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  • On Thursday Macmillan Audio announced that Mark Ruffalo is joining Bernie Sanders in narrating the audiobook version of Sander’s memoir Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In.

    The Avengers actor and social activist was a staunch supporter of the former democratic presidential candidate and rallied for his election during his campaign, making a promotional video in which he dubbed Sanders “the future of the Democratic Party.” In an interview with MSNBC, Ruffalo also said Sanders had an “authenticity about him and about his history and about his career as a politician that speaks to me.”

    The Vermont Senator’s book details his experiences on the campaign trail and shares his vision for a better America, outlining his ideas on how to achieve a more economically, environmentally and socially progressive country that creates jobs, raises wages, protects the environment and provides health care for all.

    Our Revolution is released Nov. 15, one week after Election Day.


  • Author: Claudia
  • October 24, 2016
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  • When last seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Mark Ruffalo‘s Bruce Banner was flying off into the unknown so that his alter ego, the Hulk, wouldn’t bring harm to Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow. Could the Hulk return in a movie of his own? Ruffalo, who plays Banner, says, “We talk about it, but right now it’s impossible to do a Hulk spinoff.” That’s because rights to the Hulk remain divided between Marvel and Universal, which released the tepidly received 2003 Hulk, starring Eric Bana, as well as the 2008 reboot The Incredible Hulk, with Edward Norton.

    While Marvel holds character rights — allowing the Hulk to rampage through the two Avengers movies — Universal has distribution rights to any stand-alone Hulk movie. After Disney bought Marvel for $4 billion in 2009, Marvel acquired distribution rights to the first two Iron Man movies,Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger from Paramount, but it has yet to strike a similar deal with Universal for the Hulk. (A potential complicating factor: Universal separately holds specified theme-park rights to several Marvel characters that Disney would like to have.) Declining comment on whether a deal is in the offing, Marvel’s Kevin Feige does reassure fans, “We know where we’re taking the character next within the films that we have announced.” [source]

  • Author: Mouza
  • June 26, 2015
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  • An article was published on The New Zealand Herald in order to promote Infinitely Polar Bear:

    Few Hollywood A-listers move between big and small movies with the ease of double Oscar-nominee Mark Ruffalo. Before turning green and angry to battle an army of killer robots as the Hulk in next month’s hotly anticipated Avengers sequel Age of Ultron, he can be seen in the new JJ Abrams-produced domestic dramedy Infinitely Polar Bear.

    That was probably the most significant thing I learned about mental illness — that maybe these things aren’t as horrible as we want to think they are. There’s actually a gift in our interactions with these kind of people, as well as the difficult parts.

    In a casually raw performance that recalls his early breakout roles, Ruffalo plays Cam, a man suffering from bipolar disorder who must pull himself together to raise his two young daughters when his estranged wife (Zoe Saldana) heads off to business school.

    The 70s-set film is based on the childhood experiences of its writer/director Maya Forbes, and it was her gently comedic take on what most films treat as pretty heavy subject matter that attracted Ruffalo, as the actor told TimeOut recently.

    “Cam was committed to his family and I think that is what carries us through the more difficult times in the movie but also in our lives with people who are mentally ill.

    There’s a lot of people who are dealing with psychological disabilities or mental illness and they have families and friends and people who love them.

    “So a good way to broach what is a scary subject for a lot of people was with a lot of heart, a lot of honesty and a lot of humour and love. That was exciting to me and I think Maya does a really wonderful job and that’s what makes it relatable and watchable ultimately.”

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  • Author: Luciana
  • March 23, 2015
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  • Mark Ruffalo has never been one to shy away from controversy.

    The 47-year-old has long been one of Hollywood’s most outspoken actors, particularly when it comes to the environment. For the last few years, he’s been on a public crusade against fracking — hydraulic fracturing for natural gas that many argue contaminates water sources — attending marches and criticizing Obama’s energy plan.

    So it’s no surprise that now that there’s turmoil in Hollywood over computer hacking, Ruffalo is speaking out.

    On Thursday, the actor was interviewed about the two Golden Globe nominations he’d received — one for his turn as an AIDS activist in HBO’s “The Normal Heart,” the other as a star wrestler in the dark drama “Foxcatcher.”

    “Foxcatcher,” as it turns out, is being distributed by Sony Pictures Classics, the specialty label whose parent company is currently the target of a massive cyberhacking attack. Over the past few days, various e-mails between Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman Amy Pascal and high-powered producer Scott Rudin have leaked out — many of which include barbed remarks aimed at industry talent like Angelina Jolie and Annapurna Pictures founder Megan Ellison. Continue reading

  • Author: Luciana
  • December 13, 2014
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  • Boston Globe has published today a great article featuring an interview with three members of the Spotlight Team — reporters Sacha Pfeiffer and Michael Rezendes and editor Walter V. Robinson — on which they shared the experiences on having Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams and Michael Keaton portraying them.

    ‘Watching Mark [Ruffalo] re-enact five months of my life was like looking into a funhouse mirror’
    By Michael Rezendes | Globe Staff

    When I found out Mark Ruffalo was going to play me in a movie based on the Globe Spotlight Team, I immediately flashed on the crazy quilt of characters he has played: the obsessed detective in “Zodiac,” the aw-shucks ladies’ man in “The Kids Are All Right,” and the washed-up record producer in “Begin Again,” to name just a few.

    So how was Mark going to play me circa 2001, when I was one of the reporters investigating the cover-up of clergy sexual abuse in the Boston Archdiocese? Pretty much exactly as I am — or was — it turns out.

    At first, watching Mark re-enact five months of my life was like looking into a funhouse mirror, as I slipped into a summer evening at Fenway Park more than a dozen years ago. There he was – or I was – with my short-cropped hair, blue button-down shirt, and black leather jacket, exactly as I would have appeared at a Red Sox game after work.

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  • Author: Luciana
  • November 29, 2014
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  • You might call August, 2014 a full-circle month for Mark Ruffalo. His performance as Ned Weeks in Ryan Murphy‘s HBO version of The Normal Heart earned one of that film’s astonishing 16 Emmy nominations, with the winners to be announced on Aug. 25. He’s eager to catch the Broadway revival of the 1996 stage play that launched his career, Kenneth Lonergan‘s This Is Our Youth, which begins on the 18th with Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin.

    Writing about his work in Lonergan’s You Can Count On Me, the New York Times’ Stephen Holden said, “Mr. Ruffalo’s star-making performance deserves to be added to the list of charismatic, grownup lost boys that includes the Marlon Brando of A Streetcar Named Desire and the Jack Nicholson of Easy Rider.”

    Yet this is the same guy who plays the Hulk in the Avengers franchise. And the same guy whose social activism includes deeply personal work on behalf of gun-control laws, and who just signed on to star with Rachel McAdams in Spotlight, Tom McCarthy’s film about two Boston Globe reporters whose investigation of pedophile priests led to the resignation of Cardinal Bernard Law. And of course he’s currently onscreen with Keira Knightley in the exquisite indie feature Begin Again. A few days ago I spoke via FaceTime with the actor during some time cadged from a family vacation on the French island of Corsica.

    DEADLINE: Mark, beginning in 1986, when I became the theater reporter at the New York Times, through the 1990s as Variety’s chief critic, the story that more or less defined my career was AIDS. So many of those stories were obituaries of brilliant men including Michael Bennett, the genius behind A Chorus Line, and Charles Ludlam, who had just come to filmdom attention in The Big Easy. At that time, you were a teenager growing up in Virginia Beach, Va. How aware were you of AIDS?
    MARK RUFFALO: My friends and I were aware that this disease was affecting gay men, but it all seemed very far away from us — at least until a man I was very close to came out to me. This was complicated by the fact that he was also professing his love for me. At the time, he was the only gay person I knew — or thought I knew. And oddly enough, it was him who really pulled away from our friendship more than me. And so that was my first experience of somebody who was gay and who was willing and courageous enough to come out to me at that age. Then I moved to San Diego and eventually, soon after that, ended up in Los Angeles going to the Stella Adler Academy, where there were a lot more people who were openly gay.
    I lived about a block off of Santa Monica Boulevard. I had many friends who were part of the gay culture and I started working at restaurants and meeting a whole other group of people who were in the gay culture openly. That was a time when AIDS really started to become more and more apparent. I worked with people who had AIDS. My brother worked in a salon and had people who had AIDS and were fighting it. It was also around the advent of AZT. But before that, I also was seeing these Act Up people, and I was always impressed by the solidarity of them. I just started to learn about AIDS in a way that most Americans hadn’t through the mainstream media. I started to really sympathize with what was happening in that culture.

    I knew a waiter that, (though) he was so sick, he had to work, he didn’t have health insurance. So he would come to work, and the bottom of his feet would just be literally gone, just an open wound from fungal infections that his body couldn’t fight any more. And he had to work those nights just to make ends meet, and it was a tough, rough existence. I was seeing it firsthand. I was reading about the lack of any kind of governmental supervision or response…

    DEADLINE: Did you feel that you were a political person, or do you think this radicalized you?
    RUFFALO: Well, I was studying with Stella at that time, who came from the Yiddish theater and from the Jewish-American immigrant culture, which was the intellectual culture, and they were very socially active. Stella was a social-justice radical and I was turned on by that aspect of the work that I was learning about. My friends, the people I was working and studying with, started a sort of citizens’ response to the AIDS crisis that was head-and-shoulders above what the government was willing to do. Coupled with that was a hysteria that was being sort of engendered by the mainstream media about AIDS for a long time. And so I saw a great injustice happening right in front of my eyes, and that turned me on politically.

    I wasn’t gay, and in the beginning, the backlash to the way that the gay culture was being treated over AIDS wasn’t fully inclusive. It was very gay. And so I didn’t really feel that I was totally part of that, but I got a lot from it, and I sympathized with it. I just didn’t know where I fit in, into that movement at that time, other than it was a social-justice movement that I completely believed in.

    Read the rest of the interview

  • Author: Liz
  • August 11, 2014
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  • Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci are all in talks to star in Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight,” which follows the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe journalists who exposed the Catholic Church’s decades-long cover-up of child molestation in Massachusetts, multiple individuals familiar with the prestige project have told TheWrap.

    Ruffalo is nearing a deal to play Michael Rezendes, while Rachel McAdams is being eyed for the female lead of Sacha Pfeiffer. McAdams has an official offer, though she has not started formal negotiations yet.

    Liev Schreiber and Aaron Eckhart are also circling key roles in the ensemble drama, which McCarthy co-wrote with Josh Singer (“The West Wing”).

    Participant Media is financing the project, which is being produced by Anonymous Content and Rocklin/Faust. Open Road has come on to handle domestic distribution.

    Also read: Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams Hated Each Other on the Set of ‘The Notebook’

    Steve Golin and Michael Sugar of Anonymous Content are producing with Nicole Rocklin and Blye Faust. David Mizner, who brought the project to Rocklin/Faust, will consult and serve as an associate producer. Participant Media’s Jonathan King and Jeff Skoll will executive produce with Open Road’s Tom Ortenberg and Peter Lawson.

    Producers have secured life rights of the Globe reporters responsible, including Spotlight Team members Rezendes, Pfeiffer and Matt Carroll, Spotlight Team editor Walter “Robby” Robinson (Keaton), special projects editor Ben Bradlee Jr. and Globe editor Marty Baron (Schreiber).

    When Baron saw an article in the Globe just after starting as editor about a Boston priest who had molested children, he realized a bigger story could lie behind it. He spurred a team of reporters to spend a year interviewing hundreds of victims and poring over thousands of documents.

    The Globe team eventually discovered that Cardinal Bernard Law had hidden years of serial abuse by moving guilty priests from one parish to another, where they often abused again.

    The team’s articles won them the Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for meritorious public service and set off a wave of revelations around the world.

    The project was announced in April 2010 and described as being in the vein of the classic journalism movie “All the President’s Men.”

    Bradlee Jr. is the son of legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, who stood behind Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein when their Watergate reporting was assailed by President Richard Nixon and his White House staff.

    Ruffalo and Tucci earned Oscar nominations for their supporting performances in “The Kids Are All Right” and “The Lovely Bones,” respectively.

    Ruffalo and Keaton could find themselves in contention for Oscars again this year between “Foxcatcher” and “Birdman.” The duo are both having strong years.

    Ruffalo starred in HBO’s “The Normal Heart,” John Carney’s “Begin Again” and the Sundance movie “Infinitely Polar Bear,” and he also reprised his role as the Hulk in Marvel’s “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” which hits theaters next year. He’s represented by UTA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

    Keaton co-starred in “RoboCop” and “Need for Speed,” while “Birdman” is scheduled to open the Venice Film Festival and close the New York Film Festival. He’s repped by ICM Partners and Anonymous Content.

    Tucci has also kept busy, co-starred in “Transformers: Age of Extinction” and the “Hunger Games” sequels, in which he plays Caesar Flickerman. He’s repped by CAA and Anonymous Content.

    McAdams can currently be seen opposite Phillip Seymour Hoffman in “A Most Wanted Man,” and next year, she’ll share the screen with Bradley Cooper in Cameron Crowe’s Hawaii-set romantic comedy. She’s represented by WME and Magnolia Entertainment.


  • Author: Liz
  • August 09, 2014
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    Few actors bring as much heart to the screen as Mark Ruffalo, and few manage as diverse a career. This summer, he’s in London making “The Avengers” sequel, suiting up again as oversized green superhero the Hulk; meanwhile, the critically praised indie film “Begin Again,” in which he plays a down-on-his-luck music producer, is now in theaters, and he’s just landed his first Emmy nomination for his electrifying and heartbreaking lead performance in the HBO film “The Normal Heart.”

    In the HBO movie, adapted from Larry Kramer’s autobiographical 1985 play, Ruffalo plays Ned Weeks, a gay writer and activist determined to raise the alarm about HIV and AIDS in New York City in the early 1980s. Director Ryan Murphy (“American Horror Story”) has cited Ruffalo’s environmental activism (he has been an early leader in the anti-fracking movement) as one of the things that made him perfect for the role. The film, which premiered on HBO in May, landed 16 nominations, including recognition for cast mates Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, Joe Mantello, Alfred Molina and Julia Roberts. Ruffalo spoke to The Envelope by phone from London.

    The Ned Weeks role is incredibly rich — he’s a brother, a lover, a leader, a fighter, a friend. He has so much passion and anger. Too much for his own good, sometimes. Was there a hurdle you had to overcome before you could play all that?
    Modulating the anger and bouncing it against the vulnerability — that was the tightrope walk. Making sure you push in a way that’s appropriate for the scene and what’s on the line with those ideas, and taking that as far as you can. He was an agitator by design; he understood that he had to be confrontational. The tendency would be to play that character all one note. I know Ryan was afraid of that. I was less afraid because I’d come from the theater, where it’s a lot easier to make those radical shifts of tone or feeling. What I’m realizing is, as long as you have the same face in the movie [he laughs], you can get away with almost anything. You can go to such extremes, and that’s become more and more interesting to me. This thing takes Ned from goofy to just bitter and angry to vulnerable, from a know-it-all to a know-nothing. To me, that more closely reflects what it is to be human.

    You play a key scene with Alfred Molina (as Ben, Ned’s successful older brother) in which you are just begging him to accept you as his equal, regardless of your sexual orientation, and he can’t do it. He will not give in, and he is formidable. What was it like to have to go up against him like that?
    It was tough. He’s amazing. It’s like throwing yourself against a 4-foot-thick concrete wall. You can’t get more solid than Alfred Molina. But the language carries you. It’s a beautifully constructed scene. And the subtext is carrying you as well. At one point, I couldn’t get there, and I was experiencing a lot of anger toward myself. And then it just popped. It just kind of broke out of there.

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  • Author: Liz
  • August 07, 2014
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  • The Marvel panel really only focused on the two 2015 releases this time, and that’s fine. It gave them time to have all of the Avengers come out and discuss the movie and play around and be super charming, because they are.

    It also meant that they cut a longer than average sizzle reel to show the crowd. They’re still working on the movie, but they’re pretty far into the process at this point, so what they had to show us was surprisingly finished, and it was very impressive. I visited the London sets for the film, and the first scene they showed was shot on one of the most impressive sets I’ve ever seen, a three-story completely accurate version of The Avengers Tower, complete with labs for Tony and Bruce and a downstairs that leads to a Quinjet landing pad. Wildly impressive.

    As the footage begins, the Avengers are relaxing, sitting around the main downstairs area, all of them enjoying a little down time after the film’s huge and sure to be amazing opening sequence. Thor sets Mjolnir down on the coffee table carefully and they all begin to discuss the idea of “whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy,” and what that actually means, which leads to what seems inevitable: a contest to see who can actually lift it.

    This is where you see Joss Whedon’s touch at work. No one else is like him in the way he loves to take fantastic settings and characters and then explore the mundane fun small details of what it would be like to actually be those characters. Watching Tony Stark and Rhodey, working together to try to lift the hammer while constantly ridiculing the idea of enchantments and “worthiness” or seeing Bruce Banner try to lift it but laughing as he does so, pretending to be mad but with no chance of becoming the Hulk, all while Thor looks on laughing, is hilarious. My favorite touch was when Captain America steps up and tries and moves the hammer about a tenth of an inch, and for just a moment, there’s a look of worry on Thor’s face, followed by a gale of relieved laughter. Great stuff, all driven by character, and a reminder of just how well we know all of these people at this point. Thor finally wraps things up by telling them that there’s a simple explanation for why none of them can lift it.

    “You’re not worthy.”

    As they’re all still laughing, there’s a strange noise, though, and they are suddenly joined by a very creepy, half-finished, mangled version of Ultron, who comes strolling in, voiced by James Spader, and I like that they didn’t try to over-process that very strange and alien voice that he already has. “How could you be worthy?” he asks. “You’re murderers.” He talks about how they don’t belong on the planet, how they don’t deserve it. In the close-ups, it’s clear that there are parts of old Iron Man suits all incorporated into Ultron’s body, which is actually sort of disturbing and weird. Suddenly a group of Ultron drones burst into the room, and the reel kicked into high gear.

    There was some remarkable imagery in what they showed us. First and foremost, we got a taste of the fight between Iron Man in his full Hulkbuster armor and the Hulk, who is on a full rampage. They were very careful not to show why or how that’s happening, though, simply giving us a taste of the combat and the scale of the mayhem. There was an amazing glimpse at the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in action, and it looks like Whedon’s found a very different way to handle Quicksilver’s powers visually. I love that when the Scarlet Witch starts to use her power, her face grows pale and her eyes glow red. They didn’t show any footage of The Vision, which surprised me, but they did use this crazy creepy slow vocal version of the song “I’ve Got No Strings” from Disney’s “Pinocchio,” thematically appropriate since much of this movie deals with Tony Stark’s guilt over his creations and how they get away from him.

    “This is the end,” Tony says at one point in the footage. “The end of the path that I started us on.” Cars flip. Things explode. Heroes take a savage beating. And in the end, there is an eerie shot of Tony, looking down at Captain America’s broken shield and, all around him, the dead bodies of the other Avengers strewn over a shattered landscape.

    As the music ends, we see a final shot, and now Ultron is polished, finished, terrifying as he looks directly at the camera and says, “There are no strings on me.”

    Boom. Title up. Crowd goes wild. Marvel leaves everyone worked into a lather once again.

    “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” is in theaters May 1, 2015.


  • Author: Liz
  • July 27, 2014
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  • Ever since The Avengers debuted two years ago, fans have been demanding: When is Mark Ruffalo going to get a stand-alone movie as the Hulk?

    With Marvel Studios recently announcing a slate of seven untitled movies that spans into 2019, it’s possible we may get an answer to the question at Comic-Con this week.

    If a Hulk movie isn’t among them, the answer is probably: Never. At least, not with Ruffalo in the lead, since he has been open about the fact that his own age, 46, starts to become a problem for a superhero—especially if we’re looking more than five years down the line.

    Ruffalo follows Eric Bana and Edward Norton as the third actor to take on the character in recent years, and in an interview with EW, he weighed in on the possibility of starring in a solo Hulk movie.

    The actor said he has been giving it a lot of thought (and we’re guessing he wouldn’t be doing that if it weren’t at least a possibility.)

    In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man will grapple with Hulk in Tony Stark’s ginormous “Hulkbuster” armor. But Ruffalo’s view of Hulk’s greatest foe is not what you might expect …

    EW: There were two previous attempts, and each one was missing something. But fans have adored your version of Bruce Banner. So what’s your feeling about what Hulk would need to have another stand-alone movie?
    MARK RUFFALO: I understand the hesitation. It’s a particularly hard character to make a movie about because he doesn’t want to be there, generally. It’s hard to make a movie about a guy who doesn’t want to be there. And he doesn’t want to do the very thing that you want him to do.

    Right. Which is Hulk out.
    So it gets a little frustrating as an audience, and there’s only so much of that. I think they set it up nicely now that Banner’s turning 46 years old, and there comes a point where it’s like “how much more running can I do for myself?”

    How does getting older change Banner?
    Whatever you hate about yourself or you don’t like, when you get to be 46 years old, you start to say, “Okay, no.” Obviously, you can never really get away from yourself, so you start to live with some of the things you think are so bad. And maybe they’re not that bad. Maybe those things are what you need to do whatever you were never able to accomplish.

    So a solo Hulk film would be not about trying to rid himself of the Hulk, but coming to terms with it as a strength instead of a dangerous flaw?
    I think that’s the ticket forward for Banner, to start to figure out where we go with him, to keep that story interesting. I think there’s a whole relationship with Banner and Hulk that needs to be discovered. There’s a very cool thing happening: Hulk is as afraid of Banner as Banner is afraid of Hulk.

    That’s what we’ll see in Avengers: Age of Ultron and possibly going forward?
    It’s in the comics. But because you haven’t really been able to get inside of Hulk’s head, because the [cinematic] technology wasn’t available to make it nuanced enough to do that, and now it is. So now I think there’s a way to do it. Both of these guys are obviously the same guy, and they have got to come to peace somehow with each other. And I think that this confrontation is building along the lines of this film.

    I like that. I like that the thing that scares the fearsome Hulk is Banner—a puny human.
    He’s terrified of him.

    Well, that’s when he goes away, isn’t it?
    What makes Hulk afraid? It’s himself. It’s a version of himself that’s weak. It’s a version of himself that’s vulnerable. It’s a child inside of him. It’s very interesting, and I’m stumbling on this. And I don’t know if this is where the next version will go. But if it is in the cards that we’re doing the next version of this, I see some fertile ground there.

    Sounds like you’ve been giving it a lot of consideration.
    I’ve been mulling this over now for a few years. And I haven’t pushed for it because I honestly didn’t know what hadn’t been done. And this time, there’s an interesting confrontation on the horizon between these two.

    They’re fighting over the same body. Who lives and who disappears.
    It’s existence. They’re fighting over existence, you know?


  • Author: Liz
  • July 23, 2014
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