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Mark Explains Terror List Report

Mark Ruffalo has laughed off reports suggesting he was placed on a terror advisory list, insisting the speculation has escalated into a “fantastical” story. The “Shutter Island” star was said to have been added to a terror alert watchlist after hosting screenings for GasLand, a documentary about natural gas drilling, in September.

The actor has shrugged off the reports, insisting he hasn’t encountered any problems while traveling.

He tells the Wall Street Journal, “I’ve never been stopped at the airport and I think that the story has snowballed into this incredibly fantastical thing. At the center, of course, is one small grain of truth, which is that back in September, I was hosting educational screenings of GasLand. Pennsylvania’s Homeland Security was monitoring these screenings and feeding information to the gas industry.”