Mark Ruffalo

April 27, 2011 by Post Team 

Mark Ruffalo, It’s been a whirlwind of late delivery and airline travel awards by Mark Ruffalo – so much so that it is difficult to define what a chat. Through cell phone in one unit of Manhattan from upstate New York, where he lives with his wife, actress Sunrise Coigney, and their son and two daughters, then apologizes joked: “I’m more difficult to interview Elvis!

The 43-year-old won widespread praise this awards season for her portrayal of a smart father’s sperm donors-along with his family ingratiates their biological children in the Oscar-nominated “The kids are fine. A large number of nominations result – including a BAFTA and an Academy Award – and took home the New York Film Critics Circle Award and the Award for Best Comedy Film Actor.

Ruffalo spent two years after finishing “The kids are fine,” the test of his career. Having tired of leaving his family for long periods, says he seriously considered a long break from acting. The rest of the period of introspection and renewed his passion for art, and now looks at both acting and directing. His maiden effort behind the camera, “Sympathy for Delicious”, is scheduled for an April release in New York, Los Angeles and Washington.

Ruffalo’s filmography is a strong and eclectic body of work. Not the rom com, as “13 Going on 30″ and “Rumor Has It.”, the suspense, such as” Zodiac “and” Shutter Island “, dramas such as” In the Cut “and” Reservation Road “, and the bizarre, like “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and “The Brothers Bloom.” it was his starring role as Laura Linney brothers aimlessly in Kenneth Lonergan’s “You Can Count on Me” in 2000. It was a project Ruffalo says he felt from the beginning.

“I knew something magical happened when we were filming, but not everyone had the same kind of confidence,” he recalls. “When we shot at Sundance this year, most of the talk was that it was not sharp enough. But I remember sitting in the audience and the audience that first ripple of laughter. There is a moment in the film, if you are lucky the freshness of people and identity fall away and that is everything is in a deep and collective experience. I saw that happen with that movie. ”

Awards won by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and Montreal World Film Festival. Perhaps even more revealing of what was to come was his being compared to a young Marlon Brando – a comparison set, given the quality of the seed was planted for him to see “A Streetcar Named Desire” with her grandmother.

“I was a night bird, and sometimes I could convince to let me sneak down while other children were asleep,” he says. “One night when I was about 8 or 9, they said they had a premiere on television around the world from a great movie. It was” Streetcar “and that had a profound impact on me. After seeing it, I thought, ‘That is what I do. ” ”

As a teenager growing up in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Ruffalo initially focused on sports. The appeal of the drama department, however, proved too strong, and in his senior year, he left the wrestling team to play a detective in her high school musical. Other roles followed, and Ruffalo officially began his life as an actor.

When his family moved to San Diego after graduation, which “alerted” at the Stella Adler Conservatory in Los Angeles and traveled north by train every other day for eight months before finally relocating. He lived in a walk-in closet in someone’s home and 200 per month while attending school and tending bar at the luxurious Chateau Marmont – a season that he calls “a total surrender.”

“It was an incredible education. I contacted all the young stars in that time and saw how the business works, how much of it was just socializing,” he says. “I learned a lot about people and how I enforce. It was a very revealing experience for me.”

Ruffalo initially honed his acting chops in the scene where Orpheus Theatre Company, which he co-founded with other young artists. The company was able to use the conservatory in his lab, and wrote, directed and starred in a series of productions. However, Ruffalo says he found gigs hard landing outside the company, going over 400 auditions until it hit.

“I received a lot of rejections for a long time. At one point, I felt pretty low and I went home and my mom said she never spoke to me again if I left the performance. And this is a woman did not put his foot down too often, “says Ruffalo.

Fortunately, Ruffalo stuck with it and has slipped into the skin of a variety of characters. More than just tastes of the people who have played, says that “gets them” and have fun unravel its complexities and ambiguities. “Every paper that you send in your own journey,” he says. “With Paul in ‘Kids’, I loved that it was a bit dangerous at times, [and] I did not know what he was doing. He walked the tightrope between being nice and having their actions questioned.”

“Sympathy for Delicious”, which also co-stars, is in stark contrast to the films Ruffalo has appeared in The story centers on a dark disc jockey paralyzed recently become entangled in the world of faith healing. Christopher Thornton is based on star and screenwriter of real life experiences after breaking his back in a climbing accident and becoming wheelchair.

Thornton and Ruffalo met through the Orpheus Theatre Company, and when Thornton launched the “sympathy” story, Ruffalo says he knew he wanted to direct. The production process lasted 10 years; the actual shooting took only 23 days.

Despite all the preparation, Ruffalo admits that the second was himself the first day on set. “I came and I thought, ‘what the hell did I get?” But after a while it felt very natural to me, rather than acting in any way. I have seen some of the greatest directors of modern cinema and work with them. I realized that I had absorbed far from being in games for years. ”

“Creatively, Mark is a creature of pure instinct,” says Thornton. “He much prefers to be alive at the time and open to anything that might happen, instead of calculating or tried too. It is a big challenge, exciting way of working, and brave to do it.”

The film premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, but also received a nomination for Grand Jury and won the Special Jury Prize, was not selected for distribution in November. Ruffalo attributed the delay indie market declined last year, and its material, which he described as difficult and not easily acceptable. No lowball offers at first, but Ruffalo and his producers decided to go and wait for a company that would give the film a fair shake. That company was Maya Entertainment.

“I am very happy that ended in Maya,” Ruffalo says. “I had seen how the public had responded to the film. Is it perfect? ?? Probably not. But it is sincere and worth seeing.”

The actor, no doubt, will be seen by many in the spring in the treatment of Joss Whedon on the big screen Marvel’s classic “The Avengers”, which will play Bruce Banner, alias the Hulk, a formidable cast which also includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson.

Ruffalo will also meet with screenwriter Stuart Blumberg – who co-wrote “The kids are fine” with director Lisa Cholodenko – for the dramatic comedy “Thank you for sharing”, playing one of three sex addicts in recovery.

At present the development of his work as a director second, Ruffalo will bring a newfound wisdom of his first year out: “With all the doubts I felt in the way, I learned that is really up to you as an individual to the who’s who “their bones.” makes its own limitations. “

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