Ever heard of the character HULK from the famous Marvel comics? This American actor/producer essayed the role of the hulk in the movies like Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Captain Marvel (2019), and Avengers: Endgame (2019).
Mark Ruffalo had a long history of tragedies associated with him before he became an actor. He is also the founder of a theatre company named Orpheus. In an early interview given to the Movie Maker magazine, Mark accepted that he gave 800 auditions to get the perfect role which gave him international fame. Let’s take a dig into his personal and professional life in the upcoming segments.
Mark Ruffalo is of Italian descent. Mark Ruffalo faced a lot of issues while growing up and had quite a troublesome life. His father was into construction and his mother was a hairdresser. He has two sisters and one brother who unfortunately died in 2008. In his early childhood days, he suffered from Dyslexia and ADD which causes difficulty in reading to people suffering from it. Even though he was struggling with all these issues, he like his father was a wrestling champion in his school.
Mark Ruffalo spent a decade working as a Bartender and later took acting classes at the Stella Adler’s Conservatory in LA. This kind of explains to you the reason why he co-founded Orpheus Theatre Company and his interests in acting, production, and direction as he has tried his hands at all of them.
Not many would know that this renowned actor once suffered from a brain tumor that left him deaf in his left ear for life.
Mark Ruffalo made his acting debut with the famous TV series CBS Summer Playhouse. Before making it big in Hollywood, Mark did a lot of minor roles in different films like The Dentist(1996), SafeMen(1998), Ride with the Devil(1999), and other films from the late ’90s. His interest in plays and theatre grew when he met the famous writer Kenneth Lonergan, who is again a renowned Screenwriter, Director, and Playwright. This meeting brought him opportunities to appear in several plays written and directed by him.
The collaboration with Lonergen also helped him to grab roles in the films like You Can Count On Me where his performance was highly appreciated.
Mark Ruffalo is one of the few actors who got nominated for the Oscars, Golden Globe, and Academy Awards. His filmography shows how versatile he is as an actor. Prior to appearing in the series of films produced by Marvel Studios, he bagged himself outstanding roles in films like The Last Castle, XX/XY (2002), My Life Without Me (2003), In the Cut (2003), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), and We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004).
Apart from these ‘marvellic’ supporting roles, Mark Ruffalo has played the main lead in the films like Just Like Heaven (2005) and Rumor Has It (2005), View From the Top (2002), 13 Going on 30 (2004) working with stars like Tom Cruis. His directorial debut Sympathy for Delicious won the Special Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival.