One of the actors who developed in the Hollywood film industry is Mark Ruffalo, who has developed from roles in smaller films to a producer and screenwriter. The actor, like many successful names in the industry, did not have it easy at first, but with his brilliant performance in low-key films such as The Dentist in 1996, the little-noticed crime comedy Safe Men and Ride with the Devil, he was able to develop his acting skills.
He also appeared in 1996 in This is Our Youth, which later earned him a role in the film You Can Count On Me, for which he won awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the Montreal World Film Festival, as well as great acclaim. As his influence in the film industry grew, Ruffalo gained major roles in films such as XX/XY, My Life Without Me, In the Cut, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and the fusion of two short stories by Andre Dubus entitled We Don’t Live Here Anymore.
In 2012, the actor became known for his exceptional performance of Dr. Bruce Banner, popularly known as the Hulk, in the film The Avengers as a replacement for actor Edward Norton, whereupon he received a contract to play the role again in a future production of the series by Marvel Studios. He also had a small role as Banner in the popular movie Iron Man 3, making him the first person to retake Banner in an action movie. He played the role again in the 2015 film Avengers: Age of Ultron and Thor: Ragnarök, which was released in 2017. The actor was also booked to play the role again in the films Avengers: Infinity War and the untitled sequel in 2018 and 2019 respectively.
Ruffalo has also received many awards and nominations since 2000, including an Oscar nomination for the drama Foxcatcher, a Golden Globe Award nomination for the film Infinitely Polar Bear and a BAFTA Award nomination for the film Spotlight. He was also nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Film and received a Screen Actors Guild Award in the category of Best Actor in a Television Film for the television drama The Normal Heart 2014.
Mark Ruffalo’s Ethnicity
The actor’s ethnicity is a mixture of Italian on his father’s side and half of French-Canadian and Italian on his mother’s side, but he holds American citizenship.
What Happened To Mark Ruffalo’s Brother?
In December 2008 the actor lost his brother Scott Ruffalo in Los Angeles when he was shot in cold blood in his apartment. An ex-client of his named Shaha Mishaal Adham was first arrested for attempted murder but later released due to a lack of sufficient evidence. This ordeal was traumatic for the actor who was on the set for the production of a film and he had to stop to mourn his brother.
It is very unfortunate that the case is still unsolved and that the perpetrator has not received the justice he deserves. Scott is said to have survived by his wife Luzelena Ruffalo and his stepdaughter Lucinda.
Wife & Kids
The talented actor and producer are currently married to Sunrise Coigney, with whom he signed the Covenant for Life in June 2000, and they currently live happily in Manhattan with their three children, including a son named Keen and two daughters named Bella Noche and Odette.
Mark Ruffalo is definitely not gay through his sexuality, but over the years he has championed the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community, where queer stands for those who question their sexuality. He was even cast as a gay man in the 2014 film The Normal Heart and is the executive producer of the gay film Anything, which caused a stir with his portrayal of a gay actor named Matt Bomer as a transgendered transsexual sex worker.
How Tall Is The Actor?
The famous Hulk actor stands at a normal height of 5 ft 8 inches, which perfectly supports his medium-sized frame.
Mark Ruffalo’s Net Worth
The actor, producer, and screenwriter have really developed very well in his career, which is not only reflected in his nominations and awards, but also in his financial situation, which is estimated at 30 million dollars.