and spent months rehabilitating from the procedure. Having made a full recovery, Ruffalo returned to work.After Ruffalo appeared as Gwyneth Paltrow's boyfriend in the woeful flop View From the Top (2003), his lead performance as the male axis of a complicated love triangle in the indie film XX/XY (2003) garnered far more enthusiastic critical kudos than the movie itself. Ruffalo also stayed firmly within the independent cinema realm, co-starring as terminally ill Sarah Polley's lover in the drama My Life Without Me (2003). Ruffalo subsequently scored roles in two higher-profile, if still offbeat, Hollywood projects. In Jane Campion's long-gestating adaptation of erotic thriller In the Cut (2003), Ruffalo co-starred as a homicide detective who becomes involved with Meg Ryan's lonely New York professor.2004 started off with a bang for Ruffalo when We Don't Live Here Anymore, a film he both starred in and produced, received the top dramatic prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The film saw the actor teamed with Laura Dern, Peter Krause, and Naomi Watts and traced the crumbling of four characters' friendships and marriages when two of them engage in an affair. Ruffalo's next two roles would be increasingly lighter by comparison. In the Charlie Kaufman-scripted brain t

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Now You See Me 3 Dylan Rhodes 2019
85% Avengers: Infinity War Bruce Banner/Hulk 2018
No Score Yet Tráiler de Vengadores: Infinity War Actor 2018
92% Thor: Ragnarok Bruce Banner/Hulk 2017
34% Now You See Me 2 Dylan Rhodes 2016
No Score Yet Dear President Obama Actor Executive Producer 2016
97% Spotlight Mike Rezendes 2015
81% Infinitely Polar Bear Cameron Executive Producer 2015
75% Avengers: Age of Ultron Bruce Banner/The Hulk 2015
87% Foxcatcher David Schultz 2014
82% Begin Again Dan 2014
94% The Normal Heart Ned Weeks 2014
50% Thanks For Sharing Adam 2013
No Score Yet Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy Actor 2013
50% Now You See Me Dylan Rhodes 2013
No Score Yet Dear Governor Cuomo Actor 2012
92% Marvel's The Avengers Bruce Banner/The Hulk 2012
73% Margaret Maretti 2011
31% Sympathy for Delicious Director Father Joe Producer 2011
93% The Kids Are All Right Paul 2010
67% Date Night Brad Sullivan 2010
68% Shutter Island Chuck Aule 2010
72% Where the Wild Things Are The Boyfriend 2009
68% The Brothers Bloom Stephen 2009
65% What Doesn't Kill You Brian 2008
44% Blindness Doctor 2008
80% Chicago 10 Jerry Rubin 2008
37% Reservation Road Dwight Arno 2007
90% Zodiac Insp. David Toschi 2007
12% All The King's Men Adam Stanton 2006
20% Rumor Has It Jeff Daly 2005
55% Just Like Heaven David Abbott 2005
66% We Don't Live Here Anymore Executive Producer Jack Linden Producer 2004
86% Collateral Fanning 2004
64% 13 Going on 30 Matt Flamhaff 2004
93% Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind Stan 2004
44% XX/XY Coles 2003
34% In the Cut Det. Malloy 2003
65% My Life Without Me Lee 2003
14% View from the Top Tim Stewart 2003
32% Windtalkers Pappas 2002
52% The Last Castle Clifford Yates 2001
No Score Yet Life/Drawing (Apartment 12) (Low Rent) Alex 2001
95% You Can Count On Me Terry 2000
45% Committed T-Bo 2000
63% Ride With the Devil Alf Bowden 1999
No Score Yet A Fish in the Bathtub Joel 1999
16% 54 Ricko 1998
57% Safe Men Frank 1998
No Score Yet Houdini Theo 1998
No Score Yet On the Second Day of Christmas Bert 1997
0% The Dentist Steve Randers 1996
67% The Last Big Thing Brent Benedict 1996
No Score Yet The Destiny of Marty Fine Screenwriter 1996
No Score Yet There Goes My Baby J.D. 1994
No Score Yet Mirror Mirror II: Raven Dance Christian 1994

TV

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No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2018
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  • 2018
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
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  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
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  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
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  • 2016
  • 2012
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
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  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
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  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
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  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
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  • 2014
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
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  • 2012
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
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  • 2011
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Voice
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
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  • 2004
No Score Yet Due South
1994-1998
  • 1994

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