Mark Ruffalo

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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Now You See Me 3 Dylan Rhodes 2020
89% Dark Waters Producer Actor 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame Bruce Banner / Hulk 2019
85% Avengers: Infinity War Bruce Banner / Hulk $665M 2018
93% Thor: Ragnarok Bruce Banner/Hulk $315M 2017
34% Now You See Me 2 Dylan Rhodes $65.1M 2016
No Score Yet Dear President Obama Executive Producer Actor 2016
97% Spotlight Mike Rezendes 2015
81% Infinitely Polar Bear Executive Producer Cameron 2015
75% Avengers: Age of Ultron Bruce Banner/The Hulk $429.2M 2015
87% Foxcatcher David Schultz $9.8M 2014
82% Begin Again Dan $12.1M 2014
94% The Normal Heart Ned Weeks 2014
51% Thanks For Sharing Adam $0.8M 2013
No Score Yet Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy Actor 2013
50% Now You See Me Dylan Rhodes $117.7M 2013
No Score Yet Dear Governor Cuomo Actor 2012
92% Marvel's The Avengers Bruce Banner/The Hulk $623.3M 2012
74% Margaret Maretti $47K 2011
33% Sympathy for Delicious Director Father Joe Producer $13.6K 2011
93% The Kids Are All Right Paul $20.9M 2010
66% Date Night Brad Sullivan $98.8M 2010
68% Shutter Island Chuck Aule $125.1M 2010
73% Where the Wild Things Are The Boyfriend $77.3M 2009
68% The Brothers Bloom Stephen $3.5M 2009
65% What Doesn't Kill You Brian 2008
44% Blindness Doctor $3.1M 2008
81% Chicago 10 Jerry Rubin 2008
38% Reservation Road Dwight Arno 2007
89% Zodiac Insp. David Toschi $33.1M 2007
12% All The King's Men Adam Stanton $7.3M 2006
19% Rumor Has It Jeff Daly $43M 2005
55% Just Like Heaven David Abbott $48.3M 2005
65% We Don't Live Here Anymore Producer Jack Linden Executive Producer $2M 2004
86% Collateral Fanning $100.1M 2004
65% 13 Going on 30 Matt Flamhaff $54.7M 2004
93% Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Stan $34.2M 2004
43% XX/XY Coles 2003
33% In the Cut Det. Malloy $4.8M 2003
65% My Life Without Me Lee $0.3M 2003
14% View from the Top Tim Stewart $15.6M 2003
32% Windtalkers Pappas $40.6M 2002
52% The Last Castle Clifford Yates $18M 2001
No Score Yet Life/Drawing (Apartment 12) (Low Rent) Alex 2001
95% You Can Count On Me Terry $8.5M 2000
45% Committed T-Bo 2000
63% Ride With the Devil Alf Bowden 1999
No Score Yet A Fish in the Bathtub Joel 1999
17% 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

Credit
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015-2019
Guest 2019
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2019
2017
2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2019
2018
2016
2015
2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2018
2015
2013
2012
No Score Yet Real Time with Bill Maher
2003
Guest 2016
2012
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest 2015
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2015
2014
2012
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest 2014
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing 2014
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest 2012
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest 2011
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2011
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Voice 2008
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest 2004
92% The Beat
2000
Zane Marinelli Off. Zane Marinelli 2000
No Score Yet Due South
1994-1998
1994

QUOTES FROM Mark Ruffalo CHARACTERS

Mike Rezendes says: It's time, Robby! It's time! They knew and they let happen - to kids! Okay? It could've been you, it could've been me, it could've been any of us! We gotta nail these scumbags! We gotta show people that no one can get away with this! Not a priest, or a cardinal, or a freakin' Pope!

Thor says: Who sent you?

Tony Stark/Iron Man says: I see a suit of armor around the world.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: Ultron

Ultron says: In the flesh. Or no, not yet. Not this chrysalis. But I'm ready. I'm on a mission.

Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow says: What mission?

Ultron says: Peace in our time.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: Tony, this might not be the time.

Tony Stark/Iron Man says: Really? That's it? You just rollover, show your belly, every time somebody snarls?

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: Only when I've created a murder bot.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: I could choke the life out of you right now, and never turn a shade.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: Ultron?

Ultron says: In the flesh!

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: Would you like to come to the party?

Dr. Helen Cho says: My appointments are too hectic, unfortunately... Is Thor going to be there?

Dan says: How do people drink this stuff?

Tony Stark/Iron Man says: Have you ever had shawarma?

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: *grunts*

Tony Stark/Iron Man says: There's a shawarma joint about two blocks from here. I don't know what it is but I wanna try it.

Dan says: Musicians for the most part are monosyllabic teenagers who really don't have a whole lot to say.

Dan says: You've got some talent. I wanna make records with you.

Gretta says: I'm not a performer, I just write songs from time to time.

Dan says: What do you write them for?

Dylan Rhodes says: I will be all over you like

Dylan Rhodes says: I will be all over you like...

J. Daniel Atlas says: like white on rice

J. Daniel Atlas says: ..like white on rice.

Stephen says: Real sunsets might be beautiful, but they turn into dark uncertain nights.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: That man has a brain full of cats. You can smell crazy on him.

Thor says: Have care of how you speak. Loki is beyond reason but he is of Asguard. And he is my brother.

Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow says: He killed 80 people in two days

Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow says: He killed 80 people in two days,

Thor says: He's adopted

Thor says: He's adopted.

Dylan Rhodes says: I'm not sure about this. These guys, they're tricky.

Cowan says: Rhodes, they're entertainers.

Dylan Rhodes says: Welcome to the eye.

Dylan Rhodes says: I've been tracking myself!

Steve Rogers/Captain America says: This is a submarine?

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: Really?! They want me in a submerged pressurized metal container?!

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: Really? They want me in a submerged pressurized metal container?

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: (ship takes off) Oh, this is much worse.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: Oh, this is much worse.

Inspector David Toschi says: May I see that?

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: Puny God!

Jenna Rink says: I love you, Matt. You're my best friend.

Matt Flamhaff says: I love you too, Jenna... I've always loved you.

Matt Flamhaff says: You can't just turn back time.

Jenna Rink says: Why not?

Jenna Rink says: Matty.

Matt Flamhaff says: Yeah?

Jenna Rink says: Arrivederci.

Matt Flamhaff says: I'll see you.

Jenna Rink says: Matt!

Matt Flamhaff says: Yeah? [she gives him a look] Au revoir.

Matt Flamhaff says: It doesn't matter what Lucy said. I stopped trusting her after she stole my poprocks in the third grade.

Matt Flamhaff says: Jenna, what are you... Why are you here?

Jenna Rink says: Matty, I told you - something really weird is happening. Yesterday was my 13th birthday and then, and then today I woke up and I'm this, and you, I mean - you're that! You get it?

Matt Flamhaff says: [long pause] Are you high? You been smoking pot? Doing X? Fallen into a K-Hole? You doing drugs?

Young Shield Pilot says: Target acquired.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: *jumps on the plane*

Young Shield Pilot says: Target angry! Target angry!

Steve Rogers/Captain America says: Is this a submarine?

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: Really? They want me in a submerged, pressurized, metal container?

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: Sorry kids, guess you don't get to see my party trick after all.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: Sorry, kids. You don't get to see my party trick after all.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: That's my secret captain I'm always angry

Lee says: Lee: When you look at someone,really look at them, you might see fifty percent of who they really are. And wanting to know the rest-that's what destroys everything.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: [roars]

Tony Stark/Iron Man says: What the hell- What just happened? Please tell me nobody kissed me.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: He's an astrophysicist.

Thor says: He's a friend.

Steve Rogers/Captain America says: Thor, what's his play?

Thor says: He has an army, called the Chitauri. They're not of Asgard or any world known. He means to lead them against your people. They will win him the Earth. In return, I suspect, for the Tesseract.

Steve Rogers/Captain America says: An army. From outer space.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: So he's building another portal. That's what he needs Erik Selvig for.

Thor says: Selvig?

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: He's an astrophysicist.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: (after almost turning into the Hulk in front of Black Widow) I'm sorry. That was mean.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: [after almost turning into the Hulk in front of Black Widow] I'm sorry. That was mean.

Loki says: I am a god! You can not defeat me!!

Loki says: I am a god! You can not defeat me!

Loki says: I am a god, you dull creature, and I shall not be...

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: (smashes Loki)

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: [smashes Loki]

Inspector David Toschi says: "Before I kill you, I'm going to throw your baby out the window."

Inspector David Toschi says: Before I kill you, I'm going to throw your baby out the window.

Zodiac No.3 says: Before I kill you, I'm going to throw your baby out the window.

Loki says: I am a god! I will NOT be bullied by a--- [gets cut off]

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: [starts slamming him around as if he were nothing]

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: [starts slamming him around as if he were nothing] Puny god.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: Did I hurt anybody?

Security Guard says: There's nobody around here to get hurt.... You did scare the hell out of some pigeons though.

Security Guard says: There's nobody around here to get hurt... You did scare the hell out of some pigeons though.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: His mind's like a bag of cats. You can smell crazy on him.

German Old Man says: Son, you got a condition

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: Yeah, I know...

Tony Stark says: You know, you should come by Stark Tower sometime, top 10 floors, all R&D. You'd love it, it's Candyland.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: Thanks but, the last time I was in New York, I... kind of broke... Harlem.

Tony Stark says: Well, I promise a stress-free environment, no surprises... (Zaps Bruce)

Tony Stark says: Well, I promise a stress-free environment, no surprises... [zaps Bruce]

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: Ow!

Steve Rogers/Captain America says: Hey! Are you nuts?

Tony Stark says: (To Bruce) Nothing? You've really got a lid on it? What's your secret? Relaxing jazz, bongo drums, huge bag of weed?

Tony Stark says: [to Bruce] Nothing? You've really got a lid on it? What's your secret? Relaxing jazz, bongo drums, huge bag of weed?

Steve Rogers/Captain America says: Is everything a joke to you?

Tony Stark says: Funny things are!

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: Did I hurt anybody?

Security Guard says: No, there's nobody around here to hurt. You scared the h*ll out of some pigeons though!

Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow says: He's trying to manipulate you!

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: Isn't that what you've been trying to do all along?

Nick Fury says: Bruce, put down the spear.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: Sorry guys, looks like you don't get to see my party trick after all.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: In case you needed to kill me, but you can't I know I've tried. I got low, I didn't see an end so I put a bullet in my mouth and the other guy spit it out.

Captain America says: Doc... I think now is the perfect time for you to get angry.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: That's my secret Cap, I'm always angry.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: That is my secret captain, I'm always angry.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: We are a time bomb!

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: What if I say no?

Black Widow says: We'll persuade you.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: That's my secret cap, I'm always angry

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: That's my secret, Captain. I'm always angry.

Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow says: (shows Dr. Banner a photo of the tesseract on her mobile phone)

Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow says: [shows Dr. Banner a photo of the tesseract on her mobile phone]

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: What does Fury want me to do? Swallow it?

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: I am always angry.

Captain America says: Doc... I think now is the perfect time for you to get angry.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: That's my secret, Captain. I'm always angry.

Captain America says: Doc... I think now is the perfect time for you to get angry.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: That's my secret, Captain. I'm always angry.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: Puny god.

Tony Stark says: Doctor Banner, your work is unparalleled. And I'm a huge fan of the way you lose control and turn into an enormous green rage monster.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: ...Thanks.

Chuck Aule says: What if while you were looking into them, they were looking into you?

Chuck Aule says: It's an island, boss. They're always gonna find us.

Tony Stark says: Dr. Banner, your work is unparalleled. And I'm a huge fan of the way you lose control and turn into an enormous green rage monster.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: ...Thanks.

Black Widow says: Will you come inside, Dr. Banner?

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: What if I said...No?

Black Widow says: I'll persuade you.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: were not a team, were a time bomb.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: Were not a team, were a time bomb.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: We're not a team..we're a time bomb

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: We're not a team..we're a time bomb.

Elizabeth says: I'm a doctor...

David says: I'm a doctor!

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: We're not a team. We're a time bomb

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: We're not a team. We're a time bomb.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: We're not a team, we're a time bomb!

Inspector David Toschi says: Hey, how do we know that this lead is real?

Inspector William Armstrong says: It's very real. You know how I know? Cause I saw it on TV.

Teddy Daniels says: You think they're on too us? Chuck: Nah. We're too smart for that. Teddy: Yeah. We are, aren't we?

Teddy Daniels says: You think they're on too us?

Chuck Aule says: Nah. We're too smart for that.

Teddy Daniels says: Yeah. We are, aren't we?

Tony Stark says: Dr. Banner, your work is unparalleled and I'm a huge fan of the way you lose control and turn into an enormous green rage monster.

Tony Stark says: Dr. Banner, your work is unparalleled. And I'm a huge fan of the way you lose control and turn into an enormous green rage monster.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk says: Thanks.

Maretti says: Your going to go home, do your homework, and I'm gonna loose my job! And who's gonna take care of my family? You?

Father Joe says: Your down here living in a car when you don't have to be.

Father Joe says: You're down here living in a car when you don't have to be.

Father Joe says: All I know is that you abandoned those to people when they needed you.

Paul says: It's hard enough to open your heart in this world. Don't make it harder.