More Mark Ruffalo Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Just Like Heaven)Mark Ruffalo has a fast-growing list of diverse film credits that have established him as one of Hollywood's most sought-after leading men. He starred in four very different films in 2004, and has three more films upcoming following Just Like Heaven. He next stars opposite Jennifer Aniston in the comedy-drama Rumor Has It, under the direction of Rob Reiner, and then joins an ensemble cast in the political drama All the King's Men, written and directed by Steven Zaillian, based on the novel by Robert Penn Warren. Currently, Ruffalo is in production on Zodiac, the true-life crime drama about the hunt for the infamous zodiac serial killer, being directed by David Fincher.
Last year, Ruffalo co-starred with Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx in Michael Mann's dramatic thriller Collateral, playing an LAPD detective on the trail of a contract killer. Also in 2004, he starred in the romantic comedy hit 13 Going on 30, opposite Jennifer Garner; the Oscar-winning indie film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, with Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet; and the independent feature We Don't Live Here Anymore, opposite Naomi Watts, which Ruffalo also executive produced.
Ruffalo first came to the attention of critics and audiences in 2000 with his role in the award-winning independent film You Can Count on Me, in which he starred with Laura Linney under the direction of Kenneth Lonergan. His performance in that film brought Ruffalo the New Generation Award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and Best Actor honors at the Montreal Film Festival, as well as an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Actor.
His other film credits include Jane Campion's thriller In the Cut, opposite Meg Ryan; My Life Without Me, with Sarah Polley, which was featured at several international film festivals; John Woo's World War II drama Windtalkers; Austin Chick's XX/XY, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival; Rod Lurie's The Last Castle, with Robert Redford and James Gandolfini; and the cult favorite comedy Safe Men.
In addition to his work in front of the camera, Ruffalo co-wrote the screenplay for the independent film The Destiny of Marty Fine, in which he also starred. The film was the first runner-up at the 1995 Slamdance Film Festival.
An accomplished stage actor, Ruffalo has appeared in more than 30 plays on the stages of New York and Los Angeles. He won a Lucille Lortel Award for Best Actor for his performance in the off-Broadway production of This is Our Youth, written by Kenneth Lonergan. He more recently appeared off-Broadway in the play The Moment When, written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner James Lapine. Ruffalo also directed Timothy McNeil's play Margaret in Los Angeles.
Bio courtesy DreamWorks for "Just Like Heaven" (16-Oct-2005)
Biography #3 (for In the Cut)Mark Ruffalo won the Best Actor Award at the 2000 Montreal Film Festival and the New Generation Award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association for his standout performance in Kenneth Lonergan's You Can Count on Me opposite Laura Linney and Matthew Broderick. The film, which won both the coveted Grand Jury Prize for best dramatic film and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival, also garnered Ruffalo an Independent Spirit Award nomination.
Considered one of the rising stars of his generation, Ruffalo most recently was seen in the comedy View From The Top with Gwyneth Paltrow; John Woo's Windtalkers opposite Nicolas Cage; The Last Castle, starring Robert Redford; and the independent feature XX/YY. Next up for Ruffalo is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind directed by Michael Gondry, written by Charlie Kaufman and starring Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet and Kirsten Dunst; and My Life Without Me, with Sarah Polley and produced by Pedro Almodóvar. He just completed production on the independent film We Don't Live Here Anymore opposite Naomi Watts and the romantic comedy 13 Going On 30, in which he stars with Jennifer Garner.
Among Ruffalo's other feature film credits are Lisa Kreuger's Committed with Heather Graham, Ang Lee's Ride with the Devil and 54. His independent films include Joan Micklin Silver's A Fish in the Bathtub, Life/Drawing and Safe Men. Additionally, he wrote and co-starred in The Destiny of Marty Fine, which was the first runner up at the 1995 Slamdance Film Festival. On television, Ruffalo starred in The Beat, created by Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana.
Ruffalo first gained attention starring in the critically acclaimed off-Broadway production of This is Our Youth written by Kenneth Lonergan, for which he garnered a Lucille Lortel Award for Best Actor. He has won numerous awards for his theatrical performances, including a Dramalogue Award and a Theater World Award. He recently made a return to the stage in the off-Broadway production The Moment When, a new play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner James Lapine. In addition to acting, he has directed several plays, including Margaret at the Hudson Backstage Theater in Los Angeles.