Mark Ruffalo

Mark Alan Ruffalo (/ˈrʌfəloʊ/; born November 22, 1967) is an American actor and producer. He began acting in the early 1990s and first gained recognition for his work in Kenneth Lonergan's play This Is Our Youth (1998) and drama film You Can Count On Me (2000). He went on to star in the romantic comedies 13 Going on 30 (2004) and Just like Heaven (2005) and the thrillers In the Cut (2003), Zodiac (2007) and Shutter Island (2010); and received a Tony Award nomination for his supporting role in the Broadway revival of Awake and Sing! in 2006. Ruffalo gained international recognition for playing Bruce Banner / Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films The Avengers (2012), Iron Man 3 (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Captain Marvel (2019), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021), as well as the upcoming Disney+ series She-Hulk (2022). Also in 2019, Ruffalo starred in and co-produced Dark Waters. Ruffalo gained nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for playing a sperm-donor in the comedy-drama The Kids Are All Right (2010), Dave Schultz in the biopic Foxcatcher (2014), and Michael Rezendes in the drama Spotlight (2015). He won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor in a TV Movie for playing a gay writer and activist in the television drama film The Normal Heart (2015), and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited ...

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

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Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Gondry
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Kate Winslet  •  Elijah Wood  •  Mark Ruffalo

Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Gondry
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Kate Winslet  •  Elijah Wood  •  Mark Ruffalo

Now You See Me (2013)

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An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Leterrier
CAST:  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Isla Fisher

An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Leterrier
CAST:  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Isla Fisher

Zodiac (2007)

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The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for three men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Anthony Edwards

The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for three men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Anthony Edwards

Thanks for Sharing (2013)

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A romantic comedy that brings together three disparate characters who are learning to face a challenging and often confusing world as they struggle together against a common demon—sex addiction.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Blumberg
CAST:  Mark Ruffalo  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Tim Robbins  •  Josh Gad

A romantic comedy that brings together three disparate characters who are learning to face a challenging and often confusing world as they struggle together against a common demon—sex addiction.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Blumberg
CAST:  Mark Ruffalo  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Tim Robbins  •  Josh Gad

54 (1998)

Shane, a Jersey boy with big dreams, crosses the river in hopes of finding a more exciting life at Studio 54. When Steve Rubell, the mastermind behind the infamous disco, plucks Shane from the sea of faces clamoring to get inside his club, Shane not only gets his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Christopher
CAST:  Ryan Phillippe  •  Salma Hayek  •  Mike Myers  •  Neve Campbell

Shane, a Jersey boy with big dreams, crosses the river in hopes of finding a more exciting life at Studio 54. When Steve Rubell, the mastermind behind the infamous disco, plucks Shane from the sea of faces clamoring to get inside his club, Shane not only gets his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Christopher
CAST:  Ryan Phillippe  •  Salma Hayek  •  Mike Myers  •  Neve Campbell

13 Going on 30 (2004)

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After total humiliation at her thirteenth birthday party, Jenna Rink wants to just hide until she's thirty. With a little magic, her wish is granted, but it turns out that being thirty isn't as always as awesome as she thought it would be!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Winick
CAST:  Jennifer Garner  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Judy Greer  •  Andy Serkis

After total humiliation at her thirteenth birthday party, Jenna Rink wants to just hide until she's thirty. With a little magic, her wish is granted, but it turns out that being thirty isn't as always as awesome as she thought it would be!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Winick
CAST:  Jennifer Garner  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Judy Greer  •  Andy Serkis

All the King's Men (2006)

The story of an idealist's rise to power in the world of Louisiana politics and the corruption that leads to his ultimate downfall. Based on the1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Robert Penn Warren.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Zaillian
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Jude Law  •  Kate Winslet  •  Patricia Clarkson

The story of an idealist's rise to power in the world of Louisiana politics and the corruption that leads to his ultimate downfall. Based on the1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Robert Penn Warren.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Zaillian
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Jude Law  •  Kate Winslet  •  Patricia Clarkson

Collateral (2004)

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Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Jamie Foxx  •  Jada Pinkett Smith  •  Mark Ruffalo

Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Jamie Foxx  •  Jada Pinkett Smith  •  Mark Ruffalo

Just Like Heaven (2005)

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Shortly after David Abbott moves into his new San Francisco digs, he has an unwelcome visitor on his hands: winsome Elizabeth Martinson, who asserts that the apartment is hers -- and promptly vanishes. When she starts appearing and disappearing at will, David ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Reese Witherspoon  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Donal Logue  •  Dina Spybey-Waters

Shortly after David Abbott moves into his new San Francisco digs, he has an unwelcome visitor on his hands: winsome Elizabeth Martinson, who asserts that the apartment is hers -- and promptly vanishes. When she starts appearing and disappearing at will, David ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Reese Witherspoon  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Donal Logue  •  Dina Spybey-Waters

My Life Without Me (2003)

A fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies without telling her family of her illness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isabel Coixet
CAST:  Sarah Polley  •  Amanda Plummer  •  Scott Speedman  •  Leonor Watling

A fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies without telling her family of her illness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isabel Coixet
CAST:  Sarah Polley  •  Amanda Plummer  •  Scott Speedman  •  Leonor Watling

On the Second Day of Christmas (1997)

Trish (Mary Stuart Masterson) and her six-year-old niece, Patsy, make their living by picking pockets. But when they try to take advantage of holiday shoppers with fat wallets, they run into a little snag—a department store security guard named Bert (Mark Ruffalo) ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Frawley
CAST:  Mark Ruffalo  •  Mary Stuart Masterson  •  Lauren Pratt  •  David Hewlett

Trish (Mary Stuart Masterson) and her six-year-old niece, Patsy, make their living by picking pockets. But when they try to take advantage of holiday shoppers with fat wallets, they run into a little snag—a department store security guard named Bert (Mark Ruffalo) ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Frawley
CAST:  Mark Ruffalo  •  Mary Stuart Masterson  •  Lauren Pratt  •  David Hewlett

Rumor Has It... (2005)

Sarah Huttinger's return home with her fiance convinces her that the sedate, proper, country-club lifestyle of her family isn't for her – and that maybe the Huttinger family isn't even hers – as she uncovers secrets that suggest the Huttingers are neither sedate ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Kevin Costner  •  Shirley MacLaine  •  Mark Ruffalo

Sarah Huttinger's return home with her fiance convinces her that the sedate, proper, country-club lifestyle of her family isn't for her – and that maybe the Huttinger family isn't even hers – as she uncovers secrets that suggest the Huttingers are neither sedate ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Kevin Costner  •  Shirley MacLaine  •  Mark Ruffalo

Safe Men (1998)

Two untalented singers are mistaken for a pair of major league safe crackers in Providence, Rhode Island. The two are pressed into service by the local hoodlums and quickly find themselves in conflict with their professional colleagues. Romantic interest is added ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hamburg
CAST:  Sam Rockwell  •  Steve Zahn  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Mark Ruffalo

Two untalented singers are mistaken for a pair of major league safe crackers in Providence, Rhode Island. The two are pressed into service by the local hoodlums and quickly find themselves in conflict with their professional colleagues. Romantic interest is added ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hamburg
CAST:  Sam Rockwell  •  Steve Zahn  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Mark Ruffalo

The Dentist (1996)

Dr. Feinstone has everything, a beautiful wife and a successful career in dentistry; but when he discovers his wife's affair, he realizes that behind every clean, white surface lies the stench of decay.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Yuzna
CAST:  Corbin Bernsen  •  Linda Hoffman  •  Michael Stadvec  •  Ken Foree

Dr. Feinstone has everything, a beautiful wife and a successful career in dentistry; but when he discovers his wife's affair, he realizes that behind every clean, white surface lies the stench of decay.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Yuzna
CAST:  Corbin Bernsen  •  Linda Hoffman  •  Michael Stadvec  •  Ken Foree

View from the Top (2003)

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A small-town woman tries to achieve her goal of becoming a flight attendant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruno Barreto
CAST:  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Christina Applegate  •  Candice Bergen  •  Marc Blucas

A small-town woman tries to achieve her goal of becoming a flight attendant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruno Barreto
CAST:  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Christina Applegate  •  Candice Bergen  •  Marc Blucas

We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)

Married couple Jack and Terry Linden are experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. When Jack decides to step outside the marriage, he becomes involved with Edith, who happens to be the wife of his best friend and colleague, Hank Evans. Learning of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Curran
CAST:  Mark Ruffalo  •  Laura Dern  •  Peter Krause  •  Naomi Watts

Married couple Jack and Terry Linden are experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. When Jack decides to step outside the marriage, he becomes involved with Edith, who happens to be the wife of his best friend and colleague, Hank Evans. Learning of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Curran
CAST:  Mark Ruffalo  •  Laura Dern  •  Peter Krause  •  Naomi Watts

Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

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Max imagines running away from his mom and sailing to a far-off land where large talking beasts—Ira, Carol, Douglas, the Bull, Judith and Alexander—crown him as their king, play rumpus, build forts and discover secret hideaways.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  Catherine Keener  •  Max Records  •  Lauren Ambrose  •  James Gandolfini

Max imagines running away from his mom and sailing to a far-off land where large talking beasts—Ira, Carol, Douglas, the Bull, Judith and Alexander—crown him as their king, play rumpus, build forts and discover secret hideaways.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  Catherine Keener  •  Max Records  •  Lauren Ambrose  •  James Gandolfini

Windtalkers (2002)

Joe Enders is a gung-ho Marine assigned to protect a "windtalker" - one of several Navajo Indians who were used to relay messages during World War II because their spoken language was indecipherable to Japanese code breakers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Adam Beach  •  Peter Stormare  •  Noah Emmerich

Joe Enders is a gung-ho Marine assigned to protect a "windtalker" - one of several Navajo Indians who were used to relay messages during World War II because their spoken language was indecipherable to Japanese code breakers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Adam Beach  •  Peter Stormare  •  Noah Emmerich

You Can Count on Me (2000)

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A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely-seen younger brother returns to town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Lonergan
CAST:  Laura Linney  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Rory Culkin

A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely-seen younger brother returns to town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Lonergan
CAST:  Laura Linney  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Rory Culkin

Ride with the Devil (1999)

Ride with the Devil follows four people who are fighting for truth and justice amidst the turmoil of the American Civil War. Director Ang Lee takes us to a no man's land on the Missouri/Kansas border where a staunch loyalist, an immigrant's son, a freed slave, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Skeet Ulrich  •  Jeffrey Wright  •  Jewel

Ride with the Devil follows four people who are fighting for truth and justice amidst the turmoil of the American Civil War. Director Ang Lee takes us to a no man's land on the Missouri/Kansas border where a staunch loyalist, an immigrant's son, a freed slave, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Skeet Ulrich  •  Jeffrey Wright  •  Jewel
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