November 22, 1967 (Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA)
"Don’t lose your heart, just keep going, keep at it."
In Crazy Stupid Love Steve Carrel's character describes his wife as 'the perfect combination of sexy and cute'. It's not a frequent thing - that someone can be so sweet, friendly and charming while at the same time being impossibly hot.
Enter Mark Ruffalo.
This is one of the most friendly celebrities we have these days - he reblogs his fans' artwork on tumblr, hell the fact he even has a tumblr is so cool, he tweets his followers birthday wishes, when asked about a phone conversation with a fan he actually remembers the fan's name, even though it was a long time ago.
He loves his fans.
Then there is that time he helped out Zoe Saldana. And then there's the joint story.
He shares stories about his dog, he takes his daughters to a park along with their pet bunny and he uploads stuff like this. Are we overdosing on adorable?
Good because there's also THE RUN.
This guy is adorable. Listen to Sam Jackson. And RDJ.
He is also really humble:
And he shares his birthday with Scarlett! So happy birthday to Scarlett too!
There's also that time Mark responded to a fan who was mesmerized Mark takes time to actually respond on tumblr by writing that he is just like everyone else. Tumblr - insanely accurately - responded with this.
There's also this. Whatever the story behind this is, I'm sure I cannot handle:
And you've gotta love that Paul Rudd situation that happened on Comic Con. It's still the funniest thing I've seen all year:
Mark Ruffalo is also someone who chooses such fantastic roles in a variety of movies. He could just settled for being the cute lead of romantic comedies - being effortlessly sweet as he is building doll houses for Jennifer Garner or creating gardens for Reese Witherspoon - but he constantly challenges himself in roles that aren't easy in films like In the Cut - where he played tough cop, We Don't Live Here Anymore - where he played a cheating asshole - or Thanks for Sharing - where he played a recovering sex addict.
Ruffalo was in Oscar talk for Zodiac but he finally landed the nomination for the role that was just perfect for him - playing, sweet, kinda confused laid back guy in The Kids are All Right.
I wouldn't be myself if I hadn't mentioned the fact he is so hot in this movie the audience is not surprised at all when even a lesbian wants to bang him.
I also wouldn't be myself if I didn't mention that in a way he is like McConaughey:
This year alone Mark has been in three so different movies - In the Normal Heart (Emmy nomination) he played a journalist involved in a fight against the government and everyone ignoring the spreading AIDS epidemic among gay men, in Begin Again (keeping my fingers crossed for Golden Globe nomination!) he was hilarious and heartbreaking as the music producer desperate for a break and in Foxcatcher (which looks like it's gonna bring him his second Oscar nomination) he plays a wrestler Dave Shultz.
Mark is being credited for playing 'every man roles' but it's really not accurate for me. There's really nothing ordinary in how relatable and sweet he makes his characters. He makes us care, he makes us relate, he is so often the heart of his movies and steals the picture from others.
And he probably apologizes for it to them later.
My Life Without Me
The Normal Heart
The Kids are All Right
In the Cut
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Thanks for Sharing
|The Kids are All Right|
The Kids are All Right
In the Cut
Thanks for Sharing
We Don't Live here Anymore
My Life without me
Now You see Me
|Now you see me|
Dan (Begin Again) - LOVE LOVE LOVE him!!!
Agent Rhodes (Now you see me)
Malloy (In the Cut)
Paul (The Kids are All Right)
Detective Toschi (Zodiac)
Chuck Aule (Shutter Island)
- Mark used to wrestle in high school, he then decided to pursue his dreams about becoming an actor
- In an interview with Moviemaker magazine, he claims to have made 800 auditions in his lifetime before making it big.
- Bartended for nearly a decade while trying to break in to show business.
- He was set to appear in Signs (2002) but had to drop out when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. His part in Signs (2002) went to Joaquin Phoenix.
(about his wife) "She was pregnant. She was due. Basically I found out, then our baby was born two weeks later, our son Keen."
But he didn't tell his wife, Sunrise. "No. I didn't know how to tell her without making her afraid. And so I just waited until after."
"So you were sitting on this in your head for a month?"
"Honestly, I thought I was going to die. And so when my son was being born, it was very loaded."
(this is an excerpt from this amazing CBS interview from few days back, it almost made me cry)
- The brain tumor Mark was diagnosed with was found to be benign. Following brain surgery, he has fully recovered after suffering from a partial facial paralysis.
- He is of Italian descent on his father's side, and of French-Canadian and Italian descent on his mother's side.
- Mark is a supporter of the creation of 100% clean energy (including a campaign to "Put Solar On It"and various anti-fracking groups including Artists Against Fracking.
- He is also pro-choice which makes him even more awesome.
- Was a close friend of Heath Ledger. He is also friends with Gael García Bernal.
- His brother, Scott Ruffalo, died December 8, 2008, after being found outside his Beverly Hills home after a gunshot wound to the head.
- Mark modeled his character in The Kids are All Right on his brother.
- His uncredited cameo as a snoozing Dr. Banner in Iron Man 3 (2013) makes him only the second actor - the first was Bill Bixby - to play the role twice.
- According to Sam Jackson and Channing Tatum Mark is a very cuddly person. There's a lot of evidence backing that, this being my favorite:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARK!!!