Mark Ruffalo

Actor

Born: 22 November 1967
Birthplace: Kenosha, Wisconsin
Best known as: The star of You Can Count on Me and Just Like Heaven
After nearly a decade of struggling to build a screen career, Mark Ruffalo broke through with his performance in the Sundance Film Festival favorite You Can Count On Me (2000, starring Laura Linney). With rugged good looks and a flair for both comedy and drama, Mark Ruffalo emerged as one of Hollywood's busiest leading men in 2004, appearing with Naomi Watts in We Don't Live Here Anymore, with Kirsten Dunst in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, with Jennifer Garner in 13 Going On 30 and with Tom Cruise in Collateral. A solid background in theater has given him a reputation as a "serious" actor, but Mark Ruffalo's film work has included big budget thrillers, indie dramas and light romantic comedies. His other films include In the Cut (2003, directed by Jane Campion), Just Like Heaven (2005, opposite Reese Witherspoon), Zodiac (2007, directed by David Fincher) and The Brothers Bloom (2008, co-starring Adrien Brody). He was nominated for a best supporting actor Oscar for the 2010 family drama The Kids Are Alright.

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