COLLATERAL star Mark Ruffalo is convinced he has psychic powers - because he predicted his 2001 brain tumour in a frighteningly accurate dream.

The 38-year-old hunk's dream was so vivid, he went to the doctor and discovered his premonition had been correct.

And after his successful recovery, he had another dream about telephones, which prompted him to become a phone councillor for other brain tumour sufferers.

Ruffalo says, "It wasn't like divine intervention or anything, though that's how people explained it to me.

"And I would never have gone to the doctor if it hadn't been for the dream. I'm open-minded.

"I was so desperate to get better after my surgery that I tried everything - energy healers, acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, everything."

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