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Mark Ruffalo's The Hulk Will Be A Throwback To Bill Bixby's Portrayal

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 5, 2011 7:47 AM
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And More We Learned From The Filmmakers Of 'Thor'"Thor" is swinging its mighty hammer into cinemas this weekend, and it may be a surprise to many moviegoers, proving to be a lighter, jauntier superhero film that the material might suggest. The cast and filmmakers did the press rounds, and as usual, bits and pieces about what might be in store for the future Marvel universe were hinted at, but also just as intriguingly, the process on making "Thor" was brought to the fore as well. Playlist writer Leah Zak spoke with Marvel guru Kevin Feige in an interview as well as participating in group conversations with the rest of the "Thor" team and here's what we learned.

Mark Ruffalo Talks The Music & Method Of Making 'Sympathy For Delicious'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 30, 2011 3:51 AM
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Reveals The Flaming Lips & At The Drive-In Inspired The Sound Of The Band In The FilmMark Ruffalo is the kind of unbeatable character actor that there are too few of in Hollywood these days, free of pretentions and able to totally immerse himself in any character he takes on. His choices on camera have been as varied as they have been excellent appearing in films like "Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind," "Shutter Island," "You Can Count On Me" and of course, last year's acclaimed "The Kids Are All Right."

Mark Ruffalo Hoping To Take Lead In Producer Scott Rudin's Erotic Drama 'Red Light Winter'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 29, 2011 9:31 AM
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Says He Was Never Tipped For 'Cogan's Trade,' Reveals Brian Helgeland's 'Sidney Grimes' Fell Apart & Talks His Role As The Hulk In 'The Avengers'EXCLUSIVE: Actor Mark Ruffalo is a busy man and jack of all trades. While the Academy-Award nominee meant to retire from acting in hopes of starting a directorial career with his latest, the indie pic, "Sympathy For Delicious" starring Orlando Bloom and Juliette Lewis, (no really), his cooler head prevailed and thankfully for audiences, The Kids Are All Right," was an excellent experience that made him decide he couldn't leave his vocation.

Mark Ruffalo Talks His Next Directorial Effort 'My Monster' & How He Temporarily Quit Acting

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 28, 2011 2:32 AM
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"But what I really want to do is direct," is a common sentiment among actors and producers, but it's few who have the stones (or the opportunity) to follow through and go behind the camera. However, for Mark Ruffalo it was a natural next step borne out of a project he had been shepherding for years. "Sympathy For Delicious" made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010 and will make it's way to theaters this weekend but it took a decade to get here. Ruffalo first got the script -- about a paralyzed DJ who discovers he has the power of faith healing -- from actor/writer Christopher Thornton ten years ago and in the ensuing time, worked with the writer in refining it into the film that finally got made. However, balancing an acting career while trying to get a directorial debut off the ground is no easy feat and, speaking to Ruffalo recently, he told us that he briefly gave up his day job to put his sole focus on directing.

Mark Ruffalo To Play Jazz Pianist Joe Albany In 'Low Down'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2011 6:37 AM
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A lot of people did a double take when longtime indie stalwart Mark Ruffalo signed on to play The Hulk in "The Avengers" last year. Had the thespian turned his back on his indie roots? Was this a new, more mainstream geared Ruffalo that was emerging? Nah, didn't think so. Once Ruffalo is done going green this summer, he'll slide back into a smaller pic and one that once again finds the actor dipping his toes in new water.

Vincent Curatola Set For 'Sopranos' Reunion With James Gandolfini In 'Cogan's Trade'

  • By Aaron Fowler
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  • February 15, 2011 1:53 AM
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Really, could this thing get any more awesome? “Cogan’s Trade,” the latest from Andrew Dominik, that already boasts the talents of Brad Pitt, Sam Rockwell, James Gandolfini and Richard Jenkins has now added yet another actor to the mix. THR reports that Gandolfini's “Sopranos” co-star Vincent Curatola, who played Johnny Sack on the hit show, has now been announced as the latest addition to the impressively cast crime caper.

2011 Oscar Nominations: 'The King's Speech' Leads The Pack With 12 Nominations

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 25, 2011 1:50 AM
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"The King's Speech" sits on the throne this morning, earning 12 Oscar nominations and looking like the film to beat at the 83rd Academy Awards, while "True Grit" follows with 10 nods and "The Social Network" with 8. Not much in the way of shockers this year, but some pleasant surprises in the mix as well as few snubs.

Mark Ruffalo To Reteam With 'The Kids Are All Right' Writer Stuart Blumberg On 'Thanks For Sharing'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 21, 2011 2:38 AM
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While the lion's share of the acclaim for Lisa Chodolenko's "The Kids Are All Right" went to the two leads, Annette Bening and Julianne Moore, the ensemble in general were terrific, with fine performances from Mia Wasikowska, Josh Hutcherson and Yaya DaCosta, and most notably, one of the best performances in years from Mark Ruffalo, who made his role with a shading, depth and likability that many actors might not have been able to pull off.

Mark Ruffalo Talks 'The Avengers'; Wouldn't Have Taken It Without 'The Kids Are All Right'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 18, 2010 2:59 AM
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Awards season is firmly underway now, and the calendar of dinners, drinks and screenings held by studios to pimp their hopeful nominees is already filling up. But if you're not an Academy voter, what does this mean for you? Surely it's just a bunch of actors talking about lame things like motivation and craft, right? No talk of superhero movies of any kind, presumably...

Mark Ruffalo's Directorial Debut 'Sympathy For Delicious' Scores Distribution Deal

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 5, 2010 1:49 AM
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Film Set For Spring 2011 Theatrical ReleaseMark Ruffalo's directorial debut "Sympathy For Delicious" has been picked up by little known, "Latino themed" distributors Maya Entertainment nearly a year after its poorly-received yet World Jury Prize winning premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

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