Mark Ruffalo Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


24th May 2016

Quote: "She plays the worst of the worst. So evil. She is going to kill us. It's such a great part she gets to play." Mark Ruffalo on Cate Blanchett's role as Hela, The Death Queen in the next Marvel movie, Thor: Ragnarok.


8th January 2016

Tweet: "Thank you for this wonderful acknowledgement and honor." Mark Ruffalo is grateful to receive a BAFTA Best Supporting Actor nod for his role in Spotlight.


3rd November 2015

Quote: "I c**pped my pants. I was so nervous working with him because I watched him growing up. I had a very uncomfortable moment with him... I said, 'It's so amazing, this Renaissance you're having right now... this kinda comeback you're having'. He said, 'Comeback! I never knew I left!'" Mark Ruffalo was intimidated working with one of his acting heroes, Michael Keaton, in new movie Spotlight.


1st May 2015

Tweet: "Marvel, we need more Black Widow merchandise for my daughters and nieces. Pretty please." THE AVENGERS star Mark Ruffalo calls for more products featuring Scarlett Johansson's superhero alter ego.


23rd April 2015

Quote: "It was a man-cancelling suit. It makes you look small everywhere you wished you looked big, and big everywhere you wished you looked small!" Mark Ruffalo is not a fan of the bodysuit he had to wear for his role as The Hulk in AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON.


14th April 2015

Quote: "I call it man-cancelling because it makes you look small everywhere you wish to look big and big everywhere you wish to look small." Actor Mark Ruffalo hated the look of the CGI leotard he has to wear as The Hulk in the Avengers films.


26th January 2015

Tweet: "To all the people who lived through the Aids crisis and lost the ones you loved. This award is yours. @SAGawards You are heros (sic)." Mark Ruffalo dedicates his Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie to those who inspired his Aids drama The Normal Heart.


15th January 2015

Tweet: "Thank You @TheAcademy for the #Foxcatcher nomination! Honoured and humbled... Thanks to all you folks with so many congratulations tweets. Heart warming support. You are too damn good." Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo is delighted with his Best Supporting Actor nomination for Foxcatcher.


15th January 2015

Fact: Two of this year's (15) Oscar nominees have played giant green superhero The Hulk. Edward Norton and Mark Ruffalo, who have both portrayed the character in separate movies, are going up against each other in the Best Supporting Actor category for Birdman and Foxcatcher respectively.


9th January 2015

Quote: "It was actually really tough. I was playing a 35-year-old man who was at the peak of his athletic prowess and I am a 47-year-old man who is at the bottom of his athletic prowess, whatever is left of it. I struggled with it and we would shoot for a 12-hour day and then we would go and wrestle." Mark Ruffalo struggled to shoot his grappling scenes with Channing Tatum for new movie Foxcatcher.


11th December 2014

Quote: "I found out when my phone started blowing up! I'm working nights right now in England, so I was sleeping when I started getting all the calls. I'm still on New York time! Really, this is all miraculous. At first blush, neither of these movies was easy to get made and each went through their periods of difficulty. To see them lavished with accolades, it's just so very sweet. American cinema is really in a wonderful place this year. It's been a great year for actors and I'm so honoured to be a part of it." Mark Ruffalo on winning Golden Globe acting nominations for Foxcatcher and The Normal Heart.


27th June 2014

Quote: "We had a great time together (while filming the movie)... but then Ben came on the scene and that was the end of that." Actor Mark Ruffalo jokes his friendship with his 13 Going on 30 co-star Jennifer Garner ended when she started dating her now-husband Ben Affleck. The Hollywood couple wed in 2005.


5th June 2014

Fact: Actor Mark Ruffalo showed off his circus skills by riding a unicycle during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show in the U.K. this week (ends06Jun14).


1st May 2014

Tweet: "I have been working with the great @andyserkis on the big green boy and he is going to be even better then A1." Mark Ruffalo reveals Lord of the Rings star Andy Serkis, a motion-capture pioneer, is helping him perfect his Hulk character for The Avengers sequel.


23rd April 2014

Tweet: "Today was the first day of shooting 'Age Of Ultron' when all of the Avengers we reassembled! Awesome sight!" Actor Mark Ruffalo is happy to reunite with all his castmates to shoot superhero sequel Avengers: Age Of Ultron.


20th March 2014

Fact: Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo's new movie Can A Song Save Your Life? has a new title - the film is now being marketed as Begin Again. The music-driven romantic drama has been selected to close the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in New York on 26 April (14), ahead of its official release in July (14).


18th September 2013

Quote: "I'm just very strict about my exercise. (But) it's still incredibly embarrassing to be in front of a crew... It was crazy." Actress Gwyneth Paltrow was left red-faced after having to perform a striptease in lacy lingerie for her Thanks For Sharing co-star Mark Ruffalo.


21st June 2013

Tweet: "Oh Jimmy. It's a crying shame. You stormed in and out. Your voice like velvet granite. From a whisper to a shout. A comet of a man. So long." The Avengers star Mark Ruffalo pays poetic tribute to the late James Gandolfini.


6th February 2013

Fact: The Avengers' superhero castmates Robert Downey, Jr., Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Evans are set to reunite at the upcoming Academy Awards to present an Oscar on Hollywood's biggest night. The prizegiving is set to take place on 24 February (13) at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center and will be hosted by Family Guy creator Seth MACFarlane.


1st February 2013

Tweet: "Happy Birthday Scott Ruffalo! Rest in peace my brother." Movie star Mark Ruffalo remembers his brother, who was shot dead in 2008.


16th October 2012

Tweet: "My foe but I am shocked and saddened. Even though we didn't see eye to eye he deserves our respect RIP Noel Van Swol". Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo pays tribute to a rival protester who died in a car crash on Monday (15Oct12). Van Swol had been a big supporter and campaigner for drilling for natural gas - something The Avengers star is strongly opposed to.


20th April 2012

Quote: "I think they wanted it to be as far from angry as they could get without the person actually being asleep - I fit the bill." Hulk star Mark Ruffalo credits his laidback persona for landing the part of the superhero's mild mannered alter-ego David Banner in The Avengers.


23rd November 2011

Tweet: "Thanks for all the birthday wishes!!! You guys know how to make a guy feel happy to be on the planet. Have a great Thanksgiving." Actor Mark Ruffalo is grateful for fans' well wishes after turning 44 on Tuesday (22Nov11).


9th September 2011

Fact: Gwyneth Paltrow has signed up to play a sex addict in upcoming comedy Thanks For Sharing, alongside Mark Ruffalo, Joely Richardson and Tim Robbins.


17th June 2011

Fact: Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner took a break from filming The Avengers movie on Sunday night (12Jun11) to attend Motley Crue's Albuquerque, New Mexico concert. The trio even posed for pictures with the rockers after the show.


4th May 2011

Quote: "They send you a Dvd to tell you how to prepare for the Academy Awards... Brush your hair, brush your teeth and then you're not allowed to thank anybody in your speech and you're not allowed to kiss anybody and you're not allowed to pull anything out of your pocket and they remind you that spontaneity takes preparation... I was like, 'Jesus Christ, I hope I don't win'." Mark Ruffalo on the pressures of being nominated for an Oscar.


3rd May 2011

Quote: "I got a call: 'You might be playing The Hulk; we're trying to work out a deal. Go to bed tonight, wake up at four in the morning. If there's a limousine outside your door, you got the part. If not, go back to sleep... That limousine was there." Actor Mark Ruffalo on how he discovered he'd be playing The Hulk.


27th April 2011

Quote: "I will be the first actor to actually do the motion capture for The Hulk... It'll be like Avatar. They'll digitally overlay The Hulk body on my masculine body. They won't have to do much Cgi, thank God." Actor Mark Ruffalo is excited about playing his new Jekyll and Hyde character.


15th April 2011

Quote: "I'm eating guacamole and potato chips." Mark Ruffalo jokes about how he's preparing to play The Hulk on the big screen.


4th March 2011

Quote: "Since the Iranian revolution, I started Tweeting. Something that conceivably could be the most shallow sort of thing was used to cause a revolution and change the world... It's helped educate people." Mark Ruffalo is a new Twitter fan.


23rd January 2011

Fact: Actor Mark Ruffalo has signed on to play a sex addict in new movie THANKS FOR SHARING.


10th August 2010

Quote: "We feel like it's our generation's Hamlet, and we're all going to get a crack (at) it. We're copacetic; we're cool." Mark Ruffalo insists there is no bad blood between him and his HULK predecessor Edward Norton after movie bosses ditched the Fight Club star from The Avengers.


16th July 2010

Quote: "She came once to the set when I was doing a sex scene, and she ran off. I came home and she was really upset with me." Actor Mark Ruffalo on why he urges wife Sunrise to stay away from film sets when he's shooting sex scenes.


7th July 2010

Quote: "People are like, 'How does Julianne Moore look naked?' I don't know. She was pressed up against me the whole time. I couldn't look at her." Mark Ruffalo didn't get an eyeful of the star during their steamy love scenes in 2008 film Blindness.


2nd July 2010

Quote: "I would have had a lot more pocket money back then. That would have been a first job I could have excelled at!" Mark Ruffalo, who plays a sperm donor in new movie THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT, contemplated donating sperm when he was a teen.


8th April 2009

Quote: "It was for some stupid B-karate movie. My manager later asked had I gone to the gym before. I said no. She said: 'Well, they thought you smelled really bad.'" Actor Mark Ruffalo on his worst pre-stardom audition.


19th October 2007

Quote: "He's one of the few geniuses I've worked with. He's spontaneous and dangerous; he sort of feels like (MARLON) BRANDO a little bit... Just as a person, he's one of the great guys. He's just an interesting cat." Actor Mark Ruffalo has high praise for REDEMPTION ROAD co-star JOAQUIN PHOENIX.


5th June 2007

Fact: Mark Ruffalo and Julianne Moore have teamed up with City Of God director Fernando Meirelles for new movie Blindness.


26th February 2007

Fact: Actor Mark Ruffalo's brother is a celebrated Los Angeles hairstylist.


8th August 2006

Fact: Actors Benicio Del Toro and Mark Ruffalo honoured their late acting mentor STELLA ADLER by unveiling the legendary teacher's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday (04AUG06).


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