• Screen Captures: My Life Without Me
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  • Photos: “Peace for Mary Frances” Opening Night
  • Mark was yesterday at Metro NY‘s office, for a talk about the Earth’s Day. They did a small covering on their website, and I’ll be posting it here.

    Things Mark Ruffalo taught us about the environment: Fracking
    When Mark Ruffalo visited us to guest-edit tomorrow’s Earth Day issue, we weren’t quite sure what to expect. As it turns out, he was incredibly dedicated to the task and educated on all New York’s major environmental issues. (Much more educated than many of us on the staff in fact, which was a little embarrassing!)

    One issue Ruffalo stressed was the danger of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” a drilling process in which a combination of water, chemicals and sand is pumped into rock to release oil or natural gas trapped inside. The process has drawn fire from environmentalists, who warn that chemicals involved in the process can pollute drinking water. Continue reading

  • Author: Luciana
  • April 21, 2011
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  • Mark Ruffalo is currently preparing to take on the role of Bruce Banner and The Hulk in Joss Whedon’s highly anticipated film, The Avengers. In a recent interview with Collider Ruffalo talks about getting ready for The Avengers and reveals that the movie will start shooting sooner than we think… in May.

    “We have to get the script. We’ve been working on the script, which has been fun. I’ve lost 15 pounds. They don’t want me all ripped up, but they want me to be lean and mean. It’s about trying to get the psychology of somebody who knows, at any moment, they could literally tear the roof off of wherever they are and trying to bring something real to that and totally fantastic. I’ve been working with Joss Whedon on the script, with the rest of the cast, and we start rehearsals soon. Hopefully, we’ll have the mother of all comic book movies for you soon.”

    Ruffalo then reveals that the film will star shooting in the first week of May. He is then asked about what it was like being the third actor to play The Hulk in the last ten years.

    “Yeah, are you kidding me? I’ve got some big shoes to fill. I kind of look at it as my generation’s Hamlet. We’re all going to get a shot at it.”

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  • Author: Rachel
  • April 10, 2011
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  • “Oh, it’s totally a different set of questions” you get in Hollywood than the ones in Washington, he says, raking his fingers through that mess of floppy, boyish curliness. “One is, ‘Who are you wearing?’ And the other is, ‘How are we going to save the planet?'”

    He first learned about the fracking debate at his local farmers market, where he goes to buy the things that he and his wife, Sunrise Coigney, don’t grow in their own garden. That initiation was two years ago. Since then, he’s become the Natural Resource Defense Council’s most recognizable face, lobbying the state government in Albany to ban the practice in New York, and now working at the national level.

    Mark. You spent the morning meeting with congressmen on Capitol Hill. What issues were you discussing?
    “Fracking. Hydraulic fracking. They blast the mixture underground at such high levels that it fractures the bedrock, which allows the natural gas to escape. A real movement is starting to coalesce around water,” he says. “Our idea is to go from city to city [and unite] whatever water groups are fighting mountaintop removal, or water scarcity, or gas drilling – anywhere that water is under attack, we host a concert there. The ultimate goal is we need to start thinking about clean, publicly owned water as a constitutional right.”

    That’s in the hazy future. First he must navigate the Oscars, which, “as an event, is fatally boring,” he insists. “They don’t let you get up and dance or anything.” (Source)

  • Author: Rachel
  • February 19, 2011
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  • InterviewMediaNews

    James Franco, Colin Firth, Ryan Gosling, Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg and Robert Duvall joined The Hollywood Reporter for their annual Awards Watch roundtable discussion. Take a look at the complete video below:

  • Author: Rachel
  • December 08, 2010
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  • Ruffalo: the anti-asshole of American movies, the un-jerk, whose brand of mellow rebellion in films such as Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind and You Can Count On Me has long set him apart from Hollywood’s power-drivers and uptightniks. Wherever Tom Cruise comes from in the moviemaking universe, Ruffalo comes from the opposite end: masculine without being macho, a little rough around the edges but boyish. The kind of guy you suspect of still having a skateboard or two in his closet. He exudes much the same rumpled amiability in person.

    “I consider myself a journeyman actor,” he says. “If you want someone to serve the film, you don’t want too much bullshit. You want someone who’s committed, who’s is going to show up on time, who’s gonna be in your corner. When you need someone, I’m the guy.”

    If the quality of the A-list directors who want to work with him is any guide, then Ruffalo has had a dream career, working with everyone from Jane Campion (In The Cut), to Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind), to David Fincher (Zodiac), to Michael Mann (Collateral), and Martin Scorsese (Shutter Island). And yet if you’d approached Ruffalo just a few years ago he would have told you he’d quit acting for good. He’d just made his directorial debut, Sympathy For Delicious, about a paralysed DJ, only to see it receive a kick in the teeth from American critics. It’s still to find a distributor in the UK. Then, in 2008, his brother Scott was murdered in mysterious circumstances at his condo in Los Angeles.

    “2008 was a pretty rough year for me,” he says. “I lost my brother. That doesn’t go away. The days I was acting I was cringing at every moment. So I took a year off. I got rid of everybody. Agents, managers, people I’d been with for years. I said, ‘I’m done’. I’d pretty much had it with acting, I’d had it with the business.” He packed up his apartment in the West Village and moved to upstate New York with his wife and kids, bought an old farmhouse, got into local political activism, and started protesting against the Iraq war. “Everyone thought I was crazy,” he says. “Probably I was a little crazy.”

    When I ask what brought him back into the acting fold, he points to his role in The Kids Are All Right as being instrumental.

    “That’s when I sort of came into balance and realised: I am an actor. Maybe I can do it in a way that’s right for me and I’m not chasing it, and I don’t have financial burdens pushing me toward it, and I kind of saw again what I loved about it.”

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  • Author: Rachel
  • October 24, 2010
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  • Mark Ruffalo has had a pretty Marvel-ous week. (Yes, that was a bad comic book pun.) Last Saturday, the well-traveled actor (recent credits: Where The Wild Things Are, Shutter Island, Date Night) helped cause the biggest stir at Comic-Con when he was introduced by no less than Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr., as the new Hulk in Marvel Studios’ movie version of The Avengers, due in 2012. Meanwhile, his acclaimed indie The Kids Are All Right, which is already garnering Oscar buzz, continued to put up great box office numbers in limited release. In the film, directed by Lisa Cholodenko (High Art), Julianne Moore and Annette Bening play lesbians in a longtime, faithful (though not perfect) relationship, each with a teenage child conceived via artificial insemination provided by the same anonymous dude. Their family unit is rocked when one of their kids seeks out the sperm donor dad (Ruffalo), a man much more successful in his professional life than personal life. We caught up with Ruffalo and spoke with him about Hulk (and the Ed Norton thing) and Kids — and being used as “a riding pummel.” Continue reading

  • Author: Luciana
  • July 30, 2010
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  • Collide interviewed Mark Ruffalo, when cast and crew were promoting “The Kids Are All Right”, and it was a great interview! Mark talks about how he got involved in “The Kids”, the difference between promoting something you’re proud and something you’re not, about Zodiac, and updates on Kenneth Lonergan’s delayed Margaret. Watch it below:

    Mark Ruffalo Interview THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT from ColliderVideos on Vimeo.

  • Author: Luciana
  • July 11, 2010
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    With two Satellite Awards for best actor, plus a film coming out this Friday, this could and should have been a good week for 41-year-old Mark Ruffalo, whose acting career was threatened six years ago when he underwent surgery for a brain tumor that was found to be benign.

    Instead this week will go down as one of the worst in the life of the actor in front of You Can Count on Me, In the Cut, Zodiac and this year’s underappreciated Blindness, when his younger brother, Scott Ruffalo, died Monday night after living on life support for a week since he was found shot in the head outside of his Beverly Hills condominium, Dec. 1. Scott was 39.

    One of the two Satellite awards was for Mark’s performance as Stephen, a conman, in Brothers Bloom. The other was for his performance in the upcoming and ill fated-titled film, What Doesn’t Kill You.

    Based on the life and screenplay of Mark’s buddy — the film’s writer-director and actor, Brian Goodman — Mark plays Brian, a drug addicted hoodlum, husband and father who almost went over the edge living and working with his partner in crime, Paulie (Ethan Hawke), on the streets of working class Boston.

    As more and more details come out Scott’s death – the narrative has moved from random robbery to a drug-induced Russian roulette mistake – What Doesn’t Kill You, Mark’s performance in the film, and what he said below in a pre-Thanksgiving interview takes on an extra layer of meaning.

    Why did you want to make this film?

    Mark Ruffalo: The true story aspect of it makes it completely different. In my memory I can’t remember a lot of films that are quite like this, that deal with drug addiction and crime and just rising out of it in a really, kind-of-honest way. It gets glorified or it gets so sappy with 12-step stuff it becomes like a preachy kind of thing. I knew if I could play Brian that would be a pretty great and interesting role.

    Read here the rest of the interview.

  • Author: Luciana
  • December 13, 2008
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  • Two days ago, we could see here in Brazil the Inside the Actor Studio with Mark. My great friend Mariana kindly recorded the whole interview, and send me some screencaptures to add here.

    There’s more to come, but to start you can see pictures of Mark at childhood and when he was doing classes at “The Stella Adler Studio of Acting” school. Great additions, thanks Mari!


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    Inside the Actor Studio screencaptures: Childhood
    Inside the Actor Studio screencaptures: On Stage

  • Author: Luciana
  • July 17, 2008
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  • Nobody does sheepish guilt like Mark Ruffalo. The doggedly boyish-looking actor from You Can Count On Me, We Don’t Live Here Anymore and (as proof he can do rom-coms as well as the next guy) 13 Going On 30 has a real penchant for playing remorseful dudes. That quality is perfect for his role as Reservation Road’s Dwight Arno, the man who leaves behind Ethan and Grace Learner’s (Joaquin Phoenix and Jennifer Connelly) son in a hit-and-run and then must live with the consequences. I spoke with Ruffalo during the Film Festival, where, fittingly, he spent the entire interview in shadow. Continue reading

  • Author: Luciana
  • October 18, 2007
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