Ten fun facts about Mark Ruffalo


Fact 1
He is known for portraying the Marvel Comics character, Bruce Banner / The Hulk in films taking place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Fact 2
Other notable films in which he has starred are You Can Count on Me (2000), Collateral (2004), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Just Like Heaven (2005), Zodiac (2007), Shutter Island (2010), and Now You See Me (2013).

Fact 3
For his role in The Kids Are All Right (2010), he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.


Fact 4
His father was of Italian descent, and his mother is of French Canadian and Italian ancestry.

Fact 5
He co-founded the Orpheus Theatre Company. With the OTC, he wrote, directed, and starred in a number of plays, and spent the next nine years earning his money as a bartender.

Fact 6
His role as Laura Linney's troubled, aimless drifter brother Terry in Lonergan's acclaimed, Academy Award-nominated 2000 film You Can Count on Me received favorable reviews for his performance in this film, often earning comparisons to the young Marlon Brando, and won awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and Montreal World Film Festival.

Fact 7
A high-profile role in Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island (2010) preceded Ruffalo's biggest role to date: that of Bruce Banner, a.k.a. the Hulk, in the 2012 blockbuster The Avengers.

Fact 8
He made his directorial debut with Sympathy for Delicious, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won the Special Jury Prize.

Fact 9
Since June 2000, Ruffalo has been married to former French-American actress Sunrise Coigney and they have three children.

Fact 10
Ruffalo is pro-choice.


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